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Doc Popcorn franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Doc Popcorn.

Overall costs for Doc Popcorn run anywhere from $90,500 to $242,550. See how the costs break down and what funding options might be right for your new venture into the franchise foray.

Estimated initial costs

Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2022 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Doc Popcorn franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

Doc Popcorn franchise fees total around $11,250, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $7,500 to $15,000
Royalty 6% of gross revenue.
Estimated total $7,500 to $15,000

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $22,750 for Doc Popcorn. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Vehicle $0 to $12,000
Computer equipment $3,000 to $6,000
Signage $3,500 to $12,000
Computer system $3,000 to $6,000
Estimated total $9,500 to $36,000

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $113,250 for Doc Popcorn, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Real estate lease $1,000 to $32,000
Construction $63,500 to $130,000
Estimated total $64,500 to $162,000

Training fees

Doc Popcorn initial training costs total $4,525, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Initial training expenses $1,000 to $3,550
Travel and living expenses $1,000 to $3,500
Estimated total $2,000 to $7,050

Inventory costs

Initial inventory for Doc Popcorn shakes out to $7,000. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
Inventory Cost
Opening inventory $4,000 to $10,000
Estimated total $4,000 to $10,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for Doc Popcorn total $7,750 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Miscellaneous opening costs $3,000 to $12,500
Estimated total $3,000 to $12,500
All costs were found using the 200 largest franchises nationwide using Franchise Direct's list of more than 300 franchises, and are accurate as of 2022.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for Doc Popcorn is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the Doc Popcorn franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to Doc Popcorn about in-house financing for franchisees.
  3. If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $166,525 estimated opening costs.
  4. Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
  5. Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
  6. 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 Doc Popcorn — 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 Doc Popcorn 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.
Also check if Doc Popcorn franchise financing is available. You may be able to get some of the costs covered for less than you would with other traditional funding options.

Compare small business lenders

You may not need financing to cover the estimated $90,500. 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.
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Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Lendio business loans
Operate business in US or Canada, have a business bank account, 560+ personal credit score
Submit one simple application to potentially get offers from a network of over 300 legit business lenders.
Biz2Credit business loans
up to $6 million
up to $6 million
6+ months in business; $100,000+ annual revenue; 500+ credit score
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ROK Financial business loans
Eligibility criteria 3+ months in business, $15,000+ in monthly gross sales or $180,000+ in annual sales
A connection service for all types of businesses — even startups.
Fundbox lines of credit
6 + months in business, $100,000+ in annual revenue, 600+ credit score
Get flat rate, short-term financing based on the financial health of your business, not your credit score.

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How Doc Popcorn stacks up

Compare how Doc Popcorn holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
ARCpoint Labs Doc Popcorn Re-Bath
Average Franchise fees $49,500 $11,250 NA
Average Equipment fees $9,750 $22,750 NA
Average Real estate fees $29,000 $113,250 NA
Average Training fees $17,250 $4,525 NA
Average Inventory fees $1,625 $7,000 NA
Average Marketing fees NA NA NA
Average Licenses and permits fees $488 NA NA
Average Insurance fees NA NA NA
Average Admin fees NA NA NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA NA
Average Other fees $65,000 $7,750 NA

Bottom line

Doc Popcorn franchise costs run a total of $166,525. 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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