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Drifter's Hamburgers

Drifter's Hamburgers was founded in 2008 with a focus on creating a unique fast food hamburger that is unsurpassed in both quality and taste. We prefer to do a few things well! We don't give into the temptation of trying to be all things to all people. High quality, cooked-to-order hamburgers, French fries and milkshakes remain the cornerstone of our menu.

What Does a Drifter's Hamburgers Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Drifter's Hamburgers, you'll need to have at least $40,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $113,500 - $501,000. They also offer a discount for veterans. *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $40,000
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Net Worth: $250,000
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Total Investment: $113,500 - $501,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Not Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes. $1,000 off. We Value our Veterans!

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 2
Home Office: Colorado Springs, CO
Year Founded: 2008
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Is Drifter’s Hamburgers Right For You?

Building and maintaining a thriving business that is rewarding both financially and personally takes focus, commitment, and a great work ethic. That said, it’s not for everyone.

Like every successful business, Drifter’s Hamburgers needs sound leaders to represent us as franchisees. We are looking for ambassadors for our brand.

Attention To Detail

  • Drifter’s Hamburgers serves cooked-to-order hamburgers featuring fresh beef without added hormones or antibiotics.
  • Our buns are 100% all natural, made with certified “chemical free” wheat and made without preservatives or GMOs.
  • Our fries are cooked-to-order and served piping hot.
  • Our lemonade is fresh squeezed.
  • Our secret hamburger sauce is made fresh on location.
  • Drifter’s also offers grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, and a breakfast menu featuring the famous “B52” breakfast burrito.

Building Design And Layout
One of the biggest advantages in the development of a Drifter’s hamburgers franchise is the low cost build out options. Drifter’s Hamburgers can take an existing restaurant and adapt our concept to as little as 700 sq. ft. or as much as 3000 sq. ft. or more. Our goal is to combine high capacity output with as low a start up investment as possible in order to yield a high per square foot volume.

We will be available throughout the design process to help you create the most attractive and cost efficient design possible.

The basic look of Drifter’s Hamburgers building design is consistent with the product offering. Just real food, not faddish or trendy, and reflects an honest and straight forward approach that we feel transcends the building design to the product and the people of our organization.

The National success of concepts within the burger segment indicates to us a vast potential for Drifter’s Hamburgers. Drifter’s Hamburgers has positioned itself for an exciting future – and yes, there is plenty of room for a really good fast food hamburger.

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Prime Areas Available
One of the primary benefits of teaming with an emerging brand like Drifter’s Hamburgers is location preference. As an emerging brand, the flexibility and potential of this brand will never be higher.


  • Pre-opening Assistance
  • Training
  • Manuals and Forms
  • Proprietary Recipes
  • Exclusive Territories
  • Business Management Systems
  • Ongoing Support
  • Site Selection Assistance

Ideal Candidate

Ignite Your Passion – Have you ever thought of what it would be like to own your own business? Have you realized your long term goals for your future? Maybe the time is right for you, and yes, maybe, Drifter’s Hamburgers is just the business for you.

What is Drifter’s Hamburgers looking for in a franchisee?
Answer: We look for candidates who have a passion for excellence. It’s helpful if the candidate has progressive experience in the restaurant industry. Drifter’s would be great for: a chain with underperforming stores, a restaurant group that would like to add a hamburger concept to their portfolio, a manager of a high volume restaurant who has more experience than money, a group of restaurant enthusiasts who see the potential of a low cost fast food hamburger franchise, or any person, or group of people, who just want to be in on the ground floor of something very special!

We seek Franchisees Who Are Service-Oriented
We are looking for franchisees who honestly care about the service that they provide to their most valuable asset – the customer.

Passionate About Our Brand
We seek franchisees who are obsessed with quality and attention to detail because they know that the little details count.

Franchise Steps

Ten simple steps to becoming a Drifter’s Hamburgers Franchisee

  • Candidate fills out franchise information request form.
  • Candidate participates in telephone interview to discuss interest and qualifications. It is best for candidate to have a detailed list of questions prepared for telephone interview.
  • Drifter’s Franchising obtains candidate’s credit report and asset verification.
  • If initial requirements are met, the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is forwarded to candidate for review.
  • Candidate signs and returns FDD receipt page to Drifter’s Franchising.
  • Candidate conducts due diligence (legal counsel, information gathering, etc.).
  • Candidate and Drifter’s Franchising schedule a discovery day. During the discovery day, candidate will meet key management personnel, eat some burgers, hang out, and obtain answers to any additional questions.
  • Drifter’s Franchising reviews candidate’s qualifications and notifies candidate of results.
  • If candidate is approved, the franchise agreement is signed and the candidate pays the initial franchise fee.

The Investment

We believe that a Drifter’s Hamburgers is fairly priced and is one of the best deals in franchising today. We estimate the initial start-up costs to range from $105,000 to over $500,000 depending on several factors including build out and real estate costs.

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  • Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • $25,000 each additional location
  • Royalties: 5% of sales
  • Advertising: 1% (local)
  • Term of franchise: 10 years (with two 5 year options)
  • Financing provided: No
  • Training Period: 3-4 Weeks

If you would like to…
Own a franchise with a product that appeals to every demographic from early risers to late nighters and everyone in between AND be in on the ground floor of something unique and special
… then we would love to hear from you!


Drifter's Hamburgers has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Best Burger Contest Winner


Drifter's Hamburgers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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