Bar-B-Cutie® wants potential franchisees to fully understand what they are getting into. Our style is to lay the cards out on the table so you will have the proper information prior to either party getting too excited. When you have been in business for 55 years you understand how things work and that is why we are so proud to offer you the opportunity to join our franchise family:
Our track record of serving delicious Baby Back Ribs, Mouth Watering Grilled Mesquite Chicken and of course "The Worlds Best Barbecue Since 1950" speaks for itself. Bar-B-Cutie is in it's third and fourth generation of family ownership. After being in business successfully for over 50 years we are now offering opportunities to entrepreneurs who want to own and operate their own Bar-B-Cutie restaurant.
Bar-B-Cutie® has quite a story as any business would that had actually made it in business for 55 years. Like any business we have made mistakes but the good news is we have made the mistakes for our franchisees. If it could be tried we tried it and if our way did not work we improved it.
Bar-B-Cutie opened it's doors back in 1950 on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville, Tennessee serving short orders (known today as fast food) and the best Bar-B-Q found anywhere, using car hops to deliver our delicious food to our customers' automobiles. A small dining room accommodated 16 to 20 guests.
Eddie and Mildred McFarland purchased the restaurant in 1958, expanding the menu with Southern Comfort Foods, adding a much larger dining area and the business began to prosper beyond their expectations. Bar-B-Cutie soon became a family affair and now the McFarland Family is enjoying its third generation of management.
After several years of prospering we knew we had the right stuff and knew it was time to grow. We knew the Bar-B-Cutie® concept could work in Anytown, USA but we also knew we wanted owner/operators. We knew we could train people to execute the concept, so in 2003 we started our franchise and support company.
We now are poised to grow our BRAND in the U.S. as well as internationally. We know this because our food is great and our pricing is reasonable and when you put that in a clean and comfortable atmosphere coupled with superb service you have a winner. We truly care about our franchisees as well as our combined customers. We welcome you to take a closer look at our franchise opportunity!
What is the initial fee for a single franchise?
What is the fee range for a Master Franchise?
$97,500 to $319,800
What is the average total investment for one Bar-B-Cutie® restaurant including the franchise fee?
The initial investment ranges from $282,500 to $448,000 (excluding the cost of real estate and leashold improvements.
What is the average total investment for one Bar-B-Cutie® restaurant under a Master Franchise Agreement?
Including the initial franchise fee, the estimated range is from $345,000 to $762,800.
What are the royalty fees?
5% of weekly gross sales
How long is the training program?
Bar-B-Cutie® understands that your training is the most important part of the equation so we put a lot of energy into making sure you understand each and every step that you will need to take to run a Bar-B-Cutie® restaurant. Our training program is for 4 weeks minimum. You would spend three weeks training at multiple stores in the Nashville trade area and then we would send a team to come in and help you get your store open. We then make follow up compliance & support visits throughout the year.
How long will it take us to open our store?
The timeline for getting your store open varies. Construction and Up fitting your store could take between 90 days to as long as 6 months. Our team supports you throughout this process.
What are the investment ranges to own my own Bar-B-Cutie® franchise?
$282,500.00 to $448,000.00
What types of franchises do you offer?
We have three opportunities. We prefer single store franchise agreements. This allows us to focus one store at a time but we also welcome area developers and master franchisors. We can discuss these different opportunities when we have a face to face meeting in Nashville.
We can't provide a business plan due to we follow all FTC guidelines. We feel our approved franchisees need to grow thru the process of developing their business plan. A true business plan can't be completed until the franchise has been granted and the location approved and all cost figured into the plan. We have sources that can offer financing but can only give you the contacts. Lenders are looking first at the franchisor and their track record. Bar-B-Cutie has one of the strongest 55 year track records in todays world of franchising. Banks will also look at your personal credit worthiness and history.