Zaxby's

About Zaxby's

Zaxby's Franchising, Inc., actively seeks highly qualified individuals be become licensees. Prior business experience, financial qualifications, motivation, team spirit and a track record of personal success are all important factors in our evaluation process. Prospective licensees must meet the following criteria to be considered:

Collective net worth of at least $700,000, with liquid assets greater than $400,000 (liquidity being defined as cash or any asset that could be converted to cash within ten business days).
Ability to satisfactorily pass background checks for the following: reasonable credit worthiness, no criminal convictions, no history of extensive litigation, and satisfactory motor vehicle report.
Willingness of all investors to personally guarantee any obligations that are required under the license agreement.
Willingness to make a commitment to this venture within 60 - 90 days of signing a license agreement.
Belief that guest service is of critical importance in restaurant operations.

The Zaxby's Mission Statement - Consistently Create Encore Experiences That Enrich Lives One Person At A Time - recognizes the value of all individuals.

ZFI is committed to developing a diverse community of licensees and, in that regard, the Zaxby's franchise opportunity is open to all qualified applicants, regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Zaxby’s
franchised business is $343,200 to $695,200. This includes $40,200 to
$45,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates. In
addition, if you enter into a Multi-Restaurant Development Agreement to
develop more than one Zaxby’s restaurant, you must pay the franchisor a
fee of $17,500 for each Zaxby’s restaurant scheduled for development
and subsequently must pay an additional $17,500 upon execution of the
License Agreement for each Zaxby’s restaurant, which amounts are
credited towards the initial franchise fee for each restaurant.

#148 in Franchise 500 for 2021.  Not in Franchise 500 for 2020.

