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.


1201 River Road (Jct of Rt 35 & 71), NJ 07740
Opened Daily 10:30 am - 8 pm

Closed on Wednesdays




18 South Main Street
Ocean Grove, NJ
Opened Daily 10:30 am - 8 pm

Closed on Thursdays

North Long branch/Ursula Plaza

444 Ocean Boulevard N, NJ 07740

Daily 10:30 am - 8 pm



West End, Long Branch

586 Ocean Boulevard, NJ 07740
Opened Daily 10:30 am - 8 pm



Delivery Available through DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber

11:00 am - 7:30 pm Belmar, Red Bank, Long Branch and West End

Red Bank

22 Bridge Avenue, NJ 07701
Sunday - Thursday 10:30 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday 10:30 am - Midnight