Ruby's Diner Franchise Information

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  • How much it costs
  • About Ruby’s Diner
  • The Ruby's Difference
  • Why Ruby’s Diner?
  • Ruby's Culture
  • How Much Does a franchise make?
  • How Much Does a Ruby’s Franchise Cost?
  • Our Leadership Team
  • Ruby's Diner
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  • What is the franchise fee for Ruby's Diner?
$737,500 - $1,922,000
Start-Up Cost
Initial Franchise Fee

Ruby’s Diner is more than your average burger franchise. The brand is bringing 1940’s style Americana back to consumers and serving up high quality burgers, fries, shakes and beyond that prove the “good old days” are happening right now.

Founded in Southern California more than 30 years ago, Ruby’s has a long history of bringing top quality food to loyal customers in a fun and energetic environment. Its menu only offers the highest quality ingredients available, including Fresh Premium Natural USDA Choice Beef, Ruby’s famous “Refillable” French fries and delicious RubyRings cooked in non-hydrogenated, zero trans-fat, cholesterol-free, pure vegetable oil.

Over the last three decades, Ruby’s Diner has positioned itself as the restaurant concept to beat. Between the brand’s commitment to top tier food and service and ongoing innovation efforts, Ruby’s offers both consumers and franchisees a one of a kind opportunity. 


Ruby’s values the strong brand recognition and reputation that it’s built over the past 32 years. But that doesn’t mean it’s resting on its laurels—the brand is constantly innovating and improving on its best practices.

Ruby’s franchisees have full access to the brand’s corporate support team, which includes a team of experienced restaurant franchise development professionals. That support is then amplified by the brand’s flexible store model, which allows franchisees to operate different types of Ruby’s restaurants to best achieve their individual goals. Ruby’s offers boasts impressive momentum and growth potential, making it an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to either break into the restaurant industry or diversify their portfolios.


As part of the awarding process, you will receive a FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) that provides detailed information about the franchise opportunityity including:


*$3,360,341 Average Gross Sales - Top 5 performing franchise locations for the year ending December 31, 2015. 

* 2016 Ruby's Diner FDD - Item 19, page 40. Gross Sales information for the 14 franchised restaurants that were open and operating during the entire calendar year ended December 31, 2015. Gross Sales information is not included for the remaining 4 franchised restaurants in operation as of December 31, 2015 because they were not open for the entire calendar year or we did not receive complete financial information from these franchisees

Initial investments to open a Ruby’s franchise range from $737,500 to $1,922,000, including a $45,000 franchise fee.

Doug Cavanaugh, Founder and CEO

Mark Lyso, COO

Ted Belshe, VP of Operations and EVP of Franchise Development

Michael Berumen, Director of Operations

Ralph Kosmides, Chief Financial Officer

Nick Profeta, Director of R&D

Stacy Lee, Director of Marketing


The franchise fee is $45,000 for the first restaurant. For a multi-unit development agreement the franchise fee for the second restaurant is $35,000 and $25,000 for all additional units. Fast casual and food truck fees vary.   See FDD for more details.

Own a Ruby's Diner Franchise