One of the most popular fast-casual concepts is burger joints. A burger franchise to consider investing in is Bobby's Burgers, which was founded in 2008 by Chef Bobby Flay. Like many people, Chef Bobby craves a burger after work. This lead him to establish Bobby's Burgers, which has a menu of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, breakfast options, milkshakes, and more. In terms of the ideal franchisee, the Bobby's Burger franchise is looking for partners who are experienced and have a strong grasp of the restaurant industry. Candidates should also have real estate knowledge in order to develop multiple units. Franchisees have three footprints to choose from: an inline/end-cap, which best situated in shopping centers and range between 1,600 – 2,000 sq. ft.; a freestanding location, which typically range between 2,400 – 3,200 sq. ft., does well at strip malls, and can include a drive-thru; and a non-traditional location, such as transportation-based or entertainment venues or a military base. This is the smallest option, at 400 sq. ft.
Franchisees benefit from the fact that the brand is run by a chef who took the time to craft the menu himself. Chef Flay is well-known in the industry, which increases brand recognition. A creative menu also helps the brand to stand out. Bobby's gourmet burgers can't be found anywhere else. You'll also be provided with support and training. In addition to an initial training program, the franchisor will provide you with site selection assistance, marketing support, technology, and more. This training and support are ongoing during your entire time with the franchise.