5 Hot Little Restaurant Chains Offering Franchise Opportunities

Looking for a new hot franchise to open? Often franchises are the way to go as you do not have to reinvent the wheel as the concepts are developed and turning a profit. Here are a few interesting small chains that are just starting their bid to become national brands and maybe perfect for you:

Cowboy Chicken – a Dallas based group has been around for 30 years and has six locations and specialized in wood-fired rotisserie chicken. The cowboys are looking for experienced restaurant operators with $350,000-$500,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $750,000-$1 million in all.

Go Roma – This chain has great pedigree as it was founded by executives from fabled restaurant developers Lettuce Entertain You, creator of numerous successful restaurant concepts including Maggiano’s Little Italy. This 8 year old Italian chain has six units and they prefer experienced multi-unit restaurant operators with $750,000 in net worth and $250,000 in liquid assets per restaurant.

I Dream of Falafel —This three-location Chicago chain is a unique concept combining delicious, healthful Mediterranean cuisine with quick service. Franchise location cost between $337,811 and $470,302, including a franchise fee of $25,000.

OinkADoodleMoo — what a name for this Dayton, Ohio-style barbecue restaurant. This award winning chain currently has four units and are actively soliciting franchisees- no information on how much capital is required but they only require a six day work week as all locations are closed on Sundays.

UFood Grill — This healthy “un-fast” food chain was founded by Boston Chicken creator George Naddaff and is based in Newton, Mass. UFood want restaurant and real-estate experience, and the ability to finance five stores if you’re coming in as a multi-unit owner.

Calypso has the perfect point of sale system for your new franchise! This easy to use system features simple department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time and enables fast, accurate service. Our point of sale system can process credit, debit and gift transactions eliminating the need for additional processing equipment. Calypso’s point of sale systems software features flexible order routing to kitchen/prep area for increased speed and order accuracy. With control in and out time you can manage your highest business expense – payroll.

Calypso PSO has a built in QuickBooks integration, kitchen video displays, inventory management, barcode scanning, digital surveillance integration and employee time clock an labor scheduling. When Calypso’s point-of-sale social integration is used with their SunDrop Mobile platform you gain the ability to have your offers and coupons broadcast on Facebook and watch is spread virally. SunDrop can be integrated directly into other software products and includes SMS text message, email and voice in addition to social media communication. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 to see how we can help you get started!

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