Retail Food Franchise Opportunities

Retail Food franchises can be extremely profitable, because their products are always in demand.

Retail Food franchises are growing in several US states

With 123 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Retail Food is an ever-growing market, with a wide range of franchised business opportunities. Popular examples include Bakeries, Convenience Stores, Specialty Food Stores, and Vending Business Opportunities.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Retail Food sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Retail Food sector?

The average investment in the Retail Food sector is $613,242. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Retail Food franchises, 61 have an investment lower than $276,313. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $16,961,000.

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

Initial Investment
$16,961,000 Highest
$11,100 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Retail Food sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 47% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 36% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Retail Food sector?

How much money you can make from a Retail Food 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 Retail Food sector, 47% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 36% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Retail Food Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

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Why buy a Retail Food franchise?
Retail Food concepts are great first-time investment opportunities and several franchises offer great training and support programs.
  • Several brands have limited turnover
  • Long-standing franchises have paved the way for emerging, scalable opportunities
  • Great for career changers over 40 years old
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Are you an ideal candidate?
There are several types of candidates that fit different retail food franchise concepts. Some are seeking part-time franchisees, so if you're worried about quitting your job to operate a business, this sector is a good option to consider.
Want a more detailed analysis of the Retail Food sector?
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