Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Founded 2003 in Atlanta, GA, Tin Drum is inspired by the energy and atmosphere of the streets of Asia. The fast-casual restaurants are typically 1800-2200 sqft. and serve hits from Asia such as stir fry, noodle, curry, fresh garden, and sandwiches prepared in a dramatic wok theatre style kitchen. We are looking for those who want in on the next big thing in global dining in the Southeast and TX.

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What Does a Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, you'll need to have at least $150,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $500,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $351,800 - $563,250. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen charges a franchise fee of $30k *discount available on additional units under a development contract. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$150,000
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Net Worth:$500,000
What is Net Worth?
Total Investment:$351,800 - $563,250
What does Total Investment mean?
Initial Franchise Fee:$30k *discount available on additional units under a development contract
Royalty Fee:6%


Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Not Available

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:11 units open, 7 franchised
Home Office: Atlanta, GA
Year Founded:2003

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Your Next Venture Should Be Anything But Ordinary

Ready to make your own path? Want to be a part of something unique? We’re here to help you take a that next step. Get started on the path less ordinary.

Now Serving: Less Ordinary

Tin Drum Asian Kitchens are inspired by the energy and atmosphere of the streets of Asia. Founder, Steven Chan, began Tin Drum in 2003 to bring people from all walks of life together to share in a meal that was both tantalizing and comforting. We aim to design a unique experience that’s unlike any fast-casual restaurant. We pour our passion into every dish by combining comfort food with exotic flavors. We’ve created an adventurous menu of designer cuisine that includes options for every taste.

The fact is, there’s nothing in the fast-casual category that compares to Tin Drum. Other franchises can’t compete — not on price, and certainly not on flavor. We set the standard when it comes to fresh-to-order pan-Asian. We lead in our industry not only because of our flavorful dishes, but because our operations are seamless, high-tech and easy to execute. We are looking for passionate foodies like us to join our team.

With those 15 years of experience, and 11 locations across the US, we have the proven success with plenty of room for people like you to help us grow. And with Asian and fast-casual as two of the most popular and fastest growing segments in the restaurant sector, you can feel confident in your investment.

Our restaurants are typically between 1,800 and 2,200 sq. feet (smaller than most meaning less overhead) of Asian inspired theater, with bold colors and images, and open shelving stocked, market-style, with noodles, proprietary sauces, and other ingredients used in cooking. Some locations also include a small set of retail product offerings featuring a variety of cool, exotic, and unique items from around the world.

Not Your Ordinary Franchise Opportunity

Interested in opening a restaurant? Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is looking for passionate people who want to get in on the next big thing in global dining. We’re not your everyday franchise. Our owners are driven to succeed, prefer Asian flavors that are big and bold, and are looking to capitalize on the huge demand for fun, fast casual restaurant concepts. We can even help find you the right partner to co-found your franchise.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Restaurant experience
  • $150,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $500,000
  • And must be willing to invest between $351,800-$563,250*

*costs can vary depending on space and other factors


“Houston is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country with diners who crave international flavors,” said Shairoz Lakhani, franchisee of Tin Drum and Wingstop and former Dunkin franchisee. “We were diehard fans of Tin Drum when we were in college in Atlanta, and now we believe that Tin Drum will fill the void in Houston for good Asian food at an affordable price and in a family-friendly environment.”
– Shairoz Lakhani

“I was looking for a proven concept with excellent economics, easy operations and support from a strong executive team,” said Solomin. “Tin Drum provided all of those things plus a long-term vision for the brand as one of the only fast casual Asian concepts in the market. On top of that, the food is absolutely some of the best I have ever had.”
– Mohamed Solomin

“I have been committed to the Tin Drum brand and philosophy of serving others for 16 years,” said Andres Garcia, owner of the Tin Drum at Executive Park Atlanta. “I am very proud to become an owner and also very grateful to Tin Drum founder Steven Chan, who is one of the most brilliant restaurateurs and caring people I know. He gave me a chance and helped me achieve the American Dream.”
– Andres Garcia

Prosperity Is For Those Who March To The Beat Of Their Own Drum

AUV $963,931*

*AUV based on a mix of corporate and franchise locations for calendar years 2015-2018. Please refer to our FDD for details.

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Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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