Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise FAQs

Answers to common questions about the iconic franchise opportunity

How much does a Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise cost?

The total investment estimate to begin operations on a new franchise location with Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse ranges between $663,649 – $2,080,491. The franchise fee for your first franchise with Bar-B-Cutie is $35,000.  

For a more detailed look at cost and investment information, please visit the Initial Investments and Startup Costs page.

Why is Bar-B-Cutie a great fit for veterans?

Veterans are uniquely qualified to franchise with Bar-B-Cutie, as they have a proven ability to follow systems, procedures and processes necessary to make any venture successful. Because our business model is easy to run and easy to scale, requiring only a background in managing people, Bar-B-Cutie is a perfect fit for honorably discharged veterans who aspire to turn their dreams of entrepreneurship into reality. Honorably discharged veterans are eligible to receive 20% off of their first franchise fee.

What are the financial requirements for franchising with Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse?

To franchise with Bar-B-Cutie, you will need to have the required minimum liquid capital of $200,000 to open your own new business.

Will you help me secure financing?

We do not offer direct financing. However, we work with a number of third-party financial institutions that may be able to help you with financing.

Is there a continuing royalty fee?

Yes. The continuing royalty fee is 5% plus 2% to a national marketing fund.

What experience do I need?

We recommend that you have a proven track record of leadership experience, are confident in your ability to manage people, an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to follow our proven business model as you bring the iconic Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse to your community.

How does Bar-B-Cutie make their BBQ?

We make our barbecue the old fashioned way — by slow roasting meat for an incredibly long time. Bar-B-Cutie uses its own proprietary sauces and seasonings to make our food extra delicious and unique to us.

I’ve never built a store before. How does this work?

Our management team will guide you through all phases of the site selection, construction, training, grand opening and ongoing processes for marketing and operations.

How large of a space do I need for a Bar-B-Cutie restaurant?

Bar-B