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    Liquid Capital Required: $250,000

    Checkers Drive-In Franchise Opportunity


    Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc.

    4300 West Cypress Street, Suite 600
    Tampa, FL 33607
    Toll Free: 888-913-9135


    Business Type: Franchise
    Startup Costs: $165,796 – $1,306,345
    Total Units: 828
    Multi-unit deals: Yes
    Targeted States: Checkers & Rally’s has franchising opportunities in all major US markets.




    For over 30 years, we have focused on bold and flavorful food, amazing value for our guests, and profitability.  Our uniqueness only starts with iconic buildings.  With a seasoned and principled leadership and support team, along with a strong national presence, Checkers & Rally’s has experienced a strong, category leading system-wide same-store sales performance for more than five consecutive years*.




    Room To Grow ~ With over 800 restaurants, we still have top-tier market availability in all major US markets. We offer build-out options at multiple investment levels to help those restaurateurs of all sizes to own a business.  The varied restaurant formats allow restaurateurs to fit Checkers & Rally’s on any site with compelling returns.  Restaurant designs include: Freestanding drive-thru, Inline, End cap with single drive-thru option, Non-traditional, and Conversion of an existing restaurant.


    Outstanding System Achievements ~ Five consecutive years of same-store sales growth* and counting; Franchise system growth of 10%*, and a 144% Cash on Cash Return on Investment*. Checkers is consistently ranked highest in overall value by guests in the category** – thriving in both booming and retracting economies.
    Vested In Our Franchise Family ~ We operate restaurants too!  The company owns and operates 321 restaurants to ensure both products and initiatives are tested before rollout to the franchise community.  Our focus on profitability and our franchisee relationship means we are aligned with our Checkers & Rally’s franchisees. The results of our nimble, metric-driven management style are highly tangible and include more effective food cost controls and streamlined supply chain as well as increased efficiencies across the business.


    Checkers & Rally’s, a proud supporter of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran Program. The initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans to $0…FREE! ($30,000 savings).

    Ideal Candidate
    We are looking for both individuals with prior restaurant/business experience and those who are seeking a financial investment. Our financial criteria are: Minimum of $750,000 Net Worth and $250,000 Liquid Assets.


    “I absolutely love my life. I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything. The fact that we work for ourselves gives us the freedom to do things, the rewards from that are phenomenal.”
    - Alan Balen, Multi-Unit Franchisee

    © 2016 Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. 4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33607. * Per Item 19 in Checkers 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document. Same-store sales results are measured by combining 2016 FDD & 2015 FDD data. **This information is based on a 2013 industry data report published by Restaurant Research LLC and comparing those results with the information we present in our 2016 FDD. Written substantiation will be provided on request.

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