A broad overview
Franchises are performing well across the Russian domestic market and, according to forecasts, chains will expand beyond 2,500 brands and 200,000 outlets to create up to 4 million new jobs and add about US$7.5 billion to Russia’s GDP. Clearly that will be welcomed by Mr Putin and the government.
Franchise opportunities might typically require an initial investment worth ca US$25,000. Royalties do not normally exceed 5% or are generally replaced by the obligation of minimum purchases from the franchisor as established in the contract.