franchise with us

The cornerstones of the Currito concept are serving real food and positively impacting the lives of our guests, our teams, and our communities. Are you looking to take your success in life and in business to the next level? Please join us! We're looking for passionate, like-minded people.

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Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with a current footprint throughout the eastern region of the United States, franchise opportunities are widely available in select markets.

A map showing all Currito locations within the United States
23
total locations
10
Ohio
2
Boston
3
Florida
4
Chicago
1
Maryland
1
Kentucky
2
Pennsylvania

CREATING FIRST CLASS BRANDS

In 2005, after working for restaurant groups in Boston and Chicago, founders Joe and John Lanni, set out on their own. Currito was born and quickly began to grow to 12 locations by 2011. Now with more than double that number and locations in 6 different states, Currito is the most far-reaching of the Lanni brothers’ concepts. They currently operate Thunderdome Restaurant Group, which includes Currito, CityBird, Bakersfield, The Eagle, Krueger’s Tavern, SoHi, Maplewood, Pepp & Delores, and The Davidson.

The exterior of a Currito restaurant
The interior of a Currito restaurant

WORLD CLASS SUPPORT

  • Real Estate Expertise
  • Design & Construction Coordination
  • Training & Support
  • Marketing Resources
  • Technology
  • People & Culture
Bakersfield logo The Eagle logo Krueger's logo Maplewood logo Pepp & Dolores logo The Davidson logo CityBird logo Currito logo SoHi logo

A STRONG FAST CASUAL MARKET OUTLOOK

The global fast casual restaurant market was valued at $124.5 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $337.8 billion by 2032, growing at an annual rate of 10.4% from 2023 to 2032.

Greater consumer emphasis on quality and technology remain key success factors as tight-squeezed consumers are trading down from higher-end casual restaurants, and want the same quality of food. Currito is well positioned to give customers a quality meal and great value.

HOW CAN IT WORK FOR YOU?

BUILDING YOUR CURRITO

a typical currito floor plan is 1800–2500 square feet for an in-line location and 600–800 square feet for a food court location. end cap locations with potential for patio seating and ample parking are preferred.

POTENTIAL SITES

  • high traffic strip centers
  • central business districts
  • regional shopping centers
  • college campuses
  • airports and hospitals

The average build-out cost ranges from $240,500 to $952,000, with a one-time franchise fee of $30,000. Royalties are 6% of sales.

OUR CRITERIA

We are currently seeking experienced single, and multi-unit partners to build out the markets in the United States. You or your Operating Partner should have a proven track record as an owner or operator in QSR, fast casual or full service restaurant.

We look for partners who demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive, and passion required to operate a Currito to the highest standards.

Record results in 2023 Multi-unit territories available Real food, real ingredients Modern streamlined design

invest in real food and real people

MAKE A MEMORY seize the opportunity to go beyond what is expected. brighten someone's day, everyday!

BE TRANSPARENT be clear with communication and results. keep it real. always

PERSEVERE be tenacious and have a pioneering spirit. the strength of relationships comes through longevity.

ADD VALUE take personal interest in our communities, teams, and guests. make a positive impact.

THROW THE PARTY collaborate. be the best hosts you can be. have a plan. work the plan. give a damn.