Checkers and Rally's

Checkers and Rally's

Burgers, fries
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#247 Ranked #162 last year
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Initial investment
$725K - $2M
Units as of 2021
840 4.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Checkers and Rally's

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Hamburgers
Founded
1986
Parent Company
Oak Hill Capital Partners
Leadership
Eileen Himber, Manager of Marketing and Recruitment

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (33 years)
# of employees at HQ
110
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia

# of Units
840 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4300 W. Cypress St., #600
Tampa, FL 33607

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Checkers and Rally's franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$724,523 - $2,009,400
Net Worth Requirement
$750,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Veteran Incentives
Franchise fee waived
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
4.5%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Checkers and Rally's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
132-165 hours
Classroom Training
28-33 hours
Additional Training
In training restaurant
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021