In August 1999, Checkers® merged with Rally’s Hamburgers, Inc. making it the nation’s largest double drive-thru restaurant chain. As of March 25, 2002, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and its Franchisees own and operate 795 Restaurants comprised of 409 Checkers® restaurants located primarily in the Southeastern United States, and approximately 386 Rally’s® restaurants located primarily in the Midwestern United States.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (the “Company”) is the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the United States. The Company develops, produces, owns, operates, and franchises quick service “double drive-thru” restaurants under the two brand names “Checkers®” and “Rally’s Hamburgers®”. The restaurants are designed to provide fast and efficient automobile-oriented service and appeal to customers of all ages. The double drive-thru concept allows Checkers® and Rally’s Hamburgers® to capitalize on the fact that approximately fifty percent (50%) of all quick-service food business is drive-thru. Customers can also enjoy a 1950’s flashback with walk-up ordering and outdoor dining in the outside picnic area at most locations.
Checkers® and Rally’s Hamburgers® feature a limited menu of high-quality hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and specially seasoned french fries. Both concepts also offer related items such as soft drinks and old fashioned, premium milk shakes. All food is made fresh to order and is sold at everyday low prices.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants is currently offering franchise opportunities.
Operational qualifications to start a franchise are: personal record of success in business, preferably retail; demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and train an organization; experienced in marketing and understands its importance to the industry; and Director of Operations with multi-unit fast-food management experience and at least a 10% ownership opportunity (equity or vesting in the enterprise). The personal characteristics they are looking for are: has a realistic perspective on and expectation for growth and return on investment; understands the nature of a franchise system and is willing to work within it; and aggressive, passionate yet cooperative.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
4300 W. Cypress St. #600
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 283-7000
Fax: (813) 283-7208