Adriatic Cafe Franchise

Authentic Italian Experience.

Unmatched Investment Opportunity.

We’re Handing Down the Recipe for Our Success.

The restaurant industry is highly competitive. Getting a concept off the ground and turning it into a successful and sustainable business takes talent, dedication, and sound business acumen. The management team of Adriatic Café Italian Grill have come up through the food service ranks, leveraging that experience to create a successful and growing brand. There are multiple reasons why an Adriatic Café franchise is a sound investment opportunity:  

Adriatic Café has created a menu that showcases fresh, high-quality ingredients in both unique and traditional family recipes, delivering authentic flavor with every bite. This popular type of dining is applicable to a wide range of markets. 

Adriatic Cafe is more than just great food.  A hands-on management style ensures a top level of service, cleanliness and a warm, intimate atmosphere.  

With years of industry experience, over a decade in business, and four operating locations, the founders of Adriatic Café have perfected both the business and the art of delivering an authentic Italian dining experience. 

With the proper location and planning, a franchisee could open an Adriatic Café location for as little as $458,000.   

In Italy, Every Flavor Tells a Story. This is Ours.

Over two decades ago, Ekrem Hyseni and Alban Bulliqi came to America from Albania, bringing their knowledge of the art of Italian cooking with them. Leveraging their experience working in the kitchens of Venice, Italy and the pizza industry in Houston, Texas, the two have created their own authentic and amazing versions of popular Italian comfort foods. With Adriatic Café and Italian Grill, Hyseni and Bulliqi bring unique flair to the traditional family-owned and operated Italian food service concept. Serving signature dishes that are made in-house daily, their four successful locations in the metro Houston area have developed a faithful clientele, drawn by excellent food and a warm and welcoming upscale atmosphere.  

Adriatic Café Italian Grill

Bringing You an Authentic Italian Dining Experience, and an Unmatched Investment Opportunity

Authentic Italian Comfort Food
 for a Comfortable Price. 

Franchise fee


Minimum initial investment

$478,000 including
franchise fee & training


5% of gross sales

Required local advertising expenditure

2% of gross sales

Don’t Miss the Chance to Chance to Operate Your Neighborhood’s New Favorite Gathering Spot: Adriatic Café Italian Grill.

We Serve Homemade Taste & Treat Our Franchisees Like Family.

The management staff at Adriatic Cafe bring extensive knowledge and experience to help make each franchise a lucrative business. We offer:   

  • Comprehensive and Ongoing Training: An extensive dual-phase initial training program will help set up our franchise partners with all the knowledge they need, as well as two sessions of two-day refresher training per year.   
  • Operational Support: We are here to help you with unit operations, maintenance, customer-service techniques, product ordering, pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.  We want you to succeed! 
  • Marketing Support: We worked hard to develop our recognizable brand, and will coordinate the development of advertising materials and consumer marketing plans to help our franchisees leverage it.    
  • Ongoing Business Development Support: Unit-level profitability is our top priority for our franchise partners.  

Warm & Welcoming Isn’t Just a Tagline: It’s the Way We Do Business

Adriatic Café and Italian Grill management has built their success through dedication to serving delicious and top-quality products in an intimate family atmosphere. Successful franchisees must show a similar conviction to welcoming customers who leave as friends. The ideal candidate will also exhibit these qualities: 

Understands Cost Management

The two most important line-item costs in the restaurant business are food and labor. Retaining the most reliable and socially competent employees will be an important factor in managing labor costs effectively.

Efficient Time Management Skills

The busy schedule and fast pace of Adriatic Café requires organization and efficiency to keep operations running smoothly. 

Must Be a People Person

By nature, food service is a customer-centric industry, and the Adriatic Café business model is more service-oriented than most. Hospitality, courteousness, and a genuine interest in interacting with and serving others is essential for the success of future Adriatic Café franchisees.  

The Franchise Process

Step 1

Complete our form on our website and we will reach out to provide you with more information.  

Step 2
Kick Off

We will schedule an in-person or remote meeting to review your application and discuss details as we begin our partnership.  

Step 3
Discovery Day

Our franchise development representative will schedule a visit to our corporate location. Here, we will review detailed information on our business model, support, and marketing tools available.  

Step 4
Foundational Knowledge

Our leadership team will train you and your team to prepare you to establish and operate your own Adriatic Cafe Italian Grill franchise.  

Step 5
Get Started

We are looking forward to getting to know you! Begin your new journey by filling out our contact form below.  

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