What is the cost of opening a Mia Fresco?
The cost of opening a Mia Fresco location can vary depending on the type of location and the size. Typically it can range from $193,000.00 - $233,000.00. Naturally, a large portion of the cost may be financed, though we recommend a minimum cash investment of at least 40%. Please review the franchise fee overview on the Franchise Program page, or contact our national office.
Will Mia Fresco select the location and build the restaurant for me?
Mia Fresco is actively seeking prime locations. In certain instances, you may choose to open a restaurant in a location of your choice, however this location must be evaluated and approved by Mia Fresco. We look for space ranging from 800 Sq Ft to 1500 Sq Ft. Construction of the restaurant will also be conducted by Mia Fresco management.
I have little experience negotiating leases; will Mia Fresco offer assistance in this area?
Yes. Mia Fresco will fully negotiate or aid in lease negotiations for franchisees.
What hours will the store be open?
In a typical location, the restaurant would be open on average from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., 7 days weekly for a total of approximately 105 hours per week. The hours of operation may change in site-specific circumstances.
Is the Franchisee required to buy supplies and ingredients directly from Mia Fresco?
Quality specifications and approved sources of equipment, inventory, and supplies are provided to each franchisee. The franchisee purchases specified supplies through these approved suppliers.
Must a Franchisee have a prior experience in food retailing?
No. Though fast food experience is helpful, Mia Fresco will provide comprehensive training and operational guidance. The interest and effort of the franchisee is more important than hospitality or retailing experience.
Can a Mia Fresco Franchisee own more than one Mia Fresco Franchise?
Yes. A franchisee who has demonstrated success in organizing and operating a profitable Mia Fresco restaurant may be eligible for new franchise opportunities.
What training and restaurant opening assistance is provided to franchisees?
Mia Fresco will provide an extensive training program covering all aspects of store operations including food preparation, operating policies, equipment maintenance, selling and merchandising, management and financial control, etc. This program is three weeks in duration and is held at one of our designated training stores.
What level of income can a franchisee expect to earn?
There are many factors involved in determining the level of revenues and expenses of an individual restaurant. The franchisees' skills, location, overhead costs, etc., will affect the outlets profitability. Accordingly, Mia Fresco cannot guarantee that any restaurant will achieve certain level of sales, profit or cash flow. However, Mia Fresco stands behind its franchisees, providing a robust program to maximize your restaurant's sales and revenue potential.
Still have questions? Please contact us to discuss your franchise opportunity.