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Is operating a Mels Drive-In in your market coming into focus? If so, our visionary leadership team invites you to imagine creating an iconic 50's-style diner that transports your guests to a bygone era in classic comfort while enjoying the very best of All-American dining.

With our team's expertise, you'll carefully find the perfect location, design a cool and comfortable 3,500 to 5,000 sq. ft. restaurant, and implement the Mels version of Millennial marketing strategies that consistently attracts loyal patrons.

Contact us to discuss how we might bring the magic of Mels Drive-In to your market and relish in the benefits of our renowned brand recognition.


  • Pioneers in the quality diner / drive-in space

  • Iconic brand with a passionate global following

  • Leadership with 100+ combined years of experience

  • Strong social media attention on all platforms

  • Innovative menu from breakfast to late-night

  • Dine-in, carry-out, delivery, catering, and private parties

  • High average ticket and customer satisfaction

  • Worldwide merchandise collection popularity

  • Initial investment as low as $1.2 million before TI*

  • Prime development territories are available!


*See 2023 FDD for details.



We eagerly welcome multi-unit and international master franchise development opportunities with well-funded, experienced owner operators, and restaurant groups who possess a deep understanding of their respective markets. While we prioritize multi-unit location development, we also carefully consider single unit development for exceptional locations in prominent developments.

Think we could be a match? Let's explore the possibilities.

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