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NEW LOOK. NEW MENU.
HUGE DEMAND.

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Own A Franchise Serving Up
50+ Years Of Success

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Bring Legendary Cincinnati Chili
To Your Community

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NEW LOOK. NEW MENU.
HUGE DEMAND.

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3, 4, 5 ways (and counting) to build revenue with a Gold Star franchise
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See why leading support and training helps you create an amazing business
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50+ years of franchise experience stands behind every franchise owner

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Build a business around Nostalgic comfort food and Cincinnati chili

Gold Star is a tremendous opportunity in the $256 billion QSR industry. For the last 50+ years, Gold Star has won an enormous following in the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area, where we excel at serving up delicious comfort food with the kind of old-fashioned, family-style hospitality that is sorely lacking in the rest of the industry. With a new streamlined menu, chic new restaurant design and a proven business model that allows our franchisees to thrive for decades, Gold Star is ready to breakout of our stronghold in the Cincinnati market and expand across the Midwest.

In the booming QSR restaurant segment, Gold Star franchises have it all: a menu founded on a legendary product that customers crave alongside additional items that bring in new visitors and spur repeat visits. Now blend that ability to innovate with a half century’s experience creating a solid, successful franchise network and you’ve got a legacy brand that knows how to take care of business now — and is poised for rapid growth in the future. We own the comfort food space!

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Costs to own a gold star franchise

  • Total Investment: $496,000 - $1,003,500
  • Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Recommended Liquid Capital: $125,000
  • Net Worth Required: $750,000
  • Financing: Available, through third party

Available growth markets

For the first time in years, Gold Star has opportunities for new franchise locations in Cincinnati. In addition, we are expanding regionally in every direction from our Cincinnati home. We are particularly looking for entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville markets. Think you’ve got a good spot for a Gold Star franchise? Let’s talk.

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