Invest

You don't need millions to own a Lowbrow restaurant. It's easier than you think.

Questions we’ll answer on this page:

  • Do you franchise your restaurants?
  • How much money do I need to invest?
  • How risky is the investment?
  • How soon can I get my money back?
  • How long will the entire process take?
  • Can I talk to someone to ask more questions?

Owning a restaurant is a dream to many, but it can be a perilous path those who jump in unprepared.

But to those who find a way to thrive, it’s incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. If you’re anything like us and would love to own your own restaurant, then maybe we can do it together.

A Hands-free Investment

Most restaurants follow a traditional franchise model where a franchisee pays a franchise fee and monthly royalties to the franchisor. We do it differently.

In a traditional franchise model, the investor runs the day-to-day operations of a restaurant after receiving training from the franchisor. This model often means that the investor will be tied-down by the responsibilities of running the restaurant, which is not that easy for newcomers.

In Lowbrow, all investments are completely passive. We run the entire operations, while investors can sit back and watch the business grow.

No franchise fee

We make no money from building a new restaurant—we only do when it profits.

Win-Win Contract

We structured our contract in such a way where we only make money when our partners do.

Investor Priority

Our contracts are built to prioritize our investor returns before we can cash in.

We offer one of the best terms (if not the best) in the industry because we’re still a small company: we have a lean team with a low overhead so we can simply offer better rates.

Making a quick buck isn’t a game that we want to play—we take a long-term view of our business. We’re determined to build our company the right way by treating all our investors and partners with fairness.

Investment Size

In Lowbrow, investments start at only P750,000. Your slice of the pie will be computed as: [Your Investment/Total Capital Expenditures].

The total investment size for a complete restaurant depends on three factors: (1) the concept, (2) the location, and (3) the size. But if we were to throw out an average, a 50-seater restaurant in a prime location would cost about PHP 13–15M to build and operate.

Success Rate & Track Record

If a friend comes to you preaching an investment with the guarantee that you will get rich, that person isn’t your friend. (Maybe he’s a Nigerian prince?) In business, risk cannot be removed, but it can be mitigated.

In our 7-year history of running restaurants, we’ve had a 70% success rate. (We consider restaurants that have completed or are on-pace for a full return on investment a success.)

The way to evaluate future risk is ironically, to look to the past. While we cannot guarantee success, which is impossible to predict, we can tell you how well we’ve performed so far.

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ROI Timeline

An average successful restaurant sees a 4–6 year timeline to recoup the initial capital investment. We’ve had more successful ones do it in less time.

In the event that the investor chooses to sell his/her shares at their original price after a 100% return, the invested cash doubles in value.

Next Steps to Invest

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to have a full understanding of what you’re getting into. We don’t recommend recklessness.

With this in mind, the next step is to set a meeting to discuss options and questions you might still have.

Assuming things go well, the investment can be processed in as fast as 3 months depending on the projects that we have lined up at the moment.

If you’re interested, you can use the form below to request for a meeting.

Request for a Meeting

If you prefer email, you can also send one to invest@eatlowbrow.com with the subject line: “Investment Opportunities.”

Once we’ve received your message, we’ll get in touch with you within 24–48 hours.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!