Franchise FAQ's

Why own The Big Cheese franchise?

The Big Cheese is an affordable and tasty alternative to traditional quick-service options like pizza, hamburgers and sandwiches. This franchise opportunity offers a unique food experience with a late-night component that complements the traditional lunch and dinner rushes, and makes The Big Cheese a great business opportunity.

Our franchise opportunity provides:

  • Comfort food with a unique twist
  • Limited or no direct competition
  • Late night dining revenue component
  • Creative menu options
  • Low start-up costs
  • Extensive operational training and support
  • Great business opportunity regardless of your restaurant experience

How much money can I make?

The Federal Trade Commission regulates what The Big Cheese is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing The Big Cheese business, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity and your expected startup expenses as well as some financial information related to our restaurant.

How much will I need to invest?

The estimated initial investments to establish The Big Cheese franchise is from $220,200.00 to $543,000.00. This includes a franchise fee of $30,000.00, as well as the restaurant furnishings, equipment, location build-out, inventory, point-of-sale system, grand opening marketing, three month’s rent, permits, and of course estimated working capital to open your business.

Do you offer financing?

The Big Cheese does not offer any direct financing but we can recommend some third party financing options for you.

In addition, we have arrangements with equipment leasing companies with options available in most cases to individuals with good credit.

If you have a retirement fund we can also recommend some great programs that allow you to borrow against your retirement fund without paying penalties or taxes.

What do I need to own The Big Cheese franchise?

  • Minimum of $150,000 liquid assets with good credit
  • Knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located
  • Restaurant experience or a designated manager with restaurant experience

Is there training and ongoing support?

The Big Cheese provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way.

It all starts with three weeks of training at our corporate head-quarters in Calgary, Alberta Canada for your general manager and two others.

This initial training occurs 45 – 60 days prior to your restaurant grand-opening, and is designed to teach your key management staff what they need to run your restaurant.

Plus, once your store opens we also provide a trainer to assist you at your location for the first seven days. Training continues with your personal Franchise Business Advisor who works with you step-by-step on an ongoing basis.

How can I learn more?

Simply complete our Request Information form. Upon receiving your submission, we will contact you and answer all additional questions.