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Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pub

2014 Franchise 500
#395
At a Glance

Products & Services: Family sports restaurant

Number of Locations: 211

Total Investment: $256.5K - $866.5K

Founded: 1985

Began Franchising: 1998

About Beef O'Brady's Family Sports Pub

In 1985, Jim Mellody and his wife Jeanette opened the first Beef O'Brady's, an Irish-themed family sports pub, in Brandon, Florida. Franchising of the concept began in 1998. Beef O'Brady's restaurants feature multiple television sets to allow guests to watch sports, as well as game rooms to entertain children.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 204 0 1 6
2011 213 0 0 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $256,500 - $866,500
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20 - 30. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 8 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #395 (2014), #362 (2012), #185 (2010),