Full Service Restaurant Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
5 & Diner $35,000 5% $250,000-$750,000
abc Country Restaurants $50,000 4% 2% $250,000-$700,000
Albert's Family Restaurant $25,000 $280,000-$400,000
Another Broken Egg Cafe $50,000 5% 1% $505,500-$1,175,500
Applebee's $35,000 4% initially, 5% possible after not less than 4% $2,009,038-$8,267,250
Applejack's $25,000 4% 2% $250,000-$275,000
Arthur Treacher's $30,000 5% $145,000-$268,000
Au Vieux Duluth Express $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Bar Louie $50,000 5% 2% local, 1%Nat'l $923,500-$3,707,333
Baton Rouge Restaurant $60,000 5% 2% $1,600,000-$1,800,000
Ben & Florentine Restaurants $30,000 6% $450,000-$650,000
Bennigan's Grill & Tavern $35,000-$65,000 4% 1% $1,400,000-$2,600,000
Best of Mediterranean $20,000 4% $126,300-$574,700
Big Boy Restaurants $40,000 4% 1% local +2% Nat'l $861,800-$3,568,000
Black Bear Diners $55,000 4.5% 1% $1,133,800-$2,114,200
Black Rock Bar & Grill $50,000 4% 1% $1,519,940-$2,957,625
Bombshells Restaurant $50,000 5.5% $1,731,000-$3,086,000
Boscos N/A $827,000-$994,000
Casey's $60,000 5% 4% $500,000-$1,600,000
Chocolate Bar N/A $250,000-$500,000
Cool Hand Luke's $50,000 $373,000-$1,817,500
Cool-de-Sac $75,000 6% $858,700-$1,988,667
Cosi Inc $40,000 5% 2% $762,600-$899,800
Country Kitchen $40,000 4% 3% local + 1% Int'l $425,000-$1,685,000
Denny's $10,000-$30,000 4.5%-7% 3%-3.5% $305,000-$2,404,695
Dunn's Famous $20,000-$50,000 5% 2%Nat'l+1% Local $150,000-$800,000
Eggspectation $50,000 5% 2% Nat'l 1% local $650,000-$1,500,000
Einstein Bros. Bagels $35,000 5% 5% $138,550-$935,850
Elmer's $40,000 4% 1% $712,000-$3,209,500
Fresh To Order $30,000 $489,500-$646,500
Friendly Banners $30,000 4% 2% $450,000
Friendly's Restaurants $30,000-$35,000 4% $498,500-$1,950,000
Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen $25,000 6% 2% local +1% Nat'l $302,450-$558,950
George Webb Restaurants $250,000 $402,000-$850,000
Giorgio Restaurants $25,000-$50,000 4.5%-7% $175,000-$500,000
Golden Corral $50,000 4% 2.4% $2,700,795-$7,037,915
Golden Griddle $25,000 5% $100,000-$450,000
Great Steak & Potato Company, The $30,000 6% $146,600-$511,050
Hard Rock Cafe $350,000-$750,000 $2,995,000-$4,910,000
Hard Times Cafe $30,000 $449,000-$1,000,000
Hooters $75,000 5% 2.5% $956,500-$4,275,000
Houlihan's $40,000 4% $1,600,000-$4,300,000
House of Jazz $75,000 5% 2% $750,000-$1,200,000
Humpty's $30,000 5% 2% $690,000-And Up
I Dream of Falafel $25,000 5% 3% $337,811-$470,302
IHOP $40,000-$50,000 4.5% 3.5% $414,866-$3,374,043
Il Fornello $35,000 4% 1% $100,000-$700,000
Indigo Joe's $30,000 5% 1.5% $1,200,000-$1,300,000
Kayson's Grille $25,000 5% 1% $489,700-$618,000
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants $75,000 5% $49,789,087-$70,127,050
L and L Franchise $30,000 3%-4% 1%-2% $133,700-$535,000
La Madeleine $40,000 5% 2.5% $1,249,362-$3,088,747
La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill $50,000 5% $400,000-$1,000,000
Manhattan Bagel $25,000 5% 5% $521,300-$778,850
Manny's Grill $25,000 5% $171,235-$516,652
Max & Erma's $40,000 4% $622,500-$3,100,000
McAlister's Deli $15,000-$35,000 5% 3% $398,000-$2,094,200
Miami Grill $30,000 6% 3% $175,000-And Up
Naples Tomato $30,000 5% 5% $1,353,000-$1,892,500
Original Joe's $39,000 5% 2% $950,000
Palapas Restaurants $30,000 5% $750,000-$2,000,000
Pantry, The $40,000 $450,000-$600,000
Perkins $40,000 4% $1,557,975-$2,742,975
Perko's Cafe Grill $35,000 4% $292,500-$1,357,000
Quaker Steak & Lube $40,000 5% 3% $1,800,000-$3,700,000
Red Hot & Blue $45,000 5% $380,700-$1,000,000
