How to Buy an Arby's Franchise. Arby's may not have quite the fame of some top fast service restaurants, but their unique offering of adult-oriented sandwiches gives them less competition than burger-oriented restaurants. They open franchises all across the United States, but have only limited International franchise opportunities.
Determine if you have the financial resources to open an Arby's franchise. While an Arby's franchise can be opened for as low of an initial investment as $300,000, it can cost as much as $2 million depending on the size and location of your franchise. Arby's also takes 4 percent of revenue as a royalty fee and an additional 1.2 percent for revenue for national advertising.
See if you meet Arby's financial requirements for opening a franchise. Arby's requires franchise owners to have at least $50,000 in liquid assets.
Consider opening multiple Arby's franchises. While Arby's considers single unit ownership, they encourage franchise owners to own more than two Arby's franchises. If necessary, you do not need to be the operator of all the franchises you own.
Check around at other Arby's franchises in your area to see how well they are performing. Because Arby's is more of a niche market than the top fast service restaurants, it's especially important to make sure Arby's performs well in your area.
Go to the Arby's website then "Own a Franchise" at the top. Click "Franchise Questionnaire" to begin the process of buying a franchise. After submitting your questionnaire and contact information, you'll be contacted by Arby's.
Wait to secure financing until after you talk with Arby's representatives. Arby's works with franchise owners to find third-party lenders.