DMK Burger Bar Franchise

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Detailed Information

Capital Required
$328,500 - $779,500

Liquid Capital
$200,000

Net Worth
$500,000

Financing Assistance
Available Via Third Party

Training and Support
Available

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000

CEO Name
David Morton

Company Owned Units
3

Existing Units
4

 

Overview

DMK Burger Bar is an award-winning concept that is leading the evolution of America’s favorite meal: the burger. Founded in 2009, David Morton (legacy to Morton’s Steakhouse) and 5-times, James Beard Award Nominee, Chef Michael Kornick, believe that the burger has never, truly received the respect that it deserves.

With 100% grass-fed beef burgers, house-made turkey burgers, bison burgers, veggie & grain burgers, as well as only the finest, hand-cut russet potato fries, house-made sodas, gourmet milkshakes, locally curated beer, an extensive wine list, and a full bar, DMK provides Franchise Owners an opportunity to effectively reach customers from almost any demographic, regardless of age. Business Model:

DMK Burger Bar Partners, David Morton, Chef Michael Kornick, and Franchise Guru, David Grossman, who joined DMK in 2017, have set out to bridge the gap between quick-service burgers and fine-dining burgers. We are able to accomplish this, effectively, through the use of three successful business models: our Full-Service Restaurant Model, our Food Court Model, and our Non-Traditional Site Model (we have two of these models currently in Soldier Field). These three business models allow our Franchise Partners the flexibility to grow their own businesses and take advantage of multiple revenue streams and cross-marketing opportunities.

With our three proven business models and the right Franchise Partners, we are taking Chicago’s best, award-winning burgers, fries, and shakes global!

Why Choose Us?

All-Star Support - With over 75 years of restaurant and franchise experience, our Franchise Partners get to learn from our nationally recognized, award-winning Chef, Michael Kornick, they’re mentored by Co-Founder, David Morton, the heir of Morton’s Steakhouse, and David Grossman, successful Franchise Owner and Franchise Support Guru, provides assistance and growth guidance.

Award-Winning Concept: DMK Burger Bar Franchise Partners provide their communities with a chef-designed menu that has been featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, awarded “Best Fries in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, named one of the “10 Best Burgers In America” by Fox News, highlighted as one the “5 Best New Burger Concepts in America” by Bon Appetit, and named “Chicago’s Most Iconic Burger” by Eater.

Community Focused Concept - Our success at DMK Burger Bar is tied with our ability to connect with our local communities which is why we began the DMK Burger Bar’s 365 Giving Program. With this program, we support local nonprofits that focus on hunger, wellness, children, and the environment. With pride, we’ve created uniquely curated promotions in which we share 100% of proceeds with our non-profit partners.

Outstanding Unit Economics - With an investment level starting at $350,000, and reported revenue potential of $2,400,000, DMK Burger Bar has the potential to boast an astounding sales-to-investment ratio of almost 685%.

Ideal Candidate

Has Strong Business Skills - We do not our Franchise Partners to have any previous experience in the Restaurant Industry. Instead, we’ve found that individuals who have any sort of background in running a business already have the management and leadership skills necessary to own their own DMK Burger Bar.

Is Self-Motivated - You are somebody who wants to not only bring success to yourself, but you’re also looking to bring it to the other people around you. You’re excited about being a part of the DMK Burger Bar movement to change the burger landscape across the world.

Is Passionate - You share DMK Burger Bar’s vision and passion for food and customer service. When it comes to both of these, you are not willing to settle for anything less than perfect and you have the energy and the drive necessary to be the absolute best.

Wants to be a Leader - From the inside of your restaurant to your community, you are somebody who is confident in their abilities to lead. You find fulfillment in sharing love, recognition, and opportunity within all of those that are around you.

History

Following a yearlong expedition across America to find the best burgers, David Morton (of Morton’s Steakhouse family) and childhood friend, Chef Michael Kornick (5-time James Beard Award nominee), noticed that America’s favorite food, the burger, had never truly received the respect it deserved. In 2009, they took on the opportunity to infuse the burger with true culinary passion, created the most unparalleled gourmet burger dining experience, and opened their first DMK Burger Bar in Lakeview, IL. In that first year, their location exceeded even David’s and Michael’s high expectations for financial performance, so the decision was quickly made to add a second, third, and eventually a fourth location.

DMK Burger Bar began to receive widespread media attention with a feature on, the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, awards and mentions for Best Fries in Chicago by Chicago Magazine, Best Veggie Burger in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, one of the 10 Best Burgers in America by Fox News, and highlighted as one of the 5 Best New Burger Concepts in America by Bon Appetit.

With continued national coverage, it was evident that David and Michael’s concept would succeed in new markets across the country. So, in 2017 DMK partnered with fellow Chicago native, David Grossman, to launch a national franchise program. As a lifelong player in the franchise side of the restaurant industry, Grossman has helped open more than 1,000 franchise locations and helped dozens of entrepreneurs find success as Franchise Owners. His expertise will help to mentor new DMK Franchise Owners, as the trio continues to establish DMK as the premiere burger brand in America.

Training And Support

One of the keys to our success, as a brand, is the solid foundation on which we created DMK Burger Bar. Through the years, we’ve been able to analyze this foundation and we’ve adapted it in a way where it is now one of the most successful and prosperous parts of our business. Today, we’re able to take this foundation and this knowledge and pass them on to our Franchise Owners.

We start our new Franchise Partners out with a three-week long, hands-on franchise training program that is designed to help outline our brand standards and expectations, to help ensure that you are able operate your restaurant with excellence, and to teach you the skills that are necessary in order to master your new role as a DMK Burger Bar Owner. As a Franchise Partner going through this training, you can expect a mixture of around 20% classroom training and the other 80% being hands on, operational experience training at an already existing DMK location.

Once you’ve completed your initial franchise training program, we will send a representative from the DMK Corporate Team to spent 10 days at your own DMK store. This representative will provide real time, pre-opening and opening training, supervision, as well as additional assistance as they see fit. We include this on-site support training in order to help you and your DMK Burger Bar location hit the ground running and to help ensure that you are as successful as possible, as early as possible. This also helps build a relationship between yourself and your DMK Support Staff.

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