NOW LIVE: The latest episode of Smart Franchising with Fransmart is now live Aicha Bascaro. Listen now!

Why Franchise with Us

You may ask yourself, “Why should I franchise with Fransmart?” We give you the tools, the tactics, and a strong portfolio of brands when making your franchise investment.

How to Buy a Franchise

Fransmart’s proven 10 Steps to Franchise Ownership is the perfect how to guide for entrepreneurs looking to build wealth through franchising.

Franchise Investor Case Studies

Fransmart has decades of experience in pairing experienced franchisees and qualified entrepreneurs with successful franchise brands.

Coming soon

Become a Franchise Owner

Our portfolio of brands with leading concepts ripe for expansion and best-in-class unit economics.

Franchise Your Business

We are the global leader in franchise development and grow global brands better than any other franchise firm. Learn how to become one of our brands.

Capital Investments

We love investing in early stage brands! We are smart, strategic investors and are always looking for emerging, early stage brands to invest in.

Franchisee Resources

Want To Learn More About Franchising? Learn From The Experts At Fransmart. There’s no better collection of franchise resources and experts.

Apply to Franchise Your Business

We help our brands develop practical franchise development expansion plans with measurable results.

See All Franchise Opportunities

Our portfolio of brands with leading concepts ripe for expansion. Our brands have best-in-class unit economics and a large runway for growth.

About Us

We are proud to work with authentic brands who make people happy. We accelerate the growth of the brands that put smiles on people’s faces.


With decades of franchising experience, our team of franchising experts excels at giving emerging brands the tools to become a profitable franchise.


Whether you’re playing the field or already have one of our brands in mind, we are ready to put you on the right path to building franchise wealth.

Franchisee Resources

Want To Learn More About Franchising? Learn From The Experts At Fransmart. There’s no better collection of franchise resources and experts.


Smart Franchising with Fransmart Video series, where you can get the latest in our thought leadership on all franchise-related topics.


Dan Rowe, the founder and CEO of Fransmart, has grown brands to more than 100 locations. No one knows more about franchise growth than him.

See All Franchise Opportunities

Our portfolio of brands with leading concepts ripe for expansion. Our brands have best-in-class unit economics and a large runway for growth.

Curry Up Now Signs Franchise Deal in North Carolina

Jan 14, 2022

Indian Fast Casual Restaurant Girl holding drink

Curry Up Now, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing Indian fast-casual concept, announces a multi-unit franchise deal to bring its innovative approach to Indian cuisine to North Carolina.

Curry Up Now logo

The deal continues the Bay Area brand’s expansion to the East Coast and marks the first location opening in the Tar Heel State. Family franchisees Viral Patel, Amit Patel, Alpesh Patel and Pathik Patel of VAAP Management will open at least five Curry Up Now restaurants in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

“A key factor in our interest in franchising with Fransmart was the patience and effort they put into creating a good two-way relationship with us throughout this process.” Viral Patel, on his Curry Up Now franchising experience.

As seasoned operators of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins franchise locations, the VAAP Management team recognized the value in operating a dual-brand to reach consumers during different day-parts. They plan to open Curry Up Now’s sister concept, Mortar and Pestle craft cocktail bar, alongside select locations.

“My family and I began our franchising journey in the 90s and have always wanted to break into Indian cuisine. When we discovered Curry Up Now, we jumped at the opportunity to package our love for traditional Indian food with an engaging brand and the convenience of a fast casual setting. With companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and more announcing expansions in the Triangle area, we recognize the growth and vibrancy of this community and can’t wait to bring something new to the table.” Franchisee Pathik Patel, President, VAAP Management.

With menu items like Chicken Masala Burrito, Sexy Fries, Naughty Naan and Deconstructed Samosa, Curry Up Now offers playful takes on traditional Indian street food and street snacks. Its flexible restaurant footprint is ideal for prime real estate and conversion options ranging from 1,300 to 3,500 square feet. The franchise group is currently seeking and evaluating properties for its first two locations with a focus on Morrisville and Research Triangle Park (RTP).

“Raleigh and Durham frequently rank as top places to live, work and play. Curry Up Now caters to the lunch and dinner crowd, so the residential, retail and office park environment found within the greater Triangle area is going to be a perfect fit for our first of many locations in the state,” says Akash Kapoor, CEO and Founder of Curry Up Now. “We have great franchise partners in Pathik and his family, and we have full confidence that they will successfully grow the Curry Up Now brand in North Carolina.”

In the last ten years, husband-and-wife co-founders Akash and Rana Kapoor have expanded the Curry Up Now empire to include three food trucks, 16 brick-and-mortar restaurants spanning coast to coast, and several digital kitchen outposts nationwide with more than 50 restaurants in varying stages of development.

In 2021, Curry Up Now signed multiple, multi-unit franchise deals to expand in California and Texas, and opened a new brick-and-mortar location in San Ramon, California, after operating as a food truck for several months. The brand also successfully implemented its first five digital kitchen outposts and opened new locations within two well-known California universities’ student unions: Stanford University’s Tressider Memorial Union and the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Price Center.

In early 2022, Curry Up Now plans to open its first location in the Dallas area in the Grandscape development, located in The Colony, Texas, as well as its first Austin location in the DOMAIN Northside complex. The brand is working with Fransmart, the industry leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as its exclusive franchise expansion partner to build the brand.

Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, and the exclusive franchising partner for Curry Up Now.

Your Franchise Journey Starts Here

Whether you’re just starting out or already know the right brand for you – you’ve come to the right place. Fransmart helps franchisees use the power of compounded returns to own and operate multiple franchise locations throughout your desired market to grow franchise wealth.