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Back Yard Burgers Inc.
Hamburgers & chicken sandwiches

Back Yard Burgers Inc.
Hamburgers & chicken sandwiches



Franchising Since

1988 (30 Years)

Corporate Address

500 Church St., #200
Nashville, TN 37219

Parent Company

Back Yard Burgers, Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,000,000 - $2,000,000

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

2 weeks

Classroom Training:

6 weeks

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:


In 1986, supermarket owner Lattimore Michael was bored with his business. After reading an article about restaurants with a double drive-thru, he knew what he wanted to do–start the same kind of restaurant. In 1987, the first Back Yard Burgers opened in Cleveland, Mississippi. There are now locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Back Yard Burgers cooks 1/3-pound specialty hamburgers and ¼-pound chicken sandwiches with toppings ranging from hot pepper sauce to grilled pineapples. In 1999, Back Yard Burgers was named the exclusive food concessions operator for the Memphis Zoo. Visitors can order hamburgers and other favorites at two cafes and from carts throughout the zoo.

The company went public in 1993 under the symbol BYBI on the NASDAQ market.

Initial Investment: Low - $1,000,000 High - $2,000,000

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, United States
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: July 31st, 2014