Top 50 Best Food Franchise Opportunities in India for 2018

Are you searching for the best food franchise opportunities in India? Find here a list of top low-cost food franchise business opportunities to start a food retail business of your own.

It’s needless to say that the franchise is always a better option than starting own brand for a startup entrepreneur. Also, initiating a franchise business helps you in gathering experience and knowledge about the business without taking much risk. Additionally, from the very first day, you can represent a reputed and established brand.

Therefore, initiating a franchise business benefits an entrepreneur in numerous ways. Broadly, you can categorize the food retail industry in 7 different sub-sections. These are cafe & parlors, fast food, food truck, quick bites, restaurant & nightclub, bakery & confectionery, catering & food ordering franchise.

List of 50 Most Profitable Food Franchise Opportunities in India

Cafe & Parlors – Food Franchise

#1. Stark Bistro

Basically, the Stark Bristo is a coffee shop. Also, it provides some delicious and mouthwatering food and beverages to its customers. Currently, the company offering franchise opportunity for the multiple locations including Delhi, Haryana, UP, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, WB, Sikkim, Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra etc.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 5000 Sq.ft

Preferred location: Mall, high streets, colleges, commercial and residential.

#2. Brewbakes Hospitality & Sons Pvt Ltd

Brewbakes have a solid food business plan that requires low investment and ensures high ROI. Also, the company provides franchise support and consultation service. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity for the locations including MP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, etc.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 2000 Sq.ft

Preferred location: Ground Floor, main street, high foot and car traffic areas.

#3. Dr. Bubbles – Zahra Hospitality

Dr. Bubbles is a Mumbai-based dedicated bubble tea bar. Currently, the brand has three outlets in the Mumbai city. The brand offers a wide variety of freshly-prepared bubble teas topped with flavorful toppings for bubble tea enthusiasts. An individual can customize the bubble tea by choosing the base tea, flavor and wide variety of toppings. The brand is offering franchise opportunity for the multiple locations including Delhi, Haryana, HP, UP, MP, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, WB and many more.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

#4. Frespresso Hospitality Pvt Ltd

Cafe Frespresso is one of the best cafe stores, with a delicious menu, comprehensive training, and full marketing support. The brand offers delicious and comprehensive beverage menu, live food preparations, guest loyalty program and a perfect cafe experience. Frespresso is offering franchise opportunity in the state like Tripura, Sikkim, Odisha, WB, Chhattisgarh, MP, Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan etc.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 1000 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Hi-street, Malls, Multiplex, I T park

#5. Coffee-Bike – Food Franchise

Coffee-Bike is one of the fastest growing franchise systems in Europe. The brand has the presence in 18 countries worldwide, including Dubai (UAE), Hungary, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UK. With 5 outlets in New Delhi, Bangalore and Cochin, Coffee-Bike has successfully proven its concept in India and is now planning to open outlets all across the Indian subcontinent.

Investment: Rs 2 to 5 Crore

Floor Area: 10 – 010 Sq.ft

#6. The Juice Art

The Juice Art is a   juice and dessert parlour business opportunity. It is a a venture of Sonaya Foodworks. The brand is very popular is the Delhi NCR region. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity for the multiple locations including Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Telengana, Karnataka, Kerala, WB, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and many more.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 500 Sq.ft

#7. Bubble Rush

Bubble Rush is a bubble tea restaurant from the city of Pune. They have a wide and delicious menu including Bubble Tea, Bubble Milk Shakes, Lolly Waffles, Snow Ice cream, Smoothies, etc. The company is offering franchise opportunity in multiple locations including UP, Kerala, Jharkhand, WB, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa etc.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 300 Sq.ft

#8. Bubble Bar

Bubble Bar offers a range of food and beverages items including Bubble Tea’s to Shakes, Sandwiches, Puffles and Waffles along with Fresh Fruit Smoothies. Even, one can customize his or her drink in different flavors. The company is offering franchise opportunity in multiple states. It includes Punjab, UP, Kerala, Karnataka, MP, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan etc.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 500 – 1000 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Prime location

#9. Frozen Bottle

Frozen bottle is a premium thick shakes brand. The company concentrates purely on serving milkshakes and custom made cake jars which makes every sip and bite memorable. The company started the franchise operation in the year 2017. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity in the multiple location including the major states like Delhi, Haryana, UP, Maharashtra, Gujarat etc.

Investment: Rs 20 to 30 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 200 Sq.ft

#10. Shakes and Cream

Shakes & Creams offer a luxurious twist to the dessert dining experience. The company prepares all the shakes with pure milk. Flavors are handcrafted and the sugar content is low and monitored. Shakes and Cream is offering franchise opportunity for the locations including Punjab, UP, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, WB, Rajasthan etc.

Investment: Rs 20 to 30 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 250 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

#11. Ritazza

Ritazza is an international chain of coffee shops having the head office in the UK. The brand offers a unique range of cold beverages tailored to the Indian market, great food in a very contemporary designed store. In India, the company is offering franchise opportunity for the multiple states including Kerala, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, UP, Telangana etc.

Investment: Rs 1 to 2 Crore

#12. Tea Junction

The Tea Junction aims to provide a chilled out the place for relaxing and enjoying while savoring the flavor of a delightful cup of tea. It is a promising F&B venture of Ambuja Realty. The brand aims to revive the conventional hangout culture where people had healthy discussions over a cup of tea.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 250 – 3500 Sq.ft

Fast Food Franchise

#13. KFC

KFC stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken. The KFC system serves more than 12 million customers each day in more than 115 countries. Also, it is the biggest Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in the world. Currently, the KFC has 335 restaurants in more than 100 cities in India.

Investment: Rs 1 Crore

Related: How to Start a Restaurant Business in India

#14. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut provides different types of delicious pizza with other food items. The list includes a wide selection of pasta, wings, sides, desserts, drinks, and calzones. As of now, Pizza Hut has more than 11000 units that are operating in nearly 100 countries including the United States of America.

Investment: Rs 2 to 6 Crore

#15. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is an American chain of fast food restaurants. The company is based in Irvine, California and a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. The brand has the presence in 17 countries worldwide including India. Generally, Taco Bell offers Mexican style fast food to the customers. However, in India, the company has the menu according to the taste of the Indian palate featuring Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Quesadillas, veggie chalupas, Potato and Paneer variations.

Investment: Rs 3 Crore

Preferred Location: Metro cities

#16. Subway

Subway is an American fast food restaurant franchise. Primarily, the brand sells submarine sandwiches and salads. Currently, the Subway is the 2nd largest Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain in the world, with more stores in North America than any other fast food franchise, including McDonald’s.

Investment: Rs 50 Lakh to 1 Crore

Floor Area: 400 – 600 Sq.ft

#17. Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is an American restaurant chain. The company offers both the takeaway and delivery service to the customers. Even the company offers a ’30 mins delivery guarantee’ also. Domino’s entices customers with a variety of toppings and coupons so customers can secure a meal at a reasonable price.

Investment: Rs 4 to 5 Lakh

Food Truck Franchise

#18. Tikka Express

Tikka Express offers quick service North Indian Food with quality ingredients. The company offers 3 specific business models as franchise. These are Take away with small seating, Take away with bigger seating, and Restaurant with 35 – 40 seats. Hence, the investment amount depends on the business model.

Investment: Minimum Rs 15 Lakh

Floor Area: 300 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

#19. Snackoz

Basically, Snackoz operates on Quick Service Restaurant model and undoubtedly serves the best Kathi Roll. Apart from Kathi roll Snackoz has expertise in serving Paratha’s, Kebabs and Charcoal Chicken. It is one of the best upcoming fast food franchise opportunities in India.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: Minimum 200 Sq.ft

#20. The rolling stove

The Rolling Stove is one of the most promising food truck franchise opportunities in India. It is a Jodhpur based company. The brand offers Italian meals. Currently, the brand is offering food franchise opportunities for multiple states including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, UP, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, MP, Bihar, Gujarat and Rajasthan with the Union Territories.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

#21. The Arab Knights

The Arab Knights is headquartered at the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. This restaurant chain brand serves through vans and kiosks. The Arab Knights specializes in Lebanese and Arabian cuisines. The brand offers healthy & hygienic food items that cater to consumers of all age groups both in the veg and non-veg category.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 125 – 200 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

#22. The Momos company

The brand offers different momo varieties and Tibetan delicacies to the customers. Also, the brand offers more than 250 momo varieties through ultra-advanced movable carts equipped with LED TV and Wi-Fi. The Momos company franchise opportunity available for multiple locations including, Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand along with Union Territories.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

#23. Smoke N Grill

SMOKE ‘N’ GRILL serves different types of BBQ style foods. Also, the SMOKE ‘N’ GRILL guarantee freshness in all of our meats and ingredients. It is a very low-cost food franchise business opportunity for the entrepreneurs. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana only.

Investment: Rs 10 to 30K

#24. Cocoberry

Cocoberry is an established frozen yogurt brand. Frozen yogurt is a healthier alternative to ice-cream. It typically has just over 1 calorie per gm – barely a third of the calories of a premium ice-cream. Apart from the frozen yogurt, the brand serves gluten-free products and healthy herbal drinks.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 150 – 400 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

Quick Bites Food Franchise

#25. Chick Blast

Basically, Chick Blast serves Grilled & Fried Chicken & Fish. Also, their menu includes Burgers, Wraps, pizza, pasta, rice bowl, sandwich, Hyderabad style biriyani, Shaker’s, Desert items customized to the customers with delicious taste and Quality. Currently, the brand is offering franchise opportunity throughout the country.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 1500 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: National Highway, Malls, High Streets, Multiplexes

#26. Chowringhee Food Pvt Ltd

The name Chowringhee is popular in the Delhi NCR region. offers a wide variety of authentic & mouthwatering food items such as Kathi rolls, Tandoori Momos etc. Apart from the fast food category, it serves economic Indian meals & shakes as well.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 300 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Main Markets, Malls, High streets, & Food Courts

#27. Yummerica Fries

The Yummerica Fries brand has the presence in 10+ Cities Worldwide. It offers good quality American Fries concept with a simple aim of providing consumers best-tasting fries in the world. Additionally, the menu list includes fries, shakes, potato tornado, burgers, mini pancakes, and waffles.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 150 – 250 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: High Street Location, Malls, Business Centers, Airports, Tourist Places, High Footfall Areas

#28. The Tea Factory

The Tea Factory is a popular tea cafe brand in India. Apart from tea, the Tea Factory offers a wide variety of Snacks and food items including burgers, sandwich with ample choice for “all age groups”. The brand has the headquarter in Indore Madhya Pradesh and has the several outlets across the country.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 500 – 3000 Sq.ft

#29. The London Shakes

Basically, The London Shakes wants to spread the legacy of milk in a better way maintaining its rich values. Drinking milk is now so much fun with the addition of natural flavors & love. Additionally, the brand serves a huge variety of shakes and unique varieties of snacks.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 300 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Any Visible Crowded Location

#30. Yappytasty Food Hub Pvt Ltd

The company operates the quick service restaurant in the name and style of Chaat Adda. Somehow, it is a unique concept. Chaat Adda has developed a unique methodology to prepare chaat snacks in an ultra-hygienic manner with traditionally yummy taste. The brand serves value-added quality chaats and snacks/breakfast products to the customers.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 150 – 200 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Commercial ground floor

#31. Chaat Ok Please

Black Orchids Pvt Ltd owns the brand Chaat OK Please. Also, the company owns the brand ‘Juice Lounge’ which is successfully running Juice Bars across 5+ Countries (covering 50+ Cities in India alone). This is a low-cost food franchise that you can open in metro cities and as well as suburbans.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 50 – 500 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Mall outlet (Kiosk – OTC – Lounge) in Food Court. However, the outlet should be Road Facing with good visibility. Also, it should be on the Ground floor with easy access to consumers. High Street, Railway Stati

#32. U.S Pizza

Basically, the U.S Pizza serves the genuine American deep pan pizza made with fresh ingredients, as well as, infusing Indian flavors to create a dramatically new style of fusion pizza. Currently, U.S.Pizza is accepting applications for franchises across the nation.

Investment: Rs 30 to 50 Lakh

Floor Area: 200 – 1000 Sq.ft

Restaurant & Night Club

#33. FreshCliq Pizza and Pasta

Basically, the Freshcliq serves Fresh Pizza, Pasta, Soups, and Salad. They use all the fresh ingredients. They make the own dough and sauces for Pizza and even pasta. Also, the customers can order customized pizza and pasta with their own choice of toppings in pizza and pasta

Investment: Rs 50 Lakh to 1 Crore

Floor Area: 500 – 1500 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Main Road

#34. Sankalp Restaurant

Sankalp is an exclusive South Indian cuisine restaurant. Currently, the brand has 150+ franchise outlets across the country. Sankalp is offering state wise franchise business opportunity for the entrepreneurs who are interested in the food retail business.

Investment: Rs 50 Lakh to 1 Crore

Floor Area: 1500 – 2500 Sq.ft

#35. Moti Mahal Delux Restaurants

Moti Mahal is a leader in North Indian food. The brand is known for inventing famous dishes like Tandoori chicken, Butter chicken, Dal Makhani, Burrah kebab and many more tempting, sumptuous Tandoori grills, Dal makhani cooked overnight, mouth-watering curries and freshly baked slices of bread. The group has six different successful brands. So, you can choose one according to your location & budget.

Investment: Rs 50 lakh to 1 Crore

Floor Area: 1500 – 4000 Sq.ft

#36. Mayur Thalis

Mayur Thali is a traditional food family restaurant. The brand is well equipped with hygiene and the state-of-art technologies and the best ingredients. Basically, it serves different types of thalis with an array of vegetarian Thalis, Gujarati and Rajasthani Cuisine.

Investment: Rs 2 to 5 Lakh

Floor Area: 300 – 1500 Sq.ft

#37. Sanjha Chulha

Sanjha Chulha currently operates three outlets under different formats in Delhi NCR and promises to offer the real taste of authentic Indian cuisine through age-old recipes. The brand serves both the veg and non-veg rolls and kababs.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 200 – 1500 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Metro Cities

#38. Go south

Go South is a Chennai-based casual dining restaurant. The mother company is Savera. Under its umbrella, it offers cuisines of various fabric and culture, making it a connoisseur’s delight. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity pan India through the franchise model in the Franchisee Owned Franchisee Operated (FOFO) format.

Investment: Rs 30 to 50 Lakh

Floor Area: 500 – 5000 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

#39. Ginger Ganesha

Ginger Ganesha is an Indore-based company. The brand serves 125 unique styles of Dosas and Fusion Dosas to the customers. Currently, the brand has three outlets across the city. Ginger Ganesha is offering franchise opportunity in the states including Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal, UP etc.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 200 – 1500 Sq.ft

#40. Handi

Handi has been awarded best north Indian restaurant 4 times by Times Food award. It is a 35 years old brand. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity in the north Indian states including Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh

Investment: Rs 20 to 30 Lakh

Floor Area: 150 – 1000 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: Malls and high street

Bakery, Sweets & Confectionery – Food Franchise

#41. Frontier Biscuit Factory Pvt. Ltd.

