If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering, “how much does a Jenny Craig franchise cost?”
Good news: you’re in luck, because we’re here to answer your questions.
There are a number of costs associated with opening any new business; a few specific to Jenny Craig are discussed in further detail below. If you’re thinking of becoming a Jenny Craig franchisee, there are several important costs you should be aware of. Keep these specific Jenny Craig franchise costs in mind as you continue your research into opening your own weight-loss center.
Initial Franchise Fee*
When you become a franchisee of any brand, you’ll be expected to pay an initial franchise fee. This initial fee helps to cover the costs of Jenny Craig’s training program and materials, along with the support you will receive as you prepare to open your doors, but ultimately the franchise fee is more of a licensing fee, giving franchisees access to the Jenny Craig system and brand, as outlined by Jenny Craig. You’re paying for access to an established business with a developed, proven system.
When you franchise with Jenny Craig, your initial franchise fee will be $25,000. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
Leasehold Improvements and Construction Costs
Once you finally find the perfect location to open your Jenny Craig weight-loss center, some remodeling likely will be required. Your center will be required to meet certain specifications set forth by Jenny Craig, and you’ll want to ensure that your center has all of the space it needs to store and display our food selection, work with members in private, facilitate bookkeeping and daily operations, and more.
The cost associated with this remodeling typically ranges from $50,000-$117,000. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
Furniture and Décor
Jenny Craig strives for a comfortable and inviting weight loss atmosphere. You’ll be expected to facilitate this image in your new space. Considerations include proper lighting, casual seating areas, office furniture, artwork, and other items required by Jenny Craig.
Our franchisees typically spend between $20,000-$30,000 on furniture and décor. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
Start-up supplies and inventory
You’ll need supplies to get your business up and running. Office supplies, printed materials, and the required selection of Jenny Craig food products are just some of the supplies and inventory you’ll need to secure before you’re ready to open.
Procuring these items typically costs between $12,000-$25,000. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
We want franchisees to have the resources they need at the ready while they persist through the first few months of running their business and still are building a list of members. For this reason, we require that our franchisees have enough additional funds on hand to cover three months’ worth of operating expenses. This helps to provide franchisees with some peace of mind as they work to promote their new business.
Three months’ worth of additional funds is typically between $20,000-$50,000. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
When you lease a business space, you should expect to pay rent each month. A commercial lease typically costs $3,500-$16,000 monthly, plus any deposits required by the rental agency or lessor. For more information, contact us to speak with a representative.
Center Computer systems and network infrastructure systems
Technology is a core component of any business in the 21st century, and Jenny Craig is no exception. You’ll need computers to run your business, along with all systems and software required for you to be able to access Jenny Craig operation networks.
It typically costs between $20,000-$35,000 to set up and install these systems. For more information,
contact us to speak with a representative.
Total Expected Costs
As you can see, there are many costs that need to be considered when opening your own Jenny Craig weight-loss center. A few of the most significant costs are listed above, but there are many other costs as well. Utilities, pre-opening travel and training, insurance, business licensing, and equipment are just a few of the many other costs you’ll need to cover as a new business owner.
All in all, franchisees should expect to make an initial investment between $182,000-$395,000** when they open their new Jenny Craig center.
For more information on Jenny Craig franchise costs, contact us to speak with a representative and request a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document, which contains an even more detailed breakdown of the costs associated with opening a Jenny Craig weight-loss center!
*While the Franchise Fee does pay for the initial training itself, franchisees are required to cover all costs associated with attending these training sections at our corporate headquarters in California or whichever location Jenny Craig designates for training. The costs that need to be covered by franchisees include but are not limited to travel, lodging, and meals. Jenny Craig also reserves the right to charge extra for additional training that is requested or training for extra staff beyond what is outlined in your Franchise Agreement.
**In addition to our experience, we have relied on over 30 years of our predecessor’s and affiliates’ experience in the industry when preparing these figures. Numbers are approximate based on this experience, but each market and franchise center is unique and figures estimated above are subject to change.