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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$107K - $199K
- Units as of 2021
9 80.0% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Royal Restrooms franchise.
Royal Restrooms was founded in 2004 in Savannah, Georgia, by David Sauers, Jr. and Robert Glisson. They provide luxury portable restroom trailers, restrooms for special events, and portable shower trailers. Events they cater to include weddings, black-tie events, festivals, emergency response situations, and remodeling businesses.
These restrooms may be unique compared to standard porta potties because they are custom trailers with exterior lights, occupancy light indicators, and stairs with handrails. You can also expect the trailer to include:
Since beginning to franchise in 2008, Royal Restrooms has opened several franchises across the United States. It is actively seeking to expand its reach across the country.
Why You May Want To Start a Royal Restrooms Franchise
Every event, regardless of size, needs restrooms for guests. Royal Restrooms offers a sanitary, comfortable, and luxury solution. If you want an easy to manage and deploy, flexible business opportunity that doesn't require a brick-and-mortar location, this franchise opportunity could suit you. There also may be no need to get "dirty" when offering the portable restroom service to events and businesses.
Joining the Royal Restrooms franchise team may let you become a part of their service history that they believe is built around reliability, integrity, dedication, and trust. Royal Restrooms expects franchisees to have business management and client services skills. While fleet management and scheduling experience may be helpful, this could require you to have direct experience in their industry. They will provide the tools and training you need to run the business.
What Might Make a Royal Restrooms Franchise a Good Choice?
Opening a Royal Restrooms franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry. Royal Restrooms focuses on continually developing new products, procedures, and systems upgrades.
To be part of the Royal Restrooms team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include royalty and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How To Open a Royal Restrooms Franchise
As you decide if opening a Royal Restrooms franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Royal Restrooms franchise would do well in your community.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Royal Restrooms franchising team questions.
If awarded a franchise, franchisees receive a great deal of support from the Royal Restrooms brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to a multi-day training at their corporate office in Savannah, Georgia, franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and field operations. They also receive additional coaching and continued support after their franchise location has opened.
About Royal Restrooms
- Franchising Since
- 2008 (14 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
- # of Units
- 9 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Royal Restrooms franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
- $20,000 - $30,000
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $106,900 - $199,200
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
- $100,000 - $250,000
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
- $100,000 - $200,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- Royal Restrooms offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
- Third Party Financing
- Royal Restrooms has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 20 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite Selection
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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