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Strategic Franchise Expansion at IFS Seoul 2024 | Korea | Mar 21 – 23, 2024

Join VF Franchise Consulting at IFS Seoul 2024, the largest and most prestigious franchising event in South Korea. We will be at Booth A45 and happy to meet with you to discuss the perfect franchise opportunity.

VF Franchise Consulting is pleased to announce our position as exclusive global representatives for a select group of 18 international franchise brands in these exciting industries. Keep reading to explore the world of possibilities that await you.

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Maverick Seah from Little Caesars Pizza will be joining us at the show. Register now for the chance to meet him and explore franchising opportunities with the world’s 3rd largest pizza franchise.




14 Famous F&B and Entertainment brands from U.S

  • Food & Beverage: Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Little Caesars Pizza, Tony Roma’s Legendary Grill, Bones and Burgers, Hooters,, Habit Burger
  • Children’s Entertainment: Chuck E. Cheese
  • Thai Cuisine: COCA Restaurant, Mango Tree, Mango Chili, Yenly Yours

3 Best-in-Class Education Brands for Children

  • International Preschool and Kindergarten: Kipina Kids with Enhanced Finland Curriculum for age 2-6 years old and present in 10 countries
  • Global math tutoring franchise from the US: Mathnasium has more than 1,200 centers globally
  • Leading Computer Coding for Children franchise: Logiscool is in 35 countries

Services: 3 Top Brands in their Franchise Sectors

  • Peer Advisory Board & Business Coaching: The Alternative Board from the US
  • Disinfection & Decontamination Specialists: Sanondaf from the UK
  • Location Intelligence Data: GapMaps from Australia

Why Join VF Franchise Consulting at IFS Seoul 2024?

VF Franchise Consulting connects entrepreneurs and investors with international franchise opportunities tailored to their goals and aspirations.

Why Attend IFS Seoul 2024 at Our Booth (A45)?

  • Explore Global Opportunities
  • Meet Industry Experts
  • Franchise Matchmaking 
  • Expert Consultations
  • Networking Opportunities

Franchising Seminar

We are pleased to introduce the upcoming seminar titled “Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Successfully Franchise in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.”

This seminar aims to provide valuable insights and essential information for individuals interested in franchising opportunities within the dynamic markets of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

  • Date: March 21 (Thursday) (Day 1)
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (60 mins)
  • Venue: Seminar room at Hall D

Take the first step toward your franchising dreams! Register for IFS Seoul 2024 and visit VF Franchise Consulting at booth A45 to find your perfect match!

Korea’s Thriving Franchising Industry

  • Korea’s franchising industry, especially in F&B, has seen significant growth.
  • The country’s dynamic economy and large consumer market attract both domestic and international franchise brands.
  • Korean franchises are known for innovating and adapting to international preferences.
  • Government support has fostered a 7% annual growth rate in the franchising sector over the last decade.
  • With 600+ franchise brands and 45,000+ units, Korea offers ample opportunities for business expansion and investment.

Explore 18 Global Master Franchise Opportunities in Korea

ARBY’S® – The Second-largest Sandwich Restaurant Brand In The World

  • Founded in 1967
  • A powerhouse QSR franchise brand for nearly six decades
  • More than 3,400 restaurants in 8 countries

Why Franchise Arby’s®

  • Ranked #1 in Entrepreneur’s 500 Franchise 2023
  • A Recognized Brand Name 
  • Proven Operations
  • A Winning Menu
  • National Marketing
  • A Family of Brands

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

BUFFALO WILD WINGS® – The Great American Sport Bar

  • #1 Largest sports bar chain in the U.S.
  • Founded in 1982
  • 1,264 Restaurant
  • Ranked #1 in Entrepreneur’s 500 Franchise 2023 – “Best Menu Revamp”


  • Operational Efficiencies
  • Speed To Market
  • Flexible Footprints
  • Quick Turnaround Times
  • Tremendous Brand Awareness
  • Transformative Designs
  • Legendary Menu
  • Unique sports bar atmosphere
  • Strong appeal to sports fans

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

LITTLE CAESARS® PIZZA – Third-Largest Pizza Chain Globally

  • Third-largest pizza chain in the United States and in 27+ countries, and the largest carry out pizza chain in the world
  • Known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®
  • Little Caesars has been named “Best Value in America” for eleven years in a row
  • Little Caesars is still the fastest growing pizza chain in America
  • Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese, dough made fresh daily in the stores and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes
  • An exceptionally high growth company with more than 59 years of experience in a US$135 billion worldwide pizza industry
  • Highest-Rated Chain, Value for the Money – By Sandelman & Associates 2007 – 2017

