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Our Selection Process For
Best Restaurant Franchises
Our Selection Process For
Best Restaurant Franchises

Last updated: October 1, 2022

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Top 93 Restaurant Franchises

Best Restaurant Franchises - October 2022

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Industry

Franchising
Since

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Units

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Investment

Total
Investment

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Fee

Financing
Available

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checkersfranchising.com checkersfranchising.com
Talk to a Representative: 813-283-7000
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For checkersfranchising.com
  • Franchising Since:
    1989
  • Franchise Units:
    479
  • Cash Investment:
    $15K
  • Total Investments:
    $155,400 to $1,286,743
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.checkersfranchising.com
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Reviews (38)
Positive 10.5% 4 Reviews
Fast and friendly
Roshandia Cobb
Negative 81.6% 31 Reviews
For the third time now I have stood in the fr...
Art Thieman
Neutral 7.9% 3 Reviews
These corporate reviews are hilarious... und...
Marc DeJute

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Natures Table Cafe Natures Table Cafe
Talk to a Representative: 407-481-2544
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Natures Table Cafe
  • Franchising Since:
    1977
  • Franchise Units:
    78
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $56.2 - 372.1K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.naturestable.com
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Reviews (29)
Positive 79.3% 23 Reviews
The best
nicole roman
Negative 10.3% 3 Reviews
Employee, told us the side came 3 pieces of b...
James Appling
Neutral 10.3% 3 Reviews
Good service, good quality food but they put...
Peculiar Umerie

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Hungry Howies Pizza, Inc. Hungry Howies Pizza, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 248-414-3300
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Hungry Howies Pizza, Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    1973
  • Franchise Units:
    550
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $228,000 - $432,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.hungryhowies.com
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Reviews (26)
Positive 57.7% 15 Reviews
I love Hungry Howie's pizza. The crust and sa...
Marsha Mooneyhan
Negative 38.5% 10 Reviews
Did an online order for the Novi location, de...
Tiff M.
Neutral 3.8% 1 Reviews
It's a good break from normal pizza
Thomas Moseley

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The Chicken Salad Chick The Chicken Salad Chick
Talk to a Representative: 334-275-4578
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For The Chicken Salad Chick
  • Franchising Since:
    2011
  • Franchise Units:
    11
  • Cash Investment:
    $9486K
  • Total Investments:
    $2533
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.chickensaladchick.com
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Reviews (10)
Positive 80.0% 8 Reviews
Great people!
John Foreman
Positive
Awesome!!!!!
TYQUAVIOUS ROBERTS
Neutral 20.0% 2 Reviews
I did not stop in for anything to eat I just...
John Maund. Rainmaker

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Culver's Culver's
Talk to a Representative: 608-644-2130
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Culver's
  • Franchising Since:
    1984
  • Franchise Units:
    447
  • Cash Investment:
    $55K
  • Total Investments:
    $600 - 3,000K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.culvers.com
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Back Yard Burgers Back Yard Burgers
Talk to a Representative: 615-620-2300
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Back Yard Burgers
  • Franchising Since:
    1986
  • Franchise Units:
    58
  • Cash Investment:
    $2586
  • Total Investments:
    $465 - 1,680K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    15%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.backyardburgers.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous

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Corner Bakery Cafe Store Corner Bakery Cafe Store
Talk to a Representative: 650-843-0676
Key Facts For Corner Bakery Cafe Store
  • Franchising Since:
    1991
  • Franchise Units:
    167
  • Cash Investment:
    $1696
  • Total Investments:
    $843,000 - $2,378,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.cornerbakerycafe.com
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Reviews (11)
Positive 72.7% 8 Reviews
My server, Reuben, in the Westlake Village, C...
BlissGroup 4
Positive
Corner Bakery is amazing. Aside from eating h...
Phillip Holmes
Negative 27.3% 3 Reviews
I was in your South Cooper location and was t...
chris kellison

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Homestyle Dining, LLC Homestyle Dining, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 927-244-8900
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Homestyle Dining, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    1963
  • Franchise Units:
    27
  • Cash Investment:
    $40K
  • Total Investments:
    $1,300 - 1,900K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    bonanzasteakhouses.com
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Moxie's Classic Grill Moxie's Classic Grill
Talk to a Representative: 403-543-2600
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Moxie's Classic Grill
  • Franchising Since:
    1986
  • Franchise Units:
    28
  • Cash Investment:
    $60K-100K
  • Total Investments:
    $3.3M 40% cash
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.moxies.com
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Reviews (49)
Positive 83.7% 41 Reviews
Awesome place!! Great food and atmosphere!!
Neal Thomas
Negative 4.1% 2 Reviews
I enjoy the food at Moxie I go there often an...
Doolin Fizzell
Neutral 12.2% 6 Reviews
The beef dip not great tasting. Barely heard...
John

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Kahala Franchising, LLC Kahala Franchising, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 480-362-4800
Key Facts For Kahala Franchising, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    1988
  • Franchise Units:
    1,423
  • Cash Investment:
    $125,000
  • Total Investments:
    $277,375 - $464,325
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.coldstonecreamery.com
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Positive 50.0% 3 Reviews
This is not a store customers can visit. It i...
Spencer Julien
Positive
expected taste
Miae Kim
Negative 50.0% 3 Reviews
They really should just remove this location...
kevin hall

