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Checkers and Rally's Restaurants Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#257
At a Glance

Products & Services: Burgers, fries

Number of Locations: 787

Total Investment: $165K - $1.2M

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1989

About Checkers and Rally's Restaurants Inc.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants got its start in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama. A year earlier, Rally's Drive-In had opened its first restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1999, the two concepts merged into a single double drive-thru burger chain. In addition to burgers, the restaurants serve chicken, fish, hot dogs, fries, and desserts.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 451 0 1 335
2013 455 0 1 321
2012 474 0 1 300
2011 505 0 3 293
2010 507 0 3 296
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $165,000 - $1,235,400
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off first-restaurant franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. In training restaurant : 5 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising,
Other marketing support: Broadcast, radio & print advertising

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #257 (2014), #478 (2013), #198 (2012), #380 (2011), #76 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #68 (2010),
America's Top Global: #156 (2012), #63 (2010),

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