How Much Does it Cost?

Owning a butcher shop franchise doesn’t have to break the bank

Making the decision to go into business for yourself and take control of your future doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, Southern Steer franchise was designed to have affordable costs in order to help as many entrepreneurs open a local butcher shop in their communities as possible.

The total costs to open a Southern Steer begin at $358,825, and if you take advantage of the financing options that exist, owning a Southern Steer can be even more affordable. These low costs of ownership are a reflection of our commitment to helping you realize your full potential in business and help you create a life full of opportunity by providing a service that your community needs.

“One of the silver linings of the recent pandemic is the explosion in entrepreneurship,” says Jack Lapointe, a franchise veteran and investor in Southern Steer. “Owning your own business allows you to participate in the market at your full potential, to build something that you can scale, grow, and create equity. The advantage of a business is that you can build a legacy for your family or sell it when you’re ready to retire – you can’t do that with a job. Our commitment in this franchise is to help entrepreneurs prosper. Now is the time to invest in yourself and your future.”

Do you offer direct access to financing?

While Southern Steer doesn’t offer financing directly, we do have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you secure the financing you need to open your business. There’s a myriad of financing options available on the market, and a third-party lender can help you understand the available options and make the right decision for you.

What do I get for my franchise fee?

The franchise fee for Southern Steer is $49,500, and with it comes access to a robust training and ongoing support platform. We help you with everything from marketing, building brand recognition, real-estate, training your employees, managing inventory, building a loyalty program, professional development coaching, and much more! When you franchise with Southern Steer, you’re joining a brand that has your back.

Here’s a breakdown of the costs & fees associated with opening a Southern Steer franchise

For a deeper dive into the costs & fees associated with opening a Southern Steer franchise, please review Item 7 from our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document below:

Type of Expenditure
"Amount
Low - High"
"Method of
Payment"
When Due
"To Whom Payment
Is To Be Made"
Initial Franchise Fee(1)
$49,500- $49,500

Lump Sum
"When You
Sign The Franchise
Agreement"
Us
Travel and Living Expenses for Initial Training for Two-Weeks(2)
$500- $7,500
As Incurred
"As Incurred
During Training"
Airlines, Car Rental, Hotels, And Restaurants
On-Site Assistance Fee(3)
$3,000- $3,000
As Invoiced
As Invoiced
Us
Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical Design
$3,500- $10,000
As Arranged
As Incurred
Architect
Project Manager
$0.00- $7,000
As Incurred
As Incurred
Suppliers
Lease Deposit(4)
$7,000- $18,000
As Arranged

As Arranged
Landlord
Utility Deposits(4)
$0- $1,000
As Arranged
As Arranged
Utility And Companies Phone
Leasehold Improvements/Construction(5)
$90,000- $275,000
As Arranged
As Incurred
Suppliers
Rent for Three Months(6)
$10,500- $27,000
"$3,500
$9,000
Month" "-
Per"
Monthly
Landlord
Inventory and Supplies For Three Months(7)
$25,000- $60,000
Lump Sum
"Upon Inventory
Delivery"
Suppliers
"Furnishings, Fixtures, and Equipment(8)"
$80,000- $150,000
As Arranged
As Incurred
Suppliers Or Us
Exterior and Interior Signage(9)
$8,000- $12,000
As Arranged
As Incurred
Suppliers
"Purchase of Point-of-Sale and
Computer System(10)"
$4,500- $6,000
As Arranged
As Incurred
Suppliers
Permits and Licenses (11)
$1,725- $2,125
Lump Sum
Before Opening
Governmental Agencies
Security System Set Up and Three-Month Fee
$1,300- $1,500
As Arranged for Set Up
"$108
Month" per
Supplier
Music License For Three Months
$75- $75
"$25
Month" Per
Monthly
Supplier
Technology Fee for Three Months
$150-$270

$50 to $90 Per Month
Monthly
Suppliers
Accounting Software Fee and Setup for first Three Months
$1,075- 1,075
"One-time set up fee of
$130 plus
Quarterly Fee of $945"
Quarterly
Suppliers
Legal and Accounting Fees
$5,000- $9,000
As Incurred
As Incurred
Attorneys And Accountants
Insurance for Three Months(12)
$1,800- $3,300
"$600 -
$1,100 Per Month"
Monthly
Suppliers
Grand Opening Advertising(13)
$15,000- $20,000
As Incurred
Before Opening
Suppliers
Miscellaneous
$1,200- $4,000
As Incurred
As Incurred
"Suppliers, Accounting Software, Construction
Cleaning Company"
"Additional Funds - Three Months
(these figures have not been offset by operating revenues)(14)"
$50,000- $75,000
As Incurred
As Incurred
Us, Landlord, Suppliers and Utilities
Total(15)
$358,825- $742,345

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