EQUIPMENT
(costs rounded up to allow for tax and delivery)
LOW
Range
HIGH
EXAMPLE
Storage Freezers (Store layout will determine type; Possible walk-in freezer also.)
2,000
to
10,000
5,000
2 Dipping Cabinets (16 holes each)*
5,000
to
36,500
10,000
Flavor Rail
3,000
to
5,000
5,000
Other Equipment
5,000
to
15,000
10,000
Soft Serve Machine (optional)
0
to
18,000
0
TOTAL
15,000
84,500
30,000
LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS**
LOW
Range
HIGH
EXAMPLE
Signage
3,000
to
8,000
5,000
Furniture
2,000
to
8,000
4,000
Construction
20,000
to
150,000
75,000
Miscellaneous
3,000
to
5,000
4,000
TOTAL
28,000
171,000
88,000
MISCELLANEOUS 
LOW
Range
HIGH
EXAMPLE
Architect
0
to
3,500
2,500
Security Deposit
1,500
to
3,000
2,500
Electricity Deposit
600
to
2,000
1,500
Permits (non-construction)
300
to
500
300
Water Hook-up
200
to
300
200
Legal
0
to
2,000
1,500
Phone Hook up & First Month
300
to
500
400
Shopping Center Grand Opening
0
to
1,000
500
Initial Advertising
1,000
to
3,000
2,000
TOTAL
3,900
15,800
11,400
INITIAL INVENTORY
2,000
to
6,000
4,000
TOTAL
48,900
277,300
133,400
* Equipment Programs available that provide for the use of dipping cabinets for stores that meet certain site characterisitics (based on volume).

** Items that may affect leasehold improvements include, but are not limited to, restroom, electrical, A/C, seating, and drain requirements. Other ites to take into consideration are the relative size of your space, the extent of the improvements you choose and assistance from Landlord.

There are NO fees, either up-front or on-going, paid to The Ice Cream Club®, Inc. The only money paid to The Ice Cream Club®, Inc. is for initial inventory. The remaining expenses are paid directly to equipment vendors, contractors, etc.

If you already have an existing ice cream store, the cost to convert to The Ice Cream Club®Inc. is minimal, with the only changes being cosmetic in nature. The Ice Cream Club®Inc provides Menu Inserts at no charge.

The above expenses are estimates only. The Ice Cream Club®Inc makes no representation as to the actual costs.

NOTE: In addition to the amounts listed, you should establish adequate reserves, not less than $50,000.
There may be other costs in conjunction with the opening of your store. This is only a guide.

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