Chow Local™ Software As A Service (SaaS) Franchise

Chow Local™ is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company based in Canada. Our main offering is a commission-free food delivery app, exclusively for locally-owned restaurants.
Instead of charging restaurants crazy commissions, we charge a flat monthly fee, which saves restauranteurs hundreds of dollars each month.
We rely on exclusive partners (franchisees) to grow and operate Chow Local™ in various cities.
As a Chow Local™ partner, you are much more than a sales rep. You own the exclusive right to operate Chow Local™ in your community.
Your job will be to introduce Chow Local™ and get local restaurants onboard. You'll earn 100% of the platform fees we charge restaurants in your territory.
Our platform fee is flexible. We recommend you charge each restaurant a setup fee of $500 and a monthly fee of $100-$300 depending on the restaurant's budget.
You ultimately decide how much you want to charge each restaurant. And you are welcome to offer each restaurant a free trial period if needed.
Chow Local™ encourages restaurants to do their own marketing and handle their own deliveries. You are allowed to assist restaurants in these areas and charge additional fees, as you see fit.

What's The Catch?

You might be thinking that this sounds too good to be true. What's in it for us. Here's the catch: we charge our partners a Territory License fee based on population size. Fees start as low as $300/month with no upfront/setup fee. Contact us for an exact quote. 
If you are looking for a low-touch, lucrative franchise opportunity or you are thinking about developing your own food delivery app, look no further. Get in touch with us today!


A totallly different type of franchise

Operating a Software as a Service (SaaS) franchise offers incredible flexibility and low overhead. You don't need to invest in retail or office space. Work from home, your vehicle, or wherever you like. 
You don't need to worry about software development and maintenance. You get a turn-key platform that is easy to use and backed up by a very experienced software development company with a friendly support team.

Say hello to passive income

A SaaS business like Chow Local™ will allow you to generate passive revenue. Every restaurant you get on board in your territory will pay a monthly fee, and so-doing will increase your passive revenue. As long as the platform continues to work properly and restaurants continue to receive orders, you can count on a steady recurring income stream.
Your challenge will be to get locally-owned restaurants to get on board. With so many other, better-known food delivery platforms available, you will need to communicate the advantages our platform offers. We'll provide you with training and key talking points you can use to convince restaurants to sign up.
Once you have restaurants signed up, you'll have a low-touch business you can run from anywhere.

We'll Provide Training, Resources and Support

Once you decide to embark on this exciting adventure, you'll find we've got your back! We will provide you with training so that you not only know how our platform works, but also how to sell Chow Local™ to restaurants. When it comes to marketing materials we've got you covered. We provide graphics and digital marketing assets, sales material, corporate apparel and more. We even provide marketing materials such as decals and flyers you can offer restaurants. Whatever you need to go out and sell Chow Local™, we'll provide.

Nothing butlocally-ownedrestaurants

Chow Local™ is a commission-free food delivery app, with a twist. Locally-owned & independent restaurants, only!

The App

Download our free iPhone app today to order takeout from your favorite local food joints.
Unlike other food delivery apps, Chow Local™ does not charge restaurants crazy commissions.
What are you waiting for? Get the app. Order some food, and feel good knowing you're doing your part to help keep profits in the pockets of local restauranteurs.

  • How It Works

    When you open the app for the first time, you'll see a field asking you to enter your phone number. You can skip this step; however, we recommend that you enter your number.
    Once you have entered your phone number Chow Local® will send you a text message with a verification code. Enter the verification code to proceed. Upon entering the verification code, Chow Local® will create a user account for you. You will stay signed in until you choose to sign out or decide to delete the app.
    Having an account will allow the app to remember your delivery address, store your past orders, and save your credit card after your order for the first time.
    If you have entered a phone number tied to an existing user account, you will be required to enter a password to sign in.
    Once signed in for the first time, the app will ask you to enter your delivery address before you can do anything else. This step is required so that Chow Local® can show you locally-owned restaurants in your area, no matter where you are.
    The app will save your delivery address, so you don't have to do this step every time you want to order takeout. You can add up to 5 delivery addresses if needed. Adding or deleting delivery addresses as needed is easy!
    Now that you have provided a delivery address, you will see a list of locally-owned restaurants. You can browse restaurants based on the type of cuisine they offer.
    Each restaurant listing indicates how much the restaurant charges for delivery and whether or not they offer free pickup.
    Restaurants that are currently open and accepting takeout orders will appear at the top of the list.
    Tap on each restaurant to view their menu items. Then, tap on each menu item to view item details. Some menu items may offer options such as portion sizes and add-ons such as toppings or sauces, which will affect their price. Select an option and choose add-ons as needed.
    You will find each menu item offers a link to include special instructions if needed. This feature allows you to let the restaurant know how to prepare the menu item to meet your dietary needs.
    Once you are ready to add a menu item to your cart, tap the red button provided.
    When an item gets added to your order, you get the option to check out, go back to the menu item to order it again, or view the restaurant's entire menu.
    The first time you check out, the app will ask you to enter your personal information, including first name, last name, e-mail address, and password. Once you fill these fields out, your user profile will be complete. Next time you order, you will not need to provide your personal information again.
    Once you have entered your personal information, the app will ask you to enter your credit card information. Chow Local® uses to store and process credit cards securely. Stripe® will protect your credit card details and prevent anyone (including Chow Local®) from seeing your credit card number. In addition, your credit card will only get charged if you choose to complete the checkout process.
    Chow Local® allows you to store multiple credit cards. Adding or removing credit cards is easy. You can permanently remove all credit cards from your account if needed.
    Once you have paid for your order, you will see a success message that indicates your order is received. In addition to this, you will receive an e-mail confirming your order details. The order confirmation e-mail will list the menu items you ordered, options and add-ons selected, as well as any notes or special instructions you provided.
    The restaurant will get notified and will start preparing your order. You will be notified by the restaurant when your order is ready for pick up or when the delivery person is about to arrive at your delivery address.
    Chow Local® makes it easy to chat to the restaurants. To get in touch, tap on the restaurant's listing, then tap on the "Contact Us" button at the top of the restaurant's menu.
    The Chow Local® mobile app allows you to manage your account details, delivery addresses, credit cards, and view past orders. In addition to this, you can sign in at to access your account using any internet browser.


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