Nathan's Famous Franchise

Hot dogs, hamburgers, seafood, chicken

Franchising is a business concept that allows qualified investors to become part of an established, existing “system.” A good way to look at franchising is, you’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Strategically, this provides many benefits under a brand name that has consumer awareness and equity.
Nathan’s has taken this basic premise and redefined it to exceed the most stringent business criteria of today’s investor.

Nathan’s offers a wide range of restaurant designs and customized equipment, thereby offering business opportunities to qualified candidates regardless of space constraints or investment limitations.

The estimated initial investment for a BMP Operation ranges from
$43,000 to $86,300, including an initial license fee of $7,500. If you
want to add an “Arthur Treacher’s” BMP Operation to your new or existing
food service establishment, the additional estimated initial investment
will be from $34,404 to $81,486, including an initial license fee of

Top 100 Franchise
#78 in Gator's Top franchises
#286 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

It's time to give yourself permission to build your days around what's important to you! You're in Control!
For more information, complete our FREE FRANCHISE ADVICE form!

Please Note: The operators of Nathan's Famous, may not have verified the accuracy of the Franchise information contained within this website. For accurate up-to-date information, investors are strongly recommended to visit the official Nathan's Famous website.

How much does it cost to open a Nathan's Famous Franchise?

The investment required to open a Nathan's Famous Franchise is between $43,000-$1,071,360. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Nathan's Famous name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    50% of franchise fee

Click here to compare with
franchises similar to Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous Turns 100! Board Director Wayne Norbitz Recalls History
At one hundred years old, Nathan's Famous is arguably America's oldest quick service restaurant chain that has franchised restaurants. On July 4th, it will be the gathering ground for the wiener world when Nathan's holds its annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.Much has happened to New York ...

Nathan's Famous Ranks #144 On Franchise 500 List
Where we are and what we're doing Nathan's was served in 22 stands at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soshi! Expansion continues in Russia. Since opening our first Nathan's in Russia, we have opened 6 more locations. Nathan's Famous donates 100,000 HOT DOGS TO FOOD BAN...

Hot Dog Eating Contest Gives Nathan's Huge Exposure
Companies spend millions of dollars of naming stadiums and doing athlete sponsorship deals, but, as yesterday proved once again, Nathan's has the best marketing deal in sports. Nathan's Hot Dog Contest I have no idea how much Nathan's [NATH 18.826 0.2592 (+1.4%) ] pays the Shea Brothers...

Fast-food Franchise Continues International Expansion
Nathan's Famous, a USA based fast-food chain, has continued its international expansion with the opening of restaurants in Dubai and Kuwait City. In addition to these outlets Nathan's Famous has also signed a letter of intent for a Master Franchise agreement in Canada. The company was founded in ...

On The Brooklyn Bridge, In Front Of The New York, New York Hotel In Las Vegas, An American Record Was Set Yesterday
Joey Chestnut, a 22 year old civil engineering student from San Jose, CA devoured 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes Thursday to set a new American record in the Las Vegas qualifier of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut's record tops Sonya Thomas' mark of 42 HDBs in 12...

Nathan's Famous News & Press Releases

When did the first Nathan's Famous open? 1916
When did Nathan's Famous start Franchising? 1988

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 363 0 17 5
2004 363 0 17 5
2003 158 0 7 10
2002 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising

60% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 14

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (65% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Nathan's Famous Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

    Listing Tags

    hot dog, restaurants, franchising, restaurant chains, french fries, new york, coney island, nathans, nathans hot dogs, fast food, hot dog eating contest
    Nathan's Famous Franchise Opportunity viewed 31232 times by investors.

    Legal Disclaimer: This information is not a franchise offering for Nathan's Famous and should not be construed as such. The Franchise Mall makes every effort to maintain accurate franchise data but does not guarantee nor assume liability for incorrect data. We recommend that anyone seriously interested in pursuing a Nathan's Famous franchise opportunity, review that franchise's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with an attorney and accountant.

    Nathan's Famous

    Nathan's Famous

    Nathan's Famous Inc.
    One Jericho Plaza, Second Floor - Wing A
    Jericho, NY


    First Name:
    Last Name:
    State: (US inquiries only please)
    Capital to Invest

    (Min $50k Investment)
    Investment Timeframe:

    Can I use my 401K or IRA
    to buy a business?

    Submit your request for a
    FREE Franchise Consultation.

    Share This Page!