Become a Franchisee

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What will it cost?

The franchise fee for South St. Burger is $35,000 for a 10 year term with two 5 year options following. Each store pays 5% in royalties every month, as well as a 2% advertising fund fee.

The fixed cost to build out the store varies from $ 450,000 – $ 650,000 depending on the site selected.

South St. Burger is now actively looking for franchisees who are interested in purchasing existing restaurants and/or territories, as well as those interested in opening up in new markets.

Interested partners must love the brand and be willing to invest in a “Best in Class” burger experience; and be excited about sharing in our “better” beliefs.

Candidates will require a minimum of $250,000 cash and have $400,000 in equity to qualify.

If you are interested in growing with a company that has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award from 2011 – 2014, won the “A.R.E. Sustainable Design Award” in 2011, and the “Green Leadership” award from Foodservice + Hospitality Magazine, as well as accolades from the media including National Post, Toronto Life, and The Fan (Calgary); please contact us to learn more.


Our franchisees benefit from direct access to our head office team, as well as the resources of the many agency and supplier relationships we’ve built, including:

  • Top tier producers and distributors
  • Real estate site consulting
  • Operations field consultants
  • Award winning marketing + design agencies
  • Architects, engineers, and construction crews

These are all in addition to our experienced core administration team that has years of accounting, business development, leasing, marketing, purchasing and operations expertise.

Franchisees will be given 4 weeks of training at one of our existing stores, and 2-3 weeks of training at your location. Our trainers are always available to help you gain better efficiency and to review procedures with your staff.

Our custom designed POS systems allow you to easily track your sales, employee hours, inventory, and has a customer facing screen with rotating images to drive promotional and add on sales.