Top F&B Franchises In Malaysia(2021-2022)

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Restaurants and Cafes

Ayam Penyet AP

Known for their Indonesian recipe and dishes, this Halal establishment is a popular food chain among Malaysians. They serve good quality food which is affordable and fast too. Although this is relatively a new brand, it has been growing in its reputation to become one of the local favorites lately.

  • Initial Capital: RM577,000 – RM752,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM100,000

O’Brien’s

One of the most popular names offering western food, O’Brien’s started its venture into Malaysia back in 2002. Since then, it has expanded to become one of the go-to places for fast and healthy places for dining. O’Brien’s brand is popular worldwide with branches in the United Kingdom, the US, Australia and all across Asia.

  • Initial Capital: RM424,500 to RM620,500
  • Franchise Fee: RM50,000

Sakae Sushi

Sushi is a common Japanese favorite among the locals. Sakae Sushi, which originated from Singapore serves healthy sushi with more than 200 options on their menu to choose from.

  • Initial Capital: USD500,000 – USD700,000
  • Franchise Fee: USD100,000
  • A&P Fees: 4% – 6%
  • Royalty Fees: 5% – 8%

Dave’s Deli

Most customers will remember Dave’s Deli when it was ‘the place to be’ in Jaya Supermarket. Having operated since 1989, it has grown to become one of the bigger names in the deli-chain F&B segment. Known for its delicious and home-cooked food, it is also a popular hangout for drinks and beverages.

  • Initial Capital: RM600,000 to RM800,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM75,000
  • Royalty Fees: 5%

OLDTOWN White Coffee

One of the most established coffee places in Malaysia, OLDTOWN has been around for more than 20 years now. Its signature White Coffee and Nanyang Kopi-O are local favorites. You can now join its network of more than 200 branches across the country where its products are also sold overseas.

  • Initial Capital: From RM 700,000 – RM1,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM80,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5%

Secret Recipe

Secret Recipe is a popular hangout among Malaysians for pastries and beverages. Its cakes are highly popular having established its brand in 1997. To date, there are more than 400 Secret Recipe outlets within and outside Malaysia.

  • Initial Capital: RM600,000 – RM650,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM150,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5% net sales

The Chicken Rice Shop

Chicken rice is one of the most iconic dishes among Malaysians. Your business in The Chicken Rice Shop will have you selling one of the most popular Hainanese chicken rice around. To date, The Chicken Rice Shop has expanded beyond Malaysia to other countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

  • Initial Capital: RM300,000 – RM500,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM50,000

The Manhattan FISH MARKET

The Manhattan FISH MARKET has a very unique value proposition and brand image. It appeals to those who are looking for something different from the usual fast-food chains like McDonald’s and KFC offering a wide range of fish dishes. This brand is very popular in Malaysia, Asia as well as the Middle East regions.

  • Initial Capital: USD280,000 – USD490,000
  • Franchise Fee: USD30,000
  • Royalty Fee: Not available.

McDonald’s

Franchising a McDonald’s outlet has very good potential as this is one of the most valuable brands on the planet! The initial capital will be higher than most but once you start the business, you should be able to break-even within the first few years.

  • Initial Capital: RM1,500,000 – RM5,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: US$22,500 for the first 5 years
  • Royalty Fees: 5%
  • A&P Fees: 5%

Marrybrown

Marrybrown is a home-grown fast-food chain that has grown to become one of the leading names in the F&B industry. It was established in 1981, making it one of the most established brands in this segment. To date, Marrybrown operates in more than 16 countries around the world with more than 500 branches.

  • Initial Capital: RM800,000 – RM1,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM120,000
  • Royalty Fees: 4% of gross sales
  • A&P: 3% of gross sales

4 Fingers

4 Fingers is a Singaporean brand that was started back in 2009. Today, it has expanded its business to other parts of the region including Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Offering fresh ingredients in the preparation of its dishes, 4 Fingers has been rising up the ranks in recent years with its fermented soy sauce’s original recipe and other varieties.

  • Franchise Fees and Royalty Fees: Not available publicly and only upon request.

Light Food and Snacks

Kyros Kebab

Everyone loves a good Kebab and they will love to just pack and go when they see Kyros Kebab at the malls. With Kyros Kebab, customers get a huge range of wholesome kebabs packed with fresh vegetables and meat and other fillings. They are present not only in Malaysia but also in Brunei, Singapore, China and Indonesia, operating more than 30 outlets.

  • Initial Capital: RM250,000 – RM350,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM50,000
  • Royalty Fees: 5% of gross monthly revenue
  • A&P Fees: 1%

Subway

The world’s most popular sandwich bar, Subway is a brand that needs no introduction. In fact, it has the largest network of branches globally, operating in more than 44,000 locations and is known for its healthy sandwich and other snacks.

