General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

SBA Identifier

S1986

Year of Founding

2021

Fees

Marketing Fee

1.5%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$35,000-$35,000

Investment Range

$502K-$950K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

911

U.S. Franchised Units

765

U.S. Corporate Units

146

Headquarters (City)

Athens

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2021

Issuance of FDD Data

04/25/2022

What to know about Zaxby's franchise?

We grant licenses for quick casual dining restaurant(s) featuring an upscale menu consisting primarily of chicken fingers and buffalo wings, and an assortment of salads and sandwich baskets, all complimented by an array of unique Zaxby's-brand sauces. Zaxby's restaurants focus on prepared-to-order menu items using real chicken.

Zaxby's is based in Athens, GA. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Zaxby's franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Zaxby's franchise? Before starting a Zaxby's franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Zaxby's franchise is $501,700 and can go all the way up to $950,200. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Zaxby's business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Zaxby's franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Zaxby's business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Zaxby's franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 597 84 2 678
2017 678 62 4 736
2018 736 27 6 757
2019 757 17 10 756
2020 756 10 4 762
2021 762 9 6 765

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How much does a Zaxby's franchise owner make?

Zaxby's franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Zaxby's franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Zaxby's discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Zaxby's franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Zaxby's franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Zaxby's. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Zaxby's owners were making.

Visit the Zaxby's metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Zaxby's franchise fee?

Owning a Zaxby's franchise requires 6% royalty fee and 1.5% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Zaxby's Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Zaxby's franchise fee of $35,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $501,700 to $950,200. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Zaxby's franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Zaxby's franchise fee of $35,000.

Visit the Zaxby's metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Zaxby's founded?

Zaxby's started offering franchises in 2021. Zaxby's was founded 1 years ago in 2021.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Zaxby's locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 765 locations across the U.S. There are also 146 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Zaxby's have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Zaxby's franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Zaxby's has opened 36 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Zaxby's metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Zaxby's franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Zaxby's has closed 20 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Zaxby's metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Zaxby's growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Zaxby's over the past 3 years is 1%. Over the last year we have data for, Zaxby's had a net unit growth rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Zaxby's growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Zaxby's. More info in the Zaxby's metrics tab.

Is Zaxby's franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Zaxby's is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Zaxby's franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S1986 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Zaxby's that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Zaxby's a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Zaxby's meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Zaxby's provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Zaxby's.

What is the Zaxby's Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Zaxby's systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Zaxby'sfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Zaxby's franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 12%. Over the last year we have data for, Zaxby's had a franchise for sale rate of 4%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Zaxby's franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Zaxby's. More info in the Zaxby's metrics tab.

What is the Zaxby's Franchise Failure Rate?

Zaxby's franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Zaxby's failure rate over the past 3 years is 3%. Over the last year we have data for, Zaxby's had a franchise failure rate of 1%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Zaxby's franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Zaxby's. More info in the Zaxby's metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Zaxby's franchise?

Visit the Zaxby's metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Zaxby's

$725,950

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Zaxby's

6%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Zaxby's

$35,000

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Franchise Financials

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

SBA Identifier

S1986

Year of Founding

2021

Fees

Marketing Fee

1.5%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$35,000-$35,000

Investment Range

$502K-$950K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

911

U.S. Franchised Units

765

U.S. Corporate Units

146

Headquarters (City)

Athens

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

2021

Issuance of FDD Data

04/25/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Zaxby's

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Zaxby's below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Zaxby's

1%

1%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Zaxby's

6%

12%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Zaxby's

1%

3%

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Business details

Company Name

www.zaxbys.com

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

1040 Founder’s Boulevard, Suite 100

State headquarters

Georgia

Owner Name

Zaxby's

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Athens

Zip code

30606
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