Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen was created as a tribute to the vibrant, fast-paced energy of the streets of Hong Kong. Since 2003, we have been bringing people from all walks of life together to share in hand-crafted Asian cuisine in a less ordinary dining environment. With passion poured into every dish, we've curated an adventurous menu of "Asia's greatest hits" that please every palate. We truly set the standard when it comes to fresh-to-order pan-Asian dining, delivering high flavor for the people.

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Tin Drum Asian Kitchen


Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Fresh, Customized, High-Flavor Options: Our entire menu is prepared fresh-to-order, with the ability to customize ingredients and spice levels for each individual's taste preference. As a healthy alternative to other fast-casual restaurants, Tin Drum appeals to the increased consumer interest in living healthier lives while also offering the convenience they desire to fit their on-the-go lifestyle.

Fun, Unique Dining Environment: With a restaurant design influenced by the unlikely pairing of the vibrant, upbeat sidewalk eateries in Hong Kong AND a rock album cover, our locations are raw, real, and rockin', to say the least. We get all the senses firing - not just taste. Some locations also include a small set of retail product offerings featuring a variety of eccentric items from around the world. Diners experience the energetic hustle and bustle they would feel from Asian curbside caf?s without having to leave their town.

A Unique Blend of Asia's Finest Flavors: Unlike other fast-casual Asian restaurants that offer specialties from only one country, Tin Drum's eclectic menu draws on flavors and dishes served in all parts of the continent, serving, as we like to call it, "Asia's greatest hits." From Tikka masala curry, Spicy Miso Chicken Ramen to Tri-Cooked Firecracker Wings, Cantonese Chili Long Beans, and even our newest addition of Boba teas, we are the one-stop-shop for everyone's Asian favorites - and some they may have never heard of (yet)!

Authentic Cuisine Respecting Ethnic Heritage and Indigenous Traditions: Tin Drum is the real deal when it comes to serving true pan-Asian cuisine. Our Founder understands that American consumers, especially in the millennial demographic, are seeking out true international flavors that have not been modified. We have recently revamped our menu under the direction of Silvia Chan, Steven's wife, a native of Thailand who has taken inspiration from Steven's family recipes. By maintaining the integrity of the traditional dishes, we have cultivated a solid customer base of Tin Drum fans who have never experienced dishes like this before!

Upmarket Experience at an Affordable Price: Everything we do at Tin Drum goes back to the original foundation based on the story of the Tin Drummer. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy delicious food in a fun, comfortable environment, at a price they can afford. When people eat a meal at Tin Drum, they get a high-quality experience without the high-quality price.

*High Revenue and Profit Margins, Lower Investment, Thrived through COVID, Fast growing Segment, Wide-open territories and multi-unit focused

Company Details

Established: 2003
First Unit Franchised: 2010
Franchised Units: 8
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: No
Our comprehensive, 5-week initial training program is split between 26 hours in a classroom and 200 hours on the job. During this time, new Owners will learn about food preparation, operational/service standards, inventory management quality control, POS systems, front and back of house duties, food and labor cost structure, branding/marketing, and human resource information.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Franchise.

What does a Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Franchise Cost?

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $400,800-$617,250
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $49,000
Royalty: 6.5% Weekly
Ad: Local ad fee 1% of Gross Sales
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 10
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Tin Drum Asian Kitchen a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Tin Drum Asian 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 Tin Drum Asian Kitchen a Home Based franchise?

No. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Tin Drum Asian Kitchen a Master Franchise Opportunity?

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

Does Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Tin Drum Asian Kitchen Looking for International franchisees?

No. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


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Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


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