Who says that fast-casual food can't be healthy? Not Flame Broiler. The Koran-Inspired fast-casual franchise was established by Young Lee in 1995. The idea behind the brand was for him to give food to the public that he would make for his own family. The brand began offering franchise opportunities in 1999 after word-of-mouth about the menu and quick service got around. Giving back has also always been an important aspect of the business. In 2009, Lee pledged to sponsor two children in need for every Flame Broiler location that opens. He continues this commitment through The Flame Broiler, Inc. The fast-casual franchise is a true family business, with Lee's three sons – Daniel, Christian, and David –all being passionate and involved with the company. As a franchisee, you benefit from six weeks of full franchise training, a complete operations manual, and on-going support through the head office. The initial franchise fee is $35,000, which is included in the initial investment required to establish a franchised restaurant, which ranges from $390,439 to $638,502. While this is an estimate, there are opportunities to purchase an existing Flame Broiler location.
There are franchise locations available in Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Added revenue streams for your business include online ordering and a mobile app. To reward the customers for every meal, there it the Magic Rewards program. The brand's food comes in three sizes: mini, regular, and plate. Customers have a choice of protein (tofu, Angus beef, NAE chicken), base (white rice, veggies, cabbage salad), sauce (regular hot sauce, jalapeño, Seoul scorcher), and extras (seaweed, avocado, kimchi).