Bar-B-Cutie BBQ Franchise is a Smart Choice for Entrepreneurs

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is an easy restaurant business to launch with a flexible footprint

Photograph of customers enjoying barbecueBar-B-Cutie BBQ franchise is primed to meet America’s ravenous demand for high-quality, authentic barbecue nationwide. Our new SmokeHouse concept brings barbecue to locations near workplaces and residential areas, thriving as an end-cap location in a busy retail setting or as a stand-alone restaurant.

After decades in business, Bar-B-Cutie has mastered the art of making mesquite-smoked mouthwatering barbecue, as well as perfected our operations model. We know what it takes to run a long-term, successful barbecue business, and our new Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse concept is a low-entry and potentially profitable franchise. Our newest locations are thriving and attracting new fans in droves.

“Not only have we spent years fine-tuning our barbecue, but we’ve streamlined our business model, making it easier for franchisees to see a profit,” says Brett McFarland, Chief Operating Officer with Bar-B-Cutie. “Our flexible footprint makes finding the perfect location easier, and a shorter build-out time means our franchisees are serving our mouthwatering smoked barbecue and delicious sides and desserts as soon as possible.”

Bar-B-Cutie works hard to keep costs of entry lower than many other barbecue concepts and QSR brands. And once your Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is up and running, our low labor and food costs help keep operating costs down. Bar-B-Cutie’s flexible footprint makes securing the perfect location for your franchise easier and shortens your build-out time so you can get your business up and running quicker. One way we do that is by looking at existing buildings that can be converted to Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse locations with ease and efficiency.

We also work with franchisees who wish to build their Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse restaurant from the ground up, which allows for more flexibility and strategic design in every detail of the architecture. This can include a kitchen designed to maximize efficiency in labor and equipment layout; a drive-thru lane that gives customers easy in and out access; and an interior and exterior design that showcase locally sourced products and the fresh ingredients used in the kitchen.

Low labor and food costs drive potentially high margins

You don’t need restaurant experience to join the Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse family of franchisees, but you do need a heart for entrepreneurialism and proven track record of leadership, confidence in managing people and the drive to follow our proven business model. You also don’t need an extensive staff to successfully operate; a typical Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse requires a maximum of 20 team members, including full-time and part-time workers.

Our amazing barbecue is at the heart of our business. Our pitmasters fine-tune their cooking skills with hours and hours over the barbecue pit, bringing all of the nation’s most popular regional barbecue styles under one roof and introducing American barbecue to a new generation.

A graph: BBQ is a market with low competition. There are 54K mexican restaurants, 50k Burger restaurants, and only 2K BBQ restaurants

Because we don’t offer discount combo meals, but focus on an a la carte menu design, our restaurants have the potential to be more profitable. We also win over non-barbecue fans with our wings and other delectable starters and sides, giving customers a range of prices and options to satisfy their cravings and bring families back again and again. We also appeal to consumers seeking a catering option for parties and events.

“We simplified our menu to make it more customer-friendly, and it’s been doing incredibly well for us, increasing the average ticket price per customer. The best thing is that our barbecue will work in any market. People everywhere, young and old, love good barbecue,” says Ronnie McFarland, CEO of Bar-B-Cutie.

Ready to bring the iconic barbecue franchise to your community?

Ready to learn more about Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise opportunities? You can stay up to date with the latest Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse news on our blog and learn more about our business model by reading over our research pages. To request even more information, download our free franchise report.