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BurgerFi was founded in 2011 by gourmet chefs committed to serving only the top 1% of best-tasting American Black Angus beef from the top ranches across the country. Known for delivering the all-natural burger experience in a fast-casual environment, we are committed to an uncompromising and rewarding dining experience that ensures no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives are ever used.

With over 100 locations, the BurgerFi franchise system has been carefully developed to create consistency in design, operations, and the overall customer experience. Our significant resources (in both people and cutting-edge technology) equip our franchisees with the tools that they need to achieve success.

BurgerFi was awarded the #4 spot on Fast Casual’s 2017 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list; and ranked as one of fastest and smartest-growing brands in franchising, and a leader in the better burger category by Franchise Times in their 2017 and 2018 Fast and Serious list.

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Franchisee Criteria

The ideal partner should meet the following criteria to gain consideration for a BurgerFi franchise:

  • Experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator
  • Minimum of $500K in liquid assets per store to be developed (individually or through a partnership)
  • Minimum of $1M net worth per store to be developed (individually or through a partnership)
  • Infrastructure and resources to meet your development schedule
  • Real estate experience in the market to be developed
  • Total commitment to the development of the BurgerFi brand

Aside from the required capital investment, a franchisee must be actively involved as an operator of their BurgerFi restaurant(s) either through their own involvement or that of a dedicated operating partner (with equity) who is committed to the full-time management of the BurgerFi business.

Initial Investment

The estimated initial investment ranges from $670,400 - $973,250

Our Commitment to Your Success

BurgerFi franchisees receive extensive support and training in a manner that positions them for success, including:

  • Site selection assistance and guidance by our in-house real estate team
  • Prototypical plans, construction and design management by our in house team
  • Comprehensive BurgerFi Training Boot Camp program for restaurant owners, operators and managers
  • Access to FIDO, BurgerFi’s robust learning management system containing high quality training videos, interactive courses and manuals
  • Pre-opening and post-opening marketing programs and materials, including public relations, social media and digital marketing - guidance and support
  • Structure for ongoing support in all aspects of the restaurant and financial operations
  • Proprietary cutting-edge technology, engineered by BurgerFi, designed to guide and assist you in effectively managing and controlling your restaurant


"I was introduced to BurgerFi during my time in South Florida playing for the Miami Heat, and immediately saw the brand’s immense potential. From the unique product that appeals to a wide consumer demographic to the outstanding internal support team, BurgerFi is a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity and we’re thrilled to be a part of the team."

Mike Miller, Multi-Unit Owner

"When we met with the BurgerFi team, it was apparent that their systems, human capital support structure and technology were as advanced as it gets today."

Kevin Bullard, Multi-Unit Owner / Operator

"I have had more and more people tell me about BurgerFi’s exceptional food quality and how it remains the same regardless of what location they – the guest — visits. That takes dedication at the corporate level, and as a franchisee I am thankful for that. They are doing a great job of developing the brand the right way."

Manuel Sanchez, Owner / Operator

"BurgerFi was the only franchise concept my wife and I were willing to relocate for. After retiring from corporate life and living in Tampa, I was looking for my next life chapter, and came across the BurgerFi’s franchise opportunities. I was instantly impressed by the concept’s unique design and all-natural, gourmet food. After experiencing the brand firsthand, my wife and I moved to Atlanta to open our first of many locations, which has already been recognized as a top burger restaurant in the market."

Ron Altman, Owner / Operator

"BurgerFi is really invested in the success of its franchisees, which is why the brand has been able to support the kind of growth it’s had"

Andy Rooney, Multi-Unit Owner / Operator

"My father and I have owned a handful of businesses over the past 25 years and knew it was time to venture into franchising and foodservice. After one visit to BurgerFi, we were hooked on the high-quality food and the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Our first location has been up and running for nearly a year and because of the success we’re experiencing, we already have plans to open additional locations throughout Florida."

Kevin Koury, Owner / Operator


If you are interested in becoming a BurgerFi franchisee, meet the qualification criteria above and have experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator, we would like to hear from you.

Here’s how to get started:


To begin the franchise evaluation process, please fill out and submit the “Get Started Here” form below.


If you meet our preliminary criteria, we will schedule a call to answer any questions and help you understand our concept better.


After our initial call, you will be asked to submit a formal franchise application. If you have a partner, they must complete and submit their own application.


Should you meet our qualifications, we will email our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) to you and schedule a Discovery Day at BurgerFi HQ in North Palm Beach, FL.


At your Discovery Day, you will meet the executive team and observe BurgerFi operations first-hand at one of our restaurants. The executive team will also review and evaluate your interest in our brand as well as your operating infrastructure and capabilities.


When all operational and financial requirements have been verified and a territory has been designated, we will prepare final agreements for signature and request franchise fees.

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