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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$459K - $1.1M
Units as of 2021
40 16.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Elevation Burger

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Hamburgers
Founded
2005
Parent Company
FAT Brands Inc.
Leadership
Taylor Wiederhorn, Chief Development Officer
Ticker Symbol
FAT

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
# of Units
40 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
9720 Wilshire Blvd., #500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Elevation Burger 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
$50,000
Initial Investment
$459,169 - $1,076,000
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
15 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
Elevation Burger has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
44-256 hours
Classroom Training
12-38 hours
Additional Training
Executive training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

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
# of employees required to run
15-25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021