Entrepreneurs have an incredible field of franchise businesses before them. In fact, the plethora of brands and options is nothing short of overwhelming. It can be downright difficult to sift through the information available and determine which brands can really deliver a substantial return on investment by continuing to grow.
A big, big help in parsing through the universe of brands is QSR magazine’s annual list of the Best Franchise Deals, and for 2019, they added a Franchise Council of five experts in the industry. The result is QSR’s list of the top franchise opportunities in the American limited-service restaurant industry, narrowed by examining Franchise Disclosure Documents, return on investment, brand elements, franchisor support, and more. For entrepreneurs looking to enter the market at a lower investment level and achieve a good return, this is a go-to list of star brands with well-developed systems and strategies for success.
Each brand’s listing includes franchise fees, start-up costs, and more information. Here is QSR’s full list of the nine best franchise deals in 2019 with stats and analysis. The brands that made the list are quite diverse:
Let’s take a closer look at one of the brands on that list: Scooter’s Coffee — because that’s us! QSR’s Franchise Council confirms what we’ve known for quite some time, which is what an amazing investment opportunity becoming a Scooter’s Coffee franchise partner can be. Those who study the industry have taken notice.
The Scooter’s Coffee franchise fee is $40,000, and total start-up costs range from $381,000 to $587,000, making the cost of entry much more comfortable than it is for many other franchise restaurant brands — with a solid return in store for franchise partners. QSR found that Scooter’s Coffee’s two business models (a coffeehouse and a kiosk) provide opportunities for franchise partners. Every great brand has a point of difference from its competitors, and the Franchise Council found that Scooter’s Coffee’s keen determination in honing its drive-thru demonstrates the brand’s dedication to standing out by delivering better speed of service.
That we made this list is no small feat. It is proof positive of the amazing success and continuing growth of Scooter’s Coffee. And the evidence is mounting. In May 2019, Scooter’s Coffee was named a 2019 Top Multi-Unit Franchise by Franchise Business Review. One factor in making it onto that list was what existing franchise partners had to say about how they feel on their investment and what their relationship with Scooter’s Coffee has been and continues to be.
Also this year, Entrepreneur magazine named Scooter’s Coffee to its list of fastest-growing franchises. What these accolades mean for franchise partners is that for a relatively small investment, they are becoming part of a brand that is only growing bigger and stronger. Entrepreneurs don’t have to take our word for it: our franchise partners and experts in the industry affirm that Scooter’s Coffee is a solid investment.