Elbows Mac N' Cheese

The Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchise is a unique food concept that specializes in putting a twist on mac n cheese.  In addition to mac n’ cheese, the food franchise also serves salads, grilled cheese sandwiches, and more. Customers appreciate the brand's fresh ingredients and family-friendly atmosphere. The emerging brand is looking for quality candidates to expand the brand across the country. Franchise owners should be passionate about customer service and providing a great product. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $188,000 - $948,800, which includes a $30,000 one-time initial franchise fee. Catering and online orders are additional revenue streams for franchisees. 

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Elbows Mac N' Cheese

Elbows Mac N' Cheese Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The opportunities in food franchising are endless. A unique emerging concept to consider is Elbows Mac N' Cheese. The brand puts a twist on a fan-favorite food item: Mac n' cheese. The brand combines mac n’ cheese recipes with its own signature creations. Elbows blends American home cooking with gourmet international inspiration. Customers appreciate that the service is quick and the food is comforting and delicious. They can also feel like they're right at home. In addition to mac n’ cheese, the brand's menu includes crisp salads, classic grilled cheese sandwiches, and more. Franchisees benefit from multiple revenue streams including catering and online orders. With two locations, Elbows is looking for driven entrepreneurs who are passionate about customer service and producing a quality product. Candidates don't need previous experience because they get great support and training.
In terms of support and training, candidates will learn everything they need to know with the franchisor's initial training program. This includes food prep, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The program is broken down into online and on-the-job instruction. You'll also be assisted with site selection and more. The support and training are ongoing. The initial investment ranges between $188,000 - $948,800, which includes a one-time franchise fee of $30,000. Qualified candidates should have a net worth of $100,000 - $500,000 and at least $50,000 - $250,000 in liquid assets. The brand is based in La Habra, Calif., and has corporate locations to help the franchise expand by testing policies and initiatives at the corporate level first. Royalty fees range between 4-6% of sales. 

Company Details

Headquarters: La Habra, CA 90631
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Founded: 2010
First franchise: 2018
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Elbows Mac N' Cheese

In terms of support and training, candidates will learn everything they need to know with the franchisors initial training program. This includes food prep, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The program is broken down into online and on-the-job instruction. You'll also be assisted with site selection and more. The support and training are ongoing.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Elbows Mac N' Cheese Franchise.

What does a Elbows Mac N' Cheese Franchise Cost?

Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchise fees for 2024:

Net Worth Requirement: $100,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement: $50,000 - $250,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Initial Investment: $188,000 - $948,800
Royalty Fee: 4-6%

Is Elbows Mac N' Cheese a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Elbows Mac N' Cheese 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 Elbows Mac N' Cheese a Home Based franchise?

No. Elbows Mac N' Cheese is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Elbows Mac N' Cheese Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchisees make. Elbows Mac N' Cheese offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Elbows Mac N' Cheese Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Elbows Mac N' Cheese Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Elbows Mac N' Cheese Looking for International franchisees?

No. Elbows Mac N' Cheese franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Elbows Mac N' Cheese's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Elbows Mac N' Cheese Franchises for Sale

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