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The Process to Open a Restaurant Franchise

When you start an independent business, there are no steps to follow or valuable insight regarding the process. With a franchise opportunity from Stand-Up Burgers, that’s not the case! It’s our goal to ensure that our franchisees have a clear understanding of our process and experience a smooth transition into their new owner role. We’ve taken the time to develop our process to open a restaurant franchise and help franchisees achieve their dream of business ownership.


Reach out!

Simply complete the Request More Information form, and one of our franchise development representatives will be in touch to learn more about you and answer any questions you might have about the opportunity. If it seems like we’d be a good fit, we can move on to the next step.


Review our details.

We’ll provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This all-important document breaks down all of the details of our business and the franchise opportunity. You’ll be able to learn what you can expect from us and, in turn, what we’ll expect from you as a franchisee. We encourage you to meet with an advisor or lawyer if you require clarification on any legal terms.


Meet our leadership team.

We’ll have you attend a Discovery Day at our headquarters, where you’ll be introduced to our leadership team and learn more about our company culture. It’s a great opportunity to meet face-to-face and establish rapport with one another before becoming partners.


Sign your franchise agreement.

After Discovery Day, you’ll be presented with your franchise agreement. This contract indicates that you agree to the terms outlined in the FDD and franchise agreement. Once signed, you’ll pay your initial franchise fee, and we can get started!


Locate a site for your business.

Stand-Up Burgers can assist you in locating or evaluating the site for your restaurant. We have an established list of criteria, as the key to being successful is all about location. As part of our criteria, we consider general location, neighborhood, traffic patterns, parking availability, size, building characteristics, and lease terms.


Update to our brand standards.

We’ll provide you with specifications for the design and layout of your Stand-Up Burgers restaurant. While planning, construction, and obtaining permits take place, you’ll complete our initial training program.


Attend initial training.

Before you open a vegan franchise, you, your Operating Principal, General Manager, and up to two Crew Lead personnel must complete initial training. Training for the Operating Principal and General Manager is a 6-week operations training program at our headquarters in Culver City, California, which includes: orientation, kitchen training, equipment training, cleaning and sanitation procedures, FOH/expo station, and more!


Host a grand opening and beyond.

After training, you’ll obtain and maintain insurance, comply with federal, state, and local license, certificate, and permit requirements, and more. We’ll provide two weeks of on-site training at your location along with marketing support to get you ready to open!

To open a Stand-Up Burgers franchise, you must:

Franchise Investment and Costs

Meet our financial requirements. When you sign our franchise agreement, you’ll be expected to pay the initial franchise fee of $30,000. For more information, please visit our Franchise Investment and Costs page.

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Ideal Candidates

Meet our background requirements. There are certain qualifications that make investors more adept at our franchise opportunity. For more information, please visit our Ideal Candidates page.

For a better vegan burger and a better world, choose a franchise opportunity with STAND-UP BURGERS.

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