Taste Buds Kitchen

Taste Buds Kitchen, a unique and sought-after franchise, transforms into a kids' kitchen by day and an adult BYOB kitchen by night, providing fun, hands-on cooking classes and events for all ages in stylish facilities, with an expert leadership team offering extensive support and a streamlined path to success, ultimately delighting guests with culinary entertainment experiences and fostering a love for the kitchen across generations.

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Taste Buds Kitchen

Taste Buds Kitchen Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Taste Buds Kitchen is a kids kitchen by day & an adult byob kitchen by night. Taste Buds Kitchen offers fun, hands-on, engaging, cooking classes, camps, parties and corporate events in incredibly stylish, upscale facilities for ages 2 to 99! The extensive support, streamlined and easy to follow path to success provided by the expert leadership team makes this an ideal, sought-after, emerging franchise. Taste Buds Kitchens are delighting guests through delicious culinary entertainment experiences while inspiring a love of the kitchen and creating cherished memories for all!

Company Details

Established:  2007
First Unit Franchised:  2013

Total Franchisees:  9
Total Locations Sold:  11
Total Locations Open:  11
Total Franchise Owned Open Locations:  10
Total Corporate / Affilated Owned Open Locations:  1
Total States with Open Locations:  9

Effective & Registered:  IL, MI, NY, RI, VA, WA, WI and ALL Filing & FTC States
Deferral States:  WA
Pending:  CA, HI, IN, MD, MD, ND, SD
Not Registering:  None

Canada Franchises:  No
International Franchises:  No

Support and Training Offered By Taste Buds Kitchen

Financial Assistance Provided:  No, but are happy to assist Franchisees in any way.
Site Selection Assistance:  Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance:  Yes
Recruiting Assistance:  Yes
Cooperative Advertising:  Yes
6-8 weeks before location opening , 6 days in Chester, MD for hands-on training with live classes, attend a class & host a class.
TBK University with comprehensive operations manual and on-demand support
Marketing support and guidance including grass roots, social media, public relations, and promotional materials
Development of new menus and initiatives to keep Taste Buds Kitchen at the top of it's game
Encouragement throughout the life of the Kitchen with monthly newsletters and individual coaching to reach goals
The opportunity to join a community that promotes camaraderie with fellow franchisees

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Taste Buds Kitchen Franchise.

What does a Taste Buds Kitchen Franchise Cost?

Taste Buds Kitchen franchise fees for 2024:

Total Investment:  $382,500 - $531,000
Minimum Liquidity:  $150,000
Minimum Net Worth:  $500,000

Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty:  Greater of 8% Gross Revenue or $125 per Week
Ad:  1.5% of Gross Revenue
Item 19:  Yes

Average Number of Employees:  4
Visa Candidates:  Yes
Passive Ownership:  Yes
Home-Based:  No
B2B:  Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities:  No
Veteran Discount:  Yes

Is Taste Buds Kitchen a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Taste Buds Kitchen 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 Taste Buds Kitchen a Home Based franchise?

No. Taste Buds Kitchen is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Taste Buds Kitchen Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Taste Buds Kitchen a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Taste Buds Kitchen is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Taste Buds Kitchen Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Taste Buds Kitchen franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Taste Buds Kitchen Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Taste Buds Kitchen franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Taste Buds Kitchen Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Taste Buds Kitchen franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Taste Buds Kitchen Looking for International franchisees?

No. Taste Buds Kitchen franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Taste Buds Kitchen's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Recently Added Franchises, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Taste Buds Kitchen Franchises for Sale

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