Baja Fresh Franchise Partners own and operate more than 90% of Baja Fresh restaurants in more than 27 states, Dubai and Singapore. Baja Fresh Franchisees come to us with years of restaurant experience and proven leadership excellence. We are looking for energetic motivators with an unrelenting commitment to customer service, quality and freshness.

Baja Fresh

Currently we are franchising throughout the United States and International Markets. If you wish to be considered, we ask that you please fill out the franchise inquiry in its entirety. All information submitted to Baja Fresh® is used only to assist in the pre-screening of potential investors/partners, and will be kept confidential. If you are interested in developing a specific market and meet all of the preliminary requirements, please complete the inquiry form.

Qualifications

  • $200,000 liquid cash per restaurant, $500,000 net worth per restaurant
  • Restaurant experience or an operating partner with at least 10% ownership, who has restaurant experience
  • Franchise Fee: $50,000 per restaurant
  • Royalty Fee: 5%
  • Franchise Agreement: 10 years

For more information contact the Baja Fresh® Franchise Development Department or click to complete our Franchising Inquiry Form.

"BAJA FRESH FRANCHISES ARE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED PROSPECTIVE FRANCHISEES ONLY IN CERTAIN STATES. TRIUNE, LLC WILL NOT OFFER TO SELL A FRANCHISE UNLESS REGISTERED (OR EXEMPT) IN A STATE WHERE THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER RESIDES OR WHERE THE FRANCHISE WILL BE LOCATED. THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING DIRECTED TO ANY RESIDENT OF ANY STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION WHERE TRIUNE, LLC IS NOT CURRENTLY REGISTERED TO OFFER OR SELL A FRANCHISE, UNLESS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED OR EXEMPT. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY A BAJA FRESH FRANCHISE. AN OFFER TO SELL A BAJA FRESH FRANCHISE IS MADE BY A FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT ONLY."

Franchise Registry

Baja Fresh Franchise Development
320 Commerce, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92602
Phone: (949) 270-8900
Fax: (949) 270-8901
Email: Franchising@BajaFresh.com

Available Models

Traditional

Building Area 1,800 to 3,000 square feet
Patio Preferred
Venues High-End, High-Frequency Specialty Retail Centers, Retail Centers, Entertainment Centers (Movie Theaters, Amusement Parks, Museums), Office Buildings, High-Density Residential

Express

Building Area 600 to 1,200 square feet
Patio Preferred
Venues Colleges and Universities, Food Courts, Theme Parks, Airports, Casinos

Site Guidelines

  • High-visibility, In-line, End-cap, Class A locations
  • Standard In-line development models
  • Grocery store or power center anchored shopping centers
  • Food courts
  • 25' frontage minimum
  • Adequate parking with direct access to building entrance
  • Four exclusive "take-out" parking spaces in front of restaurant
  • Ability to incorporate patios, awnings and umbrellas adjacent to the space preferred
  • Ideal visibility is 500' from 2 directions

Deal Types

  • 10-year lease with 2 to 3, 5-year options or Purchase

Preferred Demographics (within a two mile radius except where noted)

Residential Population 35,000+
Daytime (Workplace) Population 10,000+ within 1 mile
Median Household Income $60,000+
Main Frontage Drive Traffic 20,000 vehicles daily minimum
Average Age 35

Utility Guidelines

HVAC 1-ton per 175 sq. ft. of gross floor area
Electrical 400 Amps – 120/208V – 3 Phase – 4 Wire
Water 1.5" domestic service supplied to leased space
Sanitary Sewer 4" connection minimum
Natural Gas 1.5" connection, medium pressure, supplied to leased space
Telephone 2" conduit with pull-rope supplied to leased space
Grease Interceptor 750 gallon, 4" waste, or as required per local codes

Baja Fresh Franchise Partners own and operate more than 90% of Baja Fresh restaurants in more than 27 states, Dubai and Singapore. Baja Fresh franchisees have years of restaurant experience and proven leadership excellence. Baja Fresh continues to seek energetic motivators with an unrelenting commitment to customer service, quality and freshness to join the Baja Fresh team.

General franchisee qualifications include:

Minimum Financial Requirements Net Worth: $500,000 per restaurant
Liquid Assets $200,000 per restaurant
Experience Previous franchise or restaurant experience preferred
Multi-Unit 3 to 5 site agreement preferred
Franchise Fee $50,000
Total Estimated Initial Investment* $250,000-$650,000
Royalty Fee 5% of gross sales
Franchise Agreement 10 years
Franchise Training 6 to 8 weeks

* Does not include real estate, based on square footage