By owning a LaRuche Fine European Foods Franchise

LaRuche Fine European Foods is a gourmet seafood boutique for the quality and health conscious consumer. It is a franchise division of LaRuche Imports, Inc., and exclusively features some of the World’s Finest Seafood Products under the LaRuche Brand and The Queen of The Coast® Brand.

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Why the LaRuche franchise?


Exclusivity on Established European brands

We have the exclusive rights to market, established brands like, The LaRuche Brand and The Queen Of The Coast® Brand…The World’s Finest Seafood Products!, produced by Ramirez & Ca. (Filhos), S.A., of Portugal since 1853. Presently there are over forty different healthy seafood products in The Queen Of The Coast® Brand, such as Sardines, Tuna, Tuna Salads, Mackerels, Salmon, etc.


When you become a LaRuche Fine European Foods franchisee, you become family.We train you. We provide marketing, branding and operational support. We will do whatever it takes to help you succeed. You will be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

First Mover Advantage

We have a niche market and some of our products introduce some new categories into this market segment. You get to select the best locations and territories available in this niche market since we just began to issue franchises in 2016.


Our franchise concept is very simple to operate. Our model is completely turn-key. We handle most of the set-up including build-out. We carry only shelf stable products that require no refrigeration. Store hours and management system is structured to be operated by one person or a single family; no staffing required.

Low investment

Compared to most franchise opportunities the estimated total initial investment required ranges from $200,000.00 to $250,000.00. And this is inclusive of franchise fees, build out/leasehold improvements, fixtures, POS systems and opening stock inventory. For a limited time, we are offering an early bird financing package through a third party for the first 10 franchisees to sign up.

Ground Floor Opportunity

 This is a ground floor opportunity to be your own boss. Come let us grow together and build the next big thing. You could be the next big thing.


  • You must have the required funds.
  • You are driven and you are looking for more
  • You are honest and willing to work hard
  • You love that our products are unique, healthy and of premium quality.
  • You want to make a difference in the community



Initial investment

Initial Fee (Item 5) $15,000 for each Franchise store $15,000.00 As arranged $15,000 upon signing of the Franchise Agreement Franchisor
Travel & Living Expenses While Attending Initial Training $250.00 $3,000.00 As Incurred Before, During & After Training Vendors, Airlines, Hotels, Car Rental Companies, etc.
Real Estate rental & Security Deposit (2 Months)(Note B ) $3,000.00 $10,000.00 As agreed with Landlord As Arranged Landlord
Build-out/leasehold improvementfee including fixtures, signage, POS systems, digital displays and shelf labeling systems etc. ( Note C ) $130,000.00 $145,000.00 Lump Sum Within 14 days after signing of the agreement. Franchisor
Software $134.00 $134.00 As arranged Every 1st of the month Software provider
Replicated Web site $19.99 per month $19.99 As arranged Every 5th of each month along with the royalty fee. Franchisor
Opening Stock Inventory ( Note D ) $30,000.00 $30,000.00 Lump sum Four ( 4 ) weeks before scheduled store opening Franchisor
Licenses/permits $500.00 $1,000.00 As required by licensing authorities Before Opening according to state, county and local requirements. State, County, City
Grand Opening (Note E) $1,500.00 $3,000.00 As Incurred within first 90 days As Incurred within first 90 days Franchisor/Vendors
Insurance (Note F) 1 year. $600.00 $2,000.00 As Arranged As Arranged Insurance Companies
Legal/Accounting Fees (Note G) $500.00 $3,000.00 As Incurred As Incurred Lawyer/Accountant
Opening Inventory of office Supplies Uniforms, grocery bags , shopping carts etc. $2,000.00 $5,000.00 As Arranged As Arranged Franchisor/vendors
Additional funds 3 months (Note H) $15,000.00 $30,000.00 As Incurred As Incurred Third parties. utilities, vendors, landlords etc.
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note I) $2,000.00 $5,000.00 As Incurred As Incurred Vendors, Suppliers, Utilities, etc.
Total $200,503.99 $252,153.99

Real Estate Required

1. Ideal Location

  • Near dense daytime populations, including central business districts, business parks, industrial parks, hospitals and colleges
  • In retail areas with strong traffic
  • Residential population greater than 25,000 within the defined area
  • Median income greater than $25,000

2. Size

  • 1000-1500 square feet. However we shall buildout no more than 600 to 800 square feet for the store show room and 200 to 400 square feet for the backrooms/office, storage and restrooms.

3. Lease Terms

  • 5 year base term with three 5 year renewal options
  • No percentage rent or radius restrictions

4. Shell Condition and Tenant Improvements

  • 400 amp, 120/208 or 120/240 volt, 3-phase, 4-wire electrical service stubbed to a main distribution panel in the premises and furnished with meter, circuit breakers, and disconnect as required by code
  • Minimum 1 ton per 200 square feet of HVAC
  • 1 1/2″ water line rated at a minimum of 45 psi and 4″ sewer line stubbed to the rear of the premises
  • Gas service, if available
  • 1 ADA restrooms per LaRuche approved blueprints.
  • Space that includes all the above improvements will reduce the buildout/leasehold improvement fee to $130,000.00. Without them It is $145,000.00


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Some Common Questions

1. How much money do I need to open a franchise?

The estimated total initial investments required ranges from $200,000. to $250,000. depending on size and location. For a limited time we are offering an early bird financing package through a third party for the first 10 franchisees to sign up

2. How much money can I make as a franchisee?

We are restricted by the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations from providing you with specific profit projections. To learn more about actual experiences, we encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our discovery process.

3. What kind of training and support can I expect as a franchisee?

Forty (40)  hours of training including hands on training at a franchise location and support at your store when you open. When you become a LaRuche Fine European Foods franchisee, you become family. We provide marketing, branding and operational support. We will do whatever it takes to help you succeed. You will be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

4. How long does it take to open the store?

Every location is different however it takes 3-6 months from when you sign the franchise agreement.

5. What are the royalty contributions?

The royalty fees are 6% of gross revenues when in compliance with the franchise agreement and 2% of gross revenues for the marketing fund.

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This is not an offer to sell a LaRuche Fine European Foods Franchise. The franchise opportunity is offered   only by delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) to you in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) franchising rules and various states franchise sales laws.

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