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

HOOTERS® – America’s #1 Iconic Casual Dining Choice For Food And Fun


  • America’s #1 ICONIC Casual Dining Choice for FOOD and FUN
  • HOOTERS® offers fun and a memorable atmosphere that offers great chicken wings, great food, and great value
  • 363 locations in 17 countries, 66 locations outside the United States
  • Founded in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, USA


  • HOOTERS® has 98% customer awareness worldwide
  • Franchisees operate over 96% of locations
  • Approximately 98% franchise success rate
  • Serves over 2 million pounds of wings per week
  • Additional revenue stream with HOOTERS® merchandising
  • Over 40 years of casual dining success
  • 160,000+ employees globally, mainly “Hooters Girls”
  • Recognized as a top US franchise and award-winning dining experience

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

TONY ROMA’S® – Iconic American casual dining chain specializing in ribs

  • A globally recognized brand known for its legendary grill.
  • Tony Roma’s is present in 20 countries and is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry.
  • Mouthwatering ribs cooked to fall-off-the-bone perfection with their signature Romesco sauce.
  • Warm, inviting atmosphere with a focus on friendly service and family dining.

Why Franchise with Tony Roma’s?

  • Legendary brand recognition: Capitalize on over 50 years of brand legacy and customer loyalty.
  • Proven business model: Benefit from a well-established operating system and marketing strategies.
  • Comprehensive support: Receive extensive training, operational guidance, and marketing assistance.
  • Multiple revenue streams: Generate income through dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering.

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

BONES & BURGERS® – Premium Burgers And Crave-Worthy Ribs

  • The juicy side of Tony Roma’s! It’s their updated concept focusing on gourmet burgers & crave-worthy ribs.
  • Hand-crafted, mouthwatering burgers: Cooked to perfection with fresh, premium ingredients.
  • Ribs you’ll sink your teeth into: Fall-off-the-bone delicious in signature sauces.
  • More than just burgers & ribs: Wings, mac & cheese, loaded fries, and more!
  • Casual & inviting atmosphere: A modern twist on the classic Tony Roma’s experience.

Why Franchise Bones & Burgers®?

  • Proven track record: 40+ years of Tony Roma’s success & loyal fans.
  • Trendy twist on a beloved brand: Modern burger craze meets classic ribs & BBQ.
  • Profit potential: High-volume sales & steady revenue streams.
  • Full support: Training, marketing, ongoing operational guidance.
  • Growth opportunity: Proven model, perfect for multi-unit expansion.

Minimum Investment: US$1,000,000 – Learn More

CHUCK E. CHEESE® – The World’s #1 Family Entertainment Brand

  • Founded in 1977 and has since become a well-known name in the industry
  • 600+ locations world-wide including nearly 100 international locations in 15 countries
  • 2+ Billion Game Plays making Chuck E. Cheese the world’s largest arcade and leader in game knowledge
  • 99% brand recognition among parents with children under 12
  • 99% brand Awareness in North America & growing across the globe every year
  • 70+ Million  Guests welcomed each year across the globe and over 500,000 birthday parties annually
  • Average unit volume of $2.7 million
  • In 2021, Chuck E. Cheese was ranked #40 on the Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur Magazine

Why Franchise Chuck E. Cheese?

  • Established brand
  • Proven business model
  • Diversified revenue streams
  • Support and training
  • Growth opportunities

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000 – Learn More

THE HABIT BURGER & GRILL® – American fast-casual restaurant that specializes in award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame.

The Habit Burger & Grill is part of Yum! Brands. Yum! Brands is the world’s leading restaurant company with over 52,000 restaurants and in more than 150 countries and territories that operate the Company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger & Grill.

We have grown to 400+ locations and are are one of the leading fast-casual, “better burger” brands in the country.

  • Way back in 2014, The Habit Burger Grill named the “Best Tasting Burger in America” in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. 
  • Recently named in Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” and “Best Regional Fast-Food Chain in the Nation” according to USA Today.
  • Internationally, The Habit successfully entered Shanghai in 2017, and is currently rated online as #1 in the burger category.
  • The Habit Burger offers flexible format options to fit your desired real estate development and market.

Minimum Investment: US$1,500,000Learn More

COCA® – Simple. Healthy. Lively. Cantonese/Thai Hotpot

With over 62 years of experience in successful food service operations as a pioneer of hot pot, COCA’s commitment to quality, satisfaction and customer service, has contributed to its long-standing success.

Being Thailand’s most innovative and long-established culinary brands, Today’s Coca® restaurant menu is greatly expanded from the original concept, covering an impressive variety of high quality, nutritional Thai and Chinese a-la-carte dishes, seafood and the signature hotpot with a variety of broths.

