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VOM FASS Franchise Cost & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 1994
Franchising Since: 1994
U.S. Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin
Country of Origin: Germany

Business Description: VFUSA, LLC is the franchisor. Vom Fass retail stores sell liqueurs, wines, spirits, spices, vinegars and oils from bulk casks and amphora that allow customers to sample the products prior to purchase. Where local or state alcoholic beverage regulations restrict alcohol sales or make it impracticable, the franchisor offers stores featuring oils, vinegars and spices without the alcohol products or side-by-side stores which offer liqueurs, wines and spirits in one space and oils, vinegars and spices in an adjacent or nearby space.

Franchise Offer: The franchisor offer franchises for operation of Vom Fass retail stores for stand-alone retail stores and shop-in-shops.

Financial Assistance: The franchisor does not offer direct or indirect financing. The franchisor will not guarantee franchisees’ note, lease or any other financial obligation. Franchisees of the Vom Fass System are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA’s Franchise Registry Program.

Training and Assistance: The franchisor will provide franchisees and their approved managers, if the franchisee plans to use managers to operate the Business, with an initial 10-day training program, which franchisees and their managers must attend and complete to its satisfaction before franchisees open their Business. The initial 10-day training program will take place at the franchisor’s corporate store in Madison, Wisconsin, another existing Business it selects, or some other location it designates. In addition to the 10-day initial training program, the franchisor will provide franchisees with a 5-day on-site training program at the franchisee’s franchise location, before the franchisee’s grand opening. The franchisor periodically offer training and will work with franchisees to schedule the initial training program and on-site training program as close to the desired commencement date as possible. The franchisor periodically will provide additional and optional training programs and refresher courses to franchisees during the term of the Franchise Agreement. The franchisor also may require franchisees, their supervising manager or any other employee of their Business to attend and successfully complete to the franchisor’s satisfaction additional training programs or refresher courses it designates.

Territory: Under the Franchise Agreement, the franchisor grants to franchisees the right to own, establish and operate a single Vom Fass retail store at a location the franchisor approves in writing either at a retail location for retail store franchisees or a Shop-in-Shop Location for shop-in-shop franchisees. While additional locations tend to increase name recognition and market share, the franchisor will grant to franchisees a Protected Territory surrounding the Franchise Location. The Protected Territory will be based upon the demographics and population of the area in which franchisees wish to locate their Business. A standard territory for a retail location will normally contain a population of 50,000 people. A standard territory for a Shop-in-Shop Location will be established on half the population base.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. Franchisees may renew for one additional 10-year term subject to the conditions described in the Franchise Agreement.

Obligations and Restrictions: The franchisor requires that franchisees or an approved manager directly operate and supervise the Business. Franchisees must be the on-site owner/operator and personally manage their Business unless they receive prior written consent to delegate their management authority to an approved manager. If franchisees operate more than one Vom Fass franchised business, they may delegate certain management duties for additional Vom Fass franchised businesses to one or more mangers that the franchisor approves. The franchisor requires that franchisees offer and sell only those products and services that it has approved for the Business and adhere to the franchisor’s requirements regarding Approved Products and Approved Suppliers.