Rhapsody's $42,500-$56,000 6% 1 - 3% $565,000-And Up
Ricky's $45,000 4.5% 3% $800,000-$950,000
Ricky's All Day Grill $45,000 5% 3% $650,000-And Up
Roy Rogers $30,000 5% 3% $767,250-$1,580,950
Ruby Tuesday $35,000 4% of gross sales 1.5% of gross sales $1,559,650-$3,877,400
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina $30,000 5% 1% Nat'l 1.5% Local $321,500-$611,500
Sam & Louie's N Y Pizza $25,000 5% $90,000-$350,000
Sammy J Peppers $50,000 $750,000-$1,500,000
Seacrets $45,000 6% and 10% from hotel 1% local $1,639,333-$3,061,667
Shingle Inn Cafes N/A $200,001-$400,000
Shoney's Restaurants $25,000-$35,000 2.5-3.5% $568,000-$2,800,000
Smitty's Restaurants $35,000 $400,000-$600,000
Soul De Cuba Cafe $65,000 6% $160,350-$487,000
Soul Fixins' Restaurant $30,000 5% $274,000-$524,000
South Philly Steak & Fries $25,000 $292,500-$464,500
Symposium Cafe $40,000 4% 1% $570,000-$705,000
T.G.I. Friday's N/A $1,000,000-$3,000,000
Taste Of Mediterranean $12,000-$20,000 $1,000. a month, Flat Fee. 2% $99,000
Tin Star Restaurant $20,000-$35,000 4% $500,000
Twin Peaks $50,000 5% 3% $1,309,800-$13,098,002,365,900
Uccello's Ristorante, Pizzeria & Sports Lounge $50,000 5% 5% $1,332,100-$1,958,333
uWink $50,000 4% + 2% Technology Fee 1% $1,645,000-$3,472,000
Village Inn Restaurants $30,000-$40,000 4% 2% $750,000-And Up
Western Sizzlin $30,000 3% $811,000-$2,300,000
White Hen Pantry $30,000 Varies $52,400-$225,200
White Spot Restaurants $75,000 $900,000-And Up
Wimpys Diner $30,000 4% 2% $250,000-$500,000
Winger's Grill & Bar $35,000 4% $125,000-$1,400,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
5 & Diner
$35,000 5% $250,000-$750,000
abc Country Restaurants
$50,000 4% 2% $250,000-$700,000
Albert's Family Restaurant
$25,000 $280,000-$400,000
Another Broken Egg Cafe
$50,000 5% 1% $505,500-$1,175,500
Applebee's
$35,000 4% initially, 5% possible after not less than 4% $2,009,038-$8,267,250
Applejack's
$25,000 4% 2% $250,000-$275,000
Arthur Treacher's
$30,000 5% $145,000-$268,000
Au Vieux Duluth Express
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Bar Louie
$50,000 5% 2% local, 1%Nat'l $923,500-$3,707,333
Baton Rouge Restaurant
$60,000 5% 2% $1,600,000-$1,800,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ben & Florentine Restaurants
$30,000 6% $450,000-$650,000
Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
$35,000-$65,000 4% 1% $1,400,000-$2,600,000
Best of Mediterranean
$20,000 4% $126,300-$574,700
Big Boy Restaurants
$40,000 4% 1% local +2% Nat'l $861,800-$3,568,000
Black Bear Diners
$55,000 4.5% 1% $1,133,800-$2,114,200
Black Rock Bar & Grill
$50,000 4% 1% $1,519,940-$2,957,625
Bombshells Restaurant
$50,000 5.5% $1,731,000-$3,086,000
Boscos
N/A $827,000-$994,000
Casey's
$60,000 5% 4% $500,000-$1,600,000
Chocolate Bar
N/A $250,000-$500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cool Hand Luke's
$50,000 $373,000-$1,817,500
Cool-de-Sac
$75,000 6% $858,700-$1,988,667
Cosi Inc
$40,000 5% 2% $762,600-$899,800
Country Kitchen
$40,000 4% 3% local + 1% Int'l $425,000-$1,685,000
Denny's
$10,000-$30,000 4.5%-7% 3%-3.5% $305,000-$2,404,695
Dunn's Famous
$20,000-$50,000 5% 2%Nat'l+1% Local $150,000-$800,000
Eggspectation
$50,000 5% 2% Nat'l 1% local $650,000-$1,500,000
Einstein Bros. Bagels
$35,000 5% 5% $138,550-$935,850
Elmer's
$40,000 4% 1% $712,000-$3,209,500
Fresh To Order
$30,000 $489,500-$646,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Friendly Banners
$30,000 4% 2% $450,000
Friendly's Restaurants
$30,000-$35,000 4% $498,500-$1,950,000
Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen
