FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much is the initial investment for a franchise?
A.
Hurricane AMT, LLC (Hurricane) offers you the opportunity to operate a friendly, casual, restaurant specializing in more than 30 unique flavor varieties. The estimated initial investment to establish a Hurricane Grill & Wings Restaurant ranges from a low $450,000 to high of $895,000, which includes a franchise fee of $35,000. The typical cost nationwide to open a Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant is often right in the middle of the quoted range at $600,000 – $700,000 including all fees and soft costs.

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How much is the fee for continuing support services from Hurricane?
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The continuing services, or “royalty” fee, is 5% of your Gross Sales, which, is paid on a weekly basis. The fee entitles you to use the Hurricane Grill & Wings trade name, and the associated service marks, access to operational systems, marketing assistance, ongoing business development, purchasing agreements, full hands on operations support, ongoing training, business consulting and other benefits that come with being a part of the Hurricane Franchise System.

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What are the qualifications that you look for in franchisees?
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The following qualifications, among others, are essential in order to be considered a franchisee:

  • A strong desire to succeed by delivering a remarkable experience to our customers.
  • The ability to manage finances and keep controllables in line for maximum profitability.
  • The ability to meet minimum financial qualifications.
  • The ability to build revenues through building and operating stores effectively.

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Can I have (a) partner(s)?
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Yes. He/She/They must meet all minimum qualifications and will be required to complete and submit an application.

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Will I have a protective territory?
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You will be granted a protected territory for the term of the development agreement that will be delineated by streets, highways, zip codes, or natural or political boundaries that represent the selected location’s primary trade area.

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What about advertising?
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The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand and reputation is an important part of your business. You are required to spend $15,000 on grand opening advertising during your first 3 months of operations. We will provide you with guidelines for your grand opening activities. You will also be required to spend one half of one percent, (.5%), of your Gross Sales on a monthly basis on local store marketing and promotion in your trade area. In addition, you will be required to contribute 3% of your Gross Sales on a weekly basis to the system wide Marketing Fund, designed to promote the overall brand awareness.
(We are currently providing a 1% rebate of the advertising fees paid to the Marketing Fund to be spent in your local market for all stores that are current on all fees and operating requirements).

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How much training is provided in the Hurricane Grill & Wings system?
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You and/or your designated general manager will be required to attend an initial training course of approximately 4 weeks. The kitchen manager training program is 3 to 4 weeks in length, and the assistant manager training program is 2 to 3 weeks in length. The initial training will focus on various aspects of your restaurant and include both classroom and on-the-job training. We provide this training to you as part of your Initial Franchise Fee.

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What form of business start-up assistance and ongoing support will I receive?
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A minimum of 21 days of hands on support along provided by a team of up to 6 – 8 certified trainers will be provided around the time you open for business. In addition, throughout the franchise term, we will provide operational assistance and guidance in various aspects of your Hurricane Grill & Wings Restaurant. We will also loan you a copy of the Hurricane Grill & Wings Operations Manual containing specification, standards and procedures.

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What is the term of the Hurricane Grill & Wings Franchise Agreement?
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The term of the Franchise Agreement is a 20-year term from the date the Franchise Agreement is signed. If you have substantially complied with the terms of the Franchise Agreement, the franchise is renewable for 2 terms of 10 years.

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What is my next step?
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Complete the confidential Franchisee Information Form and return it to us. If, after reviewing your qualifications, we feel you have the potential to join the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise system, you will be invited to meet with us in person. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 561-932-1075. We look forward to speaking with you.