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Born in the NZA

(New Zealand –Aotearoa)

We’re taking BurgerFuel to the world and the rest of New Zealand too. If you like the idea of owning a BurgerFuel restaurant, then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be in good company, along with a bunch of passionate entrepreneurs like yourself amongst our franchise network in New Zealand. This is a great opportunity to become a part of the BurgerFuel story, establish your own business (or empire) and flip a few burgers. The BurgerFuel franchise system offers a premium brand with a loyal following along with robust systems, procedures and training – essentially everything you need to mix in with a great attitude and outstanding work ethic for a successful venture. Check out the rest of our website, visit some stores and a eat a few burgers as you think about your BurgerFuel journey. When you’re ready to start, just fill out the application form and get it to us!

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The People We Want

Like our customers, the people who work for BurgerFuel have a singular aligning characteristic – they are Gourmet Burger Connoisseurs, and they want only the best. Added to this are several other qualities that we look for in the people who want to work with us.

An affinity with food.
We like to think that our franchise holders want to make our burgers not only for their high turnover/financial return, but because they love food and believe in the products they are preparing. Knowledge of food and a flair for food combining will help with your business and the development of the business as a whole. Our training systems will provide you with detailed knowledge of our food and hygiene standards and the BurgerFuel 'flavour'.

A hardworking and dedicated attitude.
The business, whilst a proven formula, requires the continual attention of the franchisee.

A customer service connection.
We have a loyal customer base and it is our duty to cater to their needs. This is a primary focus.

Organisational and management skills.
These are a necessity - for the daily running of the shop and for dealing with staff and organising rosters.

Flair and character.
Just as our shops have an in-built atmosphere, we seek people who can transmit the same good feeling to our customers. People come to BurgerFuel for a reason, and part of that reason should be you!

The desire to develop and innovate.
The shop and menu require constant attention. In keeping with the whole concept it is expected that franchisees will appreciate these needs and implement what is required. The aesthetics of BurgerFuel should be understood and recognised as important to the whole BurgerFuel concept.

Basic accounting and financial knowledge.
To be able to undertake to run your own business a franchisee will ideally have some understanding of financial planning and control.

Financial security.
It is assumed that at least 60% of the business will be funded by assets and cash. Borrowings are not sufficient to fund a business.


How much does it cost to build a BurgerFuel store?
Costs can change considerably depending on the type of store required for the given area and the expected store volume. The average store in New Zealand costs between $400,000 – $550,000.

What is the cost of purchasing a BurgerFuel franchise area and training costs?
$40,000 franchise territory fee + $15,000 training fee.

How much royalty do I expect to pay to the franchisor?
7% of nett turnover, calculated monthly.

How much is the advertising contribution to build the sales of my store?
5% of nett turnover calculated monthly.

Can I invest in a BurgerFuel and run it under management?
Franchising is essentially an owner operator business format, however if an investor has a partner who is prepared to share some of the financial risk in setting up a BurgerFuel franchise we will consider this on a case by case basis.

What is the minimum cash unencumbered amount i must have to be considered for a franchise?
60% of the ingoing capital, however BurgerFuel believes finding the right person is more important than funding and will consider all applicants on a case by case basis.

How long is the training?
Minimum 8-10 weeks under the BurgerFuel training programme. Franchisees must be prepared to travel to Auckland for their training, if required.

What are the expected returns from owning a BurgerFuel franchise?
This area will be discussed through the selection process to the satisfaction of the applicant.

How long does the franchise agreement last?
10 years with a right of renewal based on performance for a further 10 years.

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