Ground Round Grill & Bar
Casual restaurants
My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Ground Round Grill & Bar
Casual restaurants

About
Founded

1969

Franchising Since

1969 (50 Years)

Corporate Address

15 Main St., #210
Freeport, ME 04032

CEO

Jack Crawford

Parent Company

Ground Round Inependent Owners Cooperative LLC

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$329,000 - $2,205,000

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000 - $5,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$500,000 - $750,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

2.5%/3.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

400 hours+

Classroom Training:

64 hours

Additional Training:

Training for 3 managers

Number of Employees Required to Run:

50

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $329,000 High - $2,205,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

Franchise Articles

How Franchising Helped This Founder Scale His Business

Former NFL player Tafa Jefferson launched a business to provide care to senior citizens. But he couldn't do it on his own.

This Franchisee Ditched a High-Powered Corporate Career to Run Her Own Cycling Studios

Lisa Locker spent decades climbing the corporate ladder. But as a CycleBar franchisee, she's found a whole new challenge.

Why Painting With a Twist's Founders Replaced Themselves as CEO

After 10 years, the founders knew the business was ready for the next stage of growth. But they weren't sure they were the right people to lead the charge.

Chick-fil-A Is Giving Away Free Food Today -- Here's How to Get It

Check out how to get free lunch (yes, it does exist) at Chick-fil-A today, and at other restaurants throughout the year.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: June 7th, 2019