Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie

About Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie

We opened our first Cheese Curds location in the Woodside area of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in February 2012 and we were the Halifax Regional Municipality's very first gourmet burger restaurant. Several other gourmet burger concepts soon followed, some have even since closed their doors, but we continued to succeed despite increased competition and opened a second location in Dartmouth in May 2013.

We have been asked over and over when we are going to franchise our awesome burger concept and the answer is...very soon! We have been working hard gearing up for this over the last little while and we are happy to say we will be ready to bring on franchisees for the Atlantic Canada region in 2015.

Cheese Curds provides a unique franchise proposition, not only in the quality and reputation of the brand to the consumer but also in the proven operating method offered to franchisees based on the years of experience of our founder.

Cheese Curds believes competition is healthy and can only be positive for the customer. We differentiate ourselves by providing chef inspired menu items using only the freshest ingredients, with an unwavering focus on flavour and we prepare everything to order in an open kitchen concept in front of the customer. Our orders take a little longer to fill as a result but we stand behind our mantra that "it is worth the wait".

Our high repeat customer experience tells us we are right.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming part of this great Canadian success story

Hamburgers/Hot Dogs Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie against other Hamburgers/Hot Dogs franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A & W Restaurants $15,000-$30,000 5% 5% $269,000-$1,213,000
All American Hot Dog Carts N/A $1,700-$5,999
America's Dog & Burger $30,000 $298,800-$694,050
Back Yard Burgers $35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Burger Joint, The $40,000 5.5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $199,500-$409,500
Burger King $50,000 4.5% 4% $333,100-$3,398,600
BurgerFi $37,500 5.5% 1.5% $613,600-$987,250
BurgerFuel $50,000 6% of net 4% of net $300,000-$350,000
Burgerim N/A $150,000-$250,000
Carl's Jr $25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,603,000-$2,168,000
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carts of America N/A $2,999-$3,999
Checkers Drive-In $30,000 4% 4.5% $259,000-$1,431,000
Cheeburger Cheeburger $24,500 4.5% $200,000-$387,000
Coney Beach $25,000 6% $279,000-$493,000
Coneys Frozen Custard $19,500 6% 4% $129,250-$194,500
Counter, The $35,000 6% 2% $711,133-$1,939,750
Culver $55,000 4% 2.5% $2,349,000-$5,356,000
Dairy Queen $45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
Dog Haus $35,000 6% 2% $423,448-$990,148
Dogfather, The $25,000-$35,000 6.5% $179,300-$263,000
Dogout, The $25,000 $204,000-$474,000
Dream Maker Hot Dog Carts N/A $2,899-$15,999
Drifter's Hamburgers $25,000 5% 2% local $105,000-And Up
Elevation Burger N/A $338,500-$599,500
Farmer Boys $45,000 5% 3% $1,042,500-$2,486,500
Fatburger $50,000 6% 2% $498,100-$850,600
Five Guys Burgers & Fries $50,000-$125,000 6% 2% $306,200-$716,250
Flamer's Grill $30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Foster's Grille $35,000 5% $300,000-$460,000
Fuddruckers $50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Fulton Market Burger Company $15,000 4% 2% $275,000-$405,000
Gino's Burgers & Chicken N/A $500,000-$700,000
Glory Days Grill $50,000 3% 1% $1,696,500-$2,526,500
Good Times Burgers N/A 4% up to 5.5% $750,000-And Up
Grill'd Burger N/A 8% 2% $450,000-$550,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Habit Burger $35,000 $1,231,000-$1,654,000
Hamburger Mary's $50,000 4% (on first $150K monthly gross), 3% (on monthly gross above $150K) $250,000-$1,000,000
Hardee's $25,000-$35,000 4% 5.5% $1,454,000-$2,046,000
Hero Certified Burgers $25,000 $60,000-$80,000
Hot Dog On A Stick $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $338,200-$556,000
Hot Fries $30,000 $166,997-$374,900
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries $25,000 5% 1% $196,055-$433,055
Jack in the Box $50,000 5% 5% $1,651,500-$2,638,600
Jake's Over the Top $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jerry's Curb Service $40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
JL Beers $40,000 4% $857,200-$2,222,500
Johnnie's Dog House $25,000 6% $82,600-$355,750
Johnny Rockets $49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Krystal Restaurants $32,500 4.5% $900,000-$1,300,000
Lick's $45,000 $495,000-$595,000
Locos Grill & Pub $35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
McDonald's $45,000 4% 4%+ $1,314,500-$2,306,500
Meaty Burger & Hotdogs $1,350 0 0 $1,500
Mooyah $40,000 6% 3% $403,750-$639,100
Mr. Goodburger's $25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Nathan's Famous $30,000 5.5% 2% $43,000-$1,071,360
O'Burger $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Original Hot Dog Factory, The $20,000 5.5% 1% $97,500-$517,887
Philly Dawgz $30,000 3.5% 3% local +1% Nat'l $77,000-$135,000
Rally's Hamburgers $30,000 4% 4.5% $254,000-$1,431,000