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Lubys Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC Lubys Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 713-329-6800
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Lubys Fuddruckers Restaur...
  • Franchising Since:
    1980
  • Franchise Units:
    121
  • Cash Investment:
    $250,000 - $400,000
  • Total Investments:
    $750,000 - $1,000,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.fuddruckers.com
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Farmer Boys Food Farmer Boys Food
Talk to a Representative: 951-275-9900
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Farmer Boys Food
  • Franchising Since:
    1981
  • Franchise Units:
    56
  • Cash Investment:
    $2586K
  • Total Investments:
    $1,317 - 2,168K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.farmerboys.com
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Reviews (49)
Positive 81.6% 40 Reviews
The server who took our order was so nice. I...
Chep The smile
Negative 10.2% 5 Reviews
So hyped to try farmer boys for the first tim...
Emilia Cabrera
Neutral 8.2% 4 Reviews
A bit expensive but worth it. Great service o...
Samuel Dormitorio

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Cousins Subs Cousins Subs
Talk to a Representative: 262-253-7700
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Cousins Subs
  • Franchising Since:
    1972
  • Franchise Units:
    123
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $119,200 - $344,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.cousinssubs.com
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Positive 50.0% 3 Reviews
Awesome place. Very kind and helpful.
Cindy Grunwald
Negative 33.3% 2 Reviews
I've been enjoying your sandwiches for over 3...
Matt Szmagalski
Neutral 16.7% 1 Reviews
What happened to Cousins?The sandwiches used...
Uncle Beth

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Blast 825 Pizza Blast 825 Pizza
Talk to a Representative: 559-981-0721
Key Facts For Blast 825 Pizza
  • Franchising Since:
    2013
  • Franchise Units:
    43
  • Cash Investment:
    $1686
  • Total Investments:
    $176.9 - 701.5K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.blast825pizza.com
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Reviews (100)
Positive 86.0% 86 Reviews
It was a great place once when it was first o...
George Austia
Negative 6.0% 6 Reviews
It was ok. Serves was just ok to. They don't...
brandon mcelroy
Neutral 8.0% 8 Reviews
food was good (a little greasy) but the worke...
Grace Trammell

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The Boiling Crab The Boiling Crab
Talk to a Representative: 714-636-4885
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For The Boiling Crab
  • Franchising Since:
    2004
  • Franchise Units:
    9
  • Cash Investment:
    $178691
  • Total Investments:
    $120 - 180K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.theboilingcrab.com
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Reviews (33)
Positive 97.0% 32 Reviews
Staff was friendly and food is great as alway...
Gabrielle Banzon
Positive
Good food and customer service
Adriana Vasquez
Neutral 3.0% 1 Reviews
Very crowded in weekends Consider reservation
Fahad Al Mazeedi

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Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pubs Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pubs
Talk to a Representative: 813-226-2333
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Beef O'Brady's Family Spo...
  • Franchising Since:
    1985
  • Franchise Units:
    212
  • Cash Investment:
    $35K
  • Total Investments:
    $206.5 - 826.5K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.beefobradys.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous
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Anonymous

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Golden Corral Corporation Golden Corral Corporation
Talk to a Representative: 919-782-4880
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Golden Corral Corporation
  • Franchising Since:
    1973
  • Franchise Units:
    377
  • Cash Investment:
    $500,000
  • Total Investments:
    $211,350 - $5,727,120
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.goldencorral.com
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Reviews (51)
Positive 62.7% 32 Reviews
I am completely impressed with the service he...
David Lazarus
Negative 23.5% 12 Reviews
Their food taste pretty bad overall. Can’t gi...
Charles Dixon
Neutral 13.7% 7 Reviews
I've always visited for breakfast but tried g...
Iman Abdur-Rahim

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Fatburger North America, Inc. Fatburger North America, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 310-319-1850
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Fatburger North America,...
  • Franchising Since:
    1952
  • Franchise Units:
    155
  • Cash Investment:
    $50K
  • Total Investments:
    $498.1 - 850.6K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.fatburger.com
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Reviews (100)
Positive 70.0% 70 Reviews
Fat burger was excellent. Burgers made to ord...
Matthew Lyons
Negative 17.0% 17 Reviews
Bad. Customer. Service.
Magaly Gutierrez
Neutral 13.0% 13 Reviews
Great shakes!
Jose Farias

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Burger 21, Inc. Burger 21, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 813-881-0055
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Burger 21, Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    13
  • Cash Investment:
    $200,000
  • Total Investments:
    $422,083 - $974,395
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.burger21.com
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Reviews (53)
Positive 84.9% 45 Reviews
Awesome hamburgers fabulous for those with g...
mary Bitting
Negative 11.3% 6 Reviews
Way over priced
Charles Harper
Neutral 3.8% 2 Reviews
Great hotdogs
Larry O'Hare

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Chuck E. Cheeses Chuck E. Cheeses
Talk to a Representative: 972-258-8507
Key Facts For Chuck E. Cheeses
  • Franchising Since:
    1998
  • Franchise Units:
    50
  • Cash Investment:
    $75K
  • Total Investments:
    $1,500K +
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5.9%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.chuckecheese.com
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Reviews (38)
Positive 76.3% 29 Reviews
(Translated by Google) I love (Original) Me e...
Priscila De la cruz
Negative 18.4% 7 Reviews
Extremely poor in Customer service,
Omar Santamaria
Neutral 5.3% 2 Reviews
Standard. We only played games. We've never b...
Brandy Biekert

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Aurelios Pizza Aurelios Pizza
Talk to a Representative: 708-798-8050
Key Facts For Aurelios Pizza
  • Franchising Since:
    1959
  • Franchise Units:
    409
  • Cash Investment:
    $49K
  • Total Investments:
    $864,000 - $1,198,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.aureliospizza.com
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Reviews (52)
Positive 88.5% 46 Reviews
Good pizza
Mickey Boyd
Negative 7.7% 4 Reviews
Love this pizza place , the food is great but...
Yolanda Moustakas
Neutral 3.8% 2 Reviews
Costly, and didn't like the sauce
Tammy Hale

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The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 813-881-0055
Service Offerings: