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Eight at Eight


Four men plus four women for dinner equals Eight at Eight, a dating dinner club that matches singles in the comfortable atmosphere of a relaxing dinner outing. Eight at Eight selects a compatible mix of single people matched by age, interests and background. Four single men and four single women meet for friendly conversation, dinner, and a chance to increase their circle of friends. Each dinner party takes on a life of its own and the net result is always a great evening out. Eight at Eight dinner dating service is open to single professionals looking for dating opportunities in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$28,600 - $44,600
Franchise fee


Because Eight at Eight Dinner Club operations are Internet-based, Eight and Eight franchises can be run from owners’ homes, making it a low-cost, high- profit margin business opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in the booming and exciting industry of dating and matching services. Eight at Eight is seeking franchise partners to expand to major metropolitan areas beyond its current bases of New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Eight at Eight Franchise Opportunities – History

Eight at Eight was founded by Sarah Kathryn Smith in 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, with the idea to gather four single men together with four single women for a dinner party that would result in endless relationship opportunities. Eight at Eight has initiated relationships that have resulted in more than 200 marriages, thousands of first dates, hundreds of serious relationships, dozens of first kisses, and even a few children. Today, the company has a database of more than 25,000 personal profiles.

Eight at Eight Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Eight at Eight

Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Eight at Eight is $25,500. The total investment to open and operate an Eight at Eight franchise ranges from $28,600 to $44,600. A 7% royalty fee on gross sales is paid to the company. Franchise Terms of Agreement are for five years.

Eight at Eight Business Opportunities: Other Information

Eight at Eight has received widespread media attention, and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Fox News, and in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, and many others.

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