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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #228 last year
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Initial investment
$60K - $140K
Units as of 2021
979 2.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

Orion Food Systems franchises a variety of quick-service brands that place locations within nontraditional locations such as convenience stores, hospitals, colleges, sports arenas, shopping centers, airports and military bases. Brands include Hot Stuff Pizza, Gourmet Grub, Chopz, and Chix Chicken.

About Orion Food Systems

Industry
Food
Founded
1982
Leadership
Keith Kinsey, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1993 (28 years)
# of employees at HQ
300
# of Units
979 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
2930 W. Maple, P.O. Box 85210
Sioux Falls, SD 57118

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Orion Food Systems 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
$0
Initial Investment
$59,500 - $140,000
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Term of Agreement
3 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.

In-House Financing
Orion Food Systems offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment
Third Party Financing
Orion Food Systems has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
45 hours
Classroom Training
9.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
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?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4-6
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021