Thirsty Turtle Seagrill

The Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise is a family-owned seafood restaurant based in south Florida. The first Thirsty Turtle location was opened in 1994. Since it began franchising two decades later in 2014, the brand has expanded to several locations across the U.S. The brand's menu includes fish, shrimp, salads, pasta, burgers, wraps, and more. Franchisees benefit from low startup costs and a proven business model. Ideal franchisees have strong sales abilities, leadership skills, and can adopt to the brand's friendly and welcoming culture. They should also be good with facr-to-face interaction with others. You will also be provided with great support and training. 

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Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Regional full-service restaurants give the U.S. its flavor and character. Passionate restauranteurs looking to make an affordable investment could consider the Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise. The brand is a family-owned restaurant franchise that has been the staple of seafood and wings in south Florida for nearly three decades. Customers can't get enough of the brand's fish,  shrimp, salads, soups, and more. With nearly 30 years of experience, franchisees benefit from a streamlined business model that has been proven successful. You benefit from multiple streams of revenue including dine-in and carryout, which adds to the profitability of your business. The Thirsty Turtle's first location opened in 1994 in Juno Beach, Florida. A location in Port Saint Lucy opened nearly a decade later in 2002. Ideal candidates are passionate about customer service and believe in the brand. Candidates also have good time management skills and enjoy being around other people. 
In addition to accounting and legal support, the franchisor will also focus on research and development to improve operations and menu items. The brand is looking to expand in the southeastern part of the U.S. As a franchisee, you'll be provided with great support and training. Support and training are broken down into two phases. The first phase is a four-week initial training program that will likely be held at corporate headquarters. The next phase consists of on-site training at your restaurant prior to and though the opening of your location. The support will be ongoing for the entirety of you franchise agreement. The franchisor has a schedule to meet with you at your location. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Juno Beach, FL
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Founded: 1994
First franchise: 2004
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes


Support and Training Offered By Thirsty Turtle Seagrill

Support and training are broken down into two phases. The first phase is a four-week initial training program that will likely be held at corporate headquarters. The next phase consists of on-site training at your restaurant prior to and though the opening of your location. The support will be ongoing for the entirety of you franchise agreement. The franchisor has a schedule to meet with you at your location. For example, a member of the support staff meets with you bi-weekly for the first quarter; monthly for the next three quarters; and once a quarter after the first year.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Franchise.

What does a Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Franchise Cost?

Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise fees for 2024:

Franchise fee: $35,000
Investments: $310,750 – $497,500
Royalty fee: 5%
Cash requirement: $35,000

Is Thirsty Turtle Seagrill a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Thirsty Turtle Seagrill 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 Thirsty Turtle Seagrill a Home Based franchise?

No. Thirsty Turtle Seagrill is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Looking for International franchisees?

No. Thirsty Turtle Seagrill franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Thirsty Turtle Seagrill's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Thirsty Turtle Seagrill Franchises for Sale

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