Glory Days Grill

Sports-themed restaurants
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Franchise 500 2023
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Initial investment
$1.7M - $2.5M
Units as of 2021
39 Increase 25.8% over 3 years

The first Glory Days Grill opened in 1996. The owners wanted to offer customers a family-oriented restaurant that showcased the positive side of sports. Glory Days Grill was to be more than a restaurant where people went to watch sports. Instead, it was to be where families could gather to watch sports, or local teams could gather after a game to build camaraderie.

With more than 25 years of utilizing a proven business model, Glory Days Grill has opened more than 35 locations, with more in the works. Of those 35, more than a few are franchised units.

Are you ready to relive your glory days and open a Glory Days Grill? Let's find out!

Why You May Want to Start a Glory Days Grill Franchise

The Glory Days Grill strives to offer excellent food and drinks that do not break the bank. This is food for everyone, not just those with a select palate. There are burgers, pasta dishes, gluten-free options, other allergy-conscious dishes, and many options for the kids.

Glory Days Grill franchisees should be sports enthusiasts with a desire to give their community a place to gather and watch sports while encouraging budding athletes. A Glory Days Grill franchisee should probably also have experience as a restaurant operator. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

What Might Make a Glory Days Grill Franchise a Good Choice?

One thing that may make the Glory Days Grill different from other sports restaurants is the personalized touches. Each table may feature an individual television speaker at every table. The customers can control the speaker's volume so as not to miss a moment of the big game.

To be part of the Glory Days Grill team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees.

As a franchisee, you may be expected to manage more than one Glory Days Grill franchise location. That may seem like a huge responsibility to take on, but it could be extremely beneficial in the end. 

How To Open a Glory Days Grill Franchise

As you decide if opening a Glory Days Grill franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Glory Days Grill franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

The Glory Days Grill corporate office, which is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will provide franchisees with a hands-on training program. The program includes help selecting a location, restaurant design and construction, equipment lists, and more. After opening, franchisees will have consultation and support available to them through a franchise manager.

As you complete your due diligence period, take time to write out a business plan and make a list of questions for the corporate office.

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Company Overview

About Glory Days Grill

Industry Food
Related Categories Sports Bars/Pubs
Founded 1996
Parent Company Glory Days Inc.
Leadership Jeff Newman, President
Corporate Address 9426 Stewartown Rd. Ste 2E
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2004 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ 30
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, 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, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 39 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Glory Days Grill 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.

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$1,696,500 - $2,526,500
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 300 hours
Classroom Training 100 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
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Updated: December 12th, 2022