Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world's largest supplier of small quantity metals. Our stores are small metal warehouses and distribution centers.

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Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Metal Supermarkets is the world's largest small quantity metal distributor. The stores are small metal warehouse and distribution centers, typically 4,000 - 6,000 square feet. The stores stock, and sell various grades, sizes and shapes of metals such as aluminum, hot and cold rolled steel, stainless steel, brass and copper in bar, tubes, channel and sheet. The core focus is not selling metal used in manufacturing itself but for the maintenance and repair departments of manufacturers, distribution companies, food processors, machine shops, tool and die makers, government agencies and a wide variety of other companies and institutions as well as home owners and hobbyists. Customers who deal with Metal Supermarkets value and benefit from the companies key differentials including "cut to size" metal, fast delivery, and sourcing of non-stock and "hard to find" items, with no required minimum order size..

This is a real relationship business! One of the best things about this business is that it enjoys minimal customer and industry dependency. The franchisees enjoy a consistent long term relationship with their customers, as well as their staff and suppliers. As a B2B franchise without any national competition, this is truly a unique and special franchise opportunity. Metal Supermarkets is the largest participant in this niche. Their franchisees can continue to build their customer base and sales year after year. Even long term franchisees, including those with in excess of 10 years in the business continue to build larger and more diverse customer lists and enjoy greater customer penetration.

Company Details

Established: 1985
First Unit Franchised: 1987
Franchised Units: 103
Company Owned Units: 9
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Maryland - MD, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Minnesota - MN, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Metal Supermarkets

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
40 hours of web based pre-training, 1 week of in class training (virtual at present), 1 week of in store training plus an additional 3 week so store set-up training which includes team members being present for the first week of store operations

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Metal Supermarkets Franchise.

What does a Metal Supermarkets Franchise Cost?

Metal Supermarkets franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $100,000 - $200,000
Total Investment: $238,000 - $437,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $39,500
Royalty: 6% - 2%
Ad: 1.50%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 3
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Metal Supermarkets a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Metal Supermarkets is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Metal Supermarkets a Home Based franchise?

No. Metal Supermarkets is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Metal Supermarkets Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Metal Supermarkets franchisees make. Metal Supermarkets offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Metal Supermarkets a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Metal Supermarkets is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Metal Supermarkets Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Metal Supermarkets franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Metal Supermarkets Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Metal Supermarkets franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Metal Supermarkets Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Metal Supermarkets franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Metal Supermarkets Looking for International franchisees?

No. Metal Supermarkets franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Retail, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Metal Supermarkets Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Metal Supermarkets franchises for sale. We may have Metal Supermarkets franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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