Checkers Restaurant / Rally's Restaurant

  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
  • CHKR
4300 W. Cypress St., # 600
Tampa, FL 33607
  • (888) 913-9135 / (312) 909-0007
  • (813) 283-7000 (Fax)

Quick-service, fast-food restaurant (double drive-thru). Total below reflect ownership of both CHECKERS and RALLY'S brands.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1991

Franchising Since: 1991

Operating Units

Franchised Units 363 67.6%
Company-Owned Units 174 32.4%
Total Operating Units 537 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 362 99.7% In 27 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 1 0.3% In 2 Foreign Countries
Total 363 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Georgia 67
Florida 41
Michigan 40

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 0
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


FL 5 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $750K
Cash Investment N/A
Total Investment $637.4-1,306.3K
Average Total Investment $472K


Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 4
Average Royalty 4%
Advertising Fee 4.5%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 4
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 20
Space Needs (in square feet) 15,000 - 25,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 5
Formal Education 4
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 4
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period Agrmt.
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 35
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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