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Growler USA franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Growler USA.

Overall costs for Growler USA run anywhere from $126,964 to $201,056. 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 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Growler USA franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

Growler USA franchise fees total around $35,000, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $35,000 to $35,000
Estimated total $35,000 to $35,000

Training fees

Growler USA initial training costs total $24,301 — more than the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Initial training expenses $18,192 to $30,410
Estimated total $18,192 to $30,410

Inventory costs

Initial inventory for Growler USA shakes out to $27,684. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
Inventory Cost
Opening inventory $19,072 to $36,296
Estimated total $19,072 to $36,296

Licenses and permits costs

Growler USA initial licenses and permits will set you back $9,500. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
Licenses and permits Cost
Business licenses and permits $4,000 to $15,000
Estimated total $4,000 to $15,000

Insurance costs

Initial insurance costs for Growler USA run $5,950. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
Insurance Cost
Insurance $5,200 to $6,700
Estimated total $5,200 to $6,700

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for Growler USA total $61,575 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Professional fees $15,500 to $32,650
Three months' additional funds $30,000 to $45,000
Estimated total $45,500 to $77,650
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 2021.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for Growler USA is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the Growler USA franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to Growler USA 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 $164,010 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 Growler USA — 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 Growler USA 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 Growler USA 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 $126,964. 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.
Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Fora Financial business loans
6+ months in business, $12,000+ monthly revenue, no open bankruptcies
Get qualified for funding in minutes for up to $500,000 without affecting your credit score. Best for companies with at least six figures in annual revenue.
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.
OnDeck short-term loans
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
National Funding business loans
Be in business at least one year and make at least $150,000 in annual sales. Other loan types have additional requirements.
Working capital loans and equipment financing, some high-risk industries may be eligible.
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 Growler USA stacks up

Compare how Growler USA holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
Wag Nu2019 Wash Growler USA Jump!Zone
Average Franchise fees $45,000 $35,000 $40,000
Average Equipment fees $68,000 NA NA
Average Real estate fees $329,750 NA $215,000
Average Training fees $3,000 $24,301 NA
Average Inventory fees $40,000 $27,684 NA
Average Marketing fees $3,500 NA $10,000
Average Licenses and permits fees $1,500 $9,500 NA
Average Insurance fees $2,250 $5,950 $3,000
Average Admin fees NA NA NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA NA
Average Other fees $4,000 $61,575 $50,000

Bottom line

Growler USA franchise costs run a total of $164,010. 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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