"There's something about …." It all started in San Francisco back in 1972, where our casual style "family dining" concept was born. Now there are several Hamburger Mary's restaurants across the U.S., with plans to expand even further with the Master Franchise under new ownership. So what makes Mary's so special?
Hamburger Mary's® franchise is an "open-minded bar and grille for open-minded people," where guests enjoy a flamboyant dining experience. Everyone is welcome at Hamburger Mary's but our unique aspect is that we are the onlynational franchise that is actively marketing to gay men and women. In fact, we have widespread name recognition within the gay community. Mary's restaurants offer great meals and full bars with nightly entertainment. When you walk into a Hamburger Mary's it's like walking into Mary's home, where you will be greeted with a warm smile and friendly (if somewhat saucy) service. Each restaurant may be unique in its eclectic décor, but they all provide the friendliest service and highest quality food.
Nothing beats a Hamburger Mary's burger, always made-to-order with an assortment of fun toppings on a bakery-fresh bun (For the health-conscious, we offer turkey, buffalo, kobe and ostrich burgers as well as veggie patties as an alternative). But there's more to Mary's than hamburgers… We offer a full menu including our famous homemade chili, soups made daily, a variety of salads, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and desserts (featuring deep-fried Twinkies, homemade peanut butter pie and "Mary Tyler S'Mores!"). There's even a special menu for Mary's "Little Lambs" under 10 years. Hamburger Mary's is open daily for lunch and dinner. Our "All you can eat Sunday Brunch" features a bottomless champagne or Mimosa cocktail. Guests are encouraged to sample our Famous Spicy Bloody Mary. Each location has a patio and a full bar with live entertainment in the evenings.
Each location supports local charities with a portion of the cover charge or proceeds going to benefit these worthwhile causes. Our Karaoke, Dating Game, Bingo Events and Local Comic Contests as well as featured entertainers and Mary's Idol Contest help to liven up the evening after most guests have finished dining.
The current fee for purchasing a franchise is $50,000 with a monthly royalty fee equal to 4% of gross sales up to $150,000 (3% of gross sales above $150,000) The agreement is for a 10 year period. Before we award a franchise, one of the owners must have previous experience in owning/operating a sit-down restaurant and bar (or hire a GM/partner with this experience). In most cases you will need at least $200K plus in liquid capital to open a store but there are exceptions depending on your location. Once you purchase a franchise, you can expect full support through all phases of growing your business. HMI continually provides the following benefits to our franchisees:
- Recipe Manual
- "Mary Show" Concept
- Owner's Manual
- Training at our existing locations
- In –store supervision and support during your opening
- Support during all phases of opening your restaurant: site selection, equipment and interior design
- Guidance with restaurant functions and promotions, advertising, budgets etc.
- We provide everything you need to know to operate a successful business!
If you are interested in starting or furthering your career in the exciting restaurant business (but a regular burger franchise isn't exactly what you have in mind) then here are a few good reasons why you should consider a Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille franchise…
• Excellent name recognition and reputation
• Prime locations available in major cities across the U.S.
Have we tickled your fancy? Piqued your interest? Mary hopes you will contact her about the exciting opportunities that a Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille has to offer! But until then, "Eat, drink and be…MARY!" ™