Estimated Number of Units: 325

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment for a Retail Store
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000 $37,500
Leasehold Improvements $0 $200,000
Front of House Fixtures and Equipment $85,000 $130,000
Back of House Shelving and Furniture $1,000 $5,000
Outside Signage $2,000 $25,000
Opening Inventory $45,000 $10,000
Point of Sale System $6,000 $15,000
Licenses and Permits $200 $15,000
Travel/Other Expenses While Training $3,000 $7,000
Advertising and Marketing Materials and Grand Opening $12,000 $25,000
Professional Services, Real Estate & Architectural $5,000 $6,000
Insurance (Annual Premium) $2,000 $20,000
Lease, Mortgage or Real Estate Fees Varies
Additional Services $2,500 $10,000
Additional Funds for the first three months $40,000 $100,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL (Does not include real estate costs) $231,800 $749,500
Initial Investment for a Shop-in-Shop
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $18,750 $18,750
Leasehold Improvements $0 $30,000
Front of House Fixtures and Equipment $35,000 $80,000
Back of House Shelving and Furniture $0 $4,000
Outside Signage $0 $10,000
Opening Inventory $12,000 $35,000
Point of Sale System $0 $10,000
Licenses and Permits $200 $13,000
Travel/Other Expenses While Training $300 $5,000
Advertising and Marketing Materials and Grand Opening $5,000 $15,000
Professional Services, Real Estate & Architectural $1,000 $7,000
Insurance (Annual Premium) $2,000 $2,500
Lease, Mortgage or Real Estate Fees Varies
Additional Services $2,500 $9,500
Additional Funds for the first three months $20,000 $35,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL (Does not include real estate costs) $96,950 $264,750
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Continuing Royalty 5% of Gross Sales per month, with a minimum of $800 per month regardless of Gross Sales; For Vom Fass shop-in-shop franchises, the royalty is a minimum of $375 per month regardless of Gross Sales.
Additional Training $0 - $2,000 or more.
Annual Meeting $0 - $3,000 or more.
Special Training Sessions $0 - $2,000 or more.
Audit Franchisees will be responsible for all costs associated with the audit if it indicates franchisees have understated Gross Sales more than 3%. Costs range from $500 to $5,000
Extension Fee $3,000 if franchisees do not open their Business within 18 months of signing the Franchise Agreement.
Transfer Fee $5,000
Late Reporting Fee $100
Lost Manuals $5,000
Costs and Attorneys’ Fees Will vary under circumstances.
Renewal Fee T$9,750 or 25% of the then-current Initial Franchise Fee, whichever is greater.
Inventory of Products Sold from the Business, including without limitation oils, vinegars, spices, wellness oils, bottles and accessory items Will vary under circumstances.
Inspection and Testing Franchisees will be responsible for all costs incurred by the franchisor in inspecting and reviewing products or suppliers as well as a fee of $50 per hour spent by the franchisor in completing the inspection or review. The franchisor estimates costs could range from $0 to $500
Sale of Unauthorized Products An administrative fee of 10% of Gross Sales of unauthorized products in addition to continuing royalty of 5% of Gross Sales.
Late Payment of Invoices $100 per occurrence.
Interest on Past Due Amounts Greater of 18% APR or highest rate permitted by law, whichever is less or 150% of the Prime Rate.
System-Wide Advertising and Marketing Fee Up to 2% of Gross Sales, currently 1.5% of Gross Sales per month, with a minimum of $100 per month regardless of Gross Sales.
Local Advertising Fee 1.0% of Gross Sales per month, with a minimum of $100 per month regardless of Gross Sales.
Grand Opening Advertising and Promotion Minimum of $10,000 for retail store franchisees and minimum of $2,000 for shop-in-shop franchisees.
Maintenance of Premise $500 to $10,000 or more.
Tax Indemnification Will vary under circumstances.
General Indemnification Will vary under circumstances.
Insurance Cost of insurance and the franchisor’s costs as applicable.
Subscription Fees for POS Software $150 or more per month per register.
Accounting Software Subscription Fees QuickBooks Plus - $39.95. Subscription fee for its accounting software range from $35 or more per month.
Service Fee for Uniforms, Aprons, Towels and Other Suppliers Fees range from $30 to $50 or more per month.
Credit Card Processing Fee Cayan’s Credit Card Processing rates are 0.15% plus $0.05- .10 per transaction, plus any additional applicable fees as detailed in the franchisee’s agreement with them.
Gift Card Processing Fee Smart Transactions gift card processing services provide unlimited transactions per Store per month for a fee of $19.95 per month plus any additional applicable fees as detailed in the franchisee’s agreement with them.
Relocation Fee Will vary under circumstances.

The above information has been taken from the FDD of Vom Fass USA. Year of FDD: 2015

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