How much is the Franchise License Fee?
If you initially invest in operating both a Lemon Heaven and Cin City Donuts franchise business, we charge a one-time franchise fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes for both operations. If you initially invest in either a Lemon Heaven franchise or a Cin City Donuts franchise, we charge a one-time franchise fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes. Subject to our approval, if you subsequently invest in adding either Lemon Heaven or Cin City Donuts to your operations as the case may be, we charge a one-time expansion fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes and you will need to complete training for that particular operation.
The initial franchise fee or expansion fee, if applicable, is only charged for your “Special Events Business” franchise license or first “Site Specific Business” franchise license location. Subject to our approval, you are able to expand to multiple "Site Specific Business" locations without any additional franchise fees. This scenario is virtually unheard of in the franchising industry!
Exceptions: For mall or store locations that do not require a custom build-out (kiosk application), the franchise fee will be $15,000 for your first kiosk mall or store location, and $7,500 for each such additional kiosk location. For any site specific location that requires a custom build-out, regardless of whether you currently operate, or have previously operated, any other franchise businesses, the franchise fee will be $25,000 for each such location. For any site specific location that does not require a custom build-out, other than a mall or store location, we do not charge an additional franchise fee.
We are a member of the International Franchise Association, and we participate in the IFA's VetFran Program. We provide a 33.33% discount on the Franchise Fee to veterans of the Armed Forces who meet the requirements of the VetFran Program.