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Baskin-Robbins franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Baskin-Robbins.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Baskin-Robbins franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesBaskin-Robbins franchise fees total around $18,750, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
|Initial franchise fee||$12,500 to $25,000|
|Estimated total||$12,500 to $25,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $140,143 for Baskin-Robbins. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Equipment, trade fixtures and signs||$37,035 to $230,000|
|Restaurant technology system||$2,050 to $11,200|
|Estimated total||$39,085 to $241,200|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $113,300 for Baskin-Robbins, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Real estate development||$15,000 to $211,600|
|Estimated total||$15,000 to $211,600|
Training feesBaskin-Robbins initial training costs total $5,000, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Travel and living expenses while training||$1,000 to $9,000|
|Estimated total||$1,000 to $9,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Baskin-Robbins shakes out to $6,500. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Opening inventory||$5,000 to $8,000|
|Estimated total||$5,000 to $8,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $4,000 for Baskin-Robbins, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Marketing startup fee||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Estimated total||$3,000 to $5,000|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Baskin-Robbins run $5,900. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$3,500 to $8,300|
|Estimated total||$3,500 to $8,300|
Personnel costsUniforms, name tags and the like make up personnel costs, and for Baskin-Robbins it will run you $600. The nationwide average cost of personnel fees comes in at $22,818, which means you'll be paying less to outfit your employees.
|Uniforms||$400 to $800|
|Estimated total||$400 to $800|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Baskin-Robbins total $45,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Miscellaneous opening costs||$9,500 to $28,000|
|Three months' additional funds||$0 to $52,500|
|Estimated total||$9,500 to $80,500|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Baskin-Robbins is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Baskin-Robbins franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Baskin-Robbins about in-house financing for franchisees.
- If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $339,193 estimated opening costs.
- Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
- Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
- Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.
What types of financing is available?You have several options when it comes to financing a Baskin-Robbins — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
- Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
- Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of Baskin-Robbins opening costs.
- SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $88,985. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How Baskin-Robbins stacks upCompare how Baskin-Robbins holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|Average Franchise fees||$26,910||$18,750||$102,250|
|Average Equipment fees||$613||$140,143||$4,650|
|Average Real estate fees||NA||$113,300||$3,050|
|Average Training fees||NA||$5,000||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||$6,500||$700|
|Average Marketing fees||NA||$4,000||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||$325||NA||$550|
|Average Insurance fees||$2,341||$5,900||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||$50||$600||NA|
|Average Other fees||$1,957||$45,000||$4,650|
Bottom lineBaskin-Robbins franchise costs run a total of $339,193. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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