Catering Franchise and Business Opportunities

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Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Catering sector
Initial Investment
What does it cost to get into the Catering sector?

The average investment in the Catering sector is $305,233. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Catering franchises, 4 have an investment lower than $287,250. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $687,500.

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Initial Investment
$687,500 Highest
$103,775 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Catering sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 63% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 20% disclose expense data
How much can I make in the Catering sector?

How much money you can make from a Catering franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Catering sector, 63% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 20% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

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