Bobby's Burgers

The Bobby's Burgers franchise was established by Chef Bobby Flay in 2008. The idea behind the fast-casual concept was Chef Bobby's desire for a burger after he's done working at one of his restaurants. In addition to sides, shakes, and breakfast options, the fast-casual franchise's menu has a variety of gourmet burgers including the Nacho Burger, Brunch Burger and Crunch Burger. The brand's other sandwiches include Bobby's Veggie Burger and Fried Chicken Sandwich. Since its founding, Bobby's Burgers has expanded to several locations across the U.S. including in Yankee Stadium and Atlantic City. As a franchisee, you benefit from great support and training from the franchisor.  

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Bobby's Burgers Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Charlotte, NC 
Canada: No
International: No 
Founded: 2008
First franchise: 2022
Absentee: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Bobby's Burgers

In addition to an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction, 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.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bobby's Burgers Franchise.

What does a Bobby's Burgers Franchise Cost?

Bobby's Burgers franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $547,950 - $2,862,000
Cash Requirement: $500,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Cash Requirement: $500,000
Third-party financing: Yes

Is Bobby's Burgers a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bobby's Burgers 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 Bobby's Burgers a Home Based franchise?

No. Bobby's Burgers is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Bobby's Burgers Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Bobby's Burgers franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Bobby's Burgers Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bobby's Burgers franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bobby's Burgers Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bobby's Burgers franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bobby's Burgers'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

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


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