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Learn About Bar-B-Cutie Franchises
Welcome To Bar-B-Cutie
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
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
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!
We want to thank you ahead of time for taking the time to find out more about
how you can obtain a slice of the American dream by owning a Bar-B-Cutie
restaurant. 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 can
make a well informed decision. 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.
What is the franchise fee?
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 will spend three weeks training at
multiple stores in the Nashville trade area (our headquarter location) and then
we will 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 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
Do you help us with site selection?
We don't choose your location as nobody knows the real estate in town better
than a local broker and you. We do approve sites and offer suggestions. With
rent rates being so high now days we like to not bite off what does not make the
numbers work so we advise our franchisees to look at hot spots that are 2400 to
3000 square feet. The drive thru portion of our business is strong. Therefore,
when looking at properties we also advise you to look for easy access with a
drive thru window capability.
Do you give us a business plan and get us financed?
Because we follow all FTC guidelines, we cannot provide you with a business
plan. We also feel our approved franchisees grow thru the process of developing
their own business plan. A true business plan can't be completed until the
franchise has been granted and the location approved and all costs figured into
the plan. We have sources that can offer financing but we 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 track records in today's world of
What should we choose Bar-B-Cutie over the other opportunities?
55 Years in business
Crystal Clean Environment
Owners that care about their franchisees
Constant BRAND development
Low start-up considering volume potential
Entry level as company is just now expanding nationally
Training & Support
It all sounds good so what do we do next?
In order for Bar-B-Cutie to provide you with the appropriate information we
need you to fill out the online questionnaire below. Once we get your
questionnaire our Director of Franchise Development will contact you to answer
your initial questions and then we will expedite you our information package and
After you have had time to evaluate the offering we will warmly invite you to
come and meet with our management team and have a great meal. We look forward to
Thanks again for your interest in Bar-B-Cutie.
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