Nathan’s Famous FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees

Type of Business
The franchisor offers franchises for the operation of “Nathan’s Famous” restaurants.  A “Nathan’s Famous” restaurant offers customers the franchisor’s proprietary hot dogs (made with their proprietary spice formula) as well as crinkle-cut french fries, hamburgers, assorted sandwiches, platters, and other fast-service menu items.

Corporate Information
Nathan’s Famous Systems, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on December 8, 1993, and they maintain their principal place of business at One Jericho Plaza – Wing A, 2nd Floor, Jericho, New York 11753. They have offered franchises for “Nathan’s Famous” Restaurants since their inception in December 1993, and started offering franchises for Branded Menu Program Operations in October of 2006.

The estimated total initial investment necessary to begin operation of a “Nathan’s Famous” restaurant franchise varies depending on the type of restaurant operated: $554,350 to $2,032,610 for a “traditional” free-standing restaurant; $359,100 to $1,146,860 for an “in-line” restaurant or restaurant operated in a “food court;” $103,850 to $305,000 for a restaurant operated from a kiosk (and, if you decide to build the optional preparation area, your additional costs for the preparation area will range from $21,000 to $90,000), and $82,200 to $364,100 for a restaurant operated as a Mobile Unit. This includes an initial fee of $30,000 ($15,000 for restaurants operated from a kiosk, Mobile Unit or a limited menu restaurant) that you must pay to the franchisor. These figures do not include co-branding costs.
If you wish to add an “Arthur Treacher’s Co-Branded Operation” to your “Nathan’s Famous” restaurant, you will incur additional estimated costs of $19,500 to $38,000.

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