Join an Award-Winning Franchise
We are committed to a growth strategy that is resolute to the long-term success of our franchisees all while growing our Ohana, or family. Dedicated to the highest standards of intelligent investment, we have strategically created a small, uncluttered yet cohesive restaurant design. Island Fin locations are carefully engineered to be low-investment and range in size from 900 to 1,500 square feet. Our small kitchens with limited cooking allow us to allocate a higher percentage of the space to guest space; therefore, our restaurants are capable of exceptional revenue.
We offer two different types of franchise opportunities. You can choose to own a single-unit franchise, which allows you to operate your own Island Fin Poké Co. in a protected territory of your choice. We also offer area development franchises for those looking to lock down a larger territory and slowly build a series of Island Fin Poké Co. locations.
Island Fin offers a comprehensive training program to ensure that each franchise is 100% equipped with the knowledge, skills and expertise to successfully operate their own store. Our multi-phased training includes 17 hours of a classroom setting training and 23 hours of on-the-job training, 8 days of training at your location (to cover training your team) and the first 5 days open in addition to many hours of ongoing support at your newly established practice.
|Type of Expenditure||Amount||Method of Payment||When Due||To Whom Payment is Due|
|Initial Franchise Fee||$49,500||Lump sum payment in cash or available funds||Upon signing the Franchise Agreement.||Island Fin Poké Co.|
|Your Training Expenses||$1,600 - $2,400||As required for transportation, lodging or meals||As required by suppliers of transportation, lodging or meals||Suppliers of transportation, lodging or meals|
|Premises Deposits||$5,000 - $18,000||As required by landlord or utility providers||As required by landlord or utility providers||Landlord or utility providers|
|Design & Architect Fees||$4,000 - $12,000||As required by supplier||Before opening as required by supplier||Supplier|
|Leasehold Improvements, Construction and/or Remodeling||$120,000 - $220,000||As required by supplier, contractor or landlord||Before opening as required by supplier||Suppliers, contractor or landlord|
|Furniture & Fixtures||$15,000 - $20,000||As required by supplier||Before opening||Suppliers|
|Exterior Signage||$3,500 - $7,000||As incurred||Before opening||Suppliers|
|Business Licenses & Permits||$1,500 - $2,500||As required by government agencies||Before opening as required by government agencies||Government agencies|
|Computer Systems||$1,500 - $3,000||As required by suppliers||Before opening||Suppliers|
|Initial Inventory to Begin Operating||$5,000 - $7,000||As required by suppliers||Before opening||Suppliers|
|Equipment||$25,000 - $40,000||As required by suppliers||Before opening||Suppliers|
|Professional Fees||$750 - $1,500||As required by providers||As incurred||Attorney, accountant or other professional service providers|
|Grand Opening Advertising||$10,000||As required by supplier||As required by supplier||Suppliers|
|Insurance||$1,200 - $1,600||As required by insurer||Before opening||Insurer|
|Operating Expenses/Additional Funds – 3 months||$40,000 - $55,000||As incurred||Payroll weekly, other purchases according to agreed-upon terms||Employees, utilities or suppliers, etc.|
TOTAL INVESTMENT REQUIRED: $283,550 - $449,500
Our Franchise Development Team
Justin E. Guevara, CDO
After conducting a simple internet search on franchise opportunities, it’s easy to see why so many people never take the leap and miss out on achieving their personal and professional goals. Sifting through over 3,000 brands can be an extremely daunting task, and the best decision that any future franchise owner can make is to begin utilizing the knowledge and expertise of a franchise consultant.
“If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.”
– Robert Kiyosaki
Justin decided at an early age that he wanted to be a business owner, and since graduating from St. John’s University and entering the world of franchising, he has experienced all aspects of the industry including multi-unit ownership, master franchising and executive-level management. It’s this diverse background that qualifies him to assist prospective franchise owners and future entrepreneurs in making one of the most important and exciting decisions of their lives.
Justin’s career in franchising started when he purchased three struggling fitness franchises while living in New York, where he grew up. Through improved sales and marketing tactics, making key organizational changes and implementing operational efficiencies, all three locations reached top 5 status in the network before being successfully sold.
Justin’s next stop was at a nationwide property restoration franchise (300+ locations) where he got to learn the franchisor side of the business by working his way up to Vice President of Franchise Development. It was his time in this role where he obtained a deep understanding of the franchise discovery process, with responsibilities ranging from being the architect of Franchise Disclosure Documents to assisting prospective owners in obtaining proper financing. In 2015, Justin took his franchise development experience with him and purchased a Maid Right Master franchise, which he still owns in South Florida.
Cliff R. Nonnenmacher, CDO
Early in his career, Cliff was an investment banker with one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Morgan Stanley. He left his Wall Street job in 2003 to acquire a Master Franchise opportunity for the entire state of New York and Connecticut. Once he entered the world of franchising, he never left. Cliff has been involved in every aspect of the franchisor/franchisee relationship. He has owned several franchises including Cartridge World, Personal Training Institute, Puro Clean, Maid Right and several non-franchise companies. In addition, he has developed the following brands domestically and internationally: Four Seasons Sunrooms, Contours Express and Games2U.
His passion is mentoring franchise owners and working with individuals to understand if franchise ownership is the right step for them. Cliff brings a wealth of experience to the table. Today, Cliff uses his 25 years of experience in franchising, finance and business to help people realize their dream of independent business ownership. Cliff lives in Boca Raton, FL with his wife Nicole and their son Chase. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, snow skiing, traveling and golf.