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You've already taken the first step in becoming a part of the most famous drive-in and diner chain in the world. The remaining steps are:

  1. Initial conversation

  2. Application

  3. Executive conference call

  4. Funding consultation

  5. Discovery meeting

  6. Territory approval

  7. Signing

  8. Onboarding and real estate

Thank you for your consideration and inquiry.

Once submitted, a Mels franchise development leader will reach out to you to begin our initial conversation.

Talk soon,


The information contained herein does not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of our uniform Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). There are approximately 15 US States that regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of these states, are reviewing this document in one of these states, or intend to operate a franchise in any of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction.

New York Residents: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. 

California Residents: Our website has not been reviewed or approved by the California department of business oversight. Any complaints concerning the content of this website may be directed to the California department of business oversight at

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