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How Much Does It Cost to Open a Sandwich Shop?

Do you want to start a sandwich shop business and want to know the cost? If YES, here is a cost breakdown to open a sandwich shop and the profit margin / ROI.

A sandwich is a dish consisting of one or more pieces of bread with one or more fillings between them, or one slice in the case of an open sandwich. Sandwiches are a common type of lunch food that is often eaten as part of a packed lunch.

The sandwich shop business is indeed a profitable business venture and it is open for any aspiring entrepreneur to come in and establish his or her business; you can choose to start on a small scale without a restaurant or you can choose to start on a large scale with standard fast food restaurants with robust distribution network across major cities in the united states of America.

Estimated Cost Breakdown to Open a Sandwich Shop

When it comes to starting a standard sandwich shop business, one is expected to spend the bulk of the startup capital on renting a store/kitchen facility.

Aside from that, you are not expected to spend much except for purchasing distribution vans, large stock of salad making ingredients, paying of your employees and utility bills. In view of that, here are the key areas where you are expected to spend your startup capital on;

  1. The total fee for registering the business in the United States of America – $750.
  2. Legal expenses for obtaining licenses and permits as well as the accounting services (software, P.O.S machines and other software) – $3,300.
  3. Marketing promotion expenses for the grand opening of the sandwich shop in the amount of $3,500 and as well as flyer printing (2,000 flyers at $0.04 per copy) for the total amount of $3,580.
  4. The cost for hiring business consultant including writing a business plan – $2,500.
  5. Insurance (general liability, workers’ compensation and property casualty) coverage at a total premium – $2,400.
  6. The cost for payment of rent for 12 months at $1.76 per square feet in the total amount of $46,000.
  7. The cost for kitchen remodeling (construction of racks and shelves) – $5,000.
  8. Other start-up expenses including stationery ($500) and phone and utility deposits ($2,500) – $3,000
  9. Operational cost for the first 3 months (salaries of employees, payments of bills et al) – $40,000
  10. The cost for start-up inventory (stocking with a wide range of sandwich ingredients and packaging materials) – $30,000
  11. Storage hardware (bins, rack, shelves, food case) – $3,720
  12. The cost for counter area equipment (counter top, sink, ice machine, etc.) – $9,500
  13. The cost for store equipment (cash register, security, ventilation, signage) – $13,750
  14. The cost of purchase and installation of CCTVs, and car tracker devices – $5,000
  15. The cost for the purchase of furniture and gadgets (Computers, Printers, Telephone, TVs, Sound System, tables and chairs et al) – $4,000.
  16. The cost for the purchase of delivery vans – $15,000
  17. The cost of launching a Website – $600
  18. The cost for our opening party – $3,000
  19. Miscellaneous – $1,000

From the rough estimate as listed above, you would need a minimum of one hundred and ninety – two thousand, one hundred USD ($192,100) to establish a medium – scale but standard sandwich shop business in any city in the United States of America.

In Conclusion,

Please note that this is a rough estimate and we usually advise our readers who are interested in opening a sandwich shop to directly contact sellers of the items they would need to get the real time prices of these items. The truth is that if you are a good bargainer, you can get a better deal that will help you beat down the estimated price as listed above.