Checkers & Rally's Restaurant Inc

What Does a Checkers & Rally's Restaurant Inc Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$250,000
Total Investment:$165,000 - $1,235,400

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
Subsector:Hamburgers/Double Drive-Thru
Total Units:800
Year Founded:1986
Franchising Since:1991
Home Office: Tampa, FL
Entrepreneur Magazine "Franchise 500" Ranking; Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises; Top 100 Franchises in The U.S.; Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises in The U.S. Franchise Times Magazine; Top 200 Franchise System QSR Magazine; The QSR Top 50 Supply Chain: Best-in-class Purchasing/Negotiating Power of an 800+ Unit Chain; Franchise Gator Top 100 (2016, 2017, 2018)

About Us

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From the day we first opened our doors in 1986, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has become a market leader in the rapidly growing QSR burger business. As part of the Checkers & Rally's family, you'll benefit from this brand history and be instantly connected to our comprehensive support structure and one of the industry's most unparalleled operating systems. With a strong brand identity, excellent franchisee relationships and an outstanding executive leadership team firmly in place, Checkers & Rally's is well positioned for development across the country.

  • Positioned for a record 2014, with nearly 800 locations, and top-tier market availability
  • Recognized brand with a 25-year proven track record
  • Consistently ranked highest in overall value by guests in the category
  • Three consecutive years of same-store sales growth


Thanks to the love of our big, bold flavors at an irresistible value, our sales/investment ratio is double the industry average!* In addition, our franchisees are experiencing three consecutive years of system-wide same store sale growth.

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  • Restaurant sales are expected to reach an industry high this year of $660.5 billion.
  • We’re a top brand with double-digit growth through the recession.
  • Our customer ratings are highest in the industry when it comes to value for the money.
  • Enjoy product innovation: 25+year commitment (and growing) to Guest-Obsessed© products and hospitality.
  • New freestanding design with 2% royalty discount
  • Super fan base with over 240,000 Facebook fans
  • We welcome investors with operating partners


“I absolutely love my life. I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything. The fact that we work for ourselves gives us the freedom to do things, the rewards from that are phenomenal.”
– Multi-unit franchisee Alan Balen

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Ideal Candidate

We are looking for Entrepreneurs who are looking to join one of America's most beloved QSR brands. A franchise owner can be an owner operator or have an operating partner with restaurant experience If you are looking for a strong ROI and an ability to make a difference in your local community, Checkers & Rally's is the perfect choice.

© 2013 Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. 4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33607. DEV-2013-0609 *This information is based on a 2013 industry data report published by Restaurant Research LLC and comparing those results with the information we present in our 2013 franchise disclosure document. Written substantiation will be provided on request.

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Checkers & Rally's Restaurant Inc is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California.

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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