Detailed look at Mountain Mike’s startup costs

Mountain Mike’s startup costs grant you access to site selection experts, an updated design, modern equipment that’s already been proven, and the invaluable knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. That’s a lot of security wrapped up in a startup package backed by one of the most experienced franchisors in the pizza business.

Our average startup costs fall between $208,020 and $593,520, depending on the type of location you choose, according to Item 7 in our latest Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). See the full chart below.

Your Estimated Investment

Amount Method of Payment When Due To whom payment is to be made
Initial Franchise Fee (1) $15,000 – $30,000 Lump Sum On signing Franchise Agreement MMP
Leasehold Improvements (2) $50,000 – $200,000 As Agreed As Incurred Outside Suppliers
Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (3) $60,000 – $150,000 As Agreed As Incurred Outside Suppliers
Signage $3,000 – $15,000 As Agreed As Incurred Outside Suppliers
POS/Electronic Information System (4) $7,020 – $15,520 As Agreed As Incurred Adora and/or Other Outside Suppliers
Three Months’ Rent (5) $9,000 – $40,000 Lump Sum As specified in lease or sublease Landlord
Security Deposit (5) $3,000 – $12,000 Lump Sum On signing lease or sublease Landlord
Opening Inventory and Supplies (6) $10,000 – $15,000 As Agreed As Incurred Outside Suppliers
Grand Opening Marketing Fee (6) $4,000 Lump Sum On signing Franchise Agreement MMP
Décor Package (8) $1,500 – $8,000 As Agreed As Incurred Outside Suppliers
Training Expenses (for all attendees) $500 – $4,000 As Incurred As Incurred Third Parties
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (9) $20,000 – $50,000 As Incurred As Incurred Third Parties
Additional Funds – 3 months (10) $25,000 – $50,000 As Incurred As Incurred Third Parties
(excluding real estate purchase costs) (11)
$208,020 – $593,520*


*You will not incur most of these costs if you are renewing your franchise because your Restaurant already is open.
However, you must make certain upgrades, modifications, and improvements at your Restaurant to meet MMP’s then current standards. Your costs will depend on your Restaurant’s current condition. Except for the security deposit, no expense in the table above is refundable.

Explanatory Notes
1. MMP describes the initial franchise fee in Item 5.

2. The Restaurant’s premises typically is in an end-cap or in-line location in a
shopping center. A Restaurant is approximately 2,500 to 4,000 square feet. Leasehold
improvement costs, which include floor covering, wall treatment, counters, ceilings, painting, window coverings, electrical, carpentry, and similar work, and contractor’s fees, depend on the condition, location, and size of the premises; the demand for the premises among prospective lessees; whether the premises previously was used as a restaurant; the build-out required to make the premises suitable for your Restaurant; and any construction or other allowances the landlord grants.

3. This item includes sinks, refrigerators, ovens, stoves, ventilation systems, display
cases, tables, chairs, booths, utensils, a phone system and facsimile machine, and office supplies. The range depends on whether any used equipment remains at the premises you take over.

4. MMP describes the POS/electronic information system in Item 11.

5. The rent and security deposit depend on the size, condition, and location of the
premises and the demand for the premises among prospective lessees.

6. This figure is for food products, materials, smallwares, and supplies necessary to
open the Restaurant under MMP’s required standards and specifications.

7. This item covers interior signage, pictures, and other decor items.

8. This item covers miscellaneous opening costs and expenses, including installing
telephones; deposits for gas, electricity, and similar items; business licenses (including beer and wine); legal and accounting expenses; and insurance premiums.

9. This item estimates your initial start-up expenses (other than the items identified
separately in the table). These expenses include payroll costs but not any draw or salary for you or your owners. These figures are estimates, and it is possible you will need additional working capital during the first 3 months you operate your Restaurant and for a longer time period after that. This 3-month period is not intended, and should not be interpreted, to identify a point at which your Restaurant will break even. MMP cannot guarantee when or if your Restaurant will break even. Your costs depend on how much you follow MMP’s methods and procedures; your management skill, experience, and business acumen; local economic conditions; the local market for your products and services; the prevailing wage rate; competition; and the sales level reached during the initial period. MMP relied on its principals’ many years of experience franchising Mountain Mike’s® Pizza Restaurants to compile this Additional Funds estimate.

10. You should review these figures carefully with a business advisor before deciding
to acquire the franchise. MMP does not offer financing directly or indirectly for any part of the initial investment. The availability and terms of financing will depend on many factors, including the availability of financing generally, your creditworthiness and collateral, and lending policies of the financial institutions from which you request a loan.

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Cost & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:
Net Worth Required:
Franchise Fee:
Total Investment:
$208,020 to $593,520
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Franchising Steps

Step 1
Request For Consideration Form

Submit a Request for Consideration Form for review. Upon preliminary approval, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Step 2
Franchise Disclosure Document

After receipt and review of the FDD, mutual consent is established and a Mountain Mike’s Pizza Franchise Agreement is signed along with the $30,000 franchise fee.

Step 3
Site Selection

With the guidance of your Development Agent you select your site to buy, lease, convert, renovate, remodel or build. This investment can range from $208,020 to $593,520.

Step 4

With your site nearing completion, you take part in our extensive training program for owners and high-level management.

Step 5
Open Your Mountain Mike's Pizza

With training and building/renovations complete, it’s time to turn on the open sign!

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