$25,000 6% 2% local +1% Nat'l $302,450-$558,950
George Webb Restaurants
$250,000 $402,000-$850,000
Giorgio Restaurants
$25,000-$50,000 4.5%-7% $175,000-$500,000
Golden Corral
$50,000 4% 2.4% $2,700,795-$7,037,915
Golden Griddle
$25,000 5% $100,000-$450,000
Great Steak & Potato Company, The
$30,000 6% $146,600-$511,050
Hard Rock Cafe
$350,000-$750,000 $2,995,000-$4,910,000
Hard Times Cafe
$30,000 $449,000-$1,000,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Hooters
$75,000 5% 2.5% $956,500-$4,275,000
Houlihan's
$40,000 4% $1,600,000-$4,300,000
House of Jazz
$75,000 5% 2% $750,000-$1,200,000
Humpty's
$30,000 5% 2% $690,000-And Up
I Dream of Falafel
$25,000 5% 3% $337,811-$470,302
IHOP
$40,000-$50,000 4.5% 3.5% $414,866-$3,374,043
Il Fornello
$35,000 4% 1% $100,000-$700,000
Indigo Joe's
$30,000 5% 1.5% $1,200,000-$1,300,000
Kayson's Grille
$25,000 5% 1% $489,700-$618,000
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
$75,000 5% $49,789,087-$70,127,050
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
L and L Franchise
$30,000 3%-4% 1%-2% $133,700-$535,000
La Madeleine
$40,000 5% 2.5% $1,249,362-$3,088,747
La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
$50,000 5% $400,000-$1,000,000
Manhattan Bagel
$25,000 5% 5% $521,300-$778,850
Manny's Grill
$25,000 5% $171,235-$516,652
Max & Erma's
$40,000 4% $622,500-$3,100,000
McAlister's Deli
$15,000-$35,000 5% 3% $398,000-$2,094,200
Miami Grill
$30,000 6% 3% $175,000-And Up
Naples Tomato
$30,000 5% 5% $1,353,000-$1,892,500
Original Joe's
$39,000 5% 2% $950,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Palapas Restaurants
$30,000 5% $750,000-$2,000,000
Pantry, The
$40,000 $450,000-$600,000
Perkins
$40,000 4% $1,557,975-$2,742,975
Perko's Cafe Grill
$35,000 4% $292,500-$1,357,000
Quaker Steak & Lube
$40,000 5% 3% $1,800,000-$3,700,000
Red Hot & Blue
$45,000 5% $380,700-$1,000,000
Rhapsody's
$42,500-$56,000 6% 1 - 3% $565,000-And Up
Ricky's
$45,000 4.5% 3% $800,000-$950,000
Ricky's All Day Grill
$45,000 5% 3% $650,000-And Up
Roy Rogers
$30,000 5% 3% $767,250-$1,580,950
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ruby Tuesday
$35,000 4% of gross sales 1.5% of gross sales $1,559,650-$3,877,400
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
$30,000 5% 1% Nat'l 1.5% Local $321,500-$611,500
Sam & Louie's N Y Pizza
$25,000 5% $90,000-$350,000
Sammy J Peppers
$50,000 $750,000-$1,500,000
Seacrets
$45,000 6% and 10% from hotel 1% local $1,639,333-$3,061,667
Shingle Inn Cafes
N/A $200,001-$400,000
Shoney's Restaurants
$25,000-$35,000 2.5-3.5% $568,000-$2,800,000
Smitty's Restaurants
$35,000 $400,000-$600,000
Soul De Cuba Cafe
$65,000 6% $160,350-$487,000
Soul Fixins' Restaurant
$30,000 5% $274,000-$524,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
South Philly Steak & Fries
$25,000 $292,500-$464,500
Symposium Cafe
$40,000 4% 1% $570,000-$705,000
T.G.I. Friday's
N/A $1,000,000-$3,000,000
Taste Of Mediterranean
$12,000-$20,000 $1,000. a month, Flat Fee. 2% $99,000
Tin Star Restaurant
$20,000-$35,000 4% $500,000
Twin Peaks
$50,000 5% 3% $1,309,800-$13,098,002,365,900
Uccello's Ristorante, Pizzeria & Sports Lounge
$50,000 5% 5% $1,332,100-$1,958,333
uWink
$50,000 4% + 2% Technology Fee 1% $1,645,000-$3,472,000
Village Inn Restaurants
$30,000-$40,000 4% 2% $750,000-And Up
Western Sizzlin
$30,000 3% $811,000-$2,300,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
White Hen Pantry
$30,000 Varies $52,400-$225,200
White Spot Restaurants
$75,000 $900,000-And Up
Wimpys Diner
$30,000 4% 2% $250,000-$500,000
Winger's Grill & Bar
$35,000 4% $125,000-$1,400,000