When you decide to start a restaurant franchise business, you'll typically either inherit equipment from the outgoing franchisee; or, if you're starting from scratch, you'll get a detailed equipment list from the franchisor which you'll need to purchase. If you inherit your equipment from the outgoing franchisee, it's important that you check it's all in pristine working order before you acquire it. If there are items that need to be replaced or upgraded, SilverChef can help you with flexible equipment finance options for those items. You can also bring down the overall cost of upgrading or replacing equipment, using SilverChef's Certified Used range. This is quality brand name equipment at lower prices – and often only 12 to 18 months old. It comes with a warranty and is available for immediate delivery. Learn more about Certified Used. If you're equipping your franchise restaurant from scratch, you're looking at a significant investment. As a franchisee, a lot of the guesswork is taken out for you; but equipping your kitchen or refurbishing your venue will come at a price. SilverChef's Lease-to-Keep and Rent-Try-Buy finance options can help you manage your cashflow while getting the franchise equipment you need from the outset. On top of this, we have a qualified team of franchise equipment financing experts who can advise and support you as you set up your restaurant franchise. We understand restaurant franchise equipment and we're happy to help.