Franchising Information


Put a Marcello’s Burgers & Beef in your life – it’s a good tasting business! The first Marcello’s Burgers & Beef Canada opened in 2018 in Ottawa, ON and we’ve been going strong ever since. We’re proud to be Canadian owned and operated.

If you are looking to own a successful business franchise in partnership with a brand that is experiencing significant growth and have a passion for serving high quality food in an upbeat friendly environment, then Marcello’s Burgers & Beef may be the choice for you.

With years of experience Marcello’s Burgers & Beef Canada knows what it takes to operate a premium quick-casual restaurant. We continually seek out new and innovative ways to make our operations more efficient, to increase top-line sales, and to help our franchisees operate more efficiently. Our supply chain delivers high-quality food while maintaining competitive pricing for our franchise partners. For more information about becoming part of the Marcello’s Burgers & Beef Canada family please contact us here.

Marcello’s Burgers & Beef’s growth plan affords a wonderful opportunity for any entrepreneur with a vision. With Marcello’s Burgers & Beef, you will be joining a rapidly expanding market for freshly prepared food and quality service. At Marcello’s Burgers & Beef, we are proud to say that word of mouth marketing — and a little creative advertising — have filled our restaurants for more than half a century. Demographically, our appeal is limitless. Our customers come from every walk of life – mirroring the diversity of each community in which we are located. Teenagers, singles, families with children, senior citizens – people from all income levels and ethnic backgrounds love a great hamburger. Our customers tell their family, friends and associates about the homemade taste, spotless surroundings, friendly atmosphere and courteous service they experience at Marcello’s Burgers & Beef restaurants.

Marcello’s Burgers & Beef Locations


Extensive training

High quality menu

Stylized design-foward décor elements

Proven operating systems

Industry leading support and training programs

Turnkey site selection and construction


Marcello’s Burgers & Beef operates a number of models.  Our typical restaurant is a 2,000 sq ft high profile end cap corner unit in major retail centres. These units have a seating capacity of 50-60.  We also have in-line urban locations that range from 1,000 – 1,400 sq ft.


Year Founded: 1996

Franchising Since: 1998

Total Units: 27 and growing!

Geographic Distribution: CANADA

Franchise Fee: $50,000

Royalty Fee:6%

Marketing Fee: 3%

Total Required Investment: $325,000 – $525,000

Cash/equity required: Approximately $175,000 – $350,000


As in the case with most franchise operations, entrepreneurial abilities and effective business management capabilities are vital. Most critical to your success, however, is your commitment to the systems and standards involved in the daily operation of your restaurant.

Restaurant experience is beneficial but not essential – Marcello’s Burgers & Beef Canada has an excellent ongoing training and support system.


Timelines for opening a new Marcello’s Burgers & Beef location vary depending on area, location and site selection process, as well as municipal permitting. The typical range is between 12 to 18 months. Our management and construction team will work with you to customize a schedule for opening your new Marcello’s Burgers & Beef restaurant.


Profitability of your Marcello’s Burgers & Beef depends on many factors, including owner involvement, quality of management, quality of location, operational standards of excellence, local & national economic factors, and the competitive environment in the local market. Operational costs including lease, labour costs including management effectiveness, food and other supply items will influence your profitability, too.

As you proceed through the franchising process, Marcello’s Burgers & Beef will provide detailed pro formas, representing average figures achieved in our existing locations. These pro formas will be adapted to assist you with budget projections for your particular market and restaurant.

Franchising Opportunities:

[email protected] or call 1-613-260-3773

Marcello’s Burgers & Beef is a member of the Canadian Franchisee Association and a proud recipient of the CFA’s Franchisee’s Choice Designation.


+1 (613) 260-3773

mon-sat: 11.30 – 19.00

Marcello’s Burgers & Beef
1200 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario