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Fast Food Franchises in NZ

Fast food franchises are one of the best-known types of franchise. The most famous is McDonald’s, but did you know Subway is even bigger? Both are available in New Zealand, although some of the other big international names such as Wendy’s, Burger King and KFC don’t sell franchises here. BurgerThere is still plenty of choice available, though, including some home-grown brands such as Burger Fuel, Burger Wisconsin and LJS. And fast food franchises are increasingly promoting healthy eating options rather than the traditional fatty food. But the food business is changing - here are some of the latest trends.

This means that when you’re looking for a fast food franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions, it’s also a good idea to talk to franchisees who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.

While there are many good fast food franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises. You’ll also want to know how much you can make from a fast food business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing fast food franchises - read more about funding a food business here.

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Burger WisconsinArrow

At Burger Wisconsin it's always been about the food. And now is an exciting time to join us, with new sites planned throughout New Zealand and an existing store refresh programme underway. It's a gourmet opportunity for operators with good taste.


BurgerFuel is a leader in the gourmet burger market, dedicated to serving high quality burgers in an atmosphere as charged as the food. Combined with fun and irreverent marketing campaigns BurgerFuel creates the perfect environment for franchisees to grow and enjoy their business.

Domino's Arrow

Specialist quick service pizza franchise opportunity. You must have passion, commitment and a drive to succeed. Strong leadership skills, good people and administration skills, plus an entrepreneurial flair required. Have fun and work in a young, energetic and vibrant organisation.

Epiphany CaféArrow

Epiphany Café are seeking people who are committed to excellence. Our point of difference is unique products such as homemade artisan donuts. This is more than just a business venture, we work hard, enjoy what we’re doing, but know how to have fun while achieving our goals.


A brand with attitude that cannot be missed. Our damned fine gourmet menu, coupled with sophisticated systems and support, make this a wicked opportunity. HELL is looking for new franchisees with a passion for our brand and a willingness to learn. Opportunities available nationwide.

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Mexicali Fresh has led the Mexican evolution in NZ since 2005. With giant American-style burritos and Mexican beer in a colourful, casual atmosphere. We are recruiting energetic, enthusiastic franchisees with a passion for great food and excellent customer service for our turnkey restaurants.

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Muffin Break has been a household name since 1994. Contemporary and relevant in 2018, still a firm favourite. The training and support you can expect from Muffin Break is second to none. Systems are comprehensive, analytics thorough. Opportunities available nationwide. We are more than just muffins

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This is your opportunity to become part of a successful international brand, partnering with the expertise of Restaurant Brands here in New Zealand and the Yum brand worldwide.

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Shake Out is a brand proudly developed in-house by the team behind BurgerFuel (BFW). Shake Out is a simple, fast burger solution that delivers a high-quality customer experience. We are now looking for new franchisees to become part of our successful network.

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Owned by BFW, the company behind the successful BurgerFuel franchise, Winner Winner is a strong brand with a proven operational model and by joining the network, you’ll reap the benefits of a growing cult following in the Waikato region and beyond.

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Exclusive bratwurst sausages, roller grilled and served in a fresh baguette bun with sauerkraut, onions and condiments. Excellent return on investment.

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Jesters New Zealand is set to follow on from the success in Australia. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting growth area in the New Zealand market with a well proven system

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Oporto chicken and burgers are big on taste and even bigger on value. With 20+ years in Australia and close to 15 years in New Zealand we have a proven franchise model. Seeking committed, energetic, entrepreneurs wanting to establish a long-term business with a strong brand.



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