Construction Cost Estimates for Fast Food Restaurant in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a fast food restaurant using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 4000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a fast food restaurant in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of fast food restaurant models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Fast Food Restaurant Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 10.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 4000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $218.80 $875,200
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $54.70 $218,800
Architectural Fees 8% $21.88 $87,500
Total Building Cost $295.38 $1,181,500
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $202.70 $810,800
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $50.67 $202,700
Architectural Fees 8% $20.27 $81,100
Total Building Cost $273.64 $1,094,600

Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Concrete Block With Stucco / Bearing Walls

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Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Concrete Block With Stucco / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
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Fast Food Restaurant Square Foot Cost Assuming Wood Siding / Wood Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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