Franchising

Franchising

We’ve been dishing out on our own brand of soul to a hungry world since 1974, and the world is clamoring for more. We’re looking for fellow free-thinkers who share our love for great pizza and who want to take a detour from the status quo to join our family of owners. Are you ready for the journey? Read on.

Qualifications

Qualifications
You have been frugal, fiscally responsible, or lucky enough to pile up the $300,000 cash or cash-equivalent it takes to open a Mellow Mushroom.
Qualifications
We require you or one of your principals to have a background in restaurant operations as an owner, multi-unit franchise partner or operations management executive.
Qualifications
Franchisees sign a Franchise Agreement. Each restaurant has its own separate Franchise Agreement. Each agreement provides a 15-year right to operate as a Mellow Mushroom, and contains all terms and conditions pertaining to the operation of the restaurant.
Qualifications
Some franchisees may sign a Development Agreement. The Development Agreement provides the exclusive development rights for a specific number of restaurants over a particular period of time and in a territory agreed upon by HGI’s and the franchise developer.

Are you interested?Are you interesting?

No need to swipe right, but if you tell us a little about yourself, we'll be in touch.

Operation Cost

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Mellow Mushroom® restaurant franchise ranges from $1,488,500 to $4,450,000. See pricing below to find which option fits your needs. Pricing includes between $78,000 and $88,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate. If you want development rights, you must pay us a development fee equal to $50,000 (the initial franchise fee for the first Restaurant) plus a $25,000 deposit for each additional Restaurant’s initial franchise fee.

Option 1

$1,488,500 - $2,228,000
  • Leasing shell premises for the Restaurant
  • Includes between $78,000 and $88,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate

Option 2

$1,573,500 - $2,463,000
  • Leasing premises for the Restaurant that must be retrofit
  • Includes between $78,000 and $88,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate

Option 3

$2,768,500 - $4,450,000
  • Buying the real estate upon which you will construct a new building for the Restaurant
  • Includes between $78,000 and $88,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate

Lookbook

Check out some of the unique stores our franchise owners have created with us