LemonShark (formally Bratworks) Franchise Review

Franchise Facts

LemonShark Restaurants offer freshly prepared mainland sustainably sourced Hawaiian style ahi tuna and salmon known as “poke”, with proprietary sauces and marinades, toppings and rice, salads, other food products, side dishes and non-alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption.

How much does a LemonShark (formally Bratworks) franchise cost?

LemonShark (formally Bratworks) has a franchise fee of up to $40,000, with a total initial investment range of $341,950 to $866,400.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Total Investment: $341,950 to $866,400
  • Working Capital: $20,000 to $30,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%

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How much does a LemonShark (formally Bratworks) franchise make?

Franchise revenue and profits depend on a number of unique variables, including local demand for your product, labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other factors. We can help you figure out how much money you can make by reviewing your specific situation. Please unlock this franchise for more information.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 11 franchised LemonShark (formally Bratworks) locations in the USA.

Are there any LemonShark (formally Bratworks) franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2019 FDD data, LemonShark (formally Bratworks) has franchise locations in 6 states. The largest region is the West with 6 franchise locations.


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Last Reviewed: 2019

LemonShark (formally Bratworks) is graded based on our most recent research.

LemonShark (formally Bratworks) Franchise Stats

Total Investment

$341,950 - $866,400
Franchise Fee

Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
Ongoing Fees
Ad Fees
# of Franchised Outlets


Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 148 hours. This includes 36 hours of classroom training and 112 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 112
Classroom 36
Total 148

Do they offer Territory Rights?

LemonShark (formally Bratworks) does NOT offer exclusive territories.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. LemonShark (formally Bratworks) offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2015. The average Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchise began franchising in 2005.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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