Tony Roma's Franchise Review

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Tony Roma's is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Info

Tony Roma's is an American casual dining chain restaurant offering ribs, char-grilled steaks and BBQ chicken, specializing in baby back ribs.

What is the upfront cost to own a Tony Roma's franchise?

Tony Roma's has a franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a total upfront investment range from $2,138,500 to $3,508,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $2,138,500 to $3,508,000
  • Working Capital: $250,000 to $500,000
  • Royalty Fee: 4.0%

The initial purchase price of any franchise includes several fees. Check out this investment opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to buy a Tony Roma's, such as territory fees, construction and costs, grand opening advertising, and furniture and fixtures purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies must to disclose all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay. Another important consideration to review is whether the initial fees are refundable or not. The franchise system must disclose what conditions any of the initial fees are refundable. A franchise must also disclose a range of fees if its upfront fees are not uniform within the franchise. A thorough review of the Item 5 upfront fees will give you the answers needed to make a decision to purchase this franchise.

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How much can I earn by owning a Tony Roma's franchised business?

As with any new franchised business, the franchisee's income and the revenue from a Tony Roma's franchise opportunity depends on a variety of factors. One way to check on the potential revenues or profits generated from a Tony Roma's franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Usually, earnings and owner's income are correspond to the size of the investment and number of locations you buy. Demand for your products, the labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a large role in your earnings and your personal income

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How many franchise outlets does Tony Roma's franchise have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 23 franchised Tony Roma's locations across the USA.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Tony Roma's franchises in my area?

Based on 2017 FDD analysis, Tony Roma's has franchised locations in 11 states.

CA
FL
HI
IA
IL
MN
NJ
NV
NY
TX
WI

Based on the data collected this franchise opportunity is growing into new cities and might be available in your city.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

Tony Roma's Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$2,138,500 - $3,508,000
Franchise Fee
$50,000
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
2014
29
2016
23
Ongoing fees
Royalty
4.0%
ad fees
7.5%
# of franchised outlets
23

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Does this opportunity provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 493 hours. This includes 21 hours of classroom training, 472 hours of on-the-job training, and N/A hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.


Online N/A
On-the-Job 472
Classroom 21
Total 493

Does this opportunity offer Territory Rights?

Tony Roma's offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Tony Roma's offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.


How long ago did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 1979. The average Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchise began franchising in 2003.


Does Tony Roma's offer lending support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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