Three Tiered Brands:

  • 1st tier Signature Hot Pot Chinese-Thai specialties
  • 2nd tier COCA® Market Concept
  • 3rd tier COCA® Café delicious casual Chinese food for everyone

Thailand factory with international accreditation  ISO 9001 : 2001 verified by AJA/UKS

COCA® restaurants in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand

Comprehensive training and support

Minimum Investment: US$500,000 per restaurant – Learn More

MANGO TREE® – Taking Thai Vibe to the World. Modern Design, Authentic Taste

  • Part of the COCA® GROUP with 60+ years of success over  60+ locations in 12 countries.
  • Award Winning Mango Tree® is one of the world’s most innovative and best-known Thai culinary lifestyle brands, serving contemporary Thai cuisine from authentic classics to modern updates to old favourites.
  • Mango Tree® explores the culinary of the four regions of Thailand: Northern, North-Eastern, Central and Southern Thai favourites, some refreshed for contemporary tastes and by local, seasonal specialties.
  • While Mango Tree® offers authentic Thai cuisine with casual fine-dining vibes, Mango Tree Thai Bistro® offers more fun and vibrant hangout space concept with various drink list and Thai-twist creative menu.
  • Mango Tree Café® offers casual and light dining concept while Mango Tree kitchen is focus on a specialty menu such as Khra Prao or Kao Mun Kai.
  • Mango Tree Grab&Go® was developed for major transport hubs, provides diners with freshly-made Thai and International cuisine, perfectly in step with their busy modern lifestyles.

Minimum Investment: US$500,000 per restaurant – Learn More

MANGO CHILI® THAI CAFE – Fast Casual Thai Cuisine from the Streets of Bangkok

  • Part of the COCA® GROUP with 60+ years of success over  60+ locations in 12 countries.
  • Mango Chili® Thai Café is a fun, vibrant social dining space where groups of friends and families can come together and enjoy simple, easy yet original Thai street food.
  • Mango Chili® Thai Café offers easy and simple Thai food from the streets of Thailand, inviting global diners to experience Thai street food just as the locals do.
  • With a unique approach to cooking Thai dishes, along with the rustic yet vibrant concept of the restaurant, Mango Chili® Thai Café will assure diners of a fun and exciting experience with affordable fast casual Thai street food, just as they would find in Thailand.

Flexible restaurant formats

  • Quick Service Counter (kitchen/ counter area)  30-35m2
  • Café style size 80 – 120m2,  seating area 40 – 60m2, kitchen 30 -35m2

Minimum Investment: US$150,000 per restaurant – Learn More

 YENLY YOURS® – Fresh Fruit Dessert Cafe

  • We are experts in Thai mangoes and fresh fruits, so we created a differentiating menu by mixing Thai and modern style in our own way.
  • A variety of well-crafted smoothies and unique desserts (mostly made from our high – quality mangoes) are available for dine-in, take-away or home deliveries.
  • Partnered with a strong cooperative network of quality Thai farmers in over 30 cities throughout the country.
  • Selected only export standard of quality of “Nam Dok Mai” mangoes – considered the most popular mangoes in Thailand with its yellowish pulp and delicate sweet taste.

Why Franchise With Yenly Yours?

  • Rapid expansion with multiple outlets
  • Central kitchen for quicker logistics
  • Limited labor and skill required for day-to-day operations
  • Proven team to support franchisees
  • Regular R&D for new ideas
  • Specialty products for retail (i.e. dried mangoes, mango sticky rice cake, etc.)
  • Fast ROI & High profitability

Minimum Investment: US$150,000 per unit – Learn More

KIPINA® – International Preschool and Kindergarten with Enhanced Finland Curriculum for ages 2-6 years old

  • Kipinä is an international nursery school and preschool for children from Birth to 6 years old. Kipinä is a  Finnish word that means “the Spark.”
  • Kipinä is the fastest-growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” Curriculum that has been adapted to suit all countries and prepare children for entry into any formal school system (including British, American, IB, or National schools).
  • The Finnish education system is world-renowned. 
  • In 2023 Finland was again amongst the top ten nations with an overall PISA score of  516.3, coming 8th worldwide and excelling particularly in science (with a score of  522, ranking 5th) and reading (scoring 520,  ranking 4th)
  • Finland outperforms the USA, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, etc.
  • #1 Enhanced Finland kindergarten curriculum and program designed, developed and tested in more than 15 countries with kids from over 100 nationalities
  • Kipinä has spread rapidly with 19 schools in 12 countries already open and at least 10 more opening in 2024 across 15 countries.

Why Franchise Kipina?

  • Finnish-inspired curriculum
  • Certified teachers and recognized by Finland
  • International success
  • Holistic approach
  • Play-based learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Nature-based learning
  • Fast ROI & High profitability

Minimum Investment: USD1,500,000  – Learn More

MATHNASIUM® – Leading Global Chain Of Math Learning Centers For Children

Mathnasium master franchisees have the unique opportunity to seize a huge share of the multibillion-dollar tutoring industry by owning the #1 brand in the business.

