FAQs

International Franchise FAQs

Why Bloomin’ Brands?
  • Established global platform with approximately 1,500 restaurants in over 20 countries and territories.
  • Commitment to high quality food, customer service, and overall dining experience.
  • Proven and successful track record of partnering with local talent.
  • Passion for collaboration, team building, and community.
  • Seasoned management team with strong international operating experience.
  • With an Australian themed concept and a contemporary Italian concept, our brands are unique and differentiated in the marketplace.
  • Internationally recognized for food, quality, and experience by leading trade publications.
What are the minimum requirements to qualify to be a franchisee?

Under our franchise agreements, each of our franchisees is required to pay an initial franchise fee and pay monthly royalties based on a percentage of gross restaurant sales. Initial franchise fees range between US$40,000 and US$75,000 for international franchisees, depending on the market. Some franchisees may also pay administration fees based on a percentage of gross restaurant sales. Franchise fee percentages based on our current existing unaffiliated franchise agreements range between 3% to 6%.

How long is the approval process?

The approval process takes four to six months from the time the questionnaire is completed until completion of orientation and training.

What type of support will I receive?

You will receive ongoing cross-functional support from the initial steps until after opening the restaurant. Click here to see detailed information about our franchisee support.

Is there a minimum number of restaurants I need to develop?

We are currently looking for multi-unit operators who are willing to develop at least 5 locations within a negotiated territory.

How much does it cost to build a restaurant?

Construction and equipment packages start at US$830,000. This includes building, construction, and FF&E. However, this does not include franchise fee, opening expenses, inventory, staffing, etc.

How much is the franchise fee/royalties?

Ongoing royalties range between 3% to 6% of gross sales.

What does a Franchise Agreement include?

The Franchise Agreement entitles you to own and operate a Bloomin’ Brands restaurant, use of the trade name, trademarks, recipes, business methods and décor scheme.

What support can I count on during the initial steps after my agreement has been finalized?
  • Assistance with site selection and design, including our standard plans and specifications.
  • Assistance with project management during the construction phase of your restaurant.
  • Assistance with supply chain and procurement.
  • New store and ongoing marketing.
  • Restaurant ongoing training and operations training.
  • Cross-functional ongoing assistance include, but are not limited to, marketing, operations, and research & development.
How soon can I open my restaurant after all agreements have been signed and finalized?

We generally expect a restaurant to open in 18 to 24 months, depending on the location and whether you are leasing or buying the property.

Does each franchise owner need to go through a training before opening their restaurant?

Yes. There is a Brand Standards Training for the Operator that lasts 12 – 16 weeks.

What are the site requirements for restaurant location?
Outback
  • Site size: footprints starting at 3,500sqf (325 m2)
  • Seating capacity: starting at 160 seats
  • Strong visibility from traffic points
  • Mid to upscale demographics and retail market
  • High pedestrian and/or street traffic with at least three daypart components (lunch, happy hour, and dinner), weekday and weekend traffic
  • Strong residential mix
  • Strong retail and office in surrounding area
  • For inline or mall sites, preferable street facing and first floor sites with street level access and prominent visibility
  • Outback Steakhouse branding elements in architectural design or incorporated therein to existing facade
  • Convenient and ample parking
 
Abbraccio
  • Site size: footprints starting at 4,000sqf in mall location (372m2)
  • Seating capacity: starting at 160 seats
  • Strong visibility from traffic points
  • Upscale demographics and retail component
  • High pedestrian and/or street traffic with at least three daypart components (lunch, happy hour and dinner), weekday and weekend traffic
  • Strong residential mix
  • Strong retail and office in surrounding area
  • For inline or mall sites, preferable street facing and first floor sites with street level access and prominent visibility
  • Must have Abbraccio Cucina Italiana branding elements in architectural design or incorporated therein to existing facade
  • Convenient and ample parking
 

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