Why Own A Thumbs Up Diner?

Thumbs Up Diners serve up a funky mix of Thumbs Up Breakfast Originals as well as classic and build your own breakfast options as well as a variety of lunch favorites including sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas and vegan dishes offering something for everyone. With Deco glass in the windows, a curved service counter and an intown address, Thumbs Up Diner combines an urban ambience and friendly service for a relaxing breakfast and lunch experience. And unlike other restaurants, Thumbs Up Diner frees up franchisees to have a life outside of the business, thanks to our convenient 7:30 to 3:30 operating hours.

Is There Training? Do You Provide Support?

Thumbs Up Diner provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It all starts with two weeks of training at our corporate locations for your general manager, your kitchen manager and your front of the house manager. This initial training occurs 30-45 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key management staff what they need to run your restaurant. When your store opens we also provide a trainer to assist you at your location for the first week. Training continues with your personal Franchise Business Advisor who works with you step by step on an ongoing basis.

How Much Money Can I Make?

The Federal Trade Commission regulates what Thumbs Up Diner is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing Thumbs Up Diner business, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity. Part of the FDD is an earnings claim that discloses to you what the revenue, food cost and labor costs of our affiliates has been.

How Much Will I Need To Invest?

The estimated initial investments to establish a Thumbs Up Diner franchise is from $173,200 to $561,600. This includes a franchise fee of $22,500 and a training fee of $5,000 as well as the restaurant furnishings and equipment, location build out, inventory, point of sale system, grand opening marketing, three month’s rent, permits and working capital to open your business.

Do You Offer Financing?

Thumbs Up Diner does not offer any direct financing but we can recommend some third party financing options for you. We have arrangements with equipment leasing companies with options available to individuals with good credit in most cases. If you have a retirement fund we can also recommend some great programs that allow you to borrow against your retirement fund without paying penalties or taxes.

What Do I Need To Own A Thumbs Up Diner Franchise?

  • Minimum of $150,000 liquid assets with good credit
  • Minimum net worth of $500,000 per location
  • Knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located
  • Location that meets the established criteria

Would You Like To Learn More?

Simply complete the Franchise Information Request Form and we’ll contact you with more information right away.