Start up Drive thru. How much did it cost you?


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Jul 11, 2007
Seattle, WA
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I'm just beginning my research to open my first drive thru. There are so many options from starting my own from the ground up to turn key. I'm leaning towards purchasing a turn key stand but they are going for triple adjusted net in my area ( just saw one listed at 225k with net of 80 so like 6 years minimum to pay it off). Is it more cost effective at this point to lease a pad site and do my own? If anyone has started their own did you choose plumbed in? How much did it cost? Any pitfalls I should look out for? Did you get prefab? Hire a consultant? Any tips from veterans would be appreciated. Thanks!