It seems everyone is busy these days, whether it's deadlines at work or a day full of running kids to soccer practice and swim meets. Yet everyone needs to eat, even when they're on the go. By investing in a proven restaurant franchise, you can satisfy their hunger as well as your appetite for success.
Before investing in a business, it's important to do your research. The food, beverage and restaurant industry can be particularly risky if you're not prepared and well-informed. Thoroughly explore your options, ask questions of franchisors, and set yourself up for success.
Makes up about 32% of all franchise establishments in the U.S. and employs over 5 million people
SOURCE: Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2016
Fried Chicken, BBQ, hot tea, comfort foods and pastries top the perennial favorites list for 2016
SOURCE: National Restaurant Association
28.2% of Americans visit quick service restaurants weekly; 34% visit casual dining restaurants once
McDonald's is the most valuable fast food franchise with a value of approximately $22.04 billion
There’s a huge selection of food and restaurant opportunities catering to all tastes (pun intended) ranging from home-style barbeque to country cooking, fast food to upscale dining. If you have a sweet tooth, you can choose from several available ice cream, smoothie, and frozen yogurt franchises. Prefer to chill out with a cup of coffee or tea and a small pastry? Those options exist, as well. Want something with less overhead and a bit more “mobile”? Vending franchises are yet another food franchise you might consider.
Starting any business - even a popular food franchise - has some risk involved, but that’s where franchising comes in. If you want to open your own restaurant, franchises offer a safety net, allowing you to hit the ground running with a successful, proven business model and a brand people love.
So if you've always dreamed of owning a restaurant or your own business, and with so many options, a food franchise could be the answer to your dreams!
We recommend that you check out our Franchising F.A.Q. before getting started!