Franchising

Our Process

Thank you for your interest in the BURGER KING® brand! There are six (6) steps to becoming a BURGER KING® Franchisee.

 

The process begins when you complete and submit the online pre-qualification questionnaire.

1 CANDIDATE INQUIRY

• Candidate completes the on-line Questionnaire
• An email is sent to the candidate introducing the BURGER KING® franchising representative and inviting the candidate to fill out the franchise application and CPA opinion letter (to validate personal finances)
 
• Minimum Financial Requirements
• Net Worth - $1M - $1.5M
• Liquid Assets - minimum of $300K
 

2 INITIAL FRANCHISE INTERVIEW

• Once completed application and CPA letter are received - candidate is contacted for a phone interview to discuss documents submitted, assess business and entrepreneurial drive and review opportunities.
 
• The franchising representative will determine if this is a good match for you and BURGER KING® and if so, recommend moving forward in the process.
 

3 FRANCHISING AND OPERATIONS INTERVIEW

• Two or more interviews are scheduled with the Director of Franchise and Operations Representatives either at the BURGER KING® home office or in the candidate’s market.
 
• If the candidate has a potential location, the site evaluation process begins during this phase. Disclosure documents are given to candidates at this point if applicable.

4 RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE DAY

• Candidate participates in a 1 to 2 day on the job evaluation in a BURGER KING® restaurant.

5 DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

• Candidate attends a Discovery Day to meet the BURGER KING® Senior Management Team and get detailed information on the BURGER KING® system.
 
• Candidate reviews disclosure package (if applicable), submits business plan for review and approval, and speaks with existing franchise partners.
 
• Reference checks, background checks and net worth verification are completed.

6 FINAL APPROVAL AND DEPOSIT

• If all steps are completed successfully, candidate is given final approval and submits a deposit. Site selection and development begin.

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