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Franchise Deep Dive: Chefs for Seniors Franchise Costs, Fees, Profit and Data

Chefs for Seniors provides grocery shopping and private chefs to cook meals for seniors in their own homes.

By Erica InmanStaff Writer
8:08AM 05/24/24




REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $12,575 - $18,595

REPORTED ROI (Item 19): not publicly available

Chefs for Seniors offers private chefs who prepare meals for seniors to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes.

How Many Chefs for Seniors Locations Are There?

Chefs for Seniors got its start in 2014 as a family-run business. The brand was founded by Barrett Allman who was an executive chef and restaurant owner with 25 years’ experience in the food service industry. When he spoke with senior customers in his restaurant, he realized that they often struggled to cook for themselves. Allman started the company in Madison, Wisconsin, to provide meals for seniors; his son Nathan joined the team shortly after.

The father-and-son team prepared the meals for all of their clients at first, but eventually began offering franchise opportunities in 2018.

Chefs for Seniors now has 90+ locations across the U.S.

What Is Chefs for Seniors’ Business Model?

Chefs for Seniors aims to allow seniors to stay in their own homes as long as possible by providing a service they may otherwise struggle with on their own. It provides cooked meals for seniors in their own homes with the option of selecting from the standard, rotating menu or customizing a unique menu to cater for tastes and dietary needs. Chefs for Seniors also offers an hourly option for those hosting dinner parties or special events in their homes. 

How Much Can Chefs for Seniors Franchise Owners Make?

The brand does not make this information publicly available. Prospective owners can access this information through the brand’s most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). 

How Much Does It Cost To Open Chefs for Seniors?

The total initial investment necessary to begin operation of a Chefs for Seniors franchise ranges from $12,575 to $18,595.

What Is the Franchise Fee for Chefs for Seniors?

The franchise fee required to begin operation of a Chefs for Seniors franchise is $8,000 for a basic territory, $10,500 for an extended territory and $13,000 for a regional territory. This fee must be paid to the franchisor. 

Who’s On Chefs for Seniors’s Leadership Team?

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