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Elevation Burger

2014 Franchise 500
#372
At a Glance

Products & Services: Organic burgers, fries, shakes

Number of Locations: 42

Total Investment: $408.5K - $821.5K

Founded: 2005

Began Franchising: 2008

About Elevation Burger

After three years of research and product development, Hans and April Hess opened the first Elevation Burger in 2005. The menu features hamburgers made with organic beef, french fries cooked in olive oil, shakes and malts. Restaurants use energy efficient equipment and recycled and recyclable materials and are typically LEED certified.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 27 0 11 4
2013 25 0 8 4
2012 23 0 4 3
2011 14 0 1 3
2010 6 0 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $408,500 - $821,500
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $2,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $600,000
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #372 (2014), #370 (2013), #442 (2012),
Top New: #28 (2013), #50 (2012),
America's Top Global: #112 (2014), #198 (2013),