Edition:

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

Last updated: October 1, 2021

Apply For Rankings | Improve Your Rankings | Evaluation Criteria

 

Best
Top 93 Restaurant Franchises

Best Restaurant Franchises - October 2021

Rank

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

Value

Overall Score

0
100
 
G
VG
E
 

Change in Rank

East Coast Wings Corporation East Coast Wings Corporation
Talk to a Representative: 678-765-8376
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For East Coast Wings Corporat...
  • Franchising Since:
    1995
  • Franchise Units:
    30
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $245,050 to $873,374
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    eastcoastwings.com
Request A Quote
Positive0% Write Review

 

Negative0% Write Review

 

Neutral0% Write Review

 

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Bens Chili Bowl Bens Chili Bowl
Talk to a Representative: 202-667-0909
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Bens Chili Bowl
  • Franchising Since:
    1958
  • Franchise Units:
    135
  • Cash Investment:
    $25861
  • Total Investments:
    $925330
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.benschilibowl.com
Request A Quote
Reviews (60)
Positive 90.0% 54 Reviews
Their chili is good, but mine is better! Frie...
Tamara Watts
Negative 6.7% 4 Reviews
Food not really any good. The historical fact...
Nathaniel Mitchell
Neutral 3.3% 2 Reviews
It's alright. The Chilli is delicious. The Se...
Tassia Stewart

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Cora Franchise Group Cora Franchise Group
Talk to a Representative: 905-673-2672
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Cora Franchise Group
  • Franchising Since:
    1987
  • Franchise Units:
    127
  • Cash Investment:
    $1986
  • Total Investments:
    $2573
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.chezcora.com
Request A Quote
Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous
Negative Review
Anonymous

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
Reviews (17)
Positive 52.9% 9 Reviews
Great burgers
E G
Positive
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Fresh To Order, LLC Fresh To Order, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 770-594-8644
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Fresh To Order, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    2005
  • Franchise Units:
    412
  • Cash Investment:
    $9486K
  • Total Investments:
    $590 - 790K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.freshtoorder.com
Request A Quote
Negative Review 2 Reviews
Anonymous
Negative Review
Anonymous

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Anthonys Pizza & Pasta Anthonys Pizza & Pasta
Talk to a Representative: 720-932-1800
Key Facts For Anthonys Pizza & Pasta
  • Franchising Since:
    1984
  • Franchise Units:
    24
  • Cash Investment:
    $1686
  • Total Investments:
    $150 - 450K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.anthonyspizzaandpasta.com
Request A Quote
Negative Review 2 Reviews
Anonymous
Negative Review
Anonymous

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
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

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Churchs Chicken Churchs Chicken
Talk to a Representative: 866-345-6788
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Churchs Chicken
  • Franchising Since:
    1952
  • Franchise Units:
    1,426
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $424.3 - 1,252K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.churchs.com
Request A Quote
Positive0% Write Review

 

Negative0% Write Review

 

Neutral0% Write Review

 

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 813-881-0055
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For The Melting Pot Restauran...
  • Franchising Since:
    1975
  • Franchise Units:
    324
  • Cash Investment:
    $6686
  • Total Investments:
    $96330
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.meltingpot.com
Request A Quote
Reviews (56)
Positive 91.1% 51 Reviews
my girlfriend and i had the absolute best tim...
JENN
Negative 5.4% 3 Reviews
Over all I was pretty disappointed from the p...
Gueorgui Gueorguiev
Neutral 3.6% 2 Reviews
Need to have the AC colder. As you cook your...
John Noble

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Biggby Coffee Biggby Coffee
Talk to a Representative: 517-482-8145
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Biggby Coffee
  • Franchising Since:
    1994
  • Franchise Units:
    168
  • Cash Investment:
    $70,000
  • Total Investments:
    $159,850 - $316,100
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    biggby.com
Request A Quote
Positive 62.5% 5 Reviews
Great place to make friends and share great c...
Andrew Pyon
Positive
Great coffee, reasonable price
loren zaleski
Negative 37.5% 3 Reviews
I have always had great experiences with Bigg...
Tondolaya Moore

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
  • Cash Investment:
    $300,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,318,000 - $1,814,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.ckefranchise.com
Request A Quote
Reviews (38)
Positive 73.7% 28 Reviews
Friendly people
Cruz Moreno
Negative 15.8% 6 Reviews
Not good
Joe Gomez
Neutral 10.5% 4 Reviews
Good food, clean dining area. It's the quali...
Bill Brummal

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
Positive0% Write Review

 

Negative0% Write Review

 

Neutral0% Write Review

 

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Pita Pit USA Pita Pit USA
Talk to a Representative: 1 (208) 765-3326
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Pita Pit USA
  • Franchising Since:
    1995
  • Franchise Units:
    455
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $198.5 - 320.6K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.pitapitusa.com
Request A Quote
Reviews (16)
Positive 87.5% 14 Reviews
We love Pita Pit tremendously! It's a great h...
Cody Simonsen
Positive
Love my pitas❤
twinkzilla
Neutral 12.5% 2 Reviews
Pricy
Dan Morrison

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
Positive0% Write Review

 

Negative0% Write Review

 

Neutral0% Write Review

 

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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
Request A Quote
Positive0% Write Review

 

Negative0% Write Review

 

Neutral0% Write Review

 

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Cheesebuger Bobbys Cheesebuger Bobbys
Talk to a Representative: 770-218-9962
Key Facts For Cheesebuger Bobbys
  • Franchising Since:
    2011
  • Franchise Units:
    11
  • Cash Investment:
    $2586
  • Total Investments:
    $12533
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    cheeseburgerbobbys.com
Request A Quote
Positive 57.1% 4 Reviews
Very helpful front office agent named Lisa.
Lanesia Nicole
Positive
I got to the restaurant about 10 minutes befo...
Lori Jurewicz
Negative 42.9% 3 Reviews
I came here hungry hoping their burgers would...
Ariana Atega

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

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: