Bare Metal Standard



What is a kitchen exhaust system?
A kitchen exhaust system is used to remove the heat, exhaust, and grease vapor off the cookline and out of the commercial cooking facility. Typically this consists of three parts: the hood, ductwork, and exhaust fan. Read more

Why Buy a Bare Metal Standard Franchise?
  • 50 Years of experience has allowed us to fine tune our process, giving each franchisee the tools for success. Read more.

    • In depth, initial training of the proprietary service process
    • Online and Classroom Training
    • Customized Customer Relationship Management
    • Sales Training & Support
    • Proprietary software allows you to properly schedule your work and review shifts the day after, analyzing job completion and profitability
    • Marketing Training & Support
  • Not only is the support you receive unlike any other franchise model, but you will be provided a unique service to your customer, making it easy to differentiate yourself from your competition. Read more

    • National and regional sales provided by corporate
    • 24/7 technical support
    • Sales/Bidding support
    • AND… the service is unique too

    Our process is proprietary. Bare Metal Standard commits to a whole system cleaning that delivers 98% bare metal.

  • As kids we grew up in a family business, my father’s original hood and exhaust cleaning company. As adults, our original Bare Metal Standard was a family business too — and today we’re proud to have family members and dear friends all working in the business. When you serve with family and all of the people you care about most you figure out what you stand for pretty quick. Around here our values are shared: honesty, open communication, transparency and comprehensive support is what matters most. Here’s why.
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Connect with Jeff Stanley, Franchise Development Director directly at 714-606-3493 or contact us below.


Becoming an associate of BARE METAL STANDARD® kitchen exhaust cleaning services is an investment, and we believe it is important to know – up front – the initial costs of starting your business.

Initial Franchise Fee

Initial Franchise Fee: $38,000

All fees payable to us or our affiliates are non-refundable. This fee gives you a protected territory of up to 1,500 commercial cooking operators, in addition to another 1,500 locations in an open territory between you and the next franchise.
Equipment & Supplies

Equipment & Supplies: $77,000

Your equipment and supply fee includes a service vehicle, outfitting, and all equipment necessary to begin your business. Branding of your service vehicle includes a marks and graphics package approved by corporate.

All service vehicles must be leased or purchased through our approved supplier(s). Franchisees may not purchase a used vehicle to act as your service vehicle without receiving our prior written approval. Franchisees must outfit service vehicles to conform with Bare Metal Standards System Standards. Please contact us for a copy of the FDD for more information.

Veterans Discount Offered
Total Initial Investment Needed
$159,095 - $245,100

Total Initial Investment Needed: $159,095 - $245,100

The estimated initial investments are based primarily on the costs incurred by and the experiences of our opening and operating businesses. Because these figures are only estimates, it is possible both to reduce and to exceed costs. Your actual initial investment may vary depending on a variety of factors such as: geography, the availability of sites, your business size, location, your discretionary expenditures, the availability of leasing or financing arrangements, your credit rating, and other factors.

Neither we nor any of our affiliates offer direct or indirect financing for any part of the initial investment.

Ongoing Royalty
10% (of Gross Revenue)

**As members of VetFran, a project of the International Franchise Association, BARE METAL STANDARD® kitchen exhaust cleaning services is happy to offer veterans and military spouses a $5,000 discount on the initial franchise fee.

frequently asked questions

1How many Bare Metal Standard franchisees are currently operating?
There are ten franchise locations currently operating within the United States. For more information on these locations, please request a copy of our FDD.
2Where are there currently franchise opportunities?
Please contact Jeff Stanley, our Franchise Development Director for available franchise locations at 714-606-3493.
3Can I be a passive owner?
No. To be a successful owner, you need to be involved in the day to day operations.
4Do I need previous experience in this industry?
Not at all. Having minimal exposure to the servicing of kitchen exhaust systems is welcomed because Bare Metal Standard has a proprietary service process. This means that each franchisee will require the same amount of training no matter their market experience.
5Can I operate the business out of my home?
No. To own and operate a franchise, it is required to have a designated place of business to store the service vehicles, house inventory, and employee workspace.
6How big of a territory do I get?
A territory is based off 3,000 commercial cooking locations, with no less than 1,500 location being located within your own defined territory.
7What are your royalty fees?
Royalties are 10% of gross revenue and are paid monthly.
8What type of support will I receive after the initial training is complete?
You will receive continuous support including, but not limited to: 24/7 technical support, national marketing and sales programs, and access to all additional training on all digital platforms (scheduling software, CRM, and training platform).
9How much money will I make?
Revenues may vary significantly based on many factors. Please reference ITEM 19 in the FDD for more information.
10How can I get a copy of the Bare Metal Standard Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
Upon completion of a telephone interview, you will be emailed a copy of the Bare Metal Standard FDD.
11Is financing available?
Yes. We have ties with third party affiliates that may provide financing.
12Do you have a national advertising fund fee?
Yes. The national advertising fund is 1% of gross revenue. This is paid monthly.