Restaurant Franchise Opportunities in Australia


Become a Franchisee!

Join the family with a Mad Mex restaurant of your very own! We love welcoming franchisees who are as obsessed with great food as we are. If this sounds like you, enquire today!

Mad Mex Restaurant

Why Mad Mex?

Fresh Food

Fresh & healthy food

We serve nothing but authentic Mexican. Mad Mex provides customers a fast meal with home-cooked quality, made entirely of real ingredients. That means the smallest amount of preservatives, oils and sugars – but always big on taste. Our customers should never have to choose between a quick meal and quality, healthy food!

Low Cost Restaurant Franchise

Low-cost investment

Depending on location, size & format, a Mad Mex restaurant starts from $300,000.

Full Service Restaurant Franchise

Full-service franchise

We provide support from finding the right site, providing full training, support with recruiting your team, working with you on Local Area Marketing plans and ongoing IT support. You will also have a Regional Operations Manager as your coach for you during the set up and then continuing as your business trades.

Mexican Food Franchise

Most loved Mexican

We ranked 3rd in Roy Morgan's Customer Satisfaction Survey (2020) and 1st in Roy Morgan's Top Premium Restaurant Brand (2022), making us Australia's most loved Mexican restaurant.

Our Franchisees

Mad Mex Franchisees

Awards + Accolades

#1 Franchise Overall
2023, 2022

Roy Morgan Award

Roy Morgan Top Premium QSR Brand 2022

Franchise Business Executive Award

Top 30 Franchise Executives
2020 & 2021

National Retail Association Award


Our Process

Franchise Process


The cost of opening a new Mad Mex restaurant will depend on several factors, including location and restaurant size.

Typically a new Mad Mex restaurant will require an investment of between $300,000 to $650,000 + Business set-up cost (approximately another $100,000).

Our franchising team would be happy to talk through your specific circumstances including potential finance options which might be available to you.

Click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page and submit your details. We’ll then be in touch with more info.

Yes! We’re looking for amigos who are passionate about food and want to be involved in the day-to-day operation of their restaurant.

We require our franchisees to commit full-time for at least 6 months and then a minimum of 20 hours per week after that time. At this point, you are able to apply for eligibility to own a second Mad Mex restaurant.

Of course! Part of the application process includes a run-through of specific financial information.

However, as it relates to existing businesses, it’s confidential and so, we ask applicants to sign a non-disclosure agreement before we share such information.

Franchise Royalties are 6% of Gross Monthly Sales. The Marketing Levy is 3% of Gross Monthly Sales. (These figures are GST exclusive).

Si! Mad Mex is an inclusive business and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our franchisees, and the whole Mad Mex familia.

Of course, we are looking for amigos who are a good fit for the Mad Mex brand and vice versa.

We’re looking for amigos who are passionate about food and delivering exceptional customer experiences. They believe in the 100% well-being of their staff and customers in equal measure.

While serious about great food, they’re not short of a sense of humour.

They will thrive making sure everyone is having a great day.

That will depend on several factors, including whether there is an available site within your preferred location, the size of the restaurant fit-out required, and external conditions such as Council approvals.

Typically, a brand-new restaurant can be operating within 6 months of making an initial application.

Occasionally we have existing, established Mad Mex restaurants for sale. In that case the timeline to ownership is often shorter.

We’ve got Mad Mex systems down to a fine art.

Your business will feel like a well-oiled machine (only the best oils of course). Our training and operations systems utilise world-best practices integrated with online videos and detailed in-restaurant systems and guides. The beauty of the Mad Mex system is in its simplicity, focus on quality ingredients – and flexibility that allows customers to “build their own” meal.

It’s a 6-week training program, made up of 5 weeks in restaurant training and 1 week of admin training in Sydney Head Office.

You will also receive a comprehensive Mad Mex Operations Manual, together with online training tools, materials and support. When you launch a restaurant, our operations team will get their aprons on and work alongside you during the initial opening period, assisting both you and your team for opening. This formal training includes guidance with our online teaching tools and operations manual, with ongoing support from our operations team. You will feel fully prepared with the tools and support necessary to maximise the investment in your Mad Mex franchise.

It’s right up there on the list of reasons to join us, no question.

Firstly, our brand has always remained true to its roots: to bring 100% pure fresh Baja Mexican to the tables of the world.

Mexican food is the fastest-growing segment in the fast-casual dining market.

If you have traveled to the US and Mexico you may be familiar with the big and bold flavours of this fresh, healthy style of food. But before we came along, you could not find it here in Australia.

Now it’s available all over the country in an energetic and authentic Mexican environment.

A pure Mexican dining experience, with many of our restaurants licensed to serve Mexican beers, tequilas, and our famous margaritas.

Our target market sits at the higher end of the fast food spectrum and we want every customer to feel good about eating at Mad Mex every day, both in terms of value and quality.

We’re not just jumping on the bandwagon when we talk about transparency. It’s how we have done things since we opened our doors in 2007. From calorie calculators to making recipes available online.

It’s no big deal to us, it’s just how we roll.

it's time to Grab life by the burrito!

enquire below and we'll send you a franchise info pack

it's time to Grab life by the burrito!

enquire below and we'll send you a franchise info pack

it's time to Grab life by the burrito!

enquire below and we'll send you a franchise info pack