Fast-casual franchises are some of the most popular businesses in the country. An established brand to consider is Checkers. The fast-casual brand is known for its burgers, fries, milkshakes, hot dogs, and more. It was established by James E. Mattei in Mobile, Alabama in 1986. To increase its reach even more, Checkers acquired Rally's. In order to keep up with the times, Checkers and Rally's locations focus on drive-thru and walk-up service over a dining room. With walk-up and drive-thru services, you have opportunity for great cash flow and smaller footprints. There are also multi-unit opportunities in several markets. Franchisees benefit from a people-centric culture that fosters a can-do attitude. You also benefits from the franchisor's decades of experience. The brand's locations are unique and versatile and take about 6-12 months to develop. To make the development process more seamless for franchisees, construction and real estate mangers are assigned to each franchise owner. The brand's nimble modular restaurants with closed kitchens are constructed off site and delivered to the location site. The Checkers franchise's development process yields a quicker turn around time, which allows franchise business owners to open their location faster. You will also be provided with great support and training.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that explains everything you need to know about running the business properly. This program is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. During that time, you'll learn about the brand's history, marketing and advertising, food preparation, and more. The support and training are ongoing.