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Food Trucks!



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

Franchise team

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.



Brick & Mortar $45,000

Food Truck $30,000


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!

We also offer a veterans discount, as a Veteran owned company we always take care of our brothers and sister!


You, as well as Crave Corporate must approve your location. You will work with local brokers in your area to obtain proper analytics and data on viable locations. Crave Corporate and their real estate team is more than happy to assist throughout the process.


Of course! Franchisees and management will attend our Crave University program. All Franchisees and managers must pass the Crave University course as part of their inital franchisee training. You will learn everything from the basics of the business, to backend operations and reporting. Our trainers will also spend opening week with you, prepping and training your staff for the big day! Ongoing training is part of our routine and will be continuous throughout your time as a franchisee. 


We are an SBA approved franchise! Feel free to work with any of your local banks or brokers to obtain funding. We do have a finance partner for Food Truck financing as well.

Your location should be anywhere from 2000 square feet to 3500 square feet.

Yes! We are always in favor of drive thru locations and patios.

Veterans seals

Crave is a Veteran Friendly Franchise!

In fact, over 90% of our Franchisees are Veterans or active duty service members.

Book a Truck!

We have rolled out our food trucks nationwide. Our food trucks bring the food to YOU! If your interested in owning one of these beauties please email [email protected]

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.”


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.”


As a franchisee of Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, I have been truly impressed with the support and resources provided by the company. The team at Crave is always available to provide guidance and assistance, making it a joy to be a part of the franchise. I highly recommend becoming a franchisee with Crave!”

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.”


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!


“Being a franchise owner of a Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ restaurant has been an exciting and rewarding experience. The unique concept and high-quality menu have attracted a loyal customer base, and the self pour beer walls add a fun and interactive element to the dining experience.”

“I am grateful for the support and resources provided by Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, and I look forward to continuing to grow my business with this fantastic franchise.”

“Being a franchise owner of Crave has been a game changer for my business. The ax throwing lanes have attracted a wide range of customers and greatly increased revenue.”

“The delicious menu, convenient ordering options, and customer rewards program have all been instrumental in the success of my business at Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ”