Farmer Boys Restaurants
Burgers, breakfast, sandwiches, salads, sides

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1997 (22 Years)

Corporate Address

3452 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

CEO

Demetris Havadjias

Parent Company

Farmer Boys Food Inc.

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

$45,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

480 hours

Classroom Training:

60 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

30

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,063,500 High - $1,613,500
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Arizona, California, Nevada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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