Frontier Biscuit Factory Pvt. Ltd. is a renowned name in the bakery and confectionery segment. The brand is popular for making handmade biscuits. The brand has already 60 exclusive Frontier Shopping Zones. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity pan India.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 150 – 300 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: High Street, Street Markets, Malls etc.

#42. Gelato Vinto

The brand Gelato Vinto offers 100 % natural and vegetarian frozen dessert. Gelato is the generic word for frozen dessert in Italian. The brand wants to expand the unrepresented market throughout the country. Apart from the store, one can operate the shop from a kiosk also.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

Floor Area: 50 – 300 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: High Footfall traffic areas ( Malls & High Street)

#43. Frozen Ribbons

The Frozen Ribbons serves creamy ribbons of paper-thin Ice-Cream. Each of these signatures is frozen into cylindrical blocks and then shaved into paper-thin icy ribbons to order from custom-made machines. These delicate ribbons are then topped with a variety of nuts, syrups, fresh fruits and ingredients to choose from.

Investment: Rs 20 to 30 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 1500 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: High Footfall areas (Malls & High Street)

#44. 6muffiins

The brand 6muffins is a 100% Pure Veg Bakery And Confectionery brand in Maharashtra. Also, 6muffiins has already more than 11 outlets. The brand offers more than 100 variety of Cakes & Pastries, Cupcakes, Muffins, Bar Cakes, Lava Cakes followed by Snacks like Puff, Rolls, etc.

Investment: Rs 5 to 10 Lakh

#45. HUGA Ice Cream

Huga Ice Cream offers a healthy range of nutritional ice creams for health-conscious Indians. Actually, the company Advital Nutrition LLP owns the Huga Ice Cream brand. The company serves mouthwatering ice creams that have high dietary fiber & protein content with low fat and sugar.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 200 Sq.ft

#46. Ice Bakery

The Double-A Hospitality Pvt Ltd. owns the brand Ice Bakery. Basically, it is a popular cafe and bakery that serves a wide range of globally – relished sweet savories under a single roof. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity pan India including union territories.

Investment: Rs 20 to 30 Lakh

Floor Area: 200 – 300 Sq.ft

Catering & Food Ordering Franchise

#47. Lajwaab

Lajawab Culinary Art is a premium brand providing catering and banquet services for weddings as well as corporate events. The brand specializes in outdoor catering services for all types of events. Also, they have own banquet facility in Delhi. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity throughout the country.

Investment: Rs 1 to 2 Crore

Floor Area: 6000 – 12000 Sq.ft

#48. Travelkhana

Basically, Travelkhana is a meal booking system connecting Indian train travelers with restaurants on the rail network. Travelkhana solves the problem of lack of choices and poor quality food for travelers on the Indian Railways. So the train passengers can place orders via the website, phone, SMS, or mobile app

Investment: Rs 10000 to 15000

#49. Glimus hospitality services

Glimus hospitality services is a Gujarat-based company. It is a food and vegetable provider company. Currently, the company is offering franchise opportunity in multiple locations including Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, UP, MP, Sikkim, Odisha, WB etc. It is a very low-cost food franchise.

Investment: Rs 2 to 5 Lakh

Floor Area: 100 – 250 Sq.ft

#50. Craving Bite

Craving Bite is a Mumbai-based quick service restaurant. Currently, the company serves Pizza, Sandwiches, Burgers, Burritos, Quick Bites, Drink & Desserts etc. The company was founded in June 2016. The company’s major aim is providing healthy food at an affordable price range. The Craving Bite food franchise is available only is the states like Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa.

Investment: Rs 10 to 20 Lakh

Floor Area: 300 – 1000 Sq.ft

Preferred Location: High footfall areas

Apart from the above list, you can find a lot of food franchise opportunity in India. However, it is highly crucial to select a right franchise according to your knowledge, previous experience, and investment capacity.