City Wok Franchise

Chinese restaurant

The dream was a contemporary yet casual restaurant offering authentic,
upscale Asian cuisine. Today, City Wok is proud to be recognized by
Restaurant Hospitality magazine as personifying the future of
fast-casual dining.

Stuart Davis opened his first City Wok in 1990, working extensively with
Hing Fan Chan, an executive chef trained in Kowloon, China. While other
restaurants may water down, Americanize or over-expand their menus to
appeal to the masses, Davis created the City Wok concept from his desire
to deliver authentic Chinese dishes in a style that appeals to

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How much does it cost to open a City Wok Franchise?

The investment required to open a City Wok Franchise is between $243,400-$568,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the City Wok name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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City Wok News & Press Releases

When did the first City Wok open? 1990
When did City Wok start Franchising? 2004

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 0 0 0 4
2004 0 0 0 4
2003 N/A N/A N/A 4
2002 N/A N/A N/A 4
2001 N/A N/A N/A 4
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (65% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at City Wok Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    City Wok

    City Wok

    City Wok
    2220 St. George Ln.
    Chico, CA


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