Steps to Ownership

  1. Application

    Submit Application. Once your application is received, you will receive more information about franchising at Big Daddy’s.

  2. Interview

    Participate in an initial interview with a member of Big Daddy’s. With your application reviewed by our team, you will be contacted directly by one of our Corporation’s members to schedule an initial call or in-person meeting.

  3. Disclosure Document

    Receive and review Big Daddy’s franchise disclosure document (FDD). If you would like to go forward with us, we will send you a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD contains detailed information to franchising with us and also a copy of the franchise agreement you’ll be signing. During this stage, we strongly recommend you to thoroughly review the document with an attorney.

  4. Financial Information

    Participate in an initial interview with a member of Big Daddy’s. With your application reviewed by our team, you will be contacted directly by one of our Corporation’s members to schedule an initial call or in-person meeting.

  5. Sign Agreement

    Sign the franchise agreement and take the next step towards to owning your very own Big Daddy’s franchise! Welcome to the Big Daddy’s family! Our team will work closely with you in terms of construction, training and opening.

Cost & Criteria

We are looking for candidates who are:

Enthusiastic to start their own Big Daddy’s establishment

 Dedicated to operational excellence

Pursuant to high quality service and sales performance

Capable of meeting our financial requirements

Minimum Liquid Assets of $350,000

Minimum Net Worth of $1,000,000

The Initial Franchise Fee to open a Big Daddy’s store is $35,000, and the initial investment varies from $400,000 to $2,600,000 depending on numerous factors, such as restaurant size and location to name a few


What are the terms of the franchise agreement?

The franchise fee is a one-time payment of $35,000. The ongoing royalty fee will be 5% of your Gross Revenue and a 1.5% marketing fee which will go towards brand promotion, website marketing, franchise-wide promotional items and other general marketing. The term of the contract is 10 years with 2 options to renew for 5 years each.

What does the franchise fee cover?

The franchise fee may include initial and on-site training (priced on a case by case basis), the right to use our signage and logos, site and layout assistance and approval, as well as a cooking manual and operations manual.

What does initial training involve?

Training will take place at one of our Corporate locations in New York, NY for 4 weeks. You will work closely with a member of the Big Daddy’s Corporate Staff. Training can be built into the package, priced on a case by case basis. You will be responsible for lodging, travel, and other personal costs.

What are the site requirements?

For our casual restaurant, we recommend a space around 1,200 SF up to 1,500 SF. We will provide you with a more detailed site criteria checklist before you begin your site selection.

Will Big Daddy’s assist in site selection?

We provide you with the site criteria you will base your site selection on. After you have a list of acceptable spaces, we will accompany you to perform site review and approval.

What is the franchising process like and how long will it take to open a store?

The length of time required to open a store depends on many different factors, such as construction and training. Our common timeframe is 8-12 months.

How much will I make?

In our FDD, you find some financial performance representations pertinent to this inquiry. You are encouraged to use these as resources to do your own research to determine the potential performance of your restaurant.

Who will build my restaurant?

You will be responsible for the construction of your restaurant. However, we will assist you throughout the construction process with layouts and designs.

How do I acquire equipment and inventory items?

We will provide you with a list of equipment and inventory items and specifications. You may choose your own vendors, but their products and service must meet our specifications and earn our approval.

What kind of support does Big Daddy’s offer for grand opening?

We will send one of our supervisors to provide you with on-site training for 10 days around the opening date of your restaurant. They will be there to make sure your restaurant is set up, prepared to operate, and will help you get it running.

Do you have a quality assurance program?

We conduct quality assurance by sending one of our supervisors to your restaurant a few times a year. They may arrive unannounced and spend the day observing your operations. At the end of the observation the supervisor will submit a report to headquarters. We will use this report to provide you with constructive feedback.

How do I franchise outside the United States?

Details are given for franchising outside the US upon consultation. We are always looking to expand and grow!

How do I get a copy of your Franchise Disclosure Document?

You will receive an FDD after your first conversation with us following the submission of a complete application.

Do you provide territorial protection?

Territorial protection is offered to Area Development franchisees only, where they get exclusive rights to a certain territory. We do not specifically define territories, but consider every site on a case by case basis.