How to Start a French fry Business

Opening a French fry business can be difficult with all the startup costs, staffing problems, competitions, and more.

However, with a few tips and tricks on how to start this kind of business, you can definitely be successful and earn your money’s worth and more.

Introduction to French Fries

The French fry business is considered one of the most famous businesses in the world and almost all fast food restaurants, fine dining restaurants, gourmet restaurants, and more are offering French fries on their menu. This is why; starting a French fry business can be just a good opportunity for you. Generally, your stand must be located in the busiest part of your community like bench areas, food courts in malls, or near the schools. You can add varieties of flavors to your French fries such as cheese, barbeque, sweet and sour, etc. You can even add toppings or sauces for your French fries such as salsa, chili, cheese, gravy, etc. to be different from others in your area.

Tips when Starting

Evaluate your competition in the place where you will establish your business. How can you stand out from them so that you can appeal more to potential customers? If you can find some competitors, you must determine whether the people in that area really like to eat French fries or not. Then, write a good business plan for your business that must include a description in detailed about the business (the type of products you will sell, as well as its purpose in the community), Explanation of the details of the financing (savings or loans), three years operating detailed summary, projection of financial growth for up to 5 years, an outline of the operating procedures (trainings and hours of works), and staffing descriptions in detailed.

You can apply for the financing of your business that includes a credit line for supplies and equipment buying and more. Just list some lenders and compare what they are offering (loan terms, interest rates, options, length of payment, etc). Find a good location for your business that can be accessible to people. List some and then compare them for utilities’ cost, available parking, zoning laws, leasing prices, and more. Keep in mind that you can always consider a franchise. Lease your desired space for your business and then set up all the utility accounts such as water, gas, electric, and phone. Obtain a food license, vendor’s license, etc from the right agency.

Order your equipment and supplies such as cooking appliances and kitchen equipment. Hire staff that you will need and then train them for the necessary things that they must need to know about your business. Last but not the least is to market your business by announcing your grand opening through banners, fliers, newspapers, television, and radios and even over the internet.


  • Erdinc Corut said on January 30, 2013
    Dear sir, I should be grateful if you would send us your brochure and price list about french fry job. I look forward to hearing from you.
  • Caleb said on May 20, 2014
    Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am glad to be part of the French Fry Club! I've always liked French Fries since I was little! Fort Wayne, In 6621 Highgate Place, United States
  • Vijay Jondhale said on September 5, 2014
    City Nanded State Maharashtra Country India where no-one has started any french fries shops.
  • Christy Lim said on March 20, 2015
    Sabah, Malaysia. I am french fries fan too. I also would like to be part of the French Fry Club. Please send me your brochure and price list for open and run a french fries shop.
  • johnrey requintosa said on April 13, 2015
    San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
  • Raana said on June 16, 2015
    Thanks for the details about the French fries business but I want to start my on french fries business so that would you like to help me for more information and I also want to your price list and brochure thanks once again
  • Eugene thurston said on September 21, 2015
    I am please to say that I have been granted approval by the Bahamian government to operate a French fry. Business therefore I am requesting the necessary equipment the cost and the building space to operate a business of this magnitude. Any additional information would be useful in order to make this project a success
  • Noman said on October 3, 2015
    Hi,Good to find your website which is a great source of encouragement.I am confused about the pricing formula and would appreciate your help in that regards.Look forward to hearing from you sir.Noman
  • Sarah pattriccia maratas said on January 22, 2016
    Hi. I'm staying at mandaue city cebu..please send me price list and brochures and equipment price.. Thanks
  • kuldeep said on September 19, 2016
    Dear sir , I am from India ..pls send me price list of french fry and how to add flavor in French fry pls send me detail about it.
  • Ernest said on November 7, 2016
    Thank you startupbizhub. Your site Is truly informative. I am looking to open a french fry business and I would love to receive any and all insight you can offer on operating a successful company. With that said. Can you kindly provide me with your brochure and equipment list. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • Mark said on January 9, 2017
    Thank for your good ideas on how to start a fries business. Can you help me to start my Fries business please? I really appreciate your immediate respond. Thank you More power and God bless! I'm from Vigan City Ilocos Sur, Philippines!
  • Manchi said on January 2, 2019
    If I can help in establishing a multi-purpose cold store, food processing and any AI industries please contact me
  • Asad said on January 3, 2019
    Asad from England I'm french fries fan too. I also would like to be part of the French Fry Club. Please send me your brochure and price list for open and run a french fries


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