The Lemon Tree vs Diesel Barbershop Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of The Lemon Tree vs Diesel Barbershop including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
Investment $62,600 - $109,100 $220,000 - $602,000
Franchise Fee $20,000 $50,000
Royalty Fee 6% -
Advertising Fee - -
Year Founded 1974 -
Year Franchised 1976 -
Term Of Agreement 15 years -
Term Of Agreement 15 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees Yes/No -/-
Start-up Costs No/No -/-
Equipment Yes/No -/-
Inventory No/No -/-
Receivables No/No -/-
Payroll No/No -/-

Training & Support

 
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
Training Additional training available as needed New Franchisee classroom training On-site training - Diesel Opening Team comes to franchisee's location Online training solutions Annual convention training programs
Support Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives Ongoing support from Diesel corporate Corporate support team shop visits & reviews
Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising -
Operations 15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (60% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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Expansion Plans

 
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
US Expansion Yes Yes
Canada Expansion No -
International Expansion No -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
The Lemon Tree Franchise
$62,600 - $109,100
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
$220,000 - $602,000
Franchise Fee
The Lemon Tree Franchise
$20,000
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
$50,000
Royalty Fee
The Lemon Tree Franchise
6%
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Advertising Fee
The Lemon Tree Franchise
-
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Year Founded
The Lemon Tree Franchise
1974
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Year Franchised
The Lemon Tree Franchise
1976
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Term Of Agreement
The Lemon Tree Franchise
15 years
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
The Lemon Tree Franchise
-
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
The Lemon Tree Franchise
-
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Yes/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-
Equipment
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Yes/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-
Inventory
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-
Receivables
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-
Payroll
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No/No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Additional training available as needed
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
New Franchisee classroom training On-site training - Diesel Opening Team comes to franchisee's location Online training solutions Annual convention training programs
Support
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
Ongoing support from Diesel corporate Corporate support team shop visits & reviews
Marketing
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
Operations
The Lemon Tree Franchise
15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (60% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
The Lemon Tree Franchise
Yes
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
Yes
Canada Expansion
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-
International Expansion
The Lemon Tree Franchise
No
Diesel Barbershop Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree was founded in 1974 to provide family haircuts. When Joan M. Cable purchased her first salon in Bethpage, New York, this mother of three kept the salon open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Today, nearly 100 franchises offer services ranging from haircuts and styling to beard and mustache trim, updos, body waves, highlighting, coloring and permanents.

About Diesel Barbershop

Diesel Barbershop, a manly, cool, inviting and very comfortable barbershop for customers to get haircuts, shaves, beard trims, grey hair coloring and shoulder massages is seeking candidates to expand with them across the U.S.  Learn more about opening this unique, modern-day version of the vintage barbershop which serves patrons a complimentary drink as they relax.