About Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
Historically, Checkers and Rally's offered one double drive-thru restaurant format. Today, Checkers/Rally's offers four formats that allow flexibility, reduce investment and dramatically improve returns. Options include a redesigned freestanding restaurant, inline, end cap and existing restaurant conversions. Our sales to investment ratio is double the industry average. Category leading sales, differentiated flavor and guest convenience creates a fun, exciting burger franchise.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants got its start in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama. A year earlier, Rally's Drive-In had opened its first restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1999, the two concepts merged into a single double drive-thru burger chain. In addition to burgers, the restaurants serve a variety of great tasting chicken, signature fries, and desserts including our newest line of Cold Creations ice cream treats.
The Franchise Opportunity
Checkers and Rally's provide a proven operating system, creative and effective marketing and advertising programs, real estate site selection assistance, construction support, a dedicated purchasing staff and on-going operations support from our Franchise Business Consultants. Our financial guidelines require you to have $500,000 in net worth and $250,000 in liquidity.
The Initial franchise fee is just $30,000 for a twenty (20) year term. The on-going royalties are a low 4% of sales while your minimum advertising expense is 5% of sales. For qualified Veterans we participate in the International Franchise Association's Vet Fran Program.
Also, new incentive programs are available for qualified applicants!
Alternative Building Formats
Checkers/Rally's offer six unique building designs to choose from for your burger franchise restaurant. Each design provides new and existing franchisees with a wider range of development options. Options include a redesigned freestanding restaurant, inline, end cap and existing restaurant conversions.
Every design prototype is flexible and can be easily adapted to a variety of locations.
From the day we first opened our doors in 1986, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has become a market leader in the rapidly growing QSR burger business. As part of the family, you'll benefit from this brand history and be instantly connected to our comprehensive support structure and one of the industry's most unparalleled operating systems. With a strong brand identity, excellent franchisee relationships and an outstanding executive leadership team firmly in place, Checkers/Rally's is well positioned for development across the country.
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Checkers Drive-In restaurant franchises are small but efficient making our restaurants easy to operate and typically reduced overhead costs.
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