The Fastest Growing Food Franchise Opportunities

Diversifying your portfolio is the key to growing your bank account and securing your future finances. Investing in a food franchise is just one way you can grow your portfolio. Food franchises include sit down restaurants and fast food eateries. You can purchase one of these franchises and hire others to run that business for you. Before making an investment, find out which opportunities are the hottest.


Subway started life as a small shop that specialized in sub sandwiches. The company really saw its profits grow when it launched a series of commercials that showed how one former diner lost more than 100 pounds eating only Subway. The success of his diet led to others losing weight eating there too. The chain later introduced an ad campaign to highlight the foot long sandwiches that it sold for just $5. As profits grew, more people wanted in on the franchise. Subway ranked as the number one food franchise for several straight years in a row and is still the top food franchise.

Dunkin' Donuts

Though some still think of Dunkin' Donuts as a place to grab a doughnut and maybe a cup of coffee, the company grew in leaps and bounds over the last decade. In addition to hot drinks and sweet treats, the restaurant chain added breakfast sandwiches, salads, soups and other items that are available all day long. Dunkin' Donuts also partnered with other chains to open buildings that now have a Dunkin' Donuts and a second restaurant on-site. That growth led to the company climbing up the ranks and becoming the second hottest food franchise.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

The founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches opened a single store in Illinois that became so popular that he added multiple new sandwich shops throughout the state. The company promises high quality foods made and served quickly, and the success of the business helped it grow into one of the more popular food franchises of today. Most Jimmy John's shops offer delivery in the surrounding area, which helps it target customers that Subway and similar sandwich shops cannot.

Firehouse Subs

While Subway offers convenient and cheap food, the founders of Firehouse Subs wanted to offer their customers high quality food with a higher price tag. Though you can sometimes get two sandwiches at Subway for the price of one at Firehouse Subs, you can't beat the high quality meats, cheeses and other ingredients that this shop uses. Professional investment brokers like Wesley Edens and others looking for new opportunities can't dispute the speed at which this restaurant chain grew. Franchise owners keep opening new shops across the country to good results.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice is one of the only franchises designed to help owners open and operate their own food trucks. The cost of buying and running a food truck is significantly less than the cost of opening and running a standalone restaurant. This chain focuses on producing Hawaiian shaved ice, which is a type of dessert that features a sweet syrup poured over ice. Kona Ice moved from number 87 on a Forbes list of top food franchises in 2014 to breaking into the top 20 in 2015. With a food franchise like these, you can keep making money as long as there are hungry diners in your area.


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