Max & Erma's Franchise

Casual dining restaurant


In 1972, Max & Erma created a fun, unique, gourmet hamburger restaurant you could take friends & family to, decorating it with quirky artifacts & local paraphernalia. Since that day, we've been committed to providing our guests with delicious all-American food & friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy. We've grown over the years, but always remain true to what made us successful - delivering a great guest experience. After all, Max & Erma wouldn't have it any other way.

We believe that a great experience starts with our food. That's why we use the freshest, highest quality ingredients in everything we serve. Freshness and quality are truly the foundations upon which Max & Erma's was built. We make every effort to do things the right way, not the easy way. We believe this dedication and passion is the reason we're better and the reason our guests return more often. Our market research tells us that our guests know what they are going to order before they get to our restaurant because they crave certain items, our signature dishes. Many guest favorites include our delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies, Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, Cajun Shrimp & Pasta, Laredo Steak, Santa Fe Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Hand-Battered Onion rings and our famous Gourmet Hamburgers.



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How much does it cost to open a Max & Erma's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Max & Erma's Franchise is between $622,500-$3,100,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Max & Erma's name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $622,500-$3,100,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $40,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    4%
  • Advertising Fee:
    N/A


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Max & Erma's News & Press Releases

When did the first Max & Erma's open? 1972
When did Max & Erma's start Franchising? 1998

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2006 21 0 0 77
2005 23 0 0 79
2004 20 0 0 78
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Your income potential as a Max & Erma's Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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Max & Erma's

Max & Erma's

Max & Erma's Restaurants Inc.
4849 Evanswood Dr.
Columbus, OH
43229

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