Minimum Financial Requirements*
Net worth: $1,000,000
Liquid Assets: $300,000
Carl’s Jr. has a franchise fee of $35,000 per restaurant with incentives for multiple locations, and a development fee of $10,000 per restaurant. Franchisees pay royalties of 4% of gross sales and contribute 6% of gross sales towards advertising and promotions. The advertising and promotions obligation is divided between the Carl’s Jr. National Advertising Fund, Regional Co-op contribution and local store marketing expenditures.