How much cash do I need to have in the bank?
You will need a minimum $175K in cash to procure an SBA loan. Property and other collateral assets do not count as cash. We will introduce you to our preferred SBA lenders who are familiar with Chop Stop and can expedite the process.
How much will it cost to open?
The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a Chop Stop salad restaurant is estimated to be from $327K to $698.5K. That includes everything from the franchise fee to the hiring of staff to extra working capital during your first months of operation. For further details, visit our Costs page.
Do I need restaurant experience?
Not at all. If you watch the video on this page, you’ll see that our first franchisee was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years before opening her first location. And now, three years later, she has three stores open!
Where can I open a Chop Stop?
Having the proper regional infrastructure to support franchisees is crucial. That is why our current efforts are limited to seven states in the west: California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. (However, if you are a multi-unit operator in another state looking to open 10+ locations within a four-year period we are open to talk.)
The Locations page on our consumer site shows where we currently have restaurants open. Once we reach the 100-restaurant milestone, we will expand into other states.