  • Initial Capital: From RM600,000 to RM1,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM42,000
  • Royalty Fees: 8%

Hot & Roll

Everyone loves a wrap and that is what you get when you buy from Hot & Roll. You get great-tasting baked foods made with fresh vegetables, meat and other ingredients. There is a wide variety of options to choose from, making it one of the popular local favorites.

  • Initial Capital: RM100,000 – RM200,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM15,000 – RM30,000
  • Royalty Fees: 5%

Gindaco

Gindaco is a great Japanese snack outlet that serves one of its signature Takoyaki. There are now more than 500 Gindaco outlets around the world known for their premium ingredients including their octopus, among others.

  • Initial Capital: RM125,000+
  • Franchise Fee: RM55,000
  • Royalty Fees: 5%

I Love Yoo!

I Love Yoo! Is a brand that serves local snacks and drinks. It has been around since 2007 and is a popular name seen mostly in shopping malls and commercial centres. You will be selling the likes of Yoo Char Kueh and other fried delicacies as well as their signature Tau Foo Fa and Soy Bean drinks. To date, There are close to 70 I Love Yoo! outlets around.

  • Initial Capital: From RM400,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM50,000 for the first 5 years and RM25,000 for the next 5 years.
  • Royalty Fees: 4%
  • A&P Fees: 1%

Nelson’s

Malaysians love their corn-in-a-cup snack. Nelson’s is one of the most established brands when it comes to healthy and light food where is now operating in more than 16 countries around the world. The food is affordable, convenient and very delicious which are loved by shoppers from all walks of life.

  • Initial Capital: RM15,000 – RM60,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM5,000 – RM12,000
  • Royalty Fees: Not available at the moment

Roti Boy

This brand comes from the northern state of Penang and has been around for more than 20 years. Known for its freshly baked bread, it is now one of the most established brands in this market not only in Malaysia but in other countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, China and South Korea.

  • Initial Capital: Not provided publicly
  • Franchise and Royalty Fees: Not provided publicly

Teh Tarik Place

The Teh Tarik Place offers Malaysian’s top local beverage and other favorites. This place serves the typical dishes you will find at the local Mamak shops like Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng Mamak, Roti Canai and of course their iconic Teh Tarik.

  • Initial Capital: RM600,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM60,000
  • Royalty Fees: 5%
  • A&P Fees: 3%

Healthy Juice and Drinks

Boost Juice

You would have noticed this kiosk or counter in shopping malls. Boost Juice has a strong affiliation with Malaysians and the brand is more than 20 years old now. In Malaysia, there are more than 20 branches while Boost Juice has a strong presence overseas for its healthy fruit drinks. In fact, they have more than 250 branches worldwide.

  • Initial Capital: RM250,000 – RM350,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM65,000
  • Royalty Fees: 6%

Juice Works

Juice Works is a place known for its fresh fruit juices and other drinks like smoothies. There has been a growing demand for healthy drinks among Malaysians and these hand-crafted drinks are one of those that have been enjoying success in the local market through more than 30 of its outlets.

  • Initial Capital: RM300,000 – 350,000
  • Royalties: 5%

Daily Fresh

A great place to get snacks and finger food, Daily Fresh can be found in major shopping centers and locations. The brand has a very strong affiliation with its customers in more than 15 countries and over 800 franchises globally.

  • Initial Capital: RM85,000 – RM250,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM25,000
  • Royalty Fees: 2%

DABOBA

Daboba joins the rising wave of bubble tea brands. This has been a growing industry in the F&B segment and has huge potential for good profit offering some of the nicest beverages among the younger consumers.

  • Initial Capital: RM350,000
  • Franchise Fee: RM350,000
  • Royalties: 6% total sales per month

Tealive

It is hard not to associate Tealive with Chatime especially when it comes from the same boss. This bubble tea brand has already made its mark not only in Malaysia but also across the region in Vietnam, China, Brunei, the Philippines and as far out as the United Kingdom and Australia too with its signature items like their Signature Brown Sugar Milk Tea.

  • Initial Capital: RM250,000 onwards
  • Franchise Fee: RM75,000
  • Royalty fee: 3%

Big Apple Donuts & Coffee

Big Apple Donuts & Coffee is actually a Malaysian brand. It was established in 2007 before being bought over by a Japanese public listed company in 2017, the Duskin Co. Ltd. Today, it is one of the most popular takeout brands for donuts and coffee operating mostly in shopping malls.

  • Initial Capital: USD1,500,000 – USD3,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: USD300,000 – USD500,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5%

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