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Get involved with one of the most popular and potentially successful types of franchises that exist today – restaurants! Choose from some of the most recognizable restaurant names, such as Mrs. Fields, Hardee’s, or Arby’s. Find sweet success with a dessert shop like Cookies & Cream or a smoothie shop like Smoothie Factory. If you are a pizza or burger fan, you might enjoy owning a franchise like Papa Murphy’s Pizza or Carl’s Jr. It’s all just a matter of taste.

Find the perfect Franchise Opportunity for you!

 
 

 

Opportunities: The most prominent food and restaurant franchise opportunities are situated in the following categories:

Asian Food
Bagel
Bakery
Bar-Grill-Pub
Barbeque
Burger
Cafe
Candy Vending
Catering
Cheesesteak
Chocolate & Candy
Coffee/Espresso
Cookie Business
Deli
Energy Drink
Fast Food
Food - Canadian
Fried Chicken
Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cream
Italian Restaurant
Juice
Low Carb Store
Mexican Food
Nurtrition
Pizza
Pretzel
Quick Casual
Restaurant
Smoothie
Soup and Salad
Sub Sandwich
Taco
Take N Bake
Vending Machine Distribution
Water Store
Wings 
Wraps

Food 1 by Chichacha

Image Courtesy of 'Chichacha'

 

Food 2 by Milan Boers

Image Courtesy of Milan Boers

 

Top Franchises: According to the AllBusiness AllStars Top Franchise Rankings for 2009, the top franchise opportunities in the food industry include:

1. Subway
2. Dunkin' Donuts
3. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill
4. Smoothie King
5. Denny's
6. Long John Silver's
7. McDonald's
8. Hardee's
9. Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop
10. Carl's Jr.

 

Analyze the Cost: To assist in your research, Franchise Gator associates the following costs with each of the respective franchises opportunities below:

Money

Under $50,000

 U-Turn Vending
 Entech USA Vending
 Candy Bouquet
 Uccello's Ristorante
 Woody's Bar-B-Q 

Money Stack

$50,000 - $100,000

 Hawaiian Hut
 Bruster's Real Ice Cream
 SoNapa LLC
 Little Greek Restaurant
 Amato's Italian Restuarant
 Manny & Olga's Pizza
 Samurai Son's Teriyaki
 Rex's Chicken
 Surf City Squeeze

Money Bag

$100,000 - $200,000

 Wings Over
 Figoros Pizza
 Reginelli's Pizzeria
 TCBY Yogurt
 Nick N Willy's Pizza
 Pizza Inn
 Taco Time
 
 

Gold Bricks

Over $200,000

 Revive Energy Vending
 Saladworks
 Arby's
 Western Sizzlin's
 Cousins Subs
 Buffalo Wings & RIngs 
 BP ampm
 Fuddruckers
 Bruegger's Bakery
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted in this “Overview” section, supplementary source materials include: Franchise Gator and AllBusiness.com.