Catering and Delivery Franchise Opportunities

Open a Franchise in the Food Service Industry in your area

Do you have a go-getting attitude and have always wanted to open a restaurant in your area? There are a lot of benefits to jumpstarting your own establishment in the restaurant industry. However, it can also be difficult. A franchise restaurant may be the ideal match where the food-service industry intersects with business ownership, presenting a perfect opportunity to start a company for many would-be restaurateurs. As you consider going in on a new restaurant franchise in your area, there are a few items to think about.

What Exactly is a Restaurant Franchise?

Not all restaurant chains are independently owned. For instance, even though a restaurant is instantly recognized, it can be corporate-owned and run by company employees. A franchise restaurant is bought, and owners are independent and purchase the rights to operate their own business.

The franchisee pays royalties to the corporate office, or franchisor, as they operate under the brand. In return, the franchisor has branding guidelines and takes care of marketing, menus, training, conferences, and problem-solving for all its independently owned locations.

Available Food-Industry Franchises

Franchises in the food-industry include

  • Fast Food
  • Quick Services
  • Fast Casual
  • Counter Walk Ups
  • Sit Downs
  • And More

Some can be very specific in their offerings like breakfast only, or just dessert, while other restaurant franchises do it all. Before choosing any franchise in the restaurant industry, we can help you determine what might be more successful in your area and fill a market niche.

Our experts can assist you in drilling down the competition and compiling a profile of the local economy to help you in choosing the best brand. Knowing items like your area's average median household income, what other restaurants are open in your area and how they do business will help you decide what franchise restaurant to open. By analyzing the market, the research could illustrate that the neighborhood will welcome it with open arms.

We Help You Decide on What Kind of Restaurant to Purchase in your area

With some directed help from us, you can find a franchise restaurant to fit the bill in your area.

With 5 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Catering and delivery franchises bring food to events and outings. Catering franchises will set up and serve food and can be anything from hot meals to ice cream party buses.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Delivery sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Delivery sector?

The average investment in the Delivery sector is $104,806. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Delivery franchises, 2 have an investment lower than $67,950. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $229,178.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Delivery investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$229,178 Highest
$43,800 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Delivery sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 60% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 0% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Delivery sector?

How much money you can make from a Delivery franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Delivery sector, 60% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 0% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Delivery Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

These statistics are a sample drawn from just two of seven grade sections we research and analyze. For a full sector report, contact us.
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