Franchise With Us

Food Delivery Business Plan & Franchise

We’ve been helping people just like you start and successfully operate restaurant delivery services that have continued to generate millions in sales since 1997. In 2009 we came to the realization that in order for us to expand throughout the United States and still provide excellent service and sales to our customers and restaurant partners, we had to franchise our model.

It's a win win win. The local franchisee gets to own their own business, manage local relationships and control their own financial destiny. Corporate Takeout Waiter provides the franchisee with cheaper marketing, software & supplies, while giving ongoing support, training and national brand awareness, and the customer gets to have the consistency of on time deliveries, professionally trained and managed staff and great food delivered to their door.

Think about it, who are the biggest and most successful companies in the food service business and why? It's McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut, etc... and it's because they are national franchises that work a win/win/win model (just like Takeout Waiter).

We don't want to scare you away, but to be honest, this industry is much more difficult than it looks on the surface. Carefully analyzing your specific market for RDS feasibility, possessing the correct startup documents, properly contracting restaurants, finding good drivers (that stick around) by working the Independent Contractor model (legally), building a profitable business model and proforma, training dispatchers, accounting, ongoing restaurant relations, and – most importantly – marketing can all be areas that, if not handled correctly from the start, will certainly be the downfall of your RDS. The fact is, if you try to start on your own, you have a 95% failure rate. The good news is that our locations have a 95% success rate if they follow our proven business model.

If you are serious about investing time and money in a proven franchise system that you can be dedicated to following, then you are in the right place. Request a consultation here with our CEO, Mike Handy, and he will be glad to discuss the opportunity and answer any questions you may have.


This package is designed to provide those of you who possess a coachable mindset, and an insatiable willingness to master the skills necessary to open and operate a successful Restaurant Marketing & Delivery Service. Takeout Waiter’s business model is the reason why this industry has grown in the past few years and is currently so successful. Uber Eats just restructured it’s business model to mirror ours after wasting millions trying to re-invent the wheel.

Driver Contracting, Legal IC Understanding, Management, etc.

These documents are a must. We’ve invested over $50,000 consulting with the best labor law firm in the nation, and these are the documents required to operate a legal third-party RDS with independent contractors/delivery waiters. Not only do we have those documents you will need in order to execute the Independent Contractor model correctly, your turnkey package also includes industry-specific tools to track driver income and availability. We promote professionalism by providing all drivers with online training and standards to which your independently contracted professional mobile waiters should strictly adhere. Getting drivers can be difficult, that's why our corporate offices places drivers ads online, gets the drivers applications, processes the applications, provides them with a driver app to manage their orders and even handles driver payroll. All you have to do is send them orders.

Financial Spreadsheets, Sample P & L, Start Up Costs, Proforma, etc.

Just because customers are willing to pay a delivery fee, doesn’t mean you can make money operating a delivery service. You need to understand what the standard fees are in the industry, what people are willing to pay, what you can charge legally, and how much the restaurants are willing to pay for the extra sales. Our proforma of profitability worksheet will show you exactly how much you can make per delivery, how many deliveries you need in order to pay your bills, and further, to provide a comfortable lifestyle. Our spreadsheets include startup costs with equipment, insurance, rent, utilities, a sample P & L statement from an actual – currently profitable – RDS, online end of day worksheet that tracks your earnings, daily balances, and more.

Vendors: Where to get insurance (the policy you should purchase), bags, printing, toppers, etc.

We know exactly what insurance covers you as an RDS owner/operator, and the type of policy independent contractors need, costs, and which ones corporate restaurant brands require. In addition we have a list of the best suppliers within our industry that give us pre-authorized corporate pricing on all delivery bags, car toppers, door hangers, printed flyers, room service keycard inserts, post card mailers, etc… not to mention we only partner with vendors that value our fiduciary responsibility to our clients, and are committed to excellence and customer service just like we are.

Marketing and Advertising. What works, where to go, how well it works, how much it costs, etc.

You can spend a fortune ‘getting your name out there’ without showing any return on that investment. The key to growing your business is marketing. Without beautifully designed, and strategically distributed inbound and outbound marketing that includes the proper message, you can literally waste thousands.

Our corporate offices handles website design, search engine optimization, social media & Press, seasonal ads & designs and we constantly share best practices proven to work.

Our marketing staff will assist you with producing menu guides, flyers, car toppers, post cards and brochures from templates that have proven to drive sales and guarantee orders from customers in their homes, offices, and hotel rooms. Our marketing people are the best – bar none!

Restaurant Contracts and Restaurant Partnership Presentation Material.

We realize that not everyone can enter a restaurant, pitch them on trusting us to deliver their food, and walk out with a contract that allows us to earn a commission. That's why we send in a professional restaurant partner relations manager to pitch and close deals in your market until you have enough variety and quality restaurants to get started. Our average commission contracted with restaurant partners is 30%. And to make things even easier, we already have standard agreements with many national brands like Subway, Chili's, Uno's, On The Border & more.

We also provide you with impressive sales material and restaurant partner contracts that not only outline the responsibilities of both parties, but also purport to the restaurant that you are, in fact, a professional without scaring them with too much legal ‘mumbo jumbo’. In addition to the restaurant agreement, we provide everything you need to present to restaurants in order to convince them that you deserve a commission of the sales you bring them.

The presentation material includes a slide deck presentation with sample marketing materials from our other locations, a list of reasons why they should partner with you, a worksheet that shows them how they will profit even after your commission, a list of frequently asked questions with the answers restaurant owners need/want to hear, a list of common objections (e.g. “My food doesn’t travel well,” etc…) and rock-solid answers that turn an objection into a deal.

Signing restaurants without our established reputation, marketing materials and presentation is next to impossible. You can try it on your own, but remember, you only have one chance, once they say no, it's no. So if you are serious about getting started with a solid commission and profit structure and good variety of restaurants, you should contact us.

Hotel Room Service Program.

Hotels love offering their guests the amenity of room service, and your service will be the hospitality doctor’s feature while giving his schpiel to patrons. We provide you with everything you need to implement a room service program.

Corporate Lunch Catering Program.

Want to tap into the network of pharmaceutical sales reps when they come calling on the medical professionals in your town? How about company business luncheons? We give you everything you need to capture large lunch orders.

Opening Timeline & Tasks spreadsheet.

A step-by-step, week-by-week, actionable tasks opening plan with an office layout, supplies needed, and operations manual.

Web Software

Our online software can be accessed by you from anywhere, office, living room, beach, etc... It includes everything you need to manage your business from marketing to order entry, to driver management &reporting. See a sample a sample of the ordering front end at, or contact us and request a demo showing all the amazing features and apps you can use to make your life easy.

Training & Support

Besides the 7 days classroom training, 3 days operations training and 5 days grand opening assistance, we continually train you on how to grow and improve your business, by gathering data from all of our locations and sharing the "Best Practices" with everyone.

Our goal is to provide our franchisees with the services and support to allow them to focus on growing their business and maintaining relationships with drivers, restaurants and local customers. We do this by handling all restaurant payables, driver payables, phone system management, call-in order taking (optional), driver paperwork management, driver hiring, driver training, driver dispatching (optional), internet marketing and national marketing to name a few.