What type of franchise does Kinder's offer?
Kinder's offers a Single-Unit Franchise Agreement for those interested in only one restaurant location and an Area Development Agreement for those interested in developing a particular market with two or more restaurants.

Do I need restaurant experience to own a Kinder's franchise?
Franchisees are recommended to have at least 2 years experience as a restaurant owner or operator, although it is not required. Kinder's has an extensive training program where all franchise operators will learn the Kinder's franchise business model at one of our corporate training facilities prior to opening. Kinder's corporate team will also aid in post-opening training and development.

Do I need to actively work in my stores?
No. However, you must at all times have a full time, qualified General Manager putting 100% of his/her effort into running a successful business. If your General Manager does not have restaurant experience, they must first complete the Kinder's Franchise Training Program before beginning work.

How much does a typical Kinder's franchise cost to open?
The estimated investment to open your first Kinder's Meats-Deli-BBQ franchise ranges between $261k and $639k. This includes the initial franchise fee.

What should I look for in a site?
Please check out the requirements page to get an idea of what type of demographics we are looking for. There are many factors that can make a location successful. The requirements are designed to give you a starting point in finding a location that will work for you.

How do I get further information?
Apply online or view franchise requirements.

Demographic Requirements

Real Estate and Site Criteria Location

  • 1800-2400 square feet
  • Excellent signage visibility
  • Excellent automotive access and outlet
  • Sufficient parking space allotment
  • Potential patio seating

Trade Area

  • Suggested minimum 50,000 population within a 5-mile radius; minimum 25,000 population within a 3-mile radius
  • Median household income over $30,000

Ideal Neighboring Areas

  • Shopping centers with national brand anchor tenants (Target, Wal-Mart, Sears)
  • Movie Theaters - Industrial businesses nearby
  • College and/or High School campuses

Financial Requirement
The estimated investment to open your first Kinder’s Meats-Deli-BBQ Franchise ranges between $254,000 - 639,000. This includes the initial franchise fee. For those interested in Area Development Agreements of two stores or more, there will be net worth requirements that will be negotiated per market and number of stores developed.

Operational Requirements
You must at all times have a full time, qualified General Manager putting 100% of his/her effort into running a successful business. If your General Manager does not have restaurant experience they must first complete the Kinder's Franchise Training Program before beginning work. Kinder’s may also require that you hire a Kinder's representative after you open for a period of 1 to 12 months to continue the training process and assist in the day-to-day operations.