Flame Broiler

Flame Broiler franchise is a Korean-inspired fast-casual concept. The brand was founded in 1995 by Young Lee, who wanted to serve food he'd proudly give to his own family. Driven by purpose, Flame Broiler takes every customer interaction as an opportunity to show care and service; fosters a people-first culture that pushes each other towards growth; and is committed to never stop striving to become better. You can expect an initial training program that lasts for six weeks. The investment ranges between $390,439 - $638,502, which includes a $35,000 franchise fee. The fast-casual brand has territory available in Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Franchisees can also give back to the community. 

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Flame Broiler

Flame Broiler Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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).

Company Details

Headquarters: Santa Ana, CA 92705
Founded: 1995
First franchise: 1999
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
B2B: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: No

Support and Training Offered By Flame Broiler

You benefit from six weeks of full franchise training, a complete operations manual, and on-going support through the head office. During the initial training program, you'll learn everything you need to know about the business including the brand's history, marketing and advertising, food prep, and more. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Flame Broiler Franchise.

What does a Flame Broiler Franchise Cost?

Flame Broiler franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $390,439 to $638,502
Franchise fee:  $35,000
Royalty Fee: 5%

Is Flame Broiler a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Flame Broiler 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 Flame Broiler a Home Based franchise?

No. Flame Broiler is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Flame Broiler Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Flame Broiler Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Flame Broiler franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Flame Broiler Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Flame Broiler franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Flame Broiler Looking for International franchisees?

No. Flame Broiler franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Flame Broiler's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Flame Broiler Franchises for Sale

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