We're a commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning company with a 45 year track record of proven success. Our service is required by law, and we train and partner with our Dealers to execute our proven model.

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GreaseBusters Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


PROVEN BUSINESS MODEL - We were established in 1971 and, we've been cleaning kitchen exhaust systems for 45 years. We know this business better than any other company in the market, and it's our business model - not our Dealership sales - that makes us the industry leader.

NO ROYALTY FEES - We don't take a percentage of your sales. The income you generate from executing our model stays in your pocket.

PATENTED CHEMICAL - Our patented "GreaseBeast" drastically cuts labor costs and job times. Only our Dealers have access to GreaseBeast, which gives you an advantage over the competition from day 1.

REQUIRED SERVICE- This service is required by Federal Law (NFPA 96). You're not chasing discretionary income like so many other business owners. Any business that cooks food has to have our service provided or they get shut down - it's that simple.

ISO 9001:2015 - We are the only ISO 9001:20015 certified company in our industry in the country. ISO 9001:2015 is the most prestigious quality certification available, and having this certification means that our business operations have been analyzed by independent experts and deemed worthy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

UNITED STATES ACADEMY OF KITCHEN EXHAUT SPECIALISTS (USAKES) - We are the founders of USAKES, which is the industry's preeminent training program. All of our Dealers are certified through USAKES and have ongoing access to USAKES. USAKES is also 9001:2015 certified.

CORPORATE ACCOUNTS - We secure nationwide and regional contracts with major corporate customers on a regular basis. Any location that is in your territory becomes your account. Corporate accounts can greatly increase your book of business without you having to do any of the leg work.

LARGE EXCLUSIVE TERRITORIES - Unlike some companies, our exclusive territories are large enough for you to grow your business for years to come. We want people with the motivation, drive and skill to develop large operations, and we'll grant you a large enough territory to achieve that goal.

DEALERSHIP NETWORK- A strong and active network of ISC local owners and operators.

Company Details

Established: 1971
First Unit Franchised: 2004
Franchised Units: 28
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Not applicable. We're a Dealership model.
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By GreaseBusters

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: NA
Lease Negotiation Assistance: NA
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: NA
Training: Two weeks at our own hood cleaning academy. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction, working with our office staff, going on sales calls and learning our cleaning method. The owner/operator will work mostly with our office staff learning our systems, and the cleaning technicians will perform at least 20 jobs with corporate technicians.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a GreaseBusters Franchise.

What does a GreaseBusters Franchise Cost?

GreaseBusters franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $140,000
Total Investment: $140,000
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $110,000
Royalty: 0
Ad: 0
Average Number of Employees:
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is GreaseBusters a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. GreaseBusters is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is GreaseBusters a Home Based franchise?

No. GreaseBusters is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do GreaseBusters Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. GreaseBusters does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is GreaseBusters a Master Franchise Opportunity?

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

Does GreaseBusters Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. GreaseBusters franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does GreaseBusters Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. GreaseBusters franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is GreaseBusters Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. GreaseBusters franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is GreaseBusters Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. GreaseBusters franchise is looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Business Opportunities, Cleaning & Maid Services, Licensing Agreements, Management & Training, Repair & Restoration, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


GreaseBusters Franchises for Sale

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