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how much would we need to start a fish and chip take out in bx.ny

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D&L Investments, LLC
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Pottawattamie County, IA

Many factors enter into your question. If you just wanted to know the equipment cost, less Marketing and other expenses, then you could lease a place and open one for around 75,000.00. Then the problems start. How to market the location? Do you have tables and chairs also? How many employees do you need? Ect, ECT, But the best advice I can give you is the same advice Don gave you. Don't plan on making money for a while.

Feb 6, 2010
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Jan 8, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC

Margaret, the biggest question in any food operation is normally the cost of plumbing and electricity. My suggestion is that you look for a location that has been a food take out before, so that you don't have to put all of that infrastructure in, yourself. But try to find out why the old one closed. You don't want to get into a former takeout location to save a couple of dollars, only to find that the last one closed because the location stinks! If the concept was bad, if the past owner was a bad operator, retired or had health problems - those are all reasons to determine whether the site is appropriate for you.

There is no good way to answer your question. Sid offers a decent bit of advice, in looking at franchise costs for educational reasons, if nothing else. But I would suggest that you look into it two ways: Do as you are, and try to find out what it costs to start up; but also look to see if there are any similar businesses around, and compare the price to what you found out for starting up, yourself. Sometimes, it is better to buy a mature business than to do the startup.

Finally, one of the biggest things to put into your budget is three to six months of operating expenses. You need to go on the assumption that you will not earn anything in the first three months, at least. Of course, you will have Revenue coming in, but for the purpose of your budgeting, ignore that. The worst thing you can do is to go into any new business with very little money behind you. That is a recipe for disaster!

Dec 9, 2009
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Freedom Business Brokers
Orange County, CA

Instead of asking this question from public you should call the Corporate office of Fish & Chip or go to their website if any. You are not obligated to purchase one if it is beyond your budget. What is the hesitation for?

Dec 9, 2009