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At a Glance

Products & Services: Barbecue restaurant

Number of Locations: 15

Total Investment: $408.9K - $500.2K

Founded: 1950

Began Franchising: 2003

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 11 0 2 2
2012 11 0 2 2
2011 13 0 3 2
2010 13 0 2 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Tennessee, Texas, Utah.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Eastern Europe, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $408,910 - $500,201
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
9% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #394 (2010),

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