Thumbs Up Diner

Thumbs Up Diner has been an Atlanta institution for over a decade. Our headquarter location is in downtown Atlanta adjacent to the Martin Luther King, Jr. historic district while our other five locations service clients throughout the Atlanta metro area. We continue to set the standard for breakfast and beyond everywhere we go. Friends and customers are the key to our success. Our many regular customers comprise a perfect blend of neighbors, business people, locals and tourists who visit on each trip to the city. Thumbs Up Diner is a come as you are meeting place where at any point in time you are likely to see families, business meetings and dates all sharing the common bond that is Thumbs Up Diner.

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What Does a Thumbs Up Diner Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Thumbs Up Diner, you'll need to have at least $50,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $100,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $176,300 - $567,050. They also offer financing via 3rd party. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$50,000
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Net Worth:$100,000
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Total Investment:$176,300 - $567,050
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:10
Home Office: Atlanta, GA
Year Founded:1970
Franchising Since:2016

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About Us

Not so very long ago, many neighborhoods had their own diner where friends and family would gather for a fresh breakfast or a cup of coffee. It was comfortable, it was friendly and it was a part of our lives.

Thumbs Up Diner is step back in time, with a friendly modern diner that is a tribute to the American diner from days gone by. It is a neighborhood meeting place serving great food at reasonable prices with a friendly wait staff. Deco glass in the windows, a curved service counter and an intown address, Thumbs Up Diner combines an urban ambience and friendly service for a relaxing breakfast and lunch experience.

Why Consider A Franchise?

A Business That Fits Your Lifestyle
Imagine owning a restaurant without having to worry about working late nights, dealing with alcoholic beverages or evening emergency calls. One that is closed by 4 pm each afternoon and that frees up your evenings for family, friends or doing whatever you want to do.

This is the lifestyle of Thumbs Up Diner franchise owners. It is also the lifestyle of your employees and managers — allowing you to attract a skilled and committed staff.

A Unique Franchise Opportunity
Short Operating Hours: Thumbs Up Diner is a restaurant that has a focus on breakfast, meaning it has a daytime schedule with a 4 pm closing time.

As a franchisee, your investment in time is limited, which leaves plenty of time to enjoy your family and have a life outside of work. In other words, you’ll own your business — not the other way around.

Limited Competition
There may be a half dozen pizza, burger and sandwich restaurants within a 3-mile radius of most restaurants, but in many cases there are no breakfast-oriented restaurant. Your breakfast-focused menu allows you to separate yourself from the competition.

Signature Menu
Whether stopping in for a cup of coffee or a full meal, Thumbs Up Diner quickly becomes a part of people’s lives.

Neighborhood Clientele
With a mix of regulars including neighbors, business people, families and daters, Thumbs Up Diner is a great meeting place for any occasion with its casual atmosphere and friendly get-to-know-you service.

Why Own A Thumbs Up Diner?

Thumbs Up Diners serve up a funky mix of Thumbs Up Breakfast Originals as well as classic and build your own breakfast options as well as a variety of lunch favorites including sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas and vegan dishes offering something for everyone. With Deco glass in the windows, a curved service counter and an intown address, Thumbs Up Diner combines an urban ambience and friendly service for a relaxing breakfast and lunch experience. And unlike other restaurants, Thumbs Up Diner frees up franchisees to have a life outside of the business, thanks to our convenient 7:30 to 3:30 operating hours.

Training & Support

Thumbs Up Diner provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It all starts with two weeks of training at our corporate locations for your general manager, your kitchen manager and your front of the house manager. This initial training occurs 30-45 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key management staff what they need to run your restaurant. When your store opens we also provide a trainer to assist you at your location for the first week. Training continues with your personal Franchise Business Advisor who works with you step by step on an ongoing basis.

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Every aspect of the food from the quality, portion size and flavor create a uniquely Thumbs Up experience. With our proprietary recipes and vendor relationships, you will be creating Thumbs Up Diner memories for your own customers from the day you open your restaurant.

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Thumbs Up Diner is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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