Quick Service Restaurants Franchise Opportunities Are Sizzling

Opening a Quick-Service Restaurant franchise can be a fast way to feed your success.

Quick-Service Restaurants are always a popular franchise option, across the US

With 633 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Quick-Service Restaurants are a staple in the franchise industry, with a wide range of well-known brands. Some of the most popular businesses in this sector include restaurants that offer Burgers and Sandwiches, Chicken and Ribs, and Seafood, just to name a few.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Quick Service Restaurants sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Quick Service Restaurants sector?

The average investment in the Quick Service Restaurants sector is $598,904. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Quick Service Restaurants franchises, 314 have an investment lower than $400,499. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $45,801,442.

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

Initial Investment
$45,801,442 Highest
$24,050 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Quick Service Restaurants sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 53% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 44% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Quick Service Restaurants sector?

How much money you can make from a Quick Service Restaurants 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 Quick Service Restaurants sector, 53% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 44% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Quick Service Restaurants Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

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Why buy a Quick Service Restaurants franchise?
QSR franchises are familiar to customers and have loyal brand followings. They are great investments for first time franchisees or sophisticated investors seeking to add to their portfolio.
  • Established sector with franchises that continue to grow
  • Great for career changers over 40 years old
  • There are several new brands with great brand equity
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Are you an ideal candidate?
Most of the larger fast food franchises try to develop within their existing franchisee network and support multi-unit development growth internally. It's difficult to be approved for some of these franchises. Emerging franchises are building training and support programs to attract new investors and first-time restaurant owners. Typically you need to be well financed, but don't need restaurant ownership experience.
Want a more detailed analysis of the Quick Service Restaurants sector?
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