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22 Best Breakfast Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 22 best Breakfast Franchises you can start in USA:

1. Denny's Inc.

  • Investments $228,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1953
  • Year Franchising Started – 1963
  • Offices – 1721

Franchise details: Denny's Inc.
Official site

In 1953, Harold Butler opened Danny's Donuts in Lakewood, California. Six years later, there were 20 shops in the chain and the company changed its name to Denny's. In 1966, the company went public, and in 1977, they introduced the Grand Slam breakfast. Today, Denny's locations serve breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its corporate headquarters is in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

2. Jimmy's Egg

  • Investments $ 481,300
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1980
  • Year Franchising Started – 1980
  • Offices – 150

Franchise details: Jimmy's Egg
Official site

The Jimmy's Egg Franchise Systems, LLC (Jimmy's Egg) is part of the fast growing Breakfast and Lunch segment. With more than 30 years of proven management and operational expertise, strong brand identity and customer loyalty, Jimmy's Egg provides a unique business model.

Welcome to Jimmy's Egg

3. The Original Pancake House

  • Investments $ 372,500
  • Franchise fee $60,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1953
  • Offices – 129

Franchise details: The Original Pancake House
Official site

The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer without compromise this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim.

4. Crepe Delicious

  • Investments $ 170,456
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2004
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 40

Franchise details: Crepe Delicious
Official site

Chef Oded embarked on an international quest to find the perfect addition to a vibrant North American quick-service restaurant and fast casual industry. His travels took him around the world, including Western Europe, the Far East and North Africa. While visiting Paris, France, Oded observed street vendors serving crepes and fell in love. He immediately began to visualize the combination of North Americans’ love for street food with the delights of a fresh crepe. He took this simple yet stylish concept, combined it with his hotel/restaurant experience of more than twenty years and founded Crepe Delicious.

5. Keke's

  • Investments $ 347,250
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 32

Franchise details: Keke's
Official site

Keke's Breakfast Cafe is dedicated to providing an outstanding breakfast; a meal where everything is handmade, using the best ingredients available, with fresh fruits and vegetables that are delivered daily, and using fresh bread and dairy products.

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6. Elmer’s Breakfast Lunch Dinner/Egg N’ Joe

  • Investments $ 712,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1960
  • Year Franchising Started – 1982
  • Offices – 29

Franchise details: Elmer’s Breakfast Lunch Dinner/Egg N’ Joe
Official site

In 1960, Walt and Dorothy Elmer opened breakfast focused Elmer’s Colonial Pancake House in Portland, OR. Truly a family owned and operated labor of love, Walt, Dorothy, and their three sons poured their hearts into serving the local community. It was an immediate success thanks to their commitment to bringing people together for home-style cooking, using only the finest ingredients.

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7. Broken Yolk Café

  • Investments $ 464,900
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Offices – 29

Franchise details: Broken Yolk Café
Official site

Broken Yolk Café has been a favorite for breakfast and lunch since 1979 - updated for today’s consumer and tastes, but still known for home cooking, fresh ingredients and generous portions. Guests visit over and over, hungry for traditional breakfast staples and one-of-a-kind signature dishes.

8. Famous Toastery

  • Investments $ 605,500
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 26

Franchise details: Famous Toastery
Official site

We believe food should be both decadent and nutritious, uncompromisingly fresh, and served to order quickly with service that’s as satisfying as the menu. Sure, it’s a tall order, but it’s made us one of the fastest growing restaurants around.

9. Symposium Café

  • Investments $ 816,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 22

Franchise details: Symposium Cafe
Official site

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a unique, exciting, food service concept: an upscale, licensed, full service restaurant chain; with a restaurant menu that caters to a variety of meal categories (breakfast, brunch, burgers, and much more) and includes decadent desserts, European coffees and specialty beverages. Each location is open 7 days, from early morning to late.

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10. Rising Roll

  • Investments $250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: Rising Roll
Official site

The energy of Rising Roll Gourmet Café greets you as you walk in the door of this truly unique restaurant. Innovative thinking is behind every one of the made from scratch recipes, gourmet sandwiches, breakfast items, and baked goods.

