Why the Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise Menu is Revolutionary

Iconic barbecue franchise brings the regional BBQ cuisines together on one beloved menu

There’s been a debate raging ever since BBQ made its way across America — what region serves up the best BBQ? Is it brisket in Texas? Pulled pork in Tennessee? Chicken in Kansas City? Whatever your personal favorite (and if you’re a BBQ lover, you have an opinion), Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise is revolutionizing the industry by offering all regional dishes on one beloved menu.A photograph of a smiling couple eating fried pickles

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is the result of a 65-year success story in the restaurant business. The family at the helm of the iconic BBQ franchise truly believes in the nation’s favorite dish, which 95% of Americans crave, according to QSR Magazine, which also adds that one-third of Americans say that eat BBQ or food flavored with BBQ sauce on a weekly basis. For a food so overwhelmingly savored and fiercely debated, it is amazing that there are only about 2,000 BBQ restaurants in the U.S.

“We wanted to bring the regional BBQ dishes together under one menu,” says Ronnie McFarland, CEO of Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. “Not only does this satisfy everyone’s taste buds, but we’re also experts in the art of BBQ. After 65 years of running a BBQ franchise, you get to be pretty good at smoking all kinds of meat, and I believe that our BBQ is the best in the world. Well, it’s not a belief, it is the best in the world!

The menu is something that BBQ fans have been dreaming about: six types of smoked meat, including brisket, pork, chicken, ribs and sausage, which the pit master then painstakingly roasts for long hours in large, wood-burning smokers. This is why when our BBQ is served, it melts in the mouth of our customers. It gives them that taste that they won’t have again until they come back to see us.

“BBQ as it is meant to be done is something most folks can’t do at home,” says Brett McFarland, COO of Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. “The pit masters are artisans, and they train for long periods of time to perfect their art. This is why when we open a new Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse, the community rushes in to become regulars. There just aren’t enough BBQ joints to meet the demand, and there are so few that actually get BBQ right. It’s an art form, but it’s something that we understand through and through.”

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse doesn’t offer combo meals; customers can choose what they want a la carte, which greatly increases the average ticket while encouraging our customers to taste more of our menu. Bar-B-Cutie is one of the only BBQ franchise systems that also offers a range of items from our fryer, including pickles, okra, fresh-cut fries, corn nuggets and other savory offerings. Of course, we also offer Southern comfort food favorites such as potato salad, real-cream corn, coleslaw and more.

“The business is remarkably easy to run,” Ronnie says. “We help you hire your pit master, and we train you extensively as to how to prepare and serve all of the items on our menu. Because the business is designed to keep overhead low, we’ve fine-tuned our kitchen to keep labor costs down, which helps to increase your revenues. If your dream has always been to open a BBQ restaurant, Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is your ticket to turning that dream into a reality and making a great life for yourself and your family.”

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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