Flaming Amy's Bowl
Flaming Amy's Bowl

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Flaming Amy’s Bowl is a totally unique, all you can eat, fully customizable, fresh grilled food experience. We have fused elements and flavors from around the globe and combined them with fresh ingredients and a multitude of delicious sauces to provide endless combinations and dining possibilities. We serve it all up in a fun and funky environment that guarantees an experience to remember.

Flaming Amy's Bowl is ready to expand and we can only do so with your help and success. We believe that this is one of those "ground floor" opportunities that only come around once in a blue moon. Territories are wide open! Let the Flaming Amy's family help you start your own business and bring this exciting new concept to your town. We hope you join us in growing the Flaming Amy's family.

Please contact us at 910.769.2040, by email at franchises@flamingamysbowl.com, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

 

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Why Flaming Amy's Bowl?

Start Up

Our goal at A Bigger Bowl, Inc. (Flaming Amy's Bowl's franchising company) is to grow a fresh and unique concept on a national level. From day one we want to show you the way to opening your own fresh and exciting new business on time and on budget. We will help you select the best location, assist in lease negotiations, connect you with our national supply chain, and provide you with innovative marketing once you have opened. We have assembled a team to help you along every step of the process and continue to provide a support network to make your business a success for years to come. If you don't succeed, we don't succeed!

Training

Without proper training, no business can succeed! A Bigger Bowl has developed a two part intensive training program. The first portion of the program is a 10 day / 80 hour Bowl immersion training course for franchise owner operators. You will learn every aspect of Flaming Amy's Bowl from finances to food preparation. From marketing to meat prep, book keeping to Bowl cleaning, we will cover everything.

Part two of your training comes when you are ready to open your own Bowl! We bring our key employees and training experts to you and lend a hand for the first 10 days / 80 hours you are open. We make sure you are ready for anything!

On-Going Support

At Flaming Amy's Bowl, we are always here to help! Our team will provide you with ongoing support for the life of your business. Daily operational needs, innovative marketing & advertising, apparel & other retail sale items, concept growth... We have got you covered! Together we all succeed.

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Flaming Amy's Bowl is a fresh and unique concept that is looking to step into the national market in a big way! Be a part of that growth!
Contact us and find out how to be a part the freshest dining experience to come around in years.
It could be your chance of a lifetime!
No restaurant experience is required, just a strong drive and a commitment to succeed!

Flaming Amy's Bowl

Our new location at 3224-A North College Rd. Wilmington, NC is now open!
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FAB FAQs

Thanks for your interest in Flaming Amy's Bowl. We hope the list below answers some of your initial questions. If there's anything you'd like to know that isn't on this list, contact us at 910.769.2040, or by email at franchises@flamingamysbowl.com. We hope to work with you soon!

What Is Your Franchise Fee?

$35,000

What are the Startup Costs?

$245,000 ~ $525,000 (includes $35,000 franchise fee)

What are Your Marketing Fees?

We have no required marketing fees at this time.

Do You Offer Financing?

We do not currently offer and third party financing but are working on becoming an SBA approved franchise to help franchisees obtain SBA loans more easily.

Do You Offer Franchises Internationally?

Currently we do not offer international sales, but would be willing to address the situation on a case by case basis.

What is the Recommended Location Size?

Our prototype location is approximately 2,500 square feet with a 70 seat maximum. but the concept is adaptable to suit almost any location.

How long Does it Take to open?

Typically, 8 months from the signing of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). 2 months for site selection and 6 months for build out.

Where do I get my supplies?

Sauces, T-shirts and other branded apparel will be purchased from franchisor. All other supplies must come from approved vendors. 

What sort of Training do you Offer?

There is an immersive 2 week/80 hour training program at the current Bowl location, followed by another 2 weeks of in store training at the franchisee's location at opening. Ongoing training and support are always available.

What Sort of support do you Offer beyond opening?

A Bigger Bowl, Inc will provide continued marketing support, merchandise, and overall promotion of the Bowl brand, as well as consultation as needed for day to day operations.

How much will I make?

We are not legally able to offer any projections as to how much you might make. We can only offer reasonable guidelines and figures of what it will cost to open and operate.

What markets are available?

This is a start-up franchise so territories are wide open! We would like to focus on North Carolina at first, but are open to discuss other areas on a case by case basis.

