Quick Service Restaurants Franchise Opportunities Are Sizzling

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

Purchase a Franchise Restaurant in your area

A franchise presents the perfect opportunity to buy a business for any would-be entrepreneurs. Franchise restaurants have many benefits, like instant brand awareness, existing customer-base, and marketing done for you. But, when you're investing in a restaurant franchise, you will want to make sure you select a brand that is the best possible fit for you. Here below are a few items to consider when researching and buying a franchise restaurant in your area.

What Does a Franchise Restaurant Owner Do?

Not all restaurant chains are independently owned. The case could be that, even though a restaurant is instantly recognized, it can be corporate-owned and run by company employees. A restaurant franchise is purchased, and owners are franchisees who buy the rights to open their own business.

The franchisee pays royalties to the corporate office as part of the deal. In exchange, corporate has branding characteristics and handles the advertising, menus, education, conferences, and troubleshooting for all its independently owned locations.

Available Restaurant Franchises

Do you know there are many kinds of franchise restaurants? You could go in on a fast-food restaurant, quick service, fast-casual, counter walk-up, sit-down, food truck, or even base your choice on a meal-specific restaurant and only serve dessert or breakfast. You'll have the best success with a restaurant that meets your requirements and meshes with corporate's needs, so contact our team to get the ball rolling.

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

We Help You Choose What Type 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.

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

With 635 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 $601,961. 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 $399,747. 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.

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 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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