Jake's Uptown

What Does a Jake's Uptown Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$200,000
Net Worth Required:$1,000,000
Total Investment:$342,000 - $600,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:7
Year Founded:1985
Home Office: Dallas, TX
Multiple awards for "Best Burger" in DFW area

About Us


Jakes Uptown: Taste Success with Us

A Jakes Uptown® franchise is the right business opportunity for you. You'll be part of a successful, established company. Your business will be in an exploding "better burger" market. And you'll be supported by a dynamic franchising system.

We build excellent, award-winning burgers, and we built excellence into our franchise program, too. Jakes Uptown® has the food, the reputation, and proven results. Join us.

Right Concept

If you know the restaurant business, you know concepts come and go, some get hot and burn out, and some burn steady and keep going strong. Jakes is 27 years old this year, and we just started franchising.

Of course, we do great burgers, sandwiches, sides, salads, fries and shakes, too. What makes us different—and better—is that we offer something more:


Our customers love the casual atmosphere, the colorful surroundings, the fun music, the comfortable seating, the personal service, and the food, too.

Jakes-1We serve cold cocktails, craft and domestic beers, and smiles from every server. We appreciate our customers, and value their patronage. We treat them like family, and they come back regularly. That's what makes Jakes a winner.

Jakes restaurant success has proven itself over the last 27 years. Its broad market attraction encompasses all demographic groups—kids, teens, families, boomers and business folks.

We serve great food all day long—from hearty breakfasts to mouth-watering lunches and dinners, we've got a proven menu, and great specials to make Jakes more interesting for our regulars. And our audience and our reputation keep growing. In fact, Bank of America recently featured us in a series of regional TV commercials about our growth and popularity.

The Jakes Uptown® concept has also proven it's adaptable to many locations. We look for busy locations with generous patio space and ample parking. And we can help you find the best locations, too. That's just part of our service.

Products and Services

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Right Products

To make our award-winning juicy burgers, we use pure beef, ground fresh daily, never frozen. Our unique poppy seed buns are baked and delivered fresh daily. We recently added plain buns from our custom bakery, too. We offer generous portions at moderate prices. Our value proposition is a significant part of Jakes success.

We have broadened our menu beyond burgers and fries to other freshly made-to-order items to satisfy our customers' changing needs and lifestyle. Recipes have been developed for upscale sandwiches, and salads, veggie burgers for the diet-conscious and interesting appetizers for the bar. Whenever we add to our menu we look for high quality products where our customer doesn't have to spend a premium for great taste. And as we expand, we're ready for regional tastes and local preferences. After all, burgers are built for the customers, and we like to keep our customers happy.

Right Dining Experience

Jakes is a sit down, full service operation serving a full bar of beer, wine, and mixed drinks in a casual atmosphere with a large outside patio, flat screen HD T.V.'s and live music on the weekends. Jakes-4

Casual dining has had an impressive growth rate in America's busy lifestyle. In fact, we're in the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry. A lot of burger chains make you pay at the counter, and then they bring the food out when it's done—that's all they do.

Right Service

We do it all for our customers. From the moment our customers walk in, they know they're welcome. We greet them personally, take them to a table, give them menus, bring them drinks and tend to their needs throughout their visit. These customers are looking for value and they appreciate the full service experience they receive at Jakes Uptown®. And we serve our communities, too. We do many fund-raisers, sports promotions and community events. We even have our own mobile food truck "Patty Wagon," for group catering occasions.

Why a Jakes Uptown® Franchise?

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Right Investment

You need to come visit Jakes Uptown® for yourself. We're ready to expand throughout the country with the right folks. If you already operate restaurants, you'll appreciate our organization and management systems. Whether you are interested in a single location or an entire market area, we'll take the time with you personally to explore our mutual potential. After all, we know it's a two-way street—we need to meet your goals, too. And the best way to start that process is for you to visit us and try our award-winning burgers for yourself, on us.

We offer exclusive territories, modest fees and royalties, strong support services and fun and fulfilling opportunity. Come see what success taste like, at Jakes Uptown®.

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Jake's Uptown is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Vermont, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Maine, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

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

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