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FRANCHISING

Crave is now looking for franchise partners throughout the U.S. as well as Internationally. If you want to own your own business, encourage creativity and still have time for your family, Crave could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

At Crave we offer:

  • Real estate assistance
  • Training programs
  • Marketing assistance
  • Operational support
  • Systems in place
  • Ongoing training.

Why Crave?

Hot dogs are second to hamburgers as the most popular food in the U.S. Americans consume over 20 billion hot dogs each year. 20 Billion! That’s 50 hot dogs consumed per person every year.

Hot dog franchise owners typically report never experiencing sluggish hot dog sales simply because everybody loves hot dogs!

Did you know…

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly 40 percent of American adults eat hot dogs and French fries EVERYDAY!

Who doesn’t love a deliciously grilled hot dog, right? #perfection

FRANCHISING FAQs

WHAT IS THE FRANCHISE FEE?

Brick & Mortar $40,000

Food Truck $25,000

CAN I OPEN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS? IS THERE A DISCOUNT?

Yes! We always welcome multi unit franchisees. Stores two and three are discounted by $5,000. Stores four and more are discounted $10,000.

We also encourage existing owners to look into our food trucks and trailers. They can bring the business to their town in addition to the town coming to them!

WILL YOU FIND MY LOCATION?
You as well as Crave Corporate must approve your site. We will assist you in receiving the proper analytics and data to help with the decision. We are partnered with a national firm that will assist in finding locations and negotiating leases and terms.
DOES CRAVE TRAIN ME?

Of course! There will be multiple training courses for you and your employees. There will be initial franchisee training. You will learn the very basics as well as the back end of the operations and reporting. You will also receive staff training before opening. Ongoing training is also part of our routine. WE are here for YOU!

CAN I GET A LOAN?
We are an SBA approved franchise. We work with multiple SBA lenders. We also have funding options available for our food truck and kiosk models.
HOW BIG OF A SPACE WILL I NEED?
Your location should be anywhere from 2000 square feet to 3500 square feet.
CAN I HAVE A DRIVE-THRU?
Yes!
Veterans seals

Crave is a Veteran Friendly Franchise!

In fact, over 90% of our franchisees are Veterans or active duty servicemembers.

food trucks now available

Want to get in on the food truck craze? We now offer Crave food trucks nationwide!

Crave food truck

what our franchisees have to say…

Fell in Love With the Food, Concept, & Technology

“After being in the hospitality industry for 15 years, it was apparent to me that I wanted to own my own restaurant. After much research of different concepts, we came across Crave. When I inquired I was able to speak with the founders of the company Samantha and Sal Rincione. It was apparent immediately that they had the same values and vision as my wife and I. We instantly fell in love with the food, concept, and especially technology that Crave offers its customers. When we saw Crave had won the award for “Best BBQ Franchise in the US”, we knew we had to be a part of that. We look forward to opening a location and bringing the delicious food and self-serve Beer to Raleigh.”

– Eric Reyes, Raleigh NC

Part of the Crave Family

“I’ve always wanted to run my own restaurant and have been looking for the perfect franchise opportunity for myself and my wife. When I learned about Crave and gave them a call I was blown away. The menu is exactly what I was looking for and the founder Sal and Samantha, were so welcoming and answered all my questions. It took me a few months to meet the requirements to become a franchisee. They stayed by my side and helped coach and guide me so I could get to where I needed to be. When we first spoke, they told me their franchisees are like family. That when you choose Crave you not only become part of the Crave family, but the Rincione family as well. They meant it and I could not be happier about that.”

– Tim Capers, Shreveport LA

Feel Very Fortunate

“Over the past year our family has been working closely with Sal and Samantha. We cannot say enough about them, we truly feel like family from day one. They have been very supportive and informative throughout the entire process. We are excited to see what the future will hold and feel very fortunate to be part of the brand.”

– Karin Wulf, Baton Rouge LA

Every Day I Know I Made the Right Decision

“When I first started looking into a franchise as the next step in my career there were a lot of questions and it was so overwhelming. When I found Crave I started to ask my questions and was pleasantly surprised with their answers. It felt like they had all the right answers, I wanted to be sure, so I reached out to some of the current franchisees. They all confirmed the answers and had the nicest things to say not only about the franchise itself but about the founders. Crave is a true family oriented franchise and every day I know I made the right decision.”

– Carl Moore, Pflugerville TX

The Best Partnership!

Working with Sal and Samantha to open a Food Truck with Crave Franchise has been the best partnership. My husband and I had no restaurant experience and had never started our own business. Sal and Samantha have been our “rock” when the process felt overwhelming. Their experience in the industry is extremely valuable and they willingly offer support and guidance through every step. Looking forward to long partnership and learning the business from two of the best! 

Melissa Gray- Gainesville FL- Food Truck

Can't Say Enough Good....

I cannot say enough good things about the Crave family. Every person involved has been trustworthy, knowledgeable, committed and probably most important encouraging, through every step of the process. I simply could not imagine working with another franchisor, everyday I know i made the right decision.

Rick Davies- Las Vegas NV- Food Truck

Sense of Security!

After retirement from public service the race for the second half of life was on. Our visionary/partner began research on different franchises and CRAVE stood out. The hands on approach that Samantha and Sal Rincione give is huge. Their years of experience in the food service industry renders a since of security.  You know you will be taken care of just like family. We are glad we chose Crave and became a part of the Crave family!

Cynthia Kay – Arlington, TX

Explore what makes Crave different from other food franchises.

See how Crave works with you to find the right location.

Details on how we can help you find financing.

Learn how Crave can help you market the business.

Information on our on-site training programs.

Thank you message from Samantha.

Learn more about our franchising story.