Top Rated Food and Beverage Franchises

These best-in-class food franchises offer franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs who thrive in fast-paced environments and wish to serve their communities. Explore and compare startup costs, territories, support programs, franchisee satisfaction ratings and more to identify the brand the resonates with your own priorities, values, and goals. Plus, request more information directly from the franchise via the form on their company profile page.

“The food franchise sector is historically one of the toughest, but delivers a tremendous return on investment for many,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review, “The key is to choose the right brand.”

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A&W Restaurants

Industry: Food, Retail

A&W Restaurants is an American chain of fast-food restaurants distinguished by its burgers, signature draft root beer and root beer floats. The A&W franchise family is a group of diverse, expe…

Investment: $276,000 - $1,454,750 Cash Required: $150,000
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Another Broken Egg

Industry: Food, Retail

Another Broken Egg Cafe® offers a universally appealing menu of fresh, nutritious dishes that ‘Foodies’ can indulge in every day. Driven by attention to detail – the upscale cafe of…

Investment: $811,000 - $1,203,000 Cash Required: $500,000

BIGGBY COFFEE

Industry: Food, Retail

Biggby Coffee is a neighborhood cafe with offerings that include espresso-based beverages, coffee, tea, other beverages, sandwiches, baked goods, and other food products as well as whole bean coffee, …

Investment: $276,000 - $439,000

Capriotti's

Industry: Food, Retail

Capriotti’s is a fast-casual restaurant chain whose franchises earn exceptional returns by selling the best tasting, highest quality food in an attractive setting. Their Butterball turkeys, hand-rol…

Investment: $413,000 - $739,000 Cash Required: $150,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Checkers & Rally's

Industry: Food, Retail

Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru restaurants specialize in hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and milkshakes. 

Investment: $790,797 - $2,368,316 Cash Required: $250,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Chicken Salad Chick

Industry: Food, Retail

Chicken Salad Chick serves more than a dozen scratch-made, southern-style flavors of chicken salad made daily.

Investment: $742,300 - $980,300 Cash Required: $250,000
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Clean Juice

Industry: Food, Retail

Dedicated to health, wellness, and to the power of positivity, Clean Juice believes in the simple and inherent goodness of fresh, wholesome ingredients, offering organic juices, smoothies, bowls, toas…

Investment: $279,000 - $523,000 Cash Required: $120,000

Cousins Subs

Industry: Food, Retail

Cousins Subs is a Midwest brand that takes pride in its Wisconsin roots. With locally sourced ingredients and better bread baked fresh daily, Cousins Subs stands behind its promise of fresh, high-qual…

Investment: $220,200 - $732,500 Cash Required: $250,000
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Culver's

Industry: Food, Retail

Culver’s is an American casual fast food restaurant chain that operates primarily in the Midwestern U.S. The brand is known for its “butter burgers” and frozen custard. It also offer…

Investment: $2,398,000 - $5,432,000 Cash Required: $500,000
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Donatos Pizza

Industry: Food, Retail

Donatos Pizza is a pizza delivery restaurant franchisor headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio. It has nearly 200 locations in eleven states. Donatos is also served at several venue outlets including Ohio Sta…

Investment: $386,500 - $698,900 Cash Required: $200,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

East Coast Wings + Grill

Industry: Food, Retail

East Coast Wings + Grill full-service restaurants serve over 50 unique flavors of chicken wings along with a wide variety of other menu items.

Investment: $427,968 - $981,275 Cash Required: $200,000
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Eggs Up Grill

Industry: Food, Retail

Eggs Up Grill–home to the whole neighborhood–has been a place where the local community can gather and catch up with family, friends, and neighbors over breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Investment: $412,888 - $764,575 Cash Required: $150,000

Ellianos Coffee Company

Industry: Food, Retail

“Italian Quality at America’s Pace” is the goal of Ellianos Coffee Company, a double-sided drive through coffee brand whose vision is to position themselves as a dominant regional brand,…

Investment: $397,500 - $690,000 Cash Required: $150,000
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Fazoli's Restaurants

Industry: Food, Retail

With a menu loaded with traditional Italian favorites, combined with enhanced service and a newly re-imagined restaurant design, Fazoli’s is a premium quick-service restaurant franchise.

Investment: $466,750 - $1,918,818 Cash Required: $500,000
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Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Industry: Food, Retail

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is an American fast casual restaurant chain specializing in Baja-style Mexican cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fuzzy’s operates more than 150 locations in 1…

Investment: $370,500 - $1,224,600 Cash Required: $150,000
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Golden Chick

Industry: Food, Retail

The Golden Chick franchise is a family-oriented, quick-service restaurant (QSR) with dine-in, drive-thru, take out, and third-party delivery services.

Investment: $915,370 - $1,438,000