Benjie's Munch

The Benjie's Munch franchise is a quick-service restaurant (QSR) that offers burgers, grilled cheeses, sides, and more. The Texas-based QSR brand was established by Chef Benjie De Los Santos, who has been working at restaurants since he was a dishwasher at 15. The inspiration for the business came when he and his wife watched the movie, "Chef." Santos opened the first Benjie's Munch food truck in 2015, and the first brick-and-mortar location was established in 2017. Catering and gift cards add to the profitability of your business. Customers appreciate the keto and gluten-free options. Santos' mission is to make food you have grown up loving even better than how you remember it- no matter where you are from.

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Benjie's Munch Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The Benjie's Munch franchise was founded by Benjamin De Los Santos. The Texas-based business is looking to expand with franchise partners. Santos started working in restaurants when he was a teenager as a dishwasher and eventually earned a culinary degree. After watching the movie "Chef" with his wife, Santos was inspired to open a business of his own at her behest. The first food truck opened in 2015, and the brick-and-mort location opened two years later. Customers appreciate the family-friendly atmosphere. Due to his struggle with his weight, Santons was inspired to have a mantra of "every bite should be the best bite." To keep up with health trends, Benjie's Munch offers gluten-free, keto, and other healthier options. Santos' mission is to make food you have grown up loving even better than how you remember   it- no matter where you are from
Franchise are given two franchise options: a mobile unit and a brick-and-mortar location. For a brick and mortar location, the initial investment ranges between $269,900 - $456,400, which includes an initial franchise fee of $25,000. The mobile unit requires an investment of $99,950 to $154,500, including an initial franchise fee $19,900. This initial payment covers many of the costs associated with running a restaurant, including fixtures, furniture, and the construction of any necessary improvement. The brand's menu includes burgers, Sammies, grilled cheeses, and more. Customers are allowed to bring their own alcohol and will be provided with ice and glasses. Gift cards and catering add revenue to your business. Ideal candidates are passionate about customer service.

Company Details

Headquarters: San Antonio, TX 78216
Canada: No
International: No 
Absentee: No
Mobile: Yes
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Founded: 2015
First franchise: 2022  


Support and Training Offered By Benjie's Munch

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program for both the mobile and restaurant franchise options. Both programs have a classroom and on-the-job section. The classroom section for the mobile franchise is broken down into 11 hours while the restaurant franchise requires 43 hours. The classroom section covers the brand's philosophy, marketing and adverting, operations, and more. The on-the-job section for the mobile franchise will be 16 hours, and the restaurant requires 43 hours. Training and support are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Benjie's Munch Franchise.

What does a Benjie's Munch Franchise Cost?

Benjie's Munch franchise fees for 2024:

Brick and Mortar:

Initial investment: $269,900 - $456,400
Initial franchise fee:  $25,000

Mobile unit:

Initial investment:  $99,950 to $154,500
Initial franchise fee: $19,900

Net Worth Requirement: $19,000 - $25,000
Cash Requirement: $19,000 - $25,000
Royalty Fee: 6%

Is Benjie's Munch a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Benjie's Munch 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 Benjie's Munch a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Benjie's Munch is a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Benjie's Munch Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Benjie's Munch franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Benjie's Munch Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Benjie's Munch franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Benjie's Munch Looking for International franchisees?

No. Benjie's Munch franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Benjie's Munch's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Veteran Discount




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