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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$95K - $184K
Units as of 2019
26 52.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Young Chefs Academy

Founded
2004
Parent Company
YCA Franchising Inc.
Leadership
Julie Burleson, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
6
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
26 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7728 Central Park Dr.
Waco, TX 76712

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Young Chefs Academy 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
$39,900
Initial Investment
$95,300 - $183,900
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Young Chefs Academy has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
8 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021