Top 40 Food & Beverage Franchises of 2017

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Businesses You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Although food and beverages are at the heart of every concept within this franchise category, there are countless investment options, business models, and types to choose from. A prospective franchisee can choose to run anything from a van-based, delivery business to a full-service restaurant—with dozens of other business types in between.

A food and/or beverage franchise can be a substantial moneymaker, and multi-unit operators in particular may realize a significant return on their investment once they are established. The wide range of business models within the food and beverage franchise sector makes the business a feasible endeavor at almost any investment level.

Franchise Business Review surveyed over 4,300 franchisees from nearly 100 different food and beverage brands to name this year’s Top 40 Food and Beverage Franchises.
 

 

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Infographics: Food & Beverage Franchises
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Demographics of Food & Beverage Franchisees

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Pre-Tax Income of Food & Beverage Franchisees

The List: Top 40 Food   Beverage Franchises of 2017

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Logo Zor minInvestment – maxInvestment reqLiquidCapital Total Units
Bahama Buck’s
Startup Investment
$223,346 – $720,825
Cash Requirement
$90,000
Total Units
89
Biggby Coffee
Startup Investment
$220,000
Cash Requirement
$70,000
Total Units
254
Billy Sims Barbecue
Startup Investment
$169,000 – $433,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
59
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Startup Investment
$1,224,000 – $3,085,000
Cash Requirementxf
$300,000
Total Units
57
Captain D’s
Startup Investment
$771,000 – $1,003,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Total Units
522
Checkers & Rally’s
Startup Investment
$96,414 – $1,501,265
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
855
Dick’s Wings & Grill
Startup Investment
$237,500 – $772,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
23
Donatos Pizza
Startup Investment
$449,000 – $667,000
Cash Requirement
$449,000 – $667,000
Total Units
152
East Coast Wings & Grill
Startup Investment
$658,875 – $1,133,502
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
35
Fazoli’s Restaurants
Startup Investment
$883,000 – $1,399,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
334
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Startup Investment
$335,000 – $1,035,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
112
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
Startup Investment
$2,120,644 – $6,170,713
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Total Units
482
Ground Round Grill & Bar
Startup Investment
$450,000 – $2,200,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Total Units
27

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Happy & Healthy Products, Inc.
Startup Investment
$45,000 – $90,000
Cash Requirement
$45,000 – $90,000
Total Units
65
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Startup Investment
$251,375 – $495,850
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
548
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
Startup Investment
$191,255 – $385,155
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Total Units
137
Jamba Juice
Startup Investment
$201,000 – $619,300
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Total Units
953
Jason’s Deli
Startup Investment
$905,891
Cash Requirement
$905,891
Total Units
261
Kona Ice
Startup Investment
$120,225 – $143,025
Cash Requirement
$20,000
Total Units
941
LaRosa’s Pizzeria
Startup Investment
$800,000 – $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Total Units
66
Lenny’s Sub Shop
Startup Investment
$188,216 – $396,146
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Total Units
96
Marco’s Pizza
Startup Investment
$221,592 – $546,592
Cash Requirement
$221,592 – $546,592
Total Units
682
Mooyah Burgers & Fries
Startup Investment
$412,750 – $620,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
98
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Startup Investment
$392,875 – $545,475
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Total Units
168
Penn Station
Startup Investment
$293,102 – $593,027
Cash Requirement
$300,000
Total Units
310
Pizza Factory
Startup Investment
$156,000 – $643,500

Cash Requirement
$90,000
Total Units
109

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Planet Sub
Startup Investment
$182,500 – $402,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
58
Scooter’s Coffee
Startup Investment
$334,000 – $514,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
167
Smoothie King
Startup Investment
$225,650 – $426,185
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
907
The Häagen-Dazs Company
Startup Investment
$154,158 – $542,408
Cash Requirement
$154,158 – $542,408
Total Units
206
The Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe
Startup Investment
$299,200 – $468,200
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
405
The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.
Startup Investment
$969,227 – $1,441,089

Cash Requirement
$325,000
Total Units
125
The Wendy’s Company
Startup Investment
$300,000 – $3,000,000
Cash Requirement
$2,000,000
Total Units
6,564
Toppers Pizza
Startup Investment
$$291,666 – $527,152
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Total Units
99
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Startup Investment
$198,050 – $478,550
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Total Units
541
Uno Chicago Grill
Startup Investment
$736,000 – $1,850,500
Cash Requirement
$750,000
Total Units
196
Wings Etc.
Startup Investment
$300,000 – $780,000
Cash Requirement
$300,000 – $780,000
Total Units
40
Wingstop
Startup Investment
$346,775 – $733,249
Cash Requirement
$600,000
Total Units
1,056
Zaxby’s
Startup Investment
$352,000 – $664,300
Cash Requirement
$300,000
Total Units
946
Zoup!
Startup Investment
$321,400 – $609,400
Cash Requirement
$321,400 – $609,400
Total Units
87
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