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11. The Flying Biscuit Café

  • Investments $ 442,500
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 17

Franchise details: The Flying Biscuit Cafe
Official site

More than 20 years later, we are an institution–growing to 16 locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Texas. But we always kept that quintessential neighborhood spirit and focused on our Southern-inspired menu of comfort food made with fresh ingredients.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe

12. Sunny Street

  • Investments $ 488,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 14

Franchise details: Sunny Street
Official site

Here at Sunny Street Café we believe in balance. Our fresh menu is familiar yet unique, we take things slow but we’re rapidly expanding, we work hard but our family and community come first. We like to say that with a Sunny Street Café you can be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

Sunny Street Cafe Franchise

13. Scrambler Marie's

  • Investments $ 406,800
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 12

Franchise details: Scrambler Marie's
Official site

Scrambler Marie’s is a unique restaurant franchise serving breakfast and lunch. By focusing on the breakfast and lunch niche, Scrambler Marie’s achieves powerful market differentiation. As we continue to expand we’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us. As a Scrambler Marie’s franchisee you’ll own an easy-to-operate restaurant that provides you with significant lifestyle benefits and competitive advantages.

Scrambler Marie's

14. Huckleberry's

  • Investments $ 500,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Huckleberry's
Official site

Who’s Your Huckleberry? We are and we’re growing! Franchise Opportunities available and we want to talk to YOU about it. 26% same store sales increase over the past 3 years, operating hours from 7am – 3pm (Be home for dinner every night) and 14 consecutive quarters of same store sales growth = success!

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15. Brick & Spoon

  • Investments $ 250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Brick & Spoon
Official site

The Brick & Spoon™ aim is simple. It will provide a completely sophisticated, sensual, yet casual breakfast/brunch/lunch dining experience for the many residents and visitors who frequent the city’s casual dining spots and entertainment venues.

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16. Cocoa Grinder

  • Investments $ 178,730
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 6

Franchise details: Cocoa Grinder
Official site

Started by Abdul Elenani in his college years during 2013, Cocoa Grinder is more than a coffee shop. It’s an idea that for the hardworking individual of today, convenience is everything: why shouldn’t you have your specialty cup o’joe and healthy meal in the same place? Perfect for the person on the go, or the busy individual seeking to get some work done, Cocoa Grinder offers the perfect environment to enhance your daily grind or take a well-deserving break from it.

17. Piadina Café

  • Investments $ 194,475
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Piadina Cafe
Official site

Piadina Cafe is a Massachusetts-based company that provides traditional Italian flatbreads cuisine using authentic, all fresh recipes. The boutique café serves a wide array of coffees, pastries, and breakfast in the morning, and the freshest homemade piadina sandwiches.

18. Wheatless Gluten Free

  • Investments $ 134,500
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Wheatless Gluten Free

Wheatless opened in 2014 and is the city's first, and now the nations first fully gluten-free restaurant, serving quality food that everyone can enjoy. Our fast-casual full service and inviting atmosphere makes your breakfast, lunch and dinner experience like no other.

19. Ben & Florentine

  • Investments $ 175,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008

Franchise details: Ben & Florentine
Official site

Ben & Florentine is an affordable, easy-to-implement business model that offers substantial ongoing training and support from two of the largest franchisors in the industry. By investing in a Ben & Florentine franchise, you can get in on the ground floor of a revolutionary brand in the rapidly growing breakfast segment.

20. Biscuit Belly

  • Investments $ 642,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000

Franchise details: Biscuit Belly
Official site

Biscuit Belly boldly goes where no brunch franchise has gone before. We combined the fast-casual approach franchisees love with the dine-in quality guests can’t get enough of.

21. Toast All Day

  • Investments $ 30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005

Franchise details: Toast All Day
Official site

Toast was founded in 2005 by Sam Mustafa in Charleston, South Carolina. Our original location started as a breakfast operation that eventually evolved into “Toast All Day” where we became more than just breakfast. Our menu has been thoughtfully expanded with three additional locations. Toast Restaurant is hailed as a must-eat by the NY Times. Voted the best breakfast and open for lunch and dinner. Toast! All Day!

22. Effin Egg

  • Investments $100,000

Franchise details: Effin Egg
Official site

Breakfast... All. Effin. Day. Open an Effin Store! Inspired by a true love of eggs, our menu boasts classic comfort fare with a twist, using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Not just a morning staple, Effin Egg's signature egg sammies hit the spot all day long.