From perfecting family recipes and developing unique offerings like our Plant-Based Veggie Beef, to sourcing the highest quality ingredients and optimizing our operations, everything we’ve done has paved the way for a franchising opportunity like no other.
We’ve created a fast casual model that runs like a finely tuned machine, with high-quality menu offerings for today’s modern families. Pair our leadership expertise and best-in-class technological investment with experienced multi-unit operators, and we’ve got the perfect match for growth and profitability.
Strong unit-level economics
Exclusive first-mover location opportunities for early buy-in
Proven business model that has survived through every economic environment over the past 40 years
Sales growth during COVID-19 thanks to state-of-the-art advanced ordering technologies
Diverse menu offering focused on high-quality items
Wide spectrum of menu price points to appeal to a wide audience with built-in upsells and add-ons
Operational efficiency for drive-thru, carry-out, delivery and dine-in experiences
Diverse, family-friendly menu with something for everyone regardless of dietary restrictions or food aversions
Classic Italian staples, like our award-winning Italian Beef, fresh pastas, made-fresh pizzas, and salads like you’re at one of our family dinners
Unique twists on some of our best-selling classics, like carb-free Protein Bowls and Buona Beef Bites
On-trend meatless options, like our one-of-a-kind Plant-Based Italian Beef (available as a sandwich or a bowl), or other vegetarian options, like our Caprese Sandwich and soups/salads
Fast casual and Chicago-style staples, like burgers, hot dogs and chicken done up in a uniquely ‘Buona’ way
A plethora of kids’ meal options for even the pickiest of eaters
Easily assembled Sandwich Kits for large families or small gatherings, combining some of our most famous dishes in one cost-effective package
The Hub, an intranet powered by Franconnect
Operations Management Software powered by Compeat/Restaurant 365
E-Learning Management System
Paradox, an AI Recruiting and Recruitment Management tool
Tattle, a Guest Experience Platform
Robust loyalty and rewards program
Direct mail and print media advertising
Consistent and high-volume PR campaigns
Customized email marketing
Social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok
Digital advertising efforts on social media, Google search, Youtube and more
Franchise Business Consultant Support
Robust Secret Shopper and Feedback Program
Quality Assurance Program emphasizing food safety and operational excellence
Franchisee Visits and Training
Review the information provided on this site, check out Buona.com, and, stop by one of our 26 locations in the Chicagoland area.
Complete the inquiry form and let us know why you want to join us. One of our franchise representatives will reach out to discuss the Buona franchise opportunity and learn more about your qualifications. If you meet our qualification standards, we’ll send you a full application.
Submit a franchise application and our VP of Franchising will interview you remotely to learn about your qualifications, resume, and interest to see if you’re the right fit for the Buona organization.
If you’re qualified to move forward, we’ll begin due diligence and send you our Franchise Disclosure Document. This is where we’ll be digging into the business and the franchise model together. At this stage, our goal is to create alignment and answer all questions you might have in order to proceed.
Next you’ll be asked to submit your business and financial verification, as well as background authorization. Then, we’ll meet with you to discuss your development plans in greater detail. At this point, we can discuss the franchise agreement terms, including opening timelines and territories, as well as any other relevant financial considerations to help move the franchise forward.
Now it’s time to show us why you’re the right partner for the job. We’ll sit down and review your plan detailing ownership structure and how you plan to make Buona a success in your market.
Next, we’ll invite you to our corporate offices to experience the Buona culture up-close and personal. You’ll meet our founders, our leadership, and the team that will be behind you every step of the way. This day is all about getting to know each other. Joining a company of our size is no easy feat, so let’s make sure we do it right!
With everything in hand, our Franchise Review Committee will comb through every detail of your proposed plan. Once approved, you’ll receive a Franchise Agreement for review and signature, and once signed, it’s time to break ground and bring Buona to a community near you!
None of the communications made through this website should be construed as an offer to sell any Buona franchise in, nor is any such communication directed to, the residents of any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Buona franchise will be sold to any resident of any such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. If you have any questions concerning the registration status of Buona franchisees in your jurisdiction, please contact Joe Buonavolanto III at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-749-2333 ext 264