Ready to be
a Franchisee?


Find out if you have what it takes.

The following are qualifications that we look for in our franchise candidates:

  • Proven track record in a hospitality, food service and/or restaurant environment.
  • Previous casual dining experience preferred.
  • Solid infrastructure dedicated to supporting the operations and development of our brands.
  • Local knowledge and market intelligence relating to consumer preferences, real estate, government regulations, labor, and distribution.
  • Passion for food, people, and community.
  • Financially strong, with material liquidity of $3.5M and access to capital.
  • Desire to grow.
  • Philosophically aligned with our culture.
Bloomin Brands Franchisee Qualifications
Bloomin Brands Franchisee

Process Timeline

Up to 1 week Complete Online Questionnaire

If you meet minimum criteria you will receive an email asking you to fill out our franchise application and detailed financial information.

  • Meet Financial Net-worth of US$5M
  • Meet Minimum Liquidity of US$3.5M
1 - 2 weeks Initial Franchise Interview

An initial call is set up to discuss your submittal and to determine if it's a good match for you and Bloomin' Brands. We will send you a confidentiality agreement and a disclosure statement to sign.

  • Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Non Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreement
1 - 2 weeks Provide Supplemental Information

You are pre-qualified now and on to the next step of getting qualified to be a Bloomin' Brands franchisee. We may still ask you for more financial information. We will set up a one-on-one to discuss your development goals and help you put a business plan together. A background check and credit review will follow with a field visit and interview with our franchising and operations personnel.

  • Business Plan
  • Background Check
  • Field Operations Review and Interview
Up to 1 week Restaurant Visit & Discovery Day

You're almost there. Now you get to learn about Bloomin' Brands. Meet our management team and all the support functions. We will sit down and go through your business plan.

2 - 3 weeks Final Approval & Signing of Franchise Agreement

You have made it and now you just need to sign on the dotted line.

12 - 16 weeks Orientation & Brand Training 

Brand Training will occur in the months immediately preceding the scheduled opening date at one of our training facilities.

  You're a Franchisee Now! Build & Open Your First Restaurant

Development of a restaurant typically takes from 18 to 24 months from your initial site approval depending on the jurisdiction.

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