Call us old fashioned if you want, but we relish the days when burger and soda shops were the place to hang out with friends and family. The 1930s sparked a change in the way burgers were consumed, and soda shops were front and center to the entire burger experience.

Step 1

Have an initial conversation with our Franchise Sales Director and discuss your background, territory availability, and the financial qualifications necessary to own a Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar Franchise.

Step 2

Complete the LGA (Let’s Get Acquainted Form) on-line at our website of the bottom page or print and scan it back to our Franchise Sales Office at (312) 805-3266 or INFO@CORBETTSBURGERS.COM Your application will be reviewed by our Franchise Sales Director and Franchise President.

Step 3

Schedule a Q&A session with our Franchise Sales Director and our President and CEO, Corbett Shope. This initial call will provide you an opportunity to understand the vision for Corbett’s and ask questions directly to the Founder.

Step 4

Attend a discovery day in Cary, North Carolina. Your visit will give you a complete overview of what it is like to be an owner of a Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar. We will thoroughly review the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) and answer any final questions concerning the details of the franchise territory and franchise agreement.

Step 5

Sign franchise AGREEMENTS and schedule your introductory session with our team to prepare for your training session.

Franchise FAQ's

What are the initial franchise fees and royalty fees?

The initial franchise fee is $30,000. You will contribute an ongoing marketing fee of 1% and you will pay ongoing royalties of 5% of gross sales.

Will you help me with my initial marketing strategy and grand opening?

Yes. We will assist you with all aspects of your opening and we will be in attendance.

Does Corbett’s offer financing?

Currently, we do have relationships with some third-party groups that may assist with financing. However, we would recommend that you have a minimum of $100,000 in liquid capital.

Will you assist me with establishing my vendor relationships and initial Inventory purchase?

Yes. Corbett’s has a preferred vendor program that will provide you with all the products that you will use to operate your restaurant. In addition, we will assist you with your opening inventory purchase for both food and sodas.

Social media is really big right now. Do you have a policy as to what I can and cannot do?

We have an extensive social media policy that we have coupled with best practices. Some store owners are better equipped than others to monitor and manage their social media presence. We will discuss this at length during training and you will be all set up before you open your restaurant.

How long will it take me to open my restaurant once I have signed a franchise agreement?

Your first location will generally open within 6-9 months of signing your agreement. If your location has already been identified, the time to open can be reduced considerably.

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