Top 10 Food Franchises in India for 2020

Update: 08.10.2020
Popular Food Franchises in India for 2020

Despite any business trends and regardless the financial situation of the citizens, Food and Beverage Industry is always worth investing into. India provides favourable conditions for F&B franchises due to the high consumer demand for quality products. By the way, India provides one of the biggest consumption markets in the world, having a market share of $400 billion. There are various options for franchising on the Food and Beverage market. One can consider donut, the other coffee and yet another burger or pizza franchise to run. No matter what you choose, the F&B business will bring you a sufficient profit. Browse the list of the Popular 10 Food Franchises in India, we have selected for you, below.

Here are the Popular 10 Food Franchises in India

Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in: 1954
Franchising since: 1955
Franchise units: More Than 9000 Worldwide
Initial investment: $30,000
Royalty Fees: 5,9%

Launched in India in April 2012, today Dunkin’ Donuts has become a favourite brand for Donut, Coffee and Burger lovers across the country. Dunkin’ Donuts is looking for candidates with prior restaurant management and/or foodservice operations experience and the ability to create and manage an organization that that effectively recruits, trains, retains and motivates a high-performing team.


Founded in: 2012
Franchising since: 2012
Franchise units: 100+
Initial investment: INR 10000 - 50 K
Royalty Fees: 7%

Travelkhana is the first and only India-wide meal booking system connecting Indian train travellers with restaurants on the rail network. Travelkhana solves the problem of lack of choices and poor quality food for travellers on the Indian Railways. Franchisee could be an existing retail outlet selling railway tickets.


Founded in: 2014
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: 20 - 50
Initial investment: $7,000 - $15,000

Chaat Adda is a unique concept where we serve traditional street food in modernize way, it is having a wide range of indian street food. Chaat adda is growing forward with the ambitious vision to serve indian street food globally. All franchisees automatically gain access to our experience & competence in this field.

TGI Friday's

Founded in: 1965
Franchising since: 1972
Franchise units: Nearly 1000 Worldwide
Initial investment: $50,000
Royalty Fees: 4 - 4,5%

T.G.I. Friday’s is an international chain restaurant well known for its quick, casual dining experience and red-and-white-striped canopies and in India TGIF is one of the best family restaurants, pubs, bars with Great food, great drinks & great fun. Franchisees are required to have at least five years of experience in restaurant management.

The London Shakes

Founded in: 2009
Franchising since: 2011
Franchise units: 230
Initial investment: $10,000 - $20,000
Royalty Fees: 0%

The London Shakes are the re-inventors of one of the most popular drinks in the world- The 'Milk'. It is believed that the combination of milk, rich cream & fruit extract originated in London and is now popular all over the world. Available for FOFO Model (Franchise Own Franchisee Operate).

Papa John's

Founded in: 1984
Franchising since: 1987
Franchise units: More Than 4000 Worldwide
Initial investment: $130,000 - $845,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Papa John's a US based Pizza chain is the third largest international Pizza chain world-wide after McDonald's and Taco Bell. The cost of franchising a Papa John's restaurant is already relatively cheap, compared to it’s competitors. OM Pizzas And Eats India Pvt Ltd, is the master franchisee for Papa John's in India completed it's 10 years of operations in India having 60+ outlets spread across South and West India.


Founded in: 2014
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: 50 - 100
Initial investment: $7,000 - $15,000
Royalty Fees: 4%

THE TEA FACTORY is the fastest growing chain of Tea cafes and is India's No.1 tea cafe brings a business opportunity for the one planning to become a successful entrepreneur in Food & Beverages sector!

Tikka Express

Founded in: 2005
Franchising since: 2005
Franchise units: 20 - 30
Initial investment: $29,000 - $44,000
Royalty Fees: 0%

Tikka Express is a fun, young and trendy Indian quick service restaurant franchise with low investment costs and high margins. The idea behind Tikka Express is to create value for money modern contemporary space for the masses and to provide fresh wholesome meals.

Apun ka Chicken Adda

Founded in: 2015
Franchising since: 2016
Franchise units: 50+
Initial investment: $7,000 - $15,000

CHICKEN ADDA focus on serving the growth demand for value added quality chicken products through our chain of store across the country. We offer an interactive in-store experience to customers and commit operational and product excellence which apply to every outlet. Chicken adda has forayed into the franchise model with aggressive expansion plans to pan India.

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Founded in: 2011
Franchising since: 2011
Franchise units: 90+
Initial investment: $30,000 - $70,000
Royalty Fees: No Royalty Fees

NYPFC (New York Pizza & Fried Chicken) is a well established fast food brand which can be started with low capital or investment. NYPFC serves a wide variety of Pizzas like crispy juicy spicy fried chicken, burgers to seafood all under one roof. New York Pizza & Fried Chicken franchise business opportunity is a profitable and rewarding option for individuals looking for a fast food franchise business opportunity.

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