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Franchise FAQs

All the Answers to Your Most Burning Franchising Questions

Over the years, we’ve received a lot of questions from potential franchisees about our business, our process, and what you can expect as a Burger King® franchise owner. Here are a few of the franchise FAQs we hear most often!

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How can I become a Burger King® franchise owner?

We’ve made becoming a part of the Burger King® system as simple and straightforward as possible. Depending on what best fits your goals, you can either become a franchise owner through the development of a new restaurant or by acquiring one or more existing Burger King® restaurants from a selling franchisee. Whichever you choose, the process starts by submitting an online form. In order to help your form stand out, we encourage you to include as much detail as possible.

What happens after I submit my form?

Our team will take a close look at your inquiry and carefully review all the information you’ve shared with us. If requirements are met, we’ll reach out via the contact information you’ve provided to schedule an introductory call.

Do I need previous restaurant experience to become a Burger King® franchisee?

We strongly prefer prospective franchisees to have experience in the QSR industry and have a proven track record of operational excellence. Over time, we’ve found that our franchisees are better positioned to succeed when they have the administrative, financial, and development capabilities to run a QSR restaurant already in place. With that having been said, entrepreneurs with backgrounds in the multiunit restaurant or hospitality business also have the skill set needed to be successful Burger King® franchise owners.

Are single- and multi-unit opportunities available?

While we’re focused on recruiting prospective franchisees who are interested in pursuing multi-unit opportunities either through the acquisition of existing restaurants or the development of new ones, there are cases where single unit acquisitions are available.

What is the minimum financial requirement to enter the Burger King® system?

The minimum financial requirement is a total net worth of at least $1 million and $500k in liquid assets. If you continue on in the approval process, you’ll be responsible for a background check fee and other administrative costs. Please keep in mind that there may be other deal-specific financial requirements, which we will discuss with you during the approval process. You can learn more about the financial requirements, as well as costs and fees that you can anticipate, on our Franchise Investment page.

I’m interested in entering a new market. Who should I contact?

You can suggest a new market to the Burger King® team through our site submission portal.

What are the royalty fees associated with owning Burger King® restaurants?

Franchisees are required to pay a royalty fee of 4.5% of their sales per restaurant to Burger King®.

What is the fee for advertising?

Franchisees are required to contribute 4% of their sales per restaurant to the Burger King® Advertising Fund.

Is Burger King® interested in nontraditional locations?

Yes! Although we’re committed to expanding our footprint with standalone restaurants in traditional commercial areas, nontraditional development is an integral part of Burger King®’s growth strategy. If you’re interested in developing a Burger King® restaurant in locations such as airports, military bases, travel plazas, or universities, please make your suggestion through the site selection portal.

I’m an operator. Do you have any franchisees looking to partner up?

There are cases where existing franchise groups need an operating partner, in which case, an applicant can submit an application and note they’re interested in working as a Head of Operations.

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