The First CBD Restaurant Franchise Opportunity
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Some call it the green rush, as many are trying to find the safest and most profitable entry points into the CBD industry so they don’t miss the boat. This has led to some unique and creative opportunities to do so, one specifically looking to disrupt the market.
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I recently discovered an exciting model that could be perfect for people on the fringes (as well as many franchise operators who may already be in the CBD industry).
Illegal Burger is a Denver-based restaurant chain that is known for its killer burgers, healthy food choices and fun bar scene, but the biggest differentiator is the franchise’s exclusive line of CBD products that can be added. to any of their delicious foods and drinks. . While burgers steal the show, health-conscious customers will find a variety of enticing options such as quinoa bowls, gluten-free items, and veggie black bean burgers.
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Jim Nixon, the Founder and CEO, told me how he and his family got involved in the CBD business:
“In 2007 my son Jordan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. To combat the disease, he received injections of opiates, steroids and interferon. After four years of side effects and suffering, Jordan decided to take control of his life and try a more natural approach by taking CBD oil. After three months of ingesting CBD, Jordan underwent an MRI scan that shocked his doctors when the results revealed a drastic and positive change in his brain damage. Although we were initially skeptical, since Jordan’s incredible turnaround our family has become a staunch supporter of the positive and natural healing properties of CBD. We decided to combine our passion for restaurants with our newfound passion for the health benefits of CBD to create a way for consumers to enjoy great food in a unique themed restaurant and learn more about CBD. : the result is Illegal Burger restaurants.
Illegal Burger’s mission is to help others by recruiting more like-minded entrepreneurs who want to own and operate an Illegal Burger restaurant on their own. Illegal Burger is the very first CBD restaurant franchise, which gives the franchise owner (s) immediate differentiation in any market.
“Since food is a universal language, we truly believe our restaurant is one of the best ways to invite people to learn more about CBD and its positive impact on their own lives – probably in a way that they hadn’t even thought about it, ”Jim said.
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a bill to remove hemp (defined as cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC) from the controlled substances in Schedule I, making it an ordinary agricultural product. Its provisions were incorporated into the 2018 Farm Bill, which became law on December 20, 2018.
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With all Illegal Burger CBD products derived from hemp and not containing THC, there is no intoxicating effect. This only allows the health benefits without side effects. At Illegal Burger, customers have the option of adding CBD to their meal in the form of CBD powder sachets, or they can just come and enjoy great food without the CBD component.
Illegal Burger currently operates five locations throughout Colorado. Some key markets are currently in the development plan: Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey and the Carolinas. The other markets will be examined on a case-by-case basis. Qualified candidates are often individuals or groups who have business acumen, restaurant experience, and adequate infrastructure and financial resources to build and manage successful stores.