10 Best Drive-Thru Franchises 2024

1. Scooter’s Coffee

Founded: 1998 Outlets: 750 Investment: $797,000 – $1,341,500 Franchise fees: $40,000 Liquidity: $250,000 Royalty fees: 6%

2. Planet Smoothie

Founded: 1995 Outlets: 140+ Investment: $190,650 – $446,500 Franchise fees: $12,000 – $25,000 Liquidity: $100,000 Royalty fees: 5%

3. Jack In The Box

Founded: 1951 Outlets: 2,189 Investment: $1,765,500 – $2,761,600 Franchise fees: $50,000 Liquidity: $500,000 Royalty fees: 5%

4. Culvers

Founded: 1984 Outlets: 918 Investment: $2,524,000 – $7,228,000 Franchise fees: $55,000 Liquidity: $500,000 – $750,000 Royalty fees: 4%

5. Buona

Founded: 1981 Outlets: 26 Investment: $2,700,600 – $5,081,067 Franchise fees: $40,000 – $60,000 Liquidity: $300,000 Royalty fees: 4% - 7%

6. Farm Stores

Founded: 1957 Outlets: 41 Investment: $230,000 – $571,700 Franchise fees: $25,000 Liquidity: $150,000

7. Sonic

Founded: 1953 Outlets: 3,500+ Investment: $1,714,200 – $3,370,900 Franchise fees: $30,000 – $45,000 Liquidity: $500,000 Royalty Fees: 1% - 5%

8. The Human Bean

Founded: 1998 Outlets: 260 Investment: $552,350 – $1,058,850 Franchise fees: $30,000 Liquidity: $200,000 Royalty Fees: 0%

9. PJ’s Coffee

Founded: 1978 Outlets: 181 Investment: $350,000 – $450,000 Franchise fees: $25,000 – $35,000 Liquidity: $150,000 Royalty Fees: 5%

10. Captain D’s

Founded: 1969 Outlets: 500+ Investment: $898,600 – $1,354,200 Franchise fees: $35,000  Liquidity: $350,000 Royalty Fees: 4.5%