The Beef-A-Roo franchise is a fast-casual brand that sells homemade meals at affordable prices. Since its founding in 1967, customers have enjoyed Beef-A-Roo's menu of American fare including burgers, milkshakes, salads, cheddar fries, and more. The fast-causal brand started off with a western theme and will always stick to its roots. The ideal franchisee is philosophically aligned with the brand's culture and is passionate about providing great customer service. While multi-unit ownership is preferred, the brand offers single-unit opportunities across the U.S. Beef-A-Roo also welcomes international master franchise development with experienced groups who know the territory well. The fast-casual franchise is based in Illinois.  

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Beef-a-Roo Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


With a fast-casual brand, not only can you provide a great product, but you can be an integral part of a community. A regional fast-casual brand to consider is Beef-A-Roo. For more than five decades, Beef-A-Roo has been serving American fare such as burger, milkshakes, and cheddar fries at affordable prices. The brand began with a western theme and has always stood by its roots. Beef-A-Roo is a place for anyone looking to enjoy a great meal including couples and families. As a franchisee, you benefit from multiple streams of revenue including online orders, merchandise sales, and dine-in. You can also appreciate being able to give back to the community with school fundraisers and more. More health-conscious customers will appreciate that Beef-A-Roo has a gluten free menu. The ideal franchisee is passionate about customer service and aligns with the brand's culture and values. While a commitment to multiple units is ideal, there are single-unit franchise deals across the country. With the correct experience and financial background, Beef-A-Roo will welcome international master franchise developers who know a territory well. 
As a franchisee, you can expect an initial investment that ranges between $795K-$1.5 million. The royalty fee is 6%, and the advertising fee is 2%. Veterans are incentivized to invest in Beef-A-Roo with a 15% discount on the initial franchise fee, which is $35,000. Since its founding, the brand has expand to several locations in Illinois and is looking to grow even more with franchise partners. Operating hours for the brand is from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Locations are centered in the midwest and southeast of the U.S. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Rockford, IL 61107
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
Founded: 1967
First franchise: 2022
Home-based/mobile: No 
Exclusive territory: Yes


Support and Training Offered By Beef-a-Roo

You will be provided with the tools and information you need to know during the franchisor's initial training program. This program will be broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During this time, you'll learn about the brand's culture, food preparation, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. You'll also be provided with site selection and grand opening assistance. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Beef-a-Roo Franchise.

What does a Beef-a-Roo Franchise Cost?

Beef-a-Roo franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Initial Investment: $795K - $1.5 million
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Cash Requirement: $200,000 - $500,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Advertising: 2%
Net Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
Third-party financing: Yes

Is Beef-a-Roo a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Beef-a-Roo 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 Beef-a-Roo a Home Based franchise?

No. Beef-a-Roo is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Beef-a-Roo Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Beef-a-Roo does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Beef-a-Roo a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Beef-a-Roo is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Beef-a-Roo Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Beef-a-Roo franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Beef-a-Roo Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Beef-a-Roo franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Beef-a-Roo Looking for International franchisees?

No. Beef-a-Roo franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Beef-a-Roo's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


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