- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#410 Ranked #500 last year
- Initial investment
$8K - $353K
- Units as of 2023
Specializing in restaurants ranging from burgers to Asian cuisine to nutritious salads, Combo Kitchen is an emerging vendor of online ordering. Combo Kitchen strives to allow franchisees to maximize their menu by offering several different cuisines from one kitchen.
Founded in 2020, Combo Kitchen started its journey thanks to founder and franchise expert Hossein Kasmai. Since then, Combo Kitchen has expanded to over 50 locations across the United States. It is actively seeking to add more franchisees to its name.
Why You May Want To Start a Combo Kitchen Franchise
Combo Kitchen is looking for franchisees who are dedicated to outstanding service, authenticity, and have a hunger for brand growth. The ideal Combo Kitchen candidate is resourceful, timely, strategic, and persistent. If this tenacious spirit of ingenuity sounds like you, opening a Combo Kitchen franchise may be an intriguing opportunity for you.
Franchisees with Combo Kitchen can select up to four different cuisines to generate their menu. Having a selection of options can reduce risk and increase customization to a community’s needs.
Combo Kitchen is designed to operate out of a small facility focused on delivery dining. Removing the dine-in aspect can reduce overhead costs for staff, cleaning, and house managing. Franchisees may even be able to build a Combo Kitchen franchise in a warehouse district with lower lease prices than operating in a crowded restaurant area.
What Might Make a Combo Kitchen Franchise a Good Choice?
Opening a Combo Kitchen franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in the already crowded and competitive foodservice industry.
Potential responsibilities for Combo Kitchen franchisees include engaging with kitchen staff, refining culinary cuisine, and overseeing day-to-day operations.
To be part of the Combo Kitchen team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How To Open a Combo Kitchen Franchise
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement with Combo Kitchen, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Research the Combo Kitchen brand and your local area to see if a Combo Kitchen franchise would do well in your community. You may want to speak to existing Combo Kitchen franchisees and ask the franchising team any questions you may have.
If awarded a franchise, Combo Kitchen provides franchisees with assistance in an effort to ensure a proper build-out and long-term operational success. This includes finding the best Combo Kitchen location or designing and building a space to accommodate the various kitchen equipment. Additionally, franchisees will receive support in creating Combo Kitchen marketing templates and campaigns. Franchisees also order inventory through Combo Kitchen’s corporate team, which may help cut down costs and save franchisees the hassle of finding their own vendors.
About Combo Brands
|Franchising Since||2020 (3 years)|
|# of employees at HQ||28|
This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.
|# of Units||127 (as of 2023)|
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Combo Brands 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
|$5,000 - $35,000|
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
|$7,750 - $353,000|
Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
Term of Agreement
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
|Is franchise term renewable?||Yes|
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|Third Party Financing||Combo Brands 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||28 hours|
|Classroom Training||16 hours|
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?||No|
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
Compare where Combo Brands landed on this year's Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.
Curious to know where Combo Brands ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.
Ranked #1 in Miscellaneous Services in 2023
Best of the Best
Ranked #410 in 2023
Ranked #80 in 2023
Ranked #1 in Miscellaneous Services in 2022
Top Food Franchises
Ranked #63 in 2023
Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000
Ranked #18 in 2023
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