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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$37K - $50K
- Units as of 2022
24 27% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bar-B-Clean franchise.
Founded in 2011, Bar-B-Clean offers commercial and residential clients cleaning services that are convenient and affordable. To clean grills, Bar-B-Clean uses biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products. These cleaning products may be a better alternative to carcinogenic chemicals that can easily contaminate food.
The Bar-B-Clean services include a thorough inspection of ignition systems and burners, as well as deep cleaning of the exterior and interior of the grill. Bar B-Clean strives to dissuade mice, cockroaches, and other pests that can live in grills from setting up shop there. Since the company started franchising in 2013, Bar-B-Clean has grown to more than 20 franchise units throughout the United States.
Why You May Want to Start a Bar-B-Clean Franchise
Bar-B-Clean franchisees will not only offer barbecue cleaning services to customers, but you will also be part of a fairly non-competitive business. The support of a dynamic Bar-B-Clean team aims to promote healthy living to clients while helping to pioneer the barbecue cleaning industry. A Bar-B-Clean franchise may be a simple business to execute and fun to grow.
The Bar-B-Clean franchise may have a diverse target audience, from homeowners to state parks, apartment communities, hotels, office buildings, timeshares, and homeowners associations. A large population of the country owns a barbecue, which may make every grill owner a prospective customer.
The ideal candidate for a Bar-B-Clean franchisee is ready to build their legacy. They are not afraid of putting in hard work, understand the significance of excellent customer service, and can network and provide incomparable customer service. Franchisees should enjoy working outdoors, meeting new people, making their own schedules, and building their businesses on their own terms. Managing your franchise means you'll have control over your staff and hours.
What Might Make a Bar-B-Clean Franchise a Good Choice?
Bar-B-Clean franchises may incur low overhead costs. Since it is a home-based business, you probably will not need office space or office-related expenses to run your business efficiently. All required equipment should be able to fit in whatever vehicle you choose. Also, the business model has large territories, consisting of tens of thousands of households.
How To Open a Bar-B-Clean Franchise
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Bar-B-Clean franchising team questions.
You'll first fill out a qualification form. Upon review, one of the company's team members may call you to discuss your business goals and background. If your goals align with the company's values, you'll receive their Franchise Disclosure Document that clearly defines the Bar-B-Clean business model, its tools, systems, and resources.
Next, you may be invited for a confirmation day to meet with the company's team at their headquarters in Yorba Linda, California to see real-time operations and receive formal approval of your franchise. After that, you will attend a multi-week training program designed to give you complete confidence to execute the business model before opening your new Bar-B-Clean franchise.
- Franchising Since
- 2013 (9 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 24 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bar-B-Clean franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $36,950 - $50,070
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 15% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 7 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- Bar-B-Clean offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
- Third Party Financing
- Bar-B-Clean has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 8 hours
- Classroom Training
- 8 hours
- Ongoing Support
Meetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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