Never bid a fast food joint, but I have done some other "chain" establiments. I didn't really like the way it was "set up". They usually had "national venders" that required you to have most of the money for the fixtures, and gear "out of your pocket". They were usually hard to deal with, and wouldn't help you like a local supply house will. Usually large establishments like that will have no problem holding your money back because you made a mistake on some document. Don't let me discourage you to much. Good luck with it.
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The Watt Doctor Altura Cogen Channelview, TX
Re: Fast Food Estimate#20185 01/09/0311:12 PM01/09/0311:12 PM
Just a word of caution on these big jobs, a local EC bid and did a large Drug Store, he trusted the GC because he was national. The last I heard he was in to his supplier for about $90K, the GC took off and never paid any of the subs. All of us got letters from the supplier that any job over 5000.. would not be honored without a 'Notice of Furnishing', which this EC did not have. Needless to say he lost everything. AS Phil Esterhouse of Hill Street Blues used to say. "Be careful out there"