Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh operates in the growing Mediterranean sector of the Fast Casual restaurant segment. Started in 2008, Garbanzo is a perennial Fast Casual Magazine Top 50 Mover and Shaker brand (#35 in 2018 and #4 in 2019) and featured over 50 times in consumer and trade publications like Franchise Times, Forbes, QSR Magazine and Nation's Restaurant News. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is the hottest Mediterranean fast-casual concept in the space.

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Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh


Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Open for lunch through dinner, Garbanzo offers guests the opportunity to dine-in or take away meals in addition to off-premise platforms including online ordering, restaurant delivery, third party delivery (GrubHub, Uber Eats, Door Dash) and catering for office meetings, in-home gatherings or special events.

The concept is versatile in accommodating various types of real estate, from end cap and in-line restaurants in strip centers, free-standing units, food courts, to transportation centers, ground floor sites in major office buildings, and street-side locations with high pedestrian traffic. A prototypical Garbanzo restaurant will measure 1,600-2,000 square feet in 2021. Some Garbanzo locations are owned and operated by the franchisor, but most are franchised, ranging from one-store operators to multi-unit franchisees.

In addition to incorporating its Eat Better - Feel Brighter brand positioning that appeals to its external stakeholders (e.g., guests and communities), the Garbanzo Mission also includes the Power of "WOW!" which serves as a filter to help guide the priorities of its internal stakeholders (e.g., team members and franchise partners).

Company Details

  • Established: 2007
  • First Unit Franchised: 2009
  • Franchise Units: 8
  • License Units: 11
  • Company Owned Units: 10
  • Registered in all states and Washington DC except Hawaii - HI, Maryland - MD, and New York, NY

Support and Training Offered By Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No


  • Online Training: (2-3 hours) 
  • In-Restaurant Training: (2 weeks) In one of our Garbanzo restaurants - working with our corporate certified trainers
  • On Site Opening Training (10 days): In your own Garbanzo restaurant as we prepare to open and post opening

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Franchise.

What does a Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Franchise Cost?

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise fees for 2022:

  • Cash Investment: $386,636 - $786,499
  • Total Investment: $386,636 - $786,499
  • Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
  • Liquid Assets of at least $250,000
  • Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Training Fee: $8,000
  • Royalty: 6%
  • Ad: 3%
  • Item 19: Yes
  • Average Number of Employees: 18-25

Is Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh 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 Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh a Home Based franchise?

No. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh a Master Franchise Opportunity?

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

Does Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise is 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


Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchises for sale. We may have Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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