franchise faqs

What is the initial franchisee fee?

The initial fee is $27,500, with discounts available for multiple locations.

What is the total investment?

It is extremely difficult to determine the exact amount of the investment. Current estimates range between $127,500-$322,500. Many factors go into these estimates and will be discussed at length at the first face-to-face meetings.

Does WindMill offer a finance program?

No. However, previous franchisees have qualified for SBA loans.

What are the advertising fees?

The WindMill Franchise Company has a separate advertising division. This division is financed by contributions from all franchisees. The contribution is 4% on the first 500,000 of gross sales and 2% on all gross sales after that. This fee is due on a weekly basis.

What are the royalty fees?

The weekly continuing service and royalty fee to the individual franchisee is 5%, exclusive of sales taxes.

What is the term of the franchise agreement?

The basic term is 10 years. Franchisees in good standing are offered the opportunity to renew for another ten-year term at no additional cost.

How will I be trained?

The WindMill training program is designed to take you from the ground up. Each individual franchisee will receive a hand-tailored program based upon their prior knowledge. Training is conducted in a corporate-owned restaurant and a minimum of eighty hours is required.

How do I get started?

Simply fill out the Franchise Pre-Evaluation Form and submit it to us. Shortly after your application is received, you will be contacted to set up a telephone meeting with a franchise representative.


856 Route 70
Junction of Routes 88 & 70, NJ 08724
Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 9pm
Sunday 10:30am - 8pm



1201 River Road (Jct of Rt 35 & 71), NJ 07740
Monday - Thursday 10:30 - 12am
Friday - Saturday  10:30am - 3am

Sunday 10:30 - Midnight


North Long branch

444 Ocean Boulevard N, NJ 07740
Sunday - Thursday 10:30 - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 10:30am - 10pm


West End, Long Branch

586 Ocean Boulevard, NJ 07740
Monday - Thursday 10:30 - 12am
Friday -  Saturday 10:30am - 3am

Sunday 10:30 - Midnight


Red Bank

22 Bridge Avenue, NJ 07701
Sunday  -  Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 3am


Asbury Park

18 South Main Street, NJ 07740
Sunday -  Tuesday 10:30 - 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday 10:30am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30am - 9pm