We periodically ask for your input to create restaurant wish lists for the Evansville area. And while some of the ideas are amazing (Cheesecake Factory) they may not be available in Indiana yet. Brands that franchise can determine the best locations for their products.

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What is a Franchise?

A franchise is a business model that allows individuals or investors to replicate an established and successful business concept. In this arrangement, the franchisee (the individual or entity purchasing the franchise) gains the rights to operate a business using the branding, products, and services of the franchisor (the original business owner or company). One of the key advantages of franchising is that it offers entrepreneurs a chance to enter the business world with a proven blueprint for success, benefiting from established brand recognition, operational systems, and ongoing support from the franchisor.

You will need quite a lot of cash upfront, but in the end, you are set up for success.

Promising Indiana Franchise Opportunities from LoopNet.com

Jack in the Box: It's getting closer to Indiana! The first Jack in the Box Kentucky location opened recently. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Snacks. Open 24/7.

    • $500,000 cash is required to begin your Jack in the Box journey.
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H&H Bagels: We could really use an actual bagel shop in Evansville. H&H has built-in recognition from television shows like Seinfeld.

  • You must have at least $500,000 in liquid capital available for investments.
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Graze Craze: One of the more affordable franchises. Of course, the business model is still fairly new, but it is definitely popular.

  • $50,000 must be available, and the fee for franchising is $ 495,000.
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Voodoo Brewing Co: This popular concept was born in 2017. No experience is required to own and operate this go-to destination for craft beer enthusiasts.

  • You are required to have at least $400,000 and the franchising fee is $75,000.

Russo's New York Pizzeria: I know that you are probably thinking that the last thing we need around here is another pizza place. But, Russo's New York Pizzeria is also very famous for its pasta dishes.

  • This is one of the more affordable franchises on the list. You will need at least $150,000, and $35,000 for the fee.
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Restaurants We Want to See in Evansville in 2023

We asked you on social media, and these are 20 of the top restaurants that you would like to see come to Evansville in 2023. It might be wishful thinking, or we could be putting it into existence. Only time will tell!

16 Evansville Restaurants Residents Recommend for New College Students

Regardless of what you're in the mood for, any of these of restaurants will hit the spot.
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Best Sports Bars and Restaurants to Watch Football in Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky

Hit up any one of these local or chain bars/restaurants to cheer on your team or scream at one of your fantasy players when they drop what would have been an easy touchdown catch.

NOTE: Establishments are listed in no particular order.
NOTE #2: Click the address of each to open a location in Google Maps.

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