Have questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information.

How do I get started?

How do I get started?

Complete and return the Contact Us form and we will send you our application. The application does not obligate you or J. Gumbo’s — it will simply help us determine whether we’re a good fit for each other.

How long does it take to open a J. Gumbo’s?

How long does it take to open a J. Gumbo’s?

With J. Gumbo’s minimal kitchen and facility requirements, development time is greatly reduced. Once a site has been identified and a lease signed, it typically takes from 30-90 days to have your store ready for business.

Do I receive training by J. Gumbo’s?

Do I receive training by J. Gumbo’s?

Yes. You’ll go through a comprehensive training course (conducted at our national headquarters) which covers the operations, marketing and management of your business.

Will I receive any help in selecting my location?

Will I receive any help in selecting my location?

We want your business to succeed. We’ll provide training and guidance and review your site choices for acceptance.

What type of locations does J. Gumbo’s look for?

What type of locations does J. Gumbo’s look for?

We have great compact footprints that fit like a glove. You can open a store in a location as small as 1,000 square feet and as large as 2,500 square feet, with the ideal space at 1,800 – 2,000 square feet. We look for locations in highly dense areas with high traffic count, good visibility and easy accessibility. We also look for locations with unique or historic features which can be repurposed and adapted for the restaurant.

How much money can I make?

How much money can I make?

Profitability will vary considerably depending upon such factors as: sales, location, occupancy and operating costs, the financing terms, your ability to manage and control the business and other factors. We do not predict sales or profits for any new locations. We encourage you to accomplish your due diligence.

What is the charge for continuing service and royalty?

What is the charge for continuing service and royalty?

The continuing fee is 5% of gross receipts.

What does your franchise cost?

What does your franchise cost?

The initial Franchise Fee for a single unit is $25,000 and every unit thereafter, with the same ownership as the initial unit, is $20,000 each. Area Development Agreements are available.

What is my investment range?

What is my investment range?

To open your J. Gumbo’s, you will typically need a minimum of $100,000 depending on site conditions and other factors. Financing may be available through third party lenders and leasing companies.

What types of franchises are there?

What types of franchises are there?

We offer both single unit franchises and area development agreements.

Where can I obtain the following information?

Where can I obtain the following information?

• Franchisor’s financial statements
• A copy of the Franchise Agreement
• A list of existing Franchisees to contact
• Cost breakdowns
• Advertising Fees, Royalties, Initial Franchise Fees, etc.?

Once you have completed and submitted your application and prior to meeting a company representative, you will be given a J. Gumbo’s Franchise Disclosure Document which provides this type of information. We cannot discuss any details with you until at least 14 days after you sign and return the Receipt for the FDD. This disclosure process is mandated by Federal and some state laws and is one of several steps within the approval process.