The 10 Best Franchises to Open in 2018

The 10 Best Franchises to Open in 2018

2018-01-16 15:00:00

Hardee’s beats out its western counterpart (Carl’s Jr., ranked 15th) in the battle between CKE Restaurants burger franchises. Their price tags are comparable (about $1.4 to $1.9 million for each), but there are 2,226 Hardee’s units across the globe, which is about 27.4 percent more than the 1,616 Carl’s Jr. units.

You can find available markets and request more information for both franchises here.

CEO: Jason Marker

Business headquarters: Franklin, Tenn.

Franchising since: 1962

Initial investment: $1,431,500 to $1,949,000

Initial franchise fee: $25,000 to $35,000

New units in 2017: 80 units (3.7 percent)

Training: 80 hours on the job, 32 hours in the classroom (eight weeks of additional management training and at grand opening)

Marketing support: Co-op advertising, ad templates, national media, regional advertising, social media, SEO, website development, email marketing, loyalty program/app

Related: The 5 Best Burger Franchises You Can Buy (and How Much They Cost)

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