Bar-B-Cutie Franchise Has a History of Getting BBQ Right

How you can leverage 65 years of experience into your own BBQ franchise

photograph of an original Bar-B-Cutie locationBar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is truly a rare opportunity in the franchising industry — how many other brands are still going strong after 65 years in business, finding new ways to innovate a business model that has been successful through the decades?

There aren’t many brands around with a history as rich as Bar-B-Cutie’s. Founded in 1950, Bar-B-Cutie is helmed by the same family that has owned the brand since Elvis Presley was playing on jukeboxes and Marilyn Monroe was stunning audiences on the big screen. For the McFarlands, the owners of Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise, BBQ is more than a way to make a great living, it’s a way of life.

“BBQ is a great business to be in, and it’s been very good to us through the years,” says Ronnie McFarland, CEO of Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. “What I’m most passionate about now is sharing this business model with entrepreneurs who are as passionate about BBQ as we are. We’ve designed a business that is really easy to run and easy to operate — I’m not saying you won’t have to work hard — but if you BBQ, you will love every minute of your life as the owner of the best BBQ joint in your community.”

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is the only brand to truly specialize in all of the regional BBQ dishes — brisket, pork, turkey and chicken on one easy-to-read menu and served after nearly 18 hours on the smoker and seasoned with our top-secret and proprietary rubs.

The new Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise is the result of 65 years of experience in the BBQ industry. The business model is refreshingly simple, especially compared to our BBQ franchise concepts: the McFarlands have organized everything to keep labor costs low, simplified a winning menu that increases ticket prices, and of course, provided the recipe for the time-tested Bar-B-Cutie BBQ.

Infographic: Bar-B-Cutie has been making exceptions BBQ since 1950

“We provide extensive and ongoing training to help you in every aspect of your business,” says Brett McFarland, COO of Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. “We’ve opened several Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchises in Texas, and the results have been terrific for our franchise owners — some of whom had never owned a BBQ restaurant before. All that we require from new franchisees is the drive to follow our systems, the compassion it takes to treat employees and customers well, and an undying love for BBQ.”

If you’re passionate about opening a BBQ restaurant in your area, Bar-B-Cutie is the authentic brand your community has been dreaming of. Total investment to open a new Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise ranges from $266,986 to $428,694, which is far lower than other BBQ franchise concepts due to substantially lower build-out costs and low ongoing overhead. The Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse model is designed for a quicker ramp-up time, which allows owners the potential for a quick return on their investment.

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