Are the territories Protected?

Yes. Franchise territories will be based on population densities but will be no closer than 5 miles from another franchise.

Do You Offer Real Estate or lease negotiation Assistance?

We have connections to real estate professionals in North Carolina to assist in regional development and will secure such assistance outside of the region to assist franchisees with site selection. We also have architectural consultation available to estimate build-out costs and assist in lease negotiation and contractor selection.

Who will build my location?

We have connections to recommended regional contractors who are familiar with our prototype and it's specifications. Franchisees may chose their own contractor, but all construction must follow strict guidelines and specifications of our design.

What type of equipment is provided?

No equipment is provided by the franchisor. We have recommended regional vendors and price quotes available, but all equipment is to be purchased by the franchisee.

How do I get a Franchise Disclosure Document?

Within the State of North Carolina we can issue a copy of the FDD (hard copy or pdf) with your signature of a release stating that you have received said FDD and will follow the guidelines within. Contact Us and we'll get going!

 

ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT INFORMATION

 

TYPE OF EXPENDITURE AMOUNT (LOW) AMOUNT (HIGH) METHOD OF PAYMENT WHEN DUE TO WHOM PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE
Initial Franchise Fee (Note 1) $35,000 $35,000 Lump sum, by Certified Check Upon signing of a Franchise Agreement Us
Travel and Living Expenses $1,500 $2,500 As incurred During training Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, etc
Rent or Real Estate (Note 2) $3,000 $7,500 As determined by Lessor Prior to Opening Lessor
Furniture & Fixtures, equipment &Hood (Note 3) $109,000 $135,000 As determined by Vendors Prior to opening or as arranged with Vendors Vendors and Approved Suppliers
Leasehold, Contractor Improvements; Construction Costs (Note 4) $60,000 $275,000 Progress payments Prior to opening or as arranged with Vendors Vendors and Approved Suppliers
Signage $2,000 $4,000 As determined by Vendors Prior to opening or as arranged with Vendors Vendors
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note 5) $3,000 $5,000 As incurred Prior to opening Suppliers, Utilities, etc.
Initial Inventory, including Sauces and Branded T-shirts (Note 6) $5,000 $10,000 As incurred Prior to opening and ongoing Feeling Saucy, Inc.
Initial Inventory/Smallwares (Note 7) $5,000 $10,000 As incurred Prior to opening Approved Suppliers
Advertising/Marketing (3 months) (Note 8) $750 $15,000 As incurred Prior to opening and during first three months Distribution Service and Media
Insurance (Yearly basis) (Note 9) $3,000 $6,000 As determined by Insurance Company Prior to opening or as arranged with Insurance Company/Agent Insurance Company/Agent
Computer equipment and business software, Point of Sale (POS) equipment, internet access (Note 10) $1,816 $2,316 As determined by Vendors Prior to opening or as arranged with Vendors Vendors
Additional Funds for initial three (3) Months (Note 11) $15,000 $20,000 As incurred As incurred Suppliers, Utilities
TOTALS (Note 12) $244,066.00 $527,316.00      

 

Notes:

(1) We will approve or decline your application within 45 days of our receipt of your completed application. Your Franchise Fee will be due upon signing the Franchise Agreement and is fully earned upon payment. We will not refund the Initial Franchise Fee under any circumstances. Neither we, nor any agent or affiliate of ours finances any part of the initial investment.

(2) Rent/Real Estate: If you do not own adequate space, you must lease the space for your Business. Generally, this will include first and last months' rent, plus a security deposit. Typical franchises are commercial centers, strip centers or buildings on commercial streets with heavy traffic, malls and office buildings with a minimum of 2,000 square feet. The terms and conditions of all agreements relating to the purchase, lease, and alteration of the property will be negotiated solely by you; however, we require you to include certain lease provisions. The purchase of real estate may have additional legal expenses.

(3) Leasehold Improvements: The leasehold improvements that you must make include, but are not limited to, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and ceiling, exterior/interior construction, utility installation, millwork, flooring, and decorations. The leasehold cost varies based on size, locations, suppliers/contractors, shipping cost, design/architectural plans, and terms negotiated with the landlord.

