The job of the master franchisee is multi-faceted, explains Tony Foley, of United Franchise Group, and it usually involves more than one person. UFG likes to see a master franchisee develop a team that can handle the development of a pilot store, then the recruitment, training and support of franchisees. What’s it cost to buy a master franchise? Every region or country is different and the fees are based on specific metrics. However, Foley explains what would be required to purchase a master franchise for a country the size of New Zealand or Kuwait.