Our Selection Process For
Best Fast Food Franchises

Last updated: December 1, 2018

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Top 10 Fast Food Franchises

Best Fast Food Franchises - December 2018

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Company Name

Industry

Franchising
Since

Franchise
Units

Cash
Investment

Total
Investment

Royalty
Fee

Financing
Available

Growth Prospect

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Marketing Support

Training

Training

Ongoing Support

Ongoing Support

Value

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Hardee's Hardee's
Talk to a Representative: 314-259-6413
Key Facts For Hardee's
  • Franchising Since:
    1961
  • Franchise Units:
    1,589
  • Company Owned Units:
    192
  • Cash Investment:
    $35,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,038,374 - $2,217,366
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at franchisee's location. 8 weeks management training & at grand opening
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.ckefranchise.com
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Carl's Jr. Restaurants Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Talk to a Representative: 805-745-7841
Key Facts For Carl's Jr. Restaurants
  • Franchising Since:
    1941
  • Franchise Units:
    913
  • Company Owned Units:
    238
  • Cash Investment:
    $300,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,318,000 - $1,814,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at franchisee's location. 12 weeks of management training & at grand opening
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.ckefranchise.com
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Qdoba Mexican Grill Qdoba Mexican Grill
Talk to a Representative: 858-571-4091
Key Facts For Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Franchising Since:
    1995
  • Franchise Units:
    328
  • Company Owned Units:
    310
  • Cash Investment:
    $250,000 - $500,000
  • Total Investments:
    $623,100 - $815,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 4 weeks.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.qdoba.com
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Salsa 2 Go Salsa 2 Go
Talk to a Representative: 407-823-1682
Key Facts For Salsa 2 Go
  • Franchising Since:
    2003
  • Franchise Units:
    4
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $50,000
  • Total Investments:
    $210382
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    No
  • Website:
    www.mysalsa2go.com
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Costa Vida Restaurants Costa Vida Restaurants
Talk to a Representative: 801-797-2374
Key Facts For Costa Vida Restaurants
  • Franchising Since:
    2003
  • Franchise Units:
    100+
  • Company Owned Units:
    21
  • Cash Investment:
    $223K
  • Total Investments:
    $82874K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.costavida.net
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7-Eleven, Inc. 7-Eleven, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 972-828-7011
Key Facts For 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    1964
  • Franchise Units:
    6500
  • Company Owned Units:
    1,532
  • Cash Investment:
    Varies by store
  • Total Investments:
    Varies by store
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    Varies
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    franchise.7-eleven.com
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Del Taco Del Taco
Talk to a Representative: 949-462-7379
Key Facts For Del Taco
  • Franchising Since:
    1964
  • Franchise Units:
    254
  • Company Owned Units:
    298
  • Cash Investment:
    $500,000
  • Total Investments:
    $767,000 - $1,640,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.deltaco.com
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KFC KFC
Talk to a Representative: 502-874-8201
Key Facts For KFC
  • Franchising Since:
    1930
  • Franchise Units:
    18,875
  • Company Owned Units:
    5,029
  • Cash Investment:
    $750,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,262,800 - $2,543,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    No
  • Website:
    www.kfc.com
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MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes
Talk to a Representative: 855-666-9247
Key Facts For MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes
  • Franchising Since:
    2007
  • Franchise Units:
    100 stores in 19 states and 9 countries
  • Company Owned Units:
    4
  • Cash Investment:
    $35K
  • Total Investments:
    $373,350 to $623,300
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    mooyahfranchise.com
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Reviews (4)
Positive Review 4 Reviews
I have been with Mooyah for five years and am looking forward to continuing to grow my buisness through the Mooyah brand.
As a young franchisee Mooyah gave me the opportunity to own my own business. Over the last five years I have greatly enjoyed working with Mooyah and I look forward to continuing my relationship with the brand.
Bailey McGuire
Positive Review
Excellent concept with huge growth potential.
Ongoing support by franchisor is superior.
Loren Katzman
Positive Review
Excellent concept with huge growth potential.
Excellent support system makes it easy!
Loren Katzman

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Taco Bell Taco Bell
Talk to a Representative: 949-863-4500
Key Facts For Taco Bell
  • Franchising Since:
    1962
  • Franchise Units:
    5,369
  • Company Owned Units:
    928
  • Cash Investment:
    $45K
  • Total Investments:
    $1,300 - 2,500K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5.5%
  • Training Provided:
    yes
  • Financing Available:
    No
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.tacobell.com
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Evaluation Criteria: Best Food Franchises
Growth Prospect

We evaluate the steps taken and processes put in place to ensure that franchisees are established with the goal of long-term growth in place. Those investing in the starting of a franchise are looking for a business which will provide them with a long-term source of income as time and money is invested. It is important to many potential franchisees to understand there is prospective growth for the business they are starting.

Marketing Support

The approach we take to evaluate established fast food franchises involves a look into their perceived importance of marketing and advertising initiatives for their franchisees. For many fast food franchises it is important to continue to market and advertise new products and changes to the product. Due to the nature of the fast food industry, many businesses continue to advertise through all sorts of marketing media.

Training

We continue to find increased value for franchises in having access to extensive training programs and resources in order to ensure highly effective and efficient internal practices for those offering the products and/or services. The preparation of food and drink often require specialized training to understand how to safely handle and prepare the food in order to meet federal or state health and safety guidelines.

Ongoing Support

Fast food franchises especially require ongoing support and assistance from the company franchising the businesses. Many franchises often continue to develop their menus and offerings in order to attract new or relevant customers to locations. It is important for the franchises to make the effort towards ensuring their franchised businesses are going to be equipped for offering the new products and to ensure consistency.

Value

We understand many aspiring franchisees are searching for franchises which offer them a lot in terms of the quality of brand and reputation which has been achieved over time. The brand of a fast food franchise can often be a primary determinant for many consumers as they search for food establishments which will serve the product they are searching for and are more prevalent to select a reputable fast food franchise.

 
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