Buona Franchise Overview
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Buona Franchise Overview

Financial Information:

Franchise Fee: $40,000 - $60,000
Total Investment: $2,953,859 - $5,570,392
Royalty Fee: 4-7%

Available Markets:

United States: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

About Buona

Buona’s menu features the iconic Chicago original Italian beef and sausage sandwiches in addition to diverse menu offerings such as burgers, Chicago-style dogs, salads, chicken sandwiches, and ready-to-eat catering options for homes or businesses. 

With more than 29 locations across 4 states, Buona has excellent territories and prime locations available nationwide. Often sold in tandem with another iconic Chicago-based brand, The Original Rainbow Cone, the authentic Italian Beef franchise offers entrepreneurs family-centered support and operator-first business model. Ideal franchisees should have relevant restaurant and or business ownership experience, share a passion for quality food and service, are actively involved in the community, and want to grow in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.


Franchise Details:
Founded: 1981 Franchising Since: 2018
Corporate Office: 6801 Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402
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Franchise History

Four decades, three generations and several dozen restaurants ago, Joe and Peggy opened the first Buona restaurant in Berwyn, Illinois, in 1981, which specialized in their authentic recipe for Italian beef sandwiches. Today, the Buona brand is driven by multiple generations of Buonavolantos and hard-working, dedicated employees who loyally serve Buona customers and surrounding communities. As a result, Buona is the largest family-owned Italian beef restaurant group and Italian beef producer in the country.  

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