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Wheatless Gluten-Free Restaurant is now franchising its restaurant, bar, and bakery concept across the Eastern,
South Eastern, and Southern United States. The initial expansion is regionally targeting Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. Wheatless
Gluten-Free is seeking franchisees in those areas. The brand is the nation’s first franchised- completely Gluten-Free
Restaurant, Bar, and Bakery. The full service, fast casual restaurant has an inviting atmosphere, and has a
breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that caters to those who are tired of scouring restaurant menus trying to find
gluten-free meals for themselves and family members. The menu is designed to meet the needs of Gluten intolerant
customers, and those just looking for great food.
The Gluten-Free market grew 34% from 2009-2014, and is expected to grow another 19.2% per year from 2016-
2019. “Sales of gluten-free food and beverages, once decidedly niche products, grew 30% year over year in the
United States from 2006 to 2010, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. The firm projects U.S. sales
alone will reach $5.6 billion by 2015. For an increasing number of business owners, this growing market presents
an un-missable opportunity.” Entreprenuer Magazine
Wheatless Gluten Free was founded in 2014. The first corporate store located in Bowling Green,, Kentucky has
seen tremendous growth over the past two years. In April 2016, the business partners decided to begin the process
of franchising their successful business model and became a legal franchisor at the end of September 2016.
Wheatless Gluten-Free offers franchisees the ability to join a surging Gluten-Free market even if they don’t possess a
heavy restaurant background. According to FDA information only about one in 133 people in the U.S. have celiac
disease, with 18 million people being gluten sensitive in the U.S. but 37% of survey respondents say Gluten-Free is
an important factor when they shop for food and dining, with 13% of respondents saying it is “VERY” important.
Shoppers believe Gluten-Free as a healthier option for shopping, and for dining.
The Wheatless Gluten-Free franchise system offers a low cost entry point with low royalty fees. “We wanted to keep
our initial fees low so more people could take advantage of this great opportunity. We also felt it was important to
keep our royalty fees low to benefit our franchisees and to promote growth rather than hinder it by charging higher
royalty fees” explained Michael Cowles, Co-Founder
Our systems has great flexibility for start up costs with the low end investment as low as $134,500 including the
$30,000 franchise fee and all start up cost. The brand does this by being flexible on equipment, furniture, and set
up costs. “We want financially successful franchisees that are not burdened by a huge initial capital expenses and
huge bank debt payments.” The Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee markets are the first targets for the
To receive additional information regarding Wheatless Gluten Free Restaurant fill out the form on this page, or contact Bob Forst, Franchise Development Manager, at 866-877-8665 or by emailing WheatlessFranchising@Gmail.com.