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Frequently Asked Questions

?How much money do I need to open a franchise?

The approximate investment range is between $206,570 to $360,225 for a single kitchen – the total cost of each unit varies by size and location. (1)

Individuals will need a minimum of $100,000 liquidity in non-borrowed personal resources (liquid assets, e.g. cash, marketable securities, stocks etc.) along with an overall net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) of $350,000 and a good credit rating to quality.

Assistance in financing your kitchen may be available to you directly from various third party lenders. We offer all franchisee funding assistance introductions. That’s just one way we utilize our resources to support our franchisees. Speak to the Taste Buds Kitchen Development Team for more information.

?How much money can I make as a Taste Buds Kitchen franchisee?

We are not able to provide profit projections due to restrictions from the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise regulations. To learn more about actual experiences, we’ll encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during your Discovery Process.

?Do I need formal experience in the culinary and education fields?

A love of food, families and fun is a must along with a strong comfort in the Kitchen but official chef and education training are not required. You will hire local instructors who are culinary experts to run your classes! In addition, we’ll teach you what you need to know about the industry and after that, practice makes perfect.

?What kind of location should I look for to build my Kitchen?

We are looking to open Kitchens in highly populated areas with many families and children. Our ideal Kitchen location is between 1,500-2,000 square feet, with a minimum of 25 feet of frontage, in commercial locations including retail areas and stand-alone facilities. You may rent or own your location. Our Director of Facilities and designated architect will work with you to find a great location for your Kitchen in your local community.

?What kind of training can I expect as a franchisee?

Our all-inclusive support and hands-on training is geared to help Franchise partners maximize our business model as you build and operate your Kitchen locations.

Our training program begins with our kick-off call and access to our proprietary TBK University on-demand which puts over eleven years of business management best practices at your fingertips—-anywhere, anytime! This is coupled with weekly support throughout your pre-opening period and a one-week comprehensive Events Training where you’ll focus on how to run exceptional culinary events at our Flagship Kitchen in NYC.

Once open, franchisees receive continuing support, including on-demand support, monthly newsletters, new material roll-outs, on-site reviews, and training events and conferences held at our Flagship location.

?How long does it take to open a Kitchen?

Each location is different, and the length depends on a variety of factors. However, it typically takes approximately 6-12 months from signing the Franchise Agreement to opening day at your Taste Buds Kitchen.

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Footnotes:

This information appears in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document issued in February 2018. You should review that Franchise Disclosure Document for a full discussion of this and other information.