Franchise Info - What it Takes
A Garbanzo franchisee is a certain type of group. One that shares our passion for fresh, healthy, high quality specialty foods. One that agrees that the way you treat a customer is equally as important as what you serve them. One who understands the restaurant business is a lot of hard work, not a hobby. And one that will help us bring Garbanzo to markets throughout the United States and enjoy the kind of success we've already seen in Colorado. While we are reserving all Colorado and D.C./Baltimore markets for growth of our company-owned stores, we are expanding quickly across the country through franchisees. Our franchise partners are actively developing in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., New York City Metro area, and Orange County, Calif. As a result, some portions or all of those markets may no longer be available. Texas, California and the Northeast Corridor remain development priorities for Garbanzo. Other territories will be considered based on the strength of the candidate and market demographics.
So how do you know if Garbanzo might be a good fit for you? We're looking for highly qualified operators who possess:
- Successful multi-unit restaurant experience, preferably in the market to be developed.
- In depth knowledge of the market.
- An approved Operating Partner, who lives in the market to be developed with at least 10% equity.
- A commitment to a multi unit development plan, typically 10 stores, unless market penetration requires less.
- The necessary financial resources to develop the Garbanzo brand.
In general, we require:
- $3 million Net Worth (individual or partnership)*.
- $1 million in liquid assets (individual or partnership)*.
* Larger markets and/or agreements may require more. If you meet these qualifications, please submit a Franchise Information Request.
I am very excited to bring such a unique concept like Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill to the San Antonio and Austin markets. With the fresh-food movement growing, these communities are seeking a healthy, tasty alternative to the common-place, processed-food fast food restaurant.Michael Ahlstrom, Blue Jean Food Group president
Over the years, I looked into many different restaurant concepts; but none stood out to me quite like Garbanzo. The combination of healthy fast-casual, unique Mediterranean food and an established corporate base appealed to me. I knew Oklahoma would respond to a cutting-edge concept like Garbanzo and enjoy the diverse flavors and healthy menu offerings just as much as I did. I am thrilled about this partnership and enjoy sharing it with my city.Ed Lynn, GMG Oklahoma operating partner
The Garbanzo concept stood out as a great place to get a quick meal that's also authentic, fresh, healthy and flavorful. I was also intrigued by the ability to customize my meal and see it being prepared right in front of me. It is clear Orange County, with its active lifestyle, beaches and Mediterranean-like climate, took to Garbanzo right away.David Clouse, Banzo Bean, Inc. operating partner
We happened upon Garbanzo inadvertently several years ago, but immediately fell in love with the brand and the food. The freshness and quality of the menu is undeniable, and the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet make the whole concept a win, win. Between the diverse cultures and distinct tastes in Southern California, Garbanzo is already a community favorite in the area.Marc Parker, EOI Capital Managing Director
The Arizona consumers are not going to be able to get enough of Garbanzo. Between the warm weather culture of the community and their interest in ethnic foods and an active lifestyle, Garbanzo is certainly going to fill a need for healthy and convenient food in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.Steve Morris, GMG Arizona, LLC owner
Garbanzo is a brand at the forefront of the restaurant industry and the fast-casual niche. It can break through the clutter of overdone and uninteresting options to serve up a new and exciting menu that offers great flexibility and multiple entrée combinations.James Wilkie, GMG Arizona, LLC operating partner
Garbanzo's commitment to quality, its sophisticated business team, and its forward thinking approach to service and fresh, authentic and delicious food make it relevant, and a perfect fit for our airport operations.Bob Stanton, VP of business development, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
I am always on the lookout for the next up and coming restaurant brand, and Garbanzo caught my attention quickly. Its speed of service, quality menu and unique products offer something rarely found in the industry today, not to mention the healthy lifestyle it promotes. New York area residents are into new things, and I know they will be excited about the flavors and food profile Garbanzo brings to the table.Gregory Slayton, GS GMG owner & operator