Franchising FAQ

If You Have a Question, We Have an Answer. These FAQs apply ONLY to U.S. franchises.

Q. What is the next step in owning a Kahala Brands brand?

A. Simply click here to complete our franchise application, specifying which Kahala Brands concept you are interested in. Upon receipt and review, we will contact you with next steps.  

Q. What are the financial requirements associated with this franchise opportunity?

A. With any of our brands we require a minimum range of $50K – $500K in working capital. Please contact us directly or visit the brand’s website for information on financial requirements for the brand(s) you are interested in.

Q. Will you help me secure financing?

A. Kahala Brands has established partnerships with a number of lending institutions offering programs specifically designed to help our franchisees with equipment and construction costs.

Q. How do I find premier locations?

A. With help from a member of our real estate team, an authorized broker or your designated regional representative, we provide assistance in finding and selecting a location that fits your needs.

Q. What is the term of the franchise agreement?

A. The standard term of our franchise agreement is 10 years.

Q. Is there a continuing royalty fee?

A. Yes. However, royalty fees vary by brand. This information can be located in Item 6 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for any given Kahala Brands concept.

Q. Is there an advertising fee?

A. Yes. However, advertising fees vary by brand. This information can be located in Item 6 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for any given Kahala Brands concept.

Q. How long will it take to open my restaurant?

A. This is contingent on how much construction is required to build out your store. On average, once your franchise agreement has been signed this process can take an average of 4 to 12 months for traditional locations. 

Q. Do I receive training from Kahala Brands?

A. We offer a comprehensive training program that delivers all the tools you need to efficiently operate your restaurant. Prior to opening, you will receive in-store training that outlines the operational systems used in your restaurant. Additionally, you will be issued your operations manual and toolkit. Upon completion of your in-store training you will spend five days at the Kahala Training & Education Center (KTEC) in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona!

Q. What type of support will I receive?

A. Kahala Brands prides itself on the level of support we offer our franchisees. We refer to this process as our “conveyor belt of support” and it starts from the time you complete an application. For more information on our in-house support team click here

Q. Can I open more than one store/brand?

A. Yes. We have programs in place to offer co-branded, non-traditional, multi-unit and area development opportunities.

Q. How much money can I earn each year?

A. This is completely up to you and how you operate your store. Federal Trade Commission rules permit, but does not require franchisors to include representations about financial performance in their disclosure documents. Kahala Franchising, L.L.C. has elected not to provide financial performance representations for its brands. However, we agree it is a critical question in making your decision. We encourage you to speak with our current franchisees to learn about the performance of their location(s) and best practices.