Frequently Asked Questions about 

Franchising with Freddy’s

Our priority is to seek out potential franchise owners who are genuinely kind human beings and who love the food and the brand. Previous restaurant and multi-unit development experience is also essential to join our Freddy’s family.

Franchise owners looking to open a new Freddy’s restaurant franchise must have $400,000 in liquid assets available for investment and a collective minimum net worth of $1,000,000. Learn more about our franchise requirements.

The estimated initial investment ranges from $794,254-$2,439,105. 

The initial franchise fee for a single restaurant is $30,000, with ongoing royalties of 4.5% of gross sales and a marketing fee of 1.5%. Our franchise disclosure document details a complete listing of all fees and expenses. International fees may vary. Read more about the franchise investment.

Freddy’s had a healthy $2,538,075 AUV* in 2022. With a menu that has something for everyone, we offer franchisees a consistent support team and our brand values prioritize your guest experience. This combination puts you in a good position to thrive with your Freddy’s investment.


*This information reflects the average annual gross receipts of the top 25% of company-operated and franchised Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurants that were in operation for the entire 2022 Fiscal Year. Of the 412 restaurants that were in operation for the entire 2022 Fiscal Year, 103 were included in the top 25% set and 40 attained or surpassed the average gross receipts results. Please see Item 19 of our April 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document for more information. This advertisement is not an offer to sell a franchise. An offer can be made only by means of a Franchise Disclosure Document that has been registered and approved by the appropriate agency in your state, if your state requires such registration.

The franchise agreement entitles you to own and operate a Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers restaurant, use of the trade name, trademarks, recipes, menu, business methods, and décor scheme.

Franchise opportunities are available throughout the U.S. Explore our Available Territories.

Yes! We are currently seeking experienced restaurant operators in top markets across the globe. View our International Franchising Opportunities.

After the franchise agreement is signed, you can generally expect your restaurant to open in 8-18 months. Opening timelines depend on the location, demographics, and prototype construction, as well as whether you are leasing or buying the property.

Franchise owners receive extensive support and training to ensure you’re positioned for success and growth from the start. Specific areas of support include:

  • Assistance from Freddy’s real estate & construction teams with site selection, facility planning, restaurant layout, and fixture and equipment specifications and ordering
  • Comprehensive in-restaurant training program for management personnel
  • Advertising and marketing guidance, including pre- and post-opening public relations support for the Freddy’s brand in your market
  • Creation and support of all social media profiles and presence
  • Operations and training support
  • Continued field support and ongoing guidance from the Freddy’s team following restaurant opening

We generally expect five or six management personnel per restaurant location. The actual number of management personnel will depend on many factors, including your future development schedule, training, and sales volumes.

If you are an experienced restaurant operator, are passionate about our brand culture, service and hospitality, and you meet our minimum financial requirements, please complete and submit our Franchise Information Request Form.

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