Farmer Boys Restaurants
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Initial Investment

LOW: $1,063,500
HIGH: $1,613,500

Change in Units

+10.0% +8 UNITS (1 Year)
+11.3% +9 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1997 (19 Years)

Corporate Address

3452 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92501


Demetris Havadjias

Parent Company

Farmer Boys Food Inc.

About Farmer Boys Restaurants

During the 1970s, brothers Makis and Chris Havadjias worked in restaurants to earn money for college. They helped the owners of one of those restaurants rebuild the establishment, and later bought it. With the experience they gained at that first restaurant, the brothers bought a poorly performing restaurant in Perris, California, that they built into Farmer Boys.

With the help of their three other brothers, the Havadjias expanded Farmer Boys throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties in Southern California. Each location serves hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and a full breakfast menu. The company began franchising in 1998.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,063,500 - $1,613,500

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000 - $1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$300,000 - $500,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Farmer Boys Restaurants has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 417
  • 2008 - 370
  • 2009 - 396
  • 2010 - 310

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 14 days

Training at headquarters: 60 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 30

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Updated: September 23rd, 2016

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