Mathnasium’s Mission: Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

Mathnasium, the iconic math education franchise, is in the business of helping kids fall in love with math. Since our founding in 2002, Mathnasium has grown to over 1,200 locations around the world, and in that time, we’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs own businesses that make a true, lasting impact.


  • Over 1,200+ centers nationwide — We’re one of the world’s fastest-growing franchises.
  • Mathnasium@home — Deliver this live, web-based instructional service to reach more customers.
  • Simple Business Model — No math or teaching experience is required.
  • Soaring Demand — The global market for private tutoring services is estimated to reach $261 billion by 2024 (Global Industry Analysts).
  • Strong Consumer Brand — A million parents — and grandparents — have trusted us.
  • Unparalleled Results — Plus a terrific value and great flexibility for busy families.
  • Huge Potential — Opportunity to open multiple locations.
  • Franchising Excellence — Franchise Business Review ratings validate our excellence in systems development, training, and support.

Minimum Investment: US$500,000 – Learn More

LOGISCOOL® – Master Franchise Opportunity From World-class Network Of Coding Schools For Kids & Teens

  • The first Logiscool opened in early 2014, and our fast-growing recession-proof franchise network has educated 185,000+ children at 170+ locations in 35 countries.
  • The earlier we can give a taste of digitality to our kids, the higher chance they will transform from being just a consumer and become an active creator, ensuring a successful career in a digital world.


  • A fun-based coding school network for kids and teens
  • Have nearly 1,000 digital lessons with fun-based methodology and a long-term curriculum
  • Utilizes our proprietary education platform scalable for all ages
  • Features in-school and online after-school courses, holiday camps in a range of digital topics from computer coding to robotics, AI, Minecraft and Roblox game design, video production, and more
  • Teach small groups online and in well-equipped and inspiring classrooms with office-like environment
  • Employ young, enthusiastic professionals as our trainers who inspire kids and teens
  • Fast ROI & High profitability

Minimum Investment: US$250,000 – Learn More

THE ALTERNATIVE BOARD®: Leading Peer Advisory, Executive Coaching And Training

The Alternative Board® (TAB) is a leading franchising support network that offers a range of services for franchisees.

TAB provides a platform for franchise owners to exchange ideas, share experiences, and overcome the unique challenges they face.

With TAB, franchisees have access to its patented Peer Advisory Boards and one-on-one executive coaching sessions and business development tools to help them reach their goals.

Helping business owners improve their businesses and change their lives.

For over 30 years, The Alternative Board has cultivated a thriving community of forward-thinking CEOs and business owners who share the collective wisdom and inspiration to radically improve their companies.

TAB has helped business owners:

  • 2.5x Revenue growth over the national average
  • Over 25k Businesses have thrived as TAB members
  • Over 1,100 Industries represented in our membership
  • $29.3B Gross revenue of companies working with TAB
  • Over 500 TAB advisory boards globally

Minimum Investment: USD250,000  – Learn More

SANONDAF® – Disinfection & Decontamination Specialists

Operating nationally since 2014, Sanondaf UK are market-leading providers of specialist disinfection and decontamination services.

  • Sanondaf® is Europe’s first disinfection & decontamination franchise, offering professionalism and environmentally safe service destroying 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses, funghi, moulds and yeast.
  • Our solutions are purposefully designed to be faster, more effective and significantly more efficient than traditional deep clean or other decontamination methods.
  • Sanondaf’s touch-less disinfection solutions combine the effect of both our spraying devices and disinfectant solutions.. 
  • Our disinfectant is a patented, highly effective, oxidizing disinfectant that kills 99.99% of all hazardous germs and bacteria without posing a threat to humans, animals or plants.
  • Fast ROI & High profitability

Minimum Investment: US$250,000 – Learn more

GAPMAPS® – Location intelligence, making the best business location decisions

  • GapMaps® is a global location-based services and business consultancy platform founded in 2015.
  • GapMaps® provides solutions for location, mapping, and market analysis for businesses worldwide.
  • With analytical tools, GapMaps helps businesses research and develop geographic strategies, optimize store networks, increase sales, and drive business growth.
  • The platform offers customized maps and complex analytical tools built on geographic technology, analytical data, and artificial intelligence.
  • GapMaps provides a variety of critical analytical data, including population, economic conditions, geography, and consumer habits, to help businesses make effective decisions.
  • GapMaps® is an ideal solution for businesses looking to optimize their geographic strategies and expand their business globally.

Minimum Investment: US$10,000 – Learn More

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