Houlihan's Franchise

Full-service restaurant

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Houlihan's has been known for exceptional food at an affordable price since we entered the casual dining segment in 1972. Our menu features a great mix of contemporary pop American cooking - classic dishes reinvented in a fresh modern way and brought to the table with simple, stylish plating and presentations.

And then there's the bar. It's always the best place to feel the great energy of Houlihan's. Our bar strategy unites pop culture, trendy premium brands, the newest drinks and vendor insights for a winning combination, resulting in an enviable liquor mix.

To help us more quickly expand to new markets and
trade areas, Houlihan's is seeking sophisticated restaurant operators with
experience building out entire markets. At this time, we are not
pursuing single-site franchise agreements.

Our ideal candidate to become a franchise market
developer is a successful full-service, multi-unit operator with
expertise in one or more large markets (e.g. the top 75 MSAs in the
United States). We are seeking entrepreneurial organizations that can
thrive in our flexible franchise environment, while having access to
growth capital and capital reserves, but experiencing growth constraints
with their current restaurant concept(s).

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

The investment required to open a Houlihan's Franchise is between $1,600,000-$4,300,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Houlihan's name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
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When did the first Houlihan's open? 1972
When did Houlihan's start Franchising? 1994

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 49 0 2 26
2004 43 0 2 28
2003 41 0 3 33
2002 44 0 2 34
2001 46 0 3 40

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Meetings, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 78

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Must live in same market being developed

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Houlihan's 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.

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