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Why Buy a Thirsty Turtle Franchise?

When you join this 1.8 billion-dollar a day industry (NRA), you’re investing in a secure company with decades of experience. Our proven model will save you the time and money needed to concentrate on growing your business efficiently and rapidly.

We have been a staple in the southern community for 25+ years, which provides you with the brand recognition needed to attract customers with ease.


Take your restaurant industry experience and own your own Thirsty Turtle business without the insecurities of not making a quick return on investment. Let us provide you with a proprietary support system that many restaurants fail to consider as a key advantage for success. Our customer service, unique recipes and support network will ensure that you receive maximal returns from a system that has been structured for your advantage.

Thirsty Turtle History

We are a family-owned restaurant that caters to both local and seasonal guests, serving only the freshest seafood and the best wings in South Florida. Each unit offers dine-in or carryout services, which complements our entire menu. The Thirsty Turtle has carved out a niche designed to provide great food to customers in a fun, family-friendly environment. After pleasing customers in Juno Beach since 1994, and Port Saint Lucie since 2002, our industry experience has helped us create a perfect business model we are now excited to share with future franchisees. We welcome high quality individuals to take advantage of our low start up costs and Join our proven method of success.


Bringing the traditional South Florida seafood menu to all parts of the United States is a luxury we want consumers to experience. Our proprietary recipes allow us to create varieties of creamy homemade soup, seasoned flavored seafood, and tender ground beef patties. An exclusive menu option we offer is to cook a customer’s catch, “You clean ‘em, we’ll cook ‘em.”

Our diverse menu inspires “word of mouth” traffic and attracts a large variety of customers, making marketing a self-propelling influence. Our Sports Bar atmosphere, huge TV’s and frosty beers, bring communities together by providing a friendly environment that turns occasional customers into regulars. Your customers will enjoy freshly made food prepared in minimal waiting times, simply because our system made to deliver in the most efficient way.


  • You choose a new start-up business or convert your own!
  • Awarded an exclusive territory of approximately 50,000 population base to develop.
  • Accounting and legal support.
  • Ongoing research and development.
  • Uncapped earning potential.
  • and Many More!..

Will There Be Assistance?

Initial assistance provided by The Franchisor will include the following franchisee training programs:

Phase 1– Four weeks of initial training at a location designated by the Franchisor, most likely at the headquarters in Florida.

Phase 2- On site training at the franchisees location a few days prior to and through the opening of the restaurant.

Assistance- A member of Thirsty Turtle field support staff will visit each franchisee according to the following schedule:

First Quarter – Biweekly

Second-Fourth Quarter – Monthly

Beyond – Quarterly


All territories are available for expansion, but our assistance and presence would make a greater impact on units in the Southeastern portion of the United States. Even though our marketing efforts have established brand awareness in the south, expanding in new territories raises curiosity and the attention needed to stand out among competitors. Our method allows us to easily assist the franchisee when support is needed and helps you flourish in a territory, in which we have years of proven success.

Who Qualifies as a Thirsty Turtle Franchisee?

  • Strong sales and customer service abilities – Franchisee must be personable, comfortable with face-to-face interaction and have passion for customer service
  • Good with Timing and Schedule Management – Must create efficient schedules for coordinating the timing of staff.
  • General Business Acumen – Preferred leadership ability to understand and interpret the various accounting and business reports.
  • Company Culture “Buy-in” – Adapting our culture of quality food, family settings and joyful atmospheres.
  • High personal standards – Positive reputation, exuding integrity and a commitment to do what is morally right by the customers themselves.

I’m Interested! What are the Next Steps?

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