HOODZ FAQs

Answers to common questions about the HOODZ commercial hood cleaning franchise opportunity

Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions about the HOODZ franchise opportunity. If you don’t see your question answered, or have additional questions, fill out the application on this site and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

What is a HOODZ franchise?

We clean commercial hood systems for restaurants on retainer. HOODZ is one of the most exciting franchise opportunities in the booming $838 billion restaurant industry. There are more 660,000 restaurants open in the United States, and all of them have a responsibility – and often a mandate by local and state laws – to keep their kitchens clean. Considering that more than one restaurant fire happens every day in the United States, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, and one out of every three fires occurs due to grease, HOODZ represents an opportunity for entrepreneurs to capitalize on an enormous need. With little competition, HOODZ is a compliance-driven business model that offers multiple, recurring revenue streams, and has the full backing of BELFOR Franchise Group, the largest network of restoration and cleaning brands in the United States.

Who are our target hood cleaning customers?

HOODZ franchisees work with area restaurants and commercial kitchens – anyone with a kitchen exhaust system or a vented hood system. These customers are often required to inspect and clean these systems as they are inspected on a regular basis and owners will get fined if the work is not documented. This is great news for our franchisees who often have lengthy contracts with restaurants to keep these systems in order. Over time, franchisees can build a sizable business with retainer-based clients who use you for years.

What services do our franchisees provide:

  • Conveyor Oven Cleaning
  • Exhaust Fan Hinge Kit Installation
  • Exhaust Fan Access Panel Installation
  • Exhaust Fan Belt Replacement
  • Filter Cleaning
  • Filter Exchange
  • Soak Tank Service Program
  • Grease Trap Cleaning
  • Concrete Cleaning
  • Dumpster Pad Cleaning
  • Commercial Pressure Washing

With over 125 territories open across the country, HOODZ is rapidly expanding. We’re looking for passionate entrepreneurs who want to own a business that keeps restaurants in their community safe, compliant with regulations and open for business.

How much does a HOODZ franchise cost?

HOODZ is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the restaurant cleaning industry. The total investment for owning a HOODZ franchise is $62,561 to $179,840. We proudly offer a discount to veterans interested in investing in a HOODZ franchise. Reach out to us to learn more!

For a more detailed look at cost and investment information, please visit the Initial Investments and Startup Costs page.

What are the financial requirements for franchising with HOODZ?

To franchise with HOODZ, you will need to have the required minimum liquid capital of $100,000 to open your own new business.

Is there a continuing royalty fee?

Yes. The continuing royalty fee is 10%.

Will you help me secure financing?

We offer in-house financing for 50% of the franchise fee and we also have third-party relationships to help you finance your additional business needs.

I’ve never owned a business before. Do you offer training and support?

Yes. We pride ourselves on having the best support in the industry. Our state-of-the-art training facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an invaluable resource to our franchise owners. We provide in-person training, as well as ongoing marketing support, financial coaching, professional branding, industry-leading equipment, as well as a 24/7 call center to ensure you never miss an opportunity to make a sale.

Click here to read exactly how we will support you in your business.

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