(4) Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, Hood: You must purchase or lease furniture, fixtures, and equipment that meet our specifications. This estimate includes the cost of the furniture, fixtures, equipment and decor items as well as a Hood required for your Restaurant. The cost of furniture, fixtures, and equipment will vary depending on the locations and size of the premises, shipping costs, and price difference between suppliers.

(5) Includes other deposits, utility costs, telephone, Internet and communications costs, incorporation fees as well as other business licensing fees, such as a liquor license, can vary substantially depending on State, County and City ordinances.

(6) You must purchase an initial inventory of our proprietary sauces and Branded T-shirts from Feeling Saucy, Inc., our approved supplier owned by our principals.

(7) Initial Inventory, Supplies, and Smallwares: You must purchase and initial inventory of salt and pepper shakers, soy sauce shakers, bowls, silverware, tortilla containers, napkin holders, paper products, To-Go Containers and kitchen storage containers and other miscellaneous items. The cost for these items, exclusive of shipping costs ranges from $5,000 to $10,000

(8) Advertising Requirements for local and NMF: Franchisees will not be required to spend a minimum amount on Local Marketing per month, however we suggest that you spend at least $250 /month to advertise your business.

(9) You must maintain insurance policies in amounts as specified by us periodically in the Manual. Insurance coverage must include general liability, combined single limit, bodily injury and property damage insurance for premises operations, and all other occurrences against claims of any person, employee, customer, agent, or otherwise.

(10) You are required to have monthly internet access and to purchase a computer system (desktop or laptop) capable of running general business software. You will also be required to purchase or lease Quickbooks software. You must also purchase an iPad Air for your point-of-sale (POS) system. We estimate the cost of the computer hardware, business software and iPad Air to be between $1,000 and $1,500. You will also be required to purchase or lease certain software and equipment for the operation of your POS system from our approved vendor Shopkeep.com, Inc. The cost of this software and equipment includes an initial set up fee of $669, as well as, an ongoing monthly fee of $49. We do not require that you use any specific vendors for your computer, internet or communications equipment. We do require that you meet certain minimum standards established periodically in the Manual.

(11) This estimates your initial startup expenses for an initial three-month period, not including payroll costs, and does not include any revenue generated by the operation of your Business. These figures are estimates and we cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting your Business. Your expenses will depend on factors such as: how much you follow our methods and procedures, your management skill, experience and business acumen, local economic conditions (e.g., the local market for quick service, buffet style, all you can eat restaurant), the prevailing wage rate, competition and the sales level reached during the initial period.

(12) We relied on 15 years of experience in the quick service, buffet style, all you can eat restaurant business to compile these estimates. You should review these figures carefully with a business advisor before making any decision to purchase the franchise. We do not provide financing arrangements for you. If you obtain financing from others to pay for some of the expenditures necessary to establish and operate the franchise, the cost of financing will depend on your creditworthiness, collateral, lending policies, financial condition of the lender, regulatory environment, and other factors.

Join Us!

Flaming Amy's Bowl is a fresh and unique concept that is looking to step into the national market in a big way! Be a part of that growth!
Contact us and find out how to be a part the freshest dining experience to come around in years.
It could be your chance of a lifetime!
No restaurant experience is required, just strong drive and a commitment to succeed!

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A Little Bit About Us

Amy and Jay Muxworthy came to Wilmington, NC in 2000 with little more than some pluck and a dream, opening Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn. Offering a one of a kind dining experience infused with their personality, vision and amazing food. Fourteen years later, Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn is going strong, busier than the day it was opened.

Wanting to expand their empire, Amy and Jay opened Flaming Amy's Bowl in 2008. A new concept with just as much personality as "The Barn." Jay wanted to design a restaurant that provides hot, fast, cheap and easy food in a fun and casual environment. And "The Bowl" as we affectionately call it, was born. Funky retro styling appeals to young and old alike. Hot, fresh, delicious food keeps bringing them back, again and again.

Amy Nolan Muxworthy

Co-Founder, CFO

Jay Muxworthy

Co-Founder, CEO

Scott Muxworthy

Director of Brand Management & Franchise Development

Amanda Limbaugh

New Franchise Coordinator

L.J. Latimer

Franchise Training Director

Dozer

Director of Office Morale,
CNO (Chief Napping Officer)

Flaming Amy's Bowl

4418 Shipyard Blvd., and 3224-A North College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Go There Now.
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