City Wok Franchise

Chinese restaurant


In partnership with experienced multi-unit franchisees, City Wok plans to develop 200 units over the next two years. It’s winning format is proof that a neighborhood Chinese restaurant can be very profitable when excellent food is combined with an award-winning design.

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 Americans.

Davis utilized the expertise of Bill Main & Associates to help brand City Wok. A menu featuring ever-popular half orders and state-of-the-art packaging help the concept stand out from the competition. And City Wok’s direct mail, e-mail marketing, and strong four walls marketing tactics keep the irresistible food top-of-mind with customers.

City Wok serves the best tasting, most authentic Chinese cuisine cooked to Western standards using the highest quality ingredients. Carry-out and delivery sales are a healthy 40% on average, but City Wok devotees enjoy the restaurants’ pleasant decor and quality service, unusual in this segment.

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

The estimated 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.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $243,400-$568,500
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $30,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $5K



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City Wok News & Press Releases

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

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Year Corporate
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Expense In-House Third Party
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Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

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

Marketing
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
    95296

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