Full-Service Restaurant Franchise Opportunities

Buying a franchise is a great way to start the restaurant you've always dreamed of owning.

Owning a Franchise Restaurant in your area

A franchise presents an excellent chance to start a business for any would-be restaurateurs. Restaurant franchises have many benefits, like instant name recognition, existing customer-base, and built-in marketing. However, when you're investing in a franchise in the food-service industry, you will want to ensure you pick a brand that is best suited for you. Here below are a few items to think about when finding and buying a restaurant franchise in your area.

What Exactly is a Restaurant Franchise?

Not all restaurant chains are franchises. The case could be that, even when a restaurant is globally recognized, it can be owned by corporate and operated by company employees. A restaurant franchise is bought, and owners are franchisees who purchase the rights to operate a location.

The franchisee pays a percentage to the head office as they operate under the brand. In return, corporate implements branding characteristics and carries out the marketing, menus, education, conferences, and troubleshooting for all its franchisees.

What Franchises in the Restaurant Industry Are Available?

There are many different kinds of restaurant franchises you could buy. You could go in on a fast-food restaurant, quick service, fast-casual, counter walk-up, sit-down, food truck, or even focus on a meal-specific franchise and only serve dessert or breakfast. You'll have better outcomes with an establishment that meets your preferences and gels with what corporate wants, so get in touch with us to jumpstart your new business venture.

We can help you recognize gaps in your area and evaluate the options that are available to fill those niches so you have a portion of the open market. With our help, you will understand the local area's economy, median household income, and other factors to make an educated choice when buying a restaurant franchise. Researching the market may illustrate what is lacking in your area and what type of franchise restaurant the people want.

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

With help from an expert team, you can find a restaurant franchise to fit your goals in your area.

Across the United States, Full-Service restaurants offer brand-recognition that's vital to start-up businesses

With 221 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Full-Service Restaurant franchises are a big part of the American food scene. Some of the more popular franchises in this sector include Bar and Grill concept eateries, as well as restaurants that specialize in Burgers and Sandwiches, Chicken and Ribs, and Seafood. 
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Full-Service Restaurants sector
Initial Investment

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

The average investment in the Full-Service Restaurants sector is $1,350,460. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Full-Service Restaurants franchises, 110 have an investment lower than $952,679. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $5,245,647.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Full-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
$5,245,647 Highest
$51,825 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Full-Service Restaurants sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 59% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 41% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Full-Service Restaurants sector?

How much money you can make from a Full-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 Full-Service Restaurants sector, 59% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 41% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Full-Service Restaurants 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.
Why buy a Full-Service Restaurants franchise?
Full-Service Restaurants are great investments for experienced business owners looking to diversify their portfolio or capitalize on past restaurant expertise.
  • This franchise sector includes several well known brands to choose from.
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Are you an ideal candidate?
These restaurants are usually larger than typical fast food places and require operating experience due to the complexity of the business. Ideal candidates are typically well financed and can open up several locations. Prior or current restaurant ownership experience is usually required by the larger franchises in this space, but some emerging concepts will train and support you as long as you have the desire and capital to invest.
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