Amsterdam Falafelshop

The Amsterdam Falafelshops franchise is a food concept that specializes in falafels. While this food item is popular in Europe, Amsterdam Falafelshops is looking to bring it to the U.S. Customers appreciate the brand's food options, which are 100% vegetarian, all-natural, made fresh daily, and unprocessed. Franchise owners benefit from a simple menu that reduces complexities that can be found in competitors; low cost of goods from chickpeas as the main ingredient; affordable menu pricing; and the appeal of falafel sandwich is growing due to the influx of tourists from Europe and the Middle East. The demand for Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food are on the rise.

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Amsterdam Falafelshop

Amsterdam Falafelshop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


In the U.S., the demand for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food is on the rise. Over the past 15 years, sales of hummus have increased from $5 million to $200 million. A concept to consider is Amsterdam Falafelshop. The estimated initial invesment of an Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise ranges from $379,300 to $544,900, which covers build-out expenses and some start-up expenses. Part of this investment is the initial franchise fee, which is $29,500. There is a 5% franchising royalty on gross revenues, which will increase in the future to 6% at the later of one year from the opening date of your restaurant. The brand is looking for experience operators with fun personalities, strong work-ethic, passion for customer service, and a love of falafels. Qualified candidates have a minimum net worth of $500K and $150K in liquid assets. While not required, restaurant experience is strongly preferred. 
In terms of support and training, franchisees receive both in-store and classroom training for all aspects of their Amsterdam Falafelshop business. This training program will cover in food preparation, sales and marketing techniques, and administrative and office matters. The franchisor will also provide support prior to, during and after you open your location. The average franchised Amsterdam Falafelshop restaurant is usually between 1,300 and 1,700 square feet. However, it could be somewhat larger or smaller depending on your site. Amsterdam Falafelshop does not offer financing assistance, but can make recommendations for third-party lenders to contact. The brands has locations in Washington D.C., Florida, and Massachusetts. Franchise owners benefit from a simple model and great support and training. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., 20009
Canada: No
International: No 
B2B: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Founded: 2004
First franchise: 2010
Exclusive territory: Yes
Absentee: No

Support and Training Offered By Amsterdam Falafelshop

In terms of support and training, franchisees receive both in-store and classroom training for all aspects of their Amsterdam Falafelshop business. This training will cover in food preparation, sales and marketing techniques, and administrative and office matters. The franchisor will also provide support prior to, during and after you open your location.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Amsterdam Falafelshop Franchise.

What does a Amsterdam Falafelshop Franchise Cost?

Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $379,300 to $544,900
Royalty fees: 5-6%
Minimum net worth: $500K
Cash requirement: $150K
Financing options: No 
Veteran Incentives: Reduced royalty fee during second year in business
Franchise fee: $29,500

Is Amsterdam Falafelshop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Amsterdam Falafelshop is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Amsterdam Falafelshop a Home Based franchise?

No. Amsterdam Falafelshop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Amsterdam Falafelshop Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Amsterdam Falafelshop franchisees make. Amsterdam Falafelshop offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Amsterdam Falafelshop Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Amsterdam Falafelshop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Amsterdam Falafelshop Looking for International franchisees?

No. Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Amsterdam Falafelshop's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Amsterdam Falafelshop Franchises for Sale

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