An applicant can enter the Burger King® system in two ways:
– An operator/entity can acquire one or more existing Burger King® restaurants from a selling franchisee.
– An operator can enter the system through the development of new restaurants.
Someone may express interest by providing contact information by clicking on the “Apply Now” button on this website
Burger King® strongly prefers prospective franchisees with a QSR background, a proven track record of operational excellence, and the administrative/financial/development capabilities to run QSR restaurants already in place.
Our focus is to recruit prospective franchisees who are interested in pursuing multi-unit opportunities through the acquisition of existing restaurants or the development of new restaurants. However, there are cases where existing franchise groups need an operating partner, in which case, an applicant can submit an application and note they’re interested in working as a Head of Operations.
The minimum financial requirements to become a new Franchisee is $500,000 USD in liquid assets and a total net worth of at least $1,000,000 USD. Note, there are other deal specific financial requirements which must be met.
Burger King® charges a flat franchise fee of $50,000 USD for a franchise agreement with a term of 20 years. Prospective franchisees also pay an initial New Entity / Application Fee of $5,000 USD to help with the costs of processing the application. There is also a $280 USD background check fee, as well as varying application costs for Managing Owner / Managing Director, and other application / administrative requirements. These fees do not include any of the initial costs typically associated with starting a restaurant.
You can suggest a new market to the Burger King® team through our site submission portal.
Franchisees are required to pay a royalty fee of 4.5% of their sales per restaurant to Burger King®.
Franchisees are required to contribute 4% of their sales per restaurant to the Burger King® Advertising Fund.