Telling nugget of information in this article about Stone Cold Creamery:
So far per store sales at its 12 international stores in the Pacific Rim are running at about $1 million annually, about three times higher than at U.S. stores.
(In the U.S., stores have two to three workers on a weeknight shifts and five to seven on weekend nights).
Pulling in $300,000-$400,000 in gross sales per store is below what most franchisees would consider a fair return on investment.
|WEEKDAYS:12 hours day x 360 days per year x 3 workers x $10/hour average||$130,000|
|WEEKEND EXTRA:5 hours day x 150 days per year x 3 workers x $10/hour average||$22,500|
If labor costs are 30% of your overall costs, this infers that your costs are about 3.33 x $152,500 = $507,825
That seems extraordinarily high but its hard to be more accurate without more data.