Cheba Hut

Cheba Hut has been escaping the established and getting "toasted" since 1998. We have broken the mold of mundane fast-casual concepts and set ourselves apart by becoming the first marijuana themed "joint", (pun intended). We are dedicated to combining locally sourced ingredients with a chillax, eclectic environment where genuine food is served by genuine people.

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Cheba Hut Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Proven Concept: We've been busy the past 20 years developing 20 Cheba Hut locations across 7 states. 12 of these successful restaurants are owned by our franchise partners.

Exceptional Economics: In 2017, our average unit volume for franchised locations was $1,202,634. That's a 251% sales to investment ratio! In the last 3 years, we have seen an average of 15% year over year sales growth. It doesn't take a genius to see we are the real deal by comparing us with the restaurant average of 1.5%-2%!

Simple Operation: No flat tops, no deep fryers and, no expensive hoods needed. Not only does this keep initial investments down, it also creates an ease of operations allowing our Franchise Owners to focus on connecting with their communities and developing an incredible culture with their employees.

Personal Touch: At Cheba Hut, we strive to break the mold and embrace the non-traditional. So, while there are guidelines Franchise Owners must follow, we do encourage individuality. For that reason, each owner creates two sandwiches that are featured on the "secret stash" menu and we encourage them to serve local beers. We also help find a local artist that paints a mural reflective of them, and their community on the restaurant walls.

Multiple Revenue Streams: We offer delicious sandwiches, a full-service bar, breakfast, catering, delivery, and Cheba Hut merchandise. This keeps our average tickets high and retains a higher level customer who is willing to spend more with us. Good luck finding any fast-casual restaurant with the potential for six different revenue streams anywhere else!

Employee Retention: We like to have fun and it shows! We know happy employees equal happy customers, so we treat our staff well and encourage them to have fun while on the clock. Business is still business, but by creating an enjoyable atmosphere to work in we have obtained an employee turnover rate that is well below industry average. Many employees even reach their 10 year anniversaries of working with us!

Company Details

Established: 1998
First Unit Franchised: 2001
Franchised Units Open: 14
Company Owned Units: 11
Unavailable States: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont.

Canada Franchises: Yes

International Franchises: Not outside of Canada 

Support and Training Offered By Cheba Hut

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes

Training: Our initial training program consists of 70 hours in the classroom and 170 hours of on-the-job training. Here, owners will learn about basic business procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, hiring and training of employees, scheduling, accounting principles, computer operations, advertising, purchasing, food preparation, presentation, and safety, alcohol service, cost control, customer service, general maintenance and other topics selected by Cheba Hut.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cheba Hut Franchise.

What does a Cheba Hut Franchise Cost?

Cheba Hut franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $350,000
Total Investment: $465,500 - $746,500
Minimum Net Worth: $430,000
Franchise Fee: 3 Pack- $99,000 (Cheba Hut offers only multi-unit deals, 3-pack minimum) 
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2% 
Average Number of Employees: 15-30
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Cheba Hut a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cheba Hut is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cheba Hut a Home Based franchise?

No. Cheba Hut is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cheba Hut Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Cheba Hut a Master Franchise Opportunity?

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

Does Cheba Hut Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cheba Hut franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Cheba Hut Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Cheba Hut franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Cheba Hut Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Cheba Hut franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cheba Hut Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cheba Hut franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

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


E2 Visa Franchise


Cheba Hut Franchises for Sale

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