What is the Best Restaurant Cleaning Business to Buy?

New standards of cleanliness and a need for trustworthy professionals makes HOODZ a best-bet investment

Keeping a clean restaurant is of the utmost importance, especially with consumers’ new expectations of cleanliness. With more than 600,000 restaurants in the country–and new restaurants opening every day–more and more new owners are looking for service providers to maintain equipment and keep customers returning for more.

Americans love dining out. In fact, more than half (51%) of the American dollar is reserved for eating out, and 45% of Americans eat out twice a week, according to a survey by Toast. (1) With $838 billion in sales each year, the restaurant industry is booming, and industry trade groups and is expected to exceed $1 trillion by 2030.

Read on and you’ll quickly see how HOODZ carves out a niche in this industry and why businesses like HOODZ make a great investment.

HOODZ franchisee in front of HOODZ vehicle

HOODZ helps restaurants with a compliance-based approach to vent hood maintenance
Local and state health and safety regulations mandate every commercial kitchen to have a complex kitchen exhaust system. The same rules require regular cleaning and maintenance of these systems, known as vent hoods.

Cleaning and maintenance ensures the safety of restaurant employees and customers, as well as the restaurant itself. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), between 2011 and 2013, commercial kitchen fires in restaurants resulted in an average loss of $23,000. More importantly, 43% of restaurants that suffered a fire closed their doors permanently.(3)

Open a restaurant hood cleaning business and you can become successful while also helping restaurant owners operate a safe and clean kitchen that complies with federal, state, and local health codes. HOODZ can help make that happen.

What Makes HOODZ the Restaurant Cleaning Business to Invest In?

HOODZ is the leading brand for commercial kitchen hood cleaning. We are also the largest kitchen exhaust hood system maintenance provider in the United States. Whether it’s a big or small job, HOODZ works hard to ensure that each and every restaurant served is in full compliance with safety standards and local laws.

We specialize in cleaning kitchen exhaust hood systems, conveyor ovens, hood filters, grease and dumpster areas, as well as kitchen floor and equipment cleaning. All of these services are designed to prevent kitchen fires, on-the-job injuries, workers’ compensation insurance claims. Thorough, routine cleaning and maintenance also ensure the level of cleanliness that today’s consumers expect and health codes require.

Each of the areas HOODZ addresses go beyond kitchen safety and compliance. For a HOODZ owner, each of these services represent multiple, reliable revenue streams.

Because health, safety, food quality, and cleanliness are tightly regulated in the restaurant industry, restaurant owners seek out trusted providers like HOODZ to ensure compliance. With more than 660,000 restaurants in America — and thousands more commercial kitchens in schools, prisons, hospitals, casinos, healthcare facilities, military bases, airports and other facilities — our franchisees do not have to look far for customers in their markets. Every commercial kitchen in their area hires trustworthy companies to help them achieve compliance and safety goals. HOODZ can be that partner.

“The work we do is not a one-time sale or a one-time service,” says Keith Turner, Brand President of HOODZ. “It’s something that we do over and over again for the life of a client’s business. This sets us apart from most of the other opportunities out there in a big way.

Professionalism helps HOODZ stand out from competitors

Because the majority of operators in the restaurant cleaning industry are fly-by-night operators, restaurant owners and facilities managers across the country are looking for proven, dedicated professionals who can perform hood cleaning services with expertise.

“If you talk with restaurant owners and facility managers about their pain points and disappointments in services relating to this industry, they’re looking for a very consistent option and they’re looking for a very professional opinion,” Turner says. “Most of their experience has been very inconsistent. People don’t show up when they say they’re going to show up, they don’t do what they say they’re going to do. A lot of the services that we provide are out of sight and out of mind to some extent, so we make an effort to demonstrate our value by being transparent and striving to be the most consistent and the most professional option.”

This is where HOODZ outshines the competition. With every job, we deliver a level of professionalism that goes above and beyond the industry standard. As a result, we are able to secure long-term contracts and establish long-standing relationships with our customers.
Ultimately, this means that our franchise owners benefit from not only multiple lines of service, but also recurring revenue streams.

As a franchise opportunity, HOODZ stands out as a home-based, recession-resistant business that is easy to run and easy to scale. Even better, as part of BELFOR Franchise Group, one of the largest networks of cleaning and restoration brands in the nation, HOODZ is able to provide a world-class training and ongoing support platform designed to help our franchise owners thrive and remain successful over the long-term.

This is how we’ll help you:

  • Turnkey business model
  • State-of-the-at equipment
  • Financial performance coaching
  • Marketing support
  • Gain trust and credibility by being a part of BELFOR Franchise Group(4)

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Do I Need Experience to Own a Restaurant Cleaning Business?

At HOODZ, we understand that the majority of people have never stepped foot in a commercial kitchen before, and they’re even less likely to have any experience cleaning exhaust systems in those kitchens. For entrepreneurs who fit that bill and are interested in joining our franchise family, our restaurant cleaning business has taken the guesswork out of owning a business and will help you chart a path to growth. This is why our training platform is designed to teach you everything you need to know about our proven business model, including the services we offer, as well as operating our equipment and performing your jobs with the level of expertise and professionalism customers expect.

“BELFOR Franchise Group really believes in training, and we’ve invested a lot of time and money to build a training platform that is far more comprehensive than anything else in the industry,” Turner says. “BELFOR Franchise Group developed a program that really helps franchisees grow, especially when they’re just starting out, which is vital. Our training facility is second to none, but so is the ongoing coaching, marketing support. Everything we’ve built is with the success of the franchise owner in mind.”

As part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, our franchise owners have access to a state-of-the-art training facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with classrooms that are equipped with cutting-edge technology and filled with industry experts who are there to help them thrive and prosper. In addition, our training not only emphasizes technical expertise, but also business development. This is why we provide marketing support and access to industry experts who know how to grow a commercial cleaning business and more.

HOODZ is Committed to Making Your Restaurant Cleaning Business Successful

If you’re ready to begin the journey to a successful restaurant cleaning business, consider investing in HOODZ. Our compliance-based business model, multiple lines of service and recurring revenue streams make owning a HOODZ franchise a best-bet investment.

Also, our business model is designed to keep ongoing costs low. As a home-based business, you can get started with a limited number of employees, which allows you to keep more of the money you earn. Even better, owning our successful commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning business doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, HOODZ is one of the most affordable opportunities in the growing restaurant service industry.

The total investment to begin operations for a new HOODZ franchise ranges from $62,561 to $179,840. Additionally, we offer in-house financing for 50% of the franchise fee and have third-party relationships to help you finance any additional business needs. We also proudly offer a discount to veterans.

“Now is an excellent time to invest in a HOODZ franchise,” says Turner. “The awareness of the need for the compliance-based services we provide is at an all-time high and continues to grow as well.”

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