How do I become an Arby’s franchisee?
Step 1: Application
The first step to becoming an Arby’s franchisee is filling out a franchise application. Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Arby’s franchise team. We’ll run a preliminary background check — a step we take to protect the brand and the investments of our franchisees.
Next, we will review our franchise disclosure document with you. If all parties agree that we may be a fit, we will then provide you templates to complete a business plan and to verify your assets. We will also need proof of citizenship or permanent resident status to move forward.
Step 2: Plan and meet
Qualified candidates will meet with our field team beginning with the Director of Franchising.
If you are determined by Arby’s to be a potential match, then a site tour of the market will be conducted, and introductions will be made to the field support teams in Operations, Marketing, and Training. You will also be invited to conduct your own due diligence and speak with existing Arby’s franchisees.
You will select a territory and develop your business plan.
Step 3: Financial review
At this point, you will submit your business plan to our executive and market teams, and submit documentation for your legal entity. Once a financial review is complete, you will visit the Arby’s Global Support Center in Atlanta to meet the executive leadership team.
Step 4: Approval
If you and Arby’s decide to proceed, you will then sign a restaurant development agreement, schedule orientation and training, and begin site selection. Once you have found a site, you will submit it for approval.
Step 5: Grand opening!
Once you have finalized a lease or a purchase of the location, you will sign a franchise agreement, begin construction, and start crew training.
To get started, fill out the franchise application form. To request more information, fill out the form at the top left.