What is the process for becoming a Fat Tuesday franchisee?
Is Fat Tuesday looking to franchise within the U.S.?
Yes. Fat Tuesday is strategically poised for domestic expansion and is interested in qualified multi-unit and single shop franchisees.
What are the minimum financial requirements?
Candidate must have a minimum net worth of $500k and liquidity of $200k minimum (per location).
What is the royalty fee? Are there any marketing fees?
The royalty fee is 8% of gross sales. There are no marketing fees.
How long does the Franchise Process take?
Entire process generally takes 12 – 16 weeks. Click here to see the process
There’s already a Fat Tuesday in my market, can I add another?
Its dependent on area development agreements and market size. Fill out our Franchise Inquiry Form to get started
What kind of support do you provide Fat Tuesday Franchisees?
Franchisees have dedicated operations, marketing, and development support team members who they can reach out to for operating and training matters.
Do you provide assistance with liquor licensing?
Franchisees are responsible for knowing which licenses and permits are required for their area. Fat Tuesday is not involved in acquiring liquor licensing and permitting.
How do I get a copy of your Franchise Disclosure Document?
To receive a copy of Fat Tuesday’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), please complete the online Franchise Inquiry Form. This is the first step in the process, qualified candidates will receive our FDD.
Can I open just one in my neighborhood?
Depends on the market you are interested in.
Are there area development agreements available?
Yes, minimum of 3+ locations with terms of typically 2-5 years (dependent on number of locations in the agreement).