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

Last updated: February 1, 2023

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Top 93 Restaurant Franchises

Best Restaurant Franchises - February 2023

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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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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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Capriottis Sandwich Shop, Inc. Capriottis Sandwich Shop, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 866-959-3737
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Capriottis Sandwich Shop,...
  • Franchising Since:
    1976
  • Franchise Units:
    89
  • Cash Investment:
    $1386
  • Total Investments:
    $197,000 to $427,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    capriottis.com
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BurgerFi BurgerFi
Talk to a Representative: 561-844-5528
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For BurgerFi
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    108
  • Cash Investment:
    $37.5K
  • Total Investments:
    $480 - 950K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5.5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.burgerfi.com
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Reviews (17)
Positive 52.9% 9 Reviews
Great burgers
E G
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Had a great burger for lunch at this north pa...
Charles Jones
Negative 47.1% 8 Reviews
I used to be a regular to Burger fi. However...
Iesha Beene

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B GOOD, LLC B GOOD, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 617-927-8333
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For B GOOD, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    2004
  • Franchise Units:
    363
  • Cash Investment:
    $40K
  • Total Investments:
    $393 - 620K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    10%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.bgood.com
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LYFE Kitchen LYFE Kitchen
Talk to a Representative: 888-963-5933
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For LYFE Kitchen
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    324
  • Cash Investment:
    $1786
  • Total Investments:
    $1,900 - 2,146K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.lyfekitchen.com
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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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Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips
Talk to a Representative: 212-359-3600
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Arthur Treacher's Fish &...
  • Franchising Since:
    1969
  • Franchise Units:
    199
  • Cash Investment:
    $9486K
  • Total Investments:
    $150 - 300K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.arthurtreachersfranchising.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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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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The Brass Tap-Craft Beer Bar The Brass Tap-Craft Beer Bar
Talk to a Representative: 813-226-2333
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For The Brass Tap-Craft Beer...
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    9
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $355,100 - $670,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    brasstapbeerbar.com
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FirstWatch Restaurants FirstWatch Restaurants
Talk to a Representative: 941-907-9800
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For FirstWatch Restaurants
  • Franchising Since:
    1983
  • Franchise Units:
    343
  • Cash Investment:
    $3786
  • Total Investments:
    $92530
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.firstwatch.com
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cicispizza.com cicispizza.com
Talk to a Representative: 972-745-9318
Key Facts For cicispizza.com
  • Franchising Since:
    1985
  • Franchise Units:
    462
  • Cash Investment:
    $250,000
  • Total Investments:
    $443,801 - $716,580
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4-6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    franchise.cicispizza.com
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Reviews (100)
Positive 82.0% 82 Reviews
The food was good, but the game room wasnt wo...
Austina Lapage
Negative 9.0% 9 Reviews
If I could, this would have been -5 stars.
amin liaee
Neutral 9.0% 9 Reviews
Bring lactaid, even if you aren't lactose int...
Ryan P

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BGR-The Burger Joint BGR-The Burger Joint
Talk to a Representative: 571-223-5946
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For BGR-The Burger Joint
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    10
  • Cash Investment:
    $97,000
  • Total Investments:
    $199,500 - $599,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    15%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
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Famous Dave Famous Dave
Talk to a Representative: 408-292-7444
Key Facts For Famous Dave
  • Franchising Since:
    1995
  • Franchise Units:
    187
  • Cash Investment:
    $500,000 - $1,000,000
  • Total Investments:
    $636,750 - $4,239,750
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.famousdaves.com
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Positive 20.0% 1 Reviews
Great everything here. Love the food and the...
Kyle Carrier
Negative 60.0% 3 Reviews
This is not a restaurant
Ash T
Neutral 20.0% 1 Reviews
In your Uptown location, Famous Dave's has a...
Elizabeth Shanklin

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All American Specialty Restaurants, Inc. All American Specialty Restaurants, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 800-311-3930
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For All American Specialty Re...
  • Franchising Since:
    1986
  • Franchise Units:
    20
  • Cash Investment:
    $90,000
  • Total Investments:
    $191,700 - $494,450
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    allamericanicecream.com
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Reviews (13)
Positive 69.2% 9 Reviews
Nice selection of ice cream, friendly employe...
Andrea F
Negative 15.4% 2 Reviews
Cold Stone>all American ice cream
joshua lifa
Neutral 15.4% 2 Reviews
All American Ice Cream is an old school ice...
Angelina Danko

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Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill
Talk to a Representative: 718-655-7878
Key Facts For Golden Crust Caribbean Ba...
  • Franchising Since:
    1989
  • Franchise Units:
    117
  • Cash Investment:
    $15-25K
  • Total Investments:
    $173 - 564K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    3%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.goldenkrustbakery.com
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Reviews (16)
Positive 75.0% 12 Reviews
My deepest sympathies to everyone.... RIP Pow...
Joyce Perrie
Negative 18.8% 3 Reviews
Omg !!!!!!
Marcin Golonka
Neutral 6.3% 1 Reviews
Good food
Prince Spellman

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Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin' Donuts
Talk to a Representative: 800-859-5339
Key Facts For Dunkin' Donuts
  • Franchising Since:
    1950
  • Franchise Units:
    10,993
  • Cash Investment:
    $125,000
  • Total Investments:
    $216,100 - $1,530,050
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5.9%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.dunkinfranchising.com
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Reviews (29)
Positive 20.7% 6 Reviews
good
Garvin Asimwe
Negative 69.0% 20 Reviews
waited on customer care line 45 minutes.. no...
john walsh
Neutral 10.3% 3 Reviews
Pleaaaaaaase stop showing your current commer...
TheBigkrick

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Long John Silvers, LLC Long John Silvers, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 502-815-6100
Key Facts For Long John Silvers, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    1969
  • Franchise Units:
    1,313
  • Cash Investment:
    $20K
  • Total Investments:
    $883 - 1,403K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.ljsilvers.com
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Reviews (64)
Positive 62.5% 40 Reviews
Fastest drive through for a long john Silver'...
Mark Cowin
Negative 18.8% 12 Reviews
Low quality
Andrea Amari
Neutral 18.8% 12 Reviews
Food and staff were just ok nothing stood out...
Josh Douglas

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Golden Chick Golden Chick
Talk to a Representative: 972-831-0911
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Golden Chick
  • Franchising Since:
    1967
  • Franchise Units:
    112
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $450 - 1,400K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.goldenchick.com
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Reviews (100)
Positive 80.0% 80 Reviews
Got a catfish plate. Tasted great. Staff was...
Shawn Davlin
Negative 11.0% 11 Reviews
Sent my son to pick up food with my cc, and h...
Gabriela Moran
Neutral 9.0% 9 Reviews
Basic fried chicken and sides. The best item...
Vincent Gaines

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Bennigans Bennigans
Talk to a Representative: 469-248-4419
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Bennigans
  • Franchising Since:
    1976
  • Franchise Units:
    80
  • Cash Investment:
    $1486K
  • Total Investments:
    $250 - 5,000K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    10%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    bennigans.com
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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: