FAQs

How much will my investment be?

The overall investment will vary depending on the location. A brand new building will naturally be more expensive than a conversion of an existing restaurant site. For a brand new restaurant, the costs can be as high as $2.6 million. This amount may be reduced depending on the arrangements negotiated with the landlord.

How much unencumbered cash do I need?

Our requirement is that prospective franchisees have a minimum of 40% of the overall investment available as unencumbered cash.

Will you do a credit & criminal record checks on me?

Yes! A credit and criminal record check is done as part of our recruitment process. We arrange for these checks to be done by a third party.

If I am approved as a franchisee, how long does it take to get the restaurant open?

The success of a White Spot restaurant is very dependent on the location of the restaurant. We take a very conservative approach to our site selection to ensure our franchisees are successful so it is difficult to put a time frame on this. If a site has already been identified and is ready for construction, then it is possible to have the restaurant open within a year.

What is the profit of a White Spot restaurant?

It is impossible to give franchisees a definitive response to this question. The success of the restaurant does not just rely on sales, but also on controlling expenses. As mentioned previously, when we select a site we do take a very conservative approach to insure success.

Are there any existing locations for sale?

From time to time, existing locations do come up for sale. If this is of interest to you, please feel free to let us know during the application process.

How many franchised locations are there?

We have a total of 64 locations of which 40 are franchised.

How much is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a White Spot restaurant is $75,000.

Are there any other fees associated with a White Spot franchise?

Yes, in addition to the initial franchise fee of $75,000, there is also an ongoing Royalty Fee of 5% and a Marketing Fee of 2%. We also expect all of our franchisees to spend 1% on local store marketing. All fees are a percentage of gross sales.

What is Triple O’s?

Triple O’s is a sister company to White Spot Restaurants. It is a quick service concept that offers a limited menu of primarily burgers, fries and shakes. If you are interested in this brand please visit our Triple O’s website at www.tripleos.com.

I am only interested in investing. Can I still be considered for a franchise?

The simple answer is YES, but you will require an operating partner who will run the day to day operations of the restaurant. It is recommended that this partner have a financial interest in the business.

I have lots of restaurant experience do I still need to go through training?

Yes. All White Spot operators (corporate or franchise) are required to learn the complex White Spot system. Typically our training program takes 3 months to complete, but for those that have previous restaurant experience, there may be some areas of the training that can be fast tracked.