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $35,000 4% $1,865,000-$4,115,000
Smashburger $40,000 5 - 6% 2% $743,130-$1,404,535
Sonic Drive In $45,000 2.45-5% 3% $1,242,000-$3,523,300
Steak n Shake $25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Steaks To Go $24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wayback Burgers $35,000 5% 2% $209,000,524,500
Wendy's $40,000 4% 3.5%Nat'l +0.5% Local $318,850-$3,689,350
Whataburger N/A $1,200,000
Wienerschnitzel $10,000-$32,000 5% 1% $303,600-$1,443,000
Willy Dog N/A $599-$8,999
Windmill $27,500 5% 4% $127,500-$322,500
Woody's Chicago Style N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, The $45,000 6% 2%-2.5% $650,000-$850,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A & W Restaurants
$15,000-$30,000 5% 5% $269,000-$1,213,000
All American Hot Dog Carts
N/A $1,700-$5,999
America's Dog & Burger
$30,000 $298,800-$694,050
Back Yard Burgers
$35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Burger Joint, The
$40,000 5.5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $199,500-$409,500
Burger King
$50,000 4.5% 4% $333,100-$3,398,600
BurgerFi
$37,500 5.5% 1.5% $613,600-$987,250
BurgerFuel
$50,000 6% of net 4% of net $300,000-$350,000
Burgerim
N/A $150,000-$250,000
Carl's Jr
$25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,603,000-$2,168,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers
$8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carts of America
N/A $2,999-$3,999
Checkers Drive-In
$30,000 4% 4.5% $259,000-$1,431,000
Cheeburger Cheeburger
$24,500 4.5% $200,000-$387,000
Coney Beach
$25,000 6% $279,000-$493,000
Coneys Frozen Custard
$19,500 6% 4% $129,250-$194,500
Counter, The
$35,000 6% 2% $711,133-$1,939,750
Culver
$55,000 4% 2.5% $2,349,000-$5,356,000
Dairy Queen
$45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
Dog Haus
$35,000 6% 2% $423,448-$990,148
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Dogfather, The
$25,000-$35,000 6.5% $179,300-$263,000
Dogout, The
$25,000 $204,000-$474,000
Dream Maker Hot Dog Carts
N/A $2,899-$15,999
Drifter's Hamburgers
$25,000 5% 2% local $105,000-And Up
Elevation Burger
N/A $338,500-$599,500
Farmer Boys
$45,000 5% 3% $1,042,500-$2,486,500
Fatburger
$50,000 6% 2% $498,100-$850,600
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
$50,000-$125,000 6% 2% $306,200-$716,250
Flamer's Grill
$30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Foster's Grille
$35,000 5% $300,000-$460,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Fuddruckers
$50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Fulton Market Burger Company
$15,000 4% 2% $275,000-$405,000
Gino's Burgers & Chicken
N/A $500,000-$700,000
Glory Days Grill
$50,000 3% 1% $1,696,500-$2,526,500
Good Times Burgers
N/A 4% up to 5.5% $750,000-And Up
Grill'd Burger
N/A 8% 2% $450,000-$550,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The
$22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Habit Burger
$35,000 $1,231,000-$1,654,000
Hamburger Mary's
$50,000 4% (on first $150K monthly gross), 3% (on monthly gross above $150K) $250,000-$1,000,000
Hardee's
$25,000-$35,000 4% 5.5% $1,454,000-$2,046,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Hero Certified Burgers
$25,000 $60,000-$80,000
Hot Dog On A Stick
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $338,200-$556,000
Hot Fries
$30,000 $166,997-$374,900
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries
$25,000 5% 1% $196,055-$433,055
Jack in the Box
$50,000 5% 5% $1,651,500-$2,638,600
Jake's Over the Top
$29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jerry's Curb Service
$40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
JL Beers
$40,000 4% $857,200-$2,222,500
Johnnie's Dog House
$25,000 6% $82,600-$355,750
Johnny Rockets
$49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Krystal Restaurants
$32,500 4.5% $900,000-$1,300,000
Lick's
$45,000 $495,000-$595,000
Locos Grill & Pub
$35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
McDonald's
$45,000 4% 4%+ $1,314,500-$2,306,500
Meaty Burger & Hotdogs
$1,350 0 0 $1,500
Mooyah
$40,000 6% 3% $403,750-$639,100
Mr. Goodburger's
$25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Nathan's Famous
$30,000 5.5% 2% $43,000-$1,071,360
O'Burger
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Original Hot Dog Factory, The
$20,000 5.5% 1% $97,500-$517,887
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Philly Dawgz
$30,000 3.5% 3% local +1% Nat'l $77,000-$135,000
Rally's Hamburgers
$30,000 4% 4.5% $254,000-$1,431,000
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
$35,000 4% $1,865,000-$4,115,000
Smashburger
$40,000 5 - 6% 2% $743,130-$1,404,535
Sonic Drive In
$45,000 2.45-5% 3% $1,242,000-$3,523,300
Steak n Shake
$25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Steaks To Go
$24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wayback Burgers
$35,000 5% 2% $209,000,524,500
Wendy's
$40,000 4% 3.5%Nat'l +0.5% Local $318,850-$3,689,350
Whataburger
N/A $1,200,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Wienerschnitzel
$10,000-$32,000 5% 1% $303,600-$1,443,000
Willy Dog
N/A $599-$8,999
Windmill
$27,500 5% 4% $127,500-$322,500
Woody's Chicago Style
N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, The
$45,000 6% 2%-2.5% $650,000-$850,000