Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Franchise

Burgers, shakes and fries

A retro-themed diner that features fresh, never-frozen hand-pattied
burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a
unique open-kitchen setting, was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in
1991. Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore's commitment to authentic
hospitality and fresh food. Widely known in the state for its fresh food
and service that exceeds expectations, the chain won BurgerBusiness.com's
"Best Burger" in 2012. It also was recently named a top 500 franchise
in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a "Next 20" restaurant
brand by Nation's Restaurant News. Hwy 55 currently has 121 locations
in 10 states, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates.
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries has been serving up good times and great food since 1991. We've achieved a lot in the last over 25 years, growing to over 100 restaurants across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Florida, with 500 more locations scheduled to open. During that time, our mission has remained the same: to provide each guest with world-class service and fresh food in a family atmosphere. 

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries fits a niche between fast food and casual dining, offering the customer the best benefits of both segments. We provide the convenience of fast food, with rapid response times and an affordable menu, but with a twist: our freshly made food is a much tastier alternative to typical pre-cooked hamburgers and french fries.

 The Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries franchise program is designed for the growth of the individual and the company; it's not an investment, it's a family.

The amount of the Area Development Fee will depend on the number of Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries restaurants to be developed under the Area Development Agreement, and will be calculated as follows: $25,000 for the first Hwy 55 restaurant plus a deposit of $12,000 for each additional Hwy 55 restaurant to be opened under that agreement. For example, if you will develop three Hwy 55 restaurants, the Area Development Fee is calculated as $25,000 + (2 x $12,500 = $25,000) = $50,000.

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How much does it cost to open a Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Franchise?

The investment required to open a Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries Franchise is between $153,925-$249,925. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries open? 1991
When did Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries start Franchising? 1993

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide


Full training program
Hwy 55 will send trained representatives to work with you and your team at your restaurant for a total of 10 working days. We will assist with 5 on-site pre-opening days and 5 on-site post-opening days. We reserve the right to stay longer to ensure a successful opening.
Costs of the training program are included in your franchise fee; however, all travel and lodging costs will be at the franchisee’s expense.

On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform


We have established and will administer a Marketing/Advertising fund on behalf of the Hwy 55 brand to provide national or regional creative materials for the benefit of your Hwy 55 location. We currently require Hwy 55 Franchisees to contribute 1% of gross sales for each restaurant to the Marketing/Advertising fund. In addition to contributions described above, we recommend you spend annually throughout the term of the franchise agreement, 2% of gross sales of the restaurant for local advertising in your primary area of responsibility. This amount is not paid to us, but rather is spend by you at your discretion. As a member of your local business community, you know the best local advertising opportunities.

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 20 - 50

Business Experience:

We're looking for individuals with:

  • Strong business experience
  • A commitment to quality food & customer service
  • Restaurant industry know-how

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries 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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    Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

    Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

    102 Commercial Avenue
    Mount Olive, NC


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