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Orion Food Systems LLC

2014 Franchise 500
#300
At a Glance

Products & Services: Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets

Number of Locations: 848

Total Investment: $58.5K - $133K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1993

About Orion Food Systems LLC

Hot Stuff Foods franchises a variety of quick-service brands that place locations within nontraditional locations such as convenience stores, hospitals, colleges, sports arenas, shopping centers, airports and military bases. Brands include Hot Stuff Pizza, SmashHits Deli, Eddie Peppers and Lettieri's Food To Go.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 827 20 0 1
2013 843 20 0 1
2012 860 17 0 0
2011 876 14 0 0
2010 959 11 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $58,500 - $133,000
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #300 (2014), #392 (2013), #459 (2012), #375 (2011), #74 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #37 (2010),