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Company-Wide Focus on Franchise Profitability


  • Minimum financial requirements*

    Net Worth: $1,000,000
    Liquid Assets: $300,000

  • Experience

    Previous franchise or restaurant experience preferred

  • Multi-Unit development

    3 restaurant minimum

  • Development Fee*


  • Franchise Fee*

    $15,000 - $25,000 dependent on the number of restaurants in operation

  • Royalty Fee

    4% of gross sales

  • Advertising Fee

    Up to 7%

  • Unit Size

    2,500 SQ. FT. - 3,037 SQ. FT.

  • Term of Franchise Agreement

    20 Years

  • Franchise Training

    10 Weeks

  • Initial Investment*

    $1,600,000 to $2,120,000

*Per Unit Developed
Information subject to change. Please refer to the Franchise Disclosure Document for up-to-date information and full details.
International fees will vary.


Application Process

  • Initial Call with Prospect & Franchise Rep
  • Review Virtual Brochure
  • Complete Franchise Application
  • Disclosure Document Provided
  • Market Meeting
  • Background Check
  • Approval from Treasury
  • Discovery Day in Corporate Office
  • Letter of Understanding and Term Sheet
  • Development Agreements

Development Process

  • Secure Territory
  • Submit Real Estate Package
  • Franchise Agreement Signed & Fees Paid Prior to Construction
  • 10-Week Franchisee/Senior Management Training in Restaurant
  • Develop Site
  • Train Crew for New Opening
  • Grand Opening!

Training & Support

Before you open
we assist you through the following:

  • Site Selection
  • Restaurant Design
  • Equipment Ordering
  • Construction
  • 10-Week Training for Franchise / Senior Management
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After you open
we continue to assist you with:

  • Field Support: We have a team of franchise business consultants who will assist you with your business.
  • Operations: We provide periodic information on a variety of items to assist you with operating your new business.
  • Franchise Services: We are only a phone call or an email away to respond to any questions you might have.
  • R&D: A qualified staff of professionals in our state-of-the-art kitchen provides ongoing research and development.
  • Marketing/Advertising: You continually benefit from our marketing team who will support you with your strategic advertising and local store marketing.