DirectBuy FDD Summary
Type of Business
The franchisee will establish and operate a buyer club business that sells buyer club memberships to the general public and provides merchandise ordering and related services to its members, under the DirectBuy® name.
The franchisor is DirectBuy Inc., an Indiana corporation doing business under that name. They were original incorporated in April 1981 under the name United Consumers Club Franchising Corporation; changed their name to UCC TotalHome, Inc. in January 1999 and changed their name to DirectBuy Inc. in October 2004. Their principal business address is 8450 Broadway, Merrilville, Indiana, 46410. They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of their direct parent, United Consumers Club, Incorporated.
The total initial investment necessary to begin operation of a Del Taco franchise for each type of restaurant and location offered, excluding the cost to purchase or lease your real estate, but including the initial fees of $46,700 to $47,500 (consisting of the $35,000 initial franchise fee; $10,000 promotional fee; and technology support costs which are estimated to range from $1,700 to $2,500) that you must pay to the franchisor, ranges as follows:
- 5 Prototype (64 Seats): $1,102,700 to $1,646,384
- 0 Prototype (56 Seats): $1,067,700 to $1,586,384
- Conversion: $792,700 to $ 1,228,384
- End Cap: $817,700 to $1,178,384
- Inline: $767,700 to $1,128,384