Franchise in Malaysia

Information being a Franchisee or Franchisor in Malaysia

From McDonald’s to 7-Eleven, Old Town Kopitiam to Papa Rich, there are more than sufficient opportunities in the franchise sector for you.

If you aim to be a franchisee, then you must consider several options. At most times, it is not only about how much money you have to invest. In fact, you might have a million ringgit to start an Old Town White Coffee business but is that the most viable option?

Not all franchises are created equal

This can be quite obvious when it comes to franchises and you can judge them based on their franchise fees. However, this does not mean that paying a high franchise fees means you are bound for success and the same goes for franchise opportunities that are cheaper.

What should you be considering then?

Choosing the right franchise is very much the same as starting a business. It comes from the idea. What you should really consider before jumping into any franchise business is your attitude. As a franchisee, you are most likely some form of an entrepreneur. As such, you need to have some basic skills. You have to be mindful of money and how to manage them because at the end of the day, it is all about profit and loss.

Capital and funding

Since you are going to start your business, you must first know how much you have. Questions you might ask include:

  1. How much initial franchise fees can you afford? – this will help you to determine which tier of the franchise programme you can get involved in
  2. how much capital do you have in maintaining the business. You need to have some form of cash flow to last you for the next few months (or years)
  3. Do you have additional sources of funding that you can seek if you need to in the future?

Your objective

What is more important than money here is yourself. What is that that you are seeking to achieve at the end of this. What role do you want to play in this business model? Do you want to be involved in the operations of the business or are you looking for something that you can be a silent owner (or partner) and allow others to run the business? This is most common if you are buying a food or retail franchise where you can very much let it be on auto-pilot by hiring people to operate the stores.

Do your homework

Not all franchises are as lucrative as the others. Some brands have been around for years while some have past records that might not be too positive. Chatime in Malaysia has had its up and downs and that is just some of the case stories that you might heard of. Before deciding on the franchise you like to invest in, do some research and find out if they have any past or current litigation or any other pressing issues.

Payment and revenue model

This is one factor you must consider and one which you must ultimately be comfortable with. Some franchisors require an annual payback of profit sharing (usually a small percentage). Some require monthly settlements of profit of the business. Whatever the payment system is, you must understand that the franchisor usually enjoys the most profit. Hence, you need to be aware of such a model and how it works (or does not work) for you.
Having said all that, it is very important that your franchise business get all the support you need from the principal. After all, you become part of their network of branches which means they need to give you the marketing, promotions and any other forms of support that you need in order to let your business take flight.


Franchise Opportunity – Ms READ

The brand was established in 1997 by Helen Read which offered plus-size clothing for women of this specific segment. Since then, it has grown by


Franchise Opportunity – A&W

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Franchise Opportunity – Dave’s Deli

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Franchise Opportunity – England Optical

England Optical Group (M) Sdn Bhd No. 1 Jalan Petaling Utama 7, Batu 7, Jalan Klang Lama, 46000 Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: +603-7783


Franchise Opportunity – Memory Lane

Memory Lane (M) Sdn Bhd #A408 & A409, Block A, Mentari Business Park, Jalan PJS 8/5, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel:


Franchise Opportunity – Outpost Uniform

Camps & Apparels Corporation Sdn Bhd 31, Jalan Perdana 10/12, Pusat Perdagangan Tasik Perdana, Pandan Perdana 55300 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-9274 7559]]>


Franchise Opportunity – Apple Hotel

Apple Hotel Hotelpreneur Development Department, Harvest Paradise Sdn Bhd, 6-4, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 018 – 6727753]]>


Franchise Opportunity – 100 Vision

100 Vision is one of the major brands in the Malaysian vision and eye care industry. It has many branches located at major shopping malls,


Franchise Opportunity – Daily Fresh

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Franchise Opportunity – Mr Clean

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Franchise Opportunity – Subway

Subway, the name most likely associated with sandwiches is one brand which can be franchised especially if you have plans to enter the F&B market


Franchise Opportunity – Hot n Roll

Franchising a food business outlet requires a lot of preparation and planning. Whether it is a full-service restaurant or a snacks kiosks, you need to


Franchise Opportunity – Only Mee

When it comes to F&B business (or starting one), having the right expertise and knowledge is vital. It ensures that your business can sustain itself


Franchise Opportunity – 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven name is very much synonymous with convenience stores across the world. From the United States to Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore, 7-Eleven convenience stores


Franchise opportunities – McDonalds

The fast-food chain McDonalds’ first started in the United States by the founder, Ray Kroc who saw the success and decided to introduce more highly


Franchise opportunities – Shins

Shins is no stranger to the beauty and skin care industry of Malaysia. It is commonly the store that women will look for at shopping

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Franchise opportunity – Forest’Secret

Forest’secret is known as “Malaysia’s Truly Lifestyle Herbal Brand” for a reason. It is premium and has a strong reputation in offering effective health products

Franchise opportunities – Le Ann Maxima

Bringing out elegance and style of every woman’ sounds familiar? None other than the well-known high street fashion brand, Le Ann Maxima. Le Ann Maxima


Franchise opportunities – Easy Pha-max

Since Easy Pha-max entered the market, its product, wheatgrass has become a household name especially among health enthusiasts. Easy Pha-max is a subsidiary entity under


Malaysia to penetrate franchise market in China

Malaysian delegation recently participated in the China Franchise Expo 2011. The participation is in line with the country’s mission to expand into the franchise market


Franchising – Kumon Malaysia

Looking for the perfect franchising opportunity? Well, if you are interested in educational centre, here‘s a little suggestion for you – Kumon Malaysia. Sought after



MALAYSIAN FRANCHISERS Franchisers are essentially quarters or individuals who have a business to sell. This can come in various forms like a running and established