The Ideal Franchisee


We have high standards at Hansel ‘n Griddle and are very selective in who we let franchise. Owning and operating a Hansel ‘n Griddle is more than just a job, it is a way of life. We are looking for driven, ambitious and highly qualified individuals who want to join the growing Hansel family.

The likelihood is that if you are debating becoming a Hansel ‘n Griddle franchisee, you are also looking at other concepts as well. At Hansel ‘n Griddle we will not sell you a franchise just because you meet our financial requirements. We are aiming to build a nationally recognized brand, and having superb franchisees is the best way to accomplish that.

Becoming a Hansel ‘n Griddle franchisee is a mutual decision. We want you to become a Hansel franchisee because you are confident in knowing that we are not a company that sells franchises to collect franchise fees, but a company that treats every franchisee as part of the family. Rest assured that that the primary focus of Hansel ‘n Griddle corporate is to support the franchisees and facilitate them in any way in order to become a success.

Here is a list of some of the prerequisites to becoming a Hansel ‘n Griddle franchisee


  • The financial ability to build out a franchise location. Please see the “Initial Investment” Page for more details.


  • You have to love Hansel ‘n Griddle. Here at Hansel we love what we do every day. As we said before, Hansel is more than just a job; it’s a way of life.


  • You have to be willing to work hard, always be honest and have integrity. We emphasis “work hard” because truth be told, the restaurant business is not for the faint of heart.  At Hansel we believe that owner operated stores translate our corporate culture most effectively to our customers. No one will ever care about your business more than you. The path of least resistance in the road to success is being present in the day-to-day operations of your store and connecting with your customers and employees.


  • Take direction well and work extremely well with others. When you become part of the Hansel franchise system, you become part of our family.  That being said, you must always strive to foster a collaborative team environment.


  • You must embody the entrepreneurial spirit and have the deep, burning desire to do anything and everything it takes to have your business succeed.