The minimum financial requirement to open a KFC or KFC/Taco Bell
in the United States is
$1.5 million net worth

$750,000 in liquid assets


Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) outlines the investment costs necessary to enter the KFC system. Highlights are as follows:

Type of Expenditure KFC KT
Building Construction Costs $425,000 to $565,000 $440,000 to $590,000
Equipment, Signage, and Décor $216,000 to $366,000 $377,000 to $427,000
Site Work $100,000 to $250,000 $100,000 to $250,000
Miscellaneous Permits, Utility Deposits,
Licenses, and Architectural Costs
$50,000 to $100,000 $50,000 to $100,000
Subtotal Construction $791,000 to $1,281,000 $967,000 to $1,367,000
Initial Franchise Fee $45,000 $75,000
Development Services Fee $0 to $35,000 $0 to $35,000
Real Estate $400,000 to $1,000,000 $400,000 to $1,000,000
Grand Opening Expense $5,000 $5,000
Start-up Inventory $10,000 $10,000
Training Expenses $3,900 to $10,000 $3,900 to $10,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs $5,000 to $10,000 $5,000 to $10,000
Additional Funds $50,000 to $75,000 $50,000 to $75,000
Total $1,309,900 to $2,471,000 $1,515,900 to $2,587,000

* Additional information on each of these costs can be found in Item 7 of the FDD.

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