Map Pin for Relish Burgers in Gainesville, FL

Our Locations

Midtown (UF/Gainesville; See Map)

Downtown (See Map)

Royal Park Plaza (See Map)

Archer Road (See Map)

Tallahassee (See Map)

Valdosta, GA (See Map)

Jacksonville (See Map)

Jacksonville Beach (See Map)

  • 500 3rd Street North



The Relish Way

Our way is to make it your way. Right in front of you. With fresh ingredients.

It’s so simple.

Our burgers are never frozen, and always cooked to order using 100% fresh certified Angus beef to ensure our customers the best tasting, juiciest burgers. Only 2% of all beef in the USA is good enough to make a Relish burger!

Likewise, each of our natural and fresh toppings are carefully chosen. We start with quality ingredients so that our customers can enjoy their new favorite burger.

Relish is all about our customers and serving great burgers in a fun, relaxing environment that leaves customers eager to come back. The vibe is chill, the music is playing, the people are fun, and your burger always meets your exact specifications. It’s perfectly fresh and perfectly yours.


Relish Your food. Relish Your Life


Our Story

Relish was founded in 2009 by Rob Roche, a serial entrepreneur and restaurateur. Rob’s journey began in 2002 when he decided to leave Canada and move to Gainesville, Florida to open the first Pita Pit franchise in Florida. The early days had some challenges as he opened and operated his restaurant with his franchisor a country away in Canada. But Rob’s Gainesville Pita Pit quickly established itself as the highest volume location in the system and became a model for other franchisees to follow.

As a retail space opened next to his Pita Pit in Gainesville, he added a smoothie bar and then a beer bar because they were good, complimentary businesses. This led to the inspiration for Relish and converting the space into a burger bar. Customers flocked to Relish, leading Rob to open three additional Relish locations in Gainesville, all within a three-mile stretch.

Now with the launch of our franchise program, we’re spreading the love to other cities.

Our Franchise

Most burger franchises are expensive to start and complicated to operate. Relish creates the quality and taste of an expensive burger franchise, with the franchise owner cost and simplicity of a sandwich franchise. Relish Burger franchises offer:

  • Low Startup Costs
    A Relish franchise can be opened for as little as $133,400, which includes all equipment, furnishings, location build out, training, three month’s rent, inventory, franchise fee, and working capital.
  • Simple Operation
    Relish is a simple operation that has three primary positions: Cashier, Bun, and Grill. During a typical peak lunch rush, your store will be staffed by four people.
  • Small Space Requirements
    With our streamlined process, Relish franchises can operate in as little as 1,200 square feet.
  • Low Cost & Financing for Territory Rights
    We offer financing of the territory fee for our franchisees who want to pursue opening multiple stores. We’re going to help you achieve your goals.

Franchise FAQs

Why own a Relish Big Tasty Burger franchise?

We have taken the successful business model from the sandwich and burrito worlds and transformed the burger industry with a simple to operate, low cost franchise model with tremendous growth opportunities. We look forward to sharing more with you about our exciting opportunity.

Is there training? Do you provide support?

Relish Big Tasty Burger provides an extensive training and support program to help you every step of the way. It all starts with at least three weeks of training at our corporate location for owner operator, and a key employee. This initial training occurs approximately 60 days prior to your restaurant opening and teaches your key staff what they need to help you run your restaurant. When you open your restaurant, we also provide two trainers to assist you at your location for the first seven days. Training continues after your opening with your personal Franchise Business Advisor who works with you step by step on an ongoing basis.


How much money can I make?

The Federal Trade Commission regulates what Relish Big Tasty Burger is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing your Relish Big Tasty Burger restaurant, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity and your expected startup expenses as well as some financial information related to our franchise. We also provide an Earnings Claim that provides you financial information related to our affiliate location.

How much will I need to invest?

The estimated initial investments to establish a Relish Big Tasty Burger franchise ranges from $133,400 to $277,800. This includes a franchise fee of $23,500 as well as your first three month’s rent, restaurant furnishings and equipment, location build out, small wares, inventory, point of sale system, grand opening marketing, permits, and working capital to open your business. Also available to qualified individuals: a low upfront reservation fee of only $35,250 for 3 units, and $58,750 for five locations.

Do you offer financing?

Relish Big Tasty Burger does not offer any direct financing, but we can recommend some third-party financing options for you. If you have a retirement fund, we can also recommend some great programs that allow you to borrow against your retirement fund without paying penalties or taxes.

What do I need to own a Relish Big Tasty Burger franchise?

  • Working capital of $150,000 with good credit
  • Solid business experience – sales and business experience required
  • Knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located
  • A passion for service

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Relish Gourmet Burger franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.

Currently, certain states and countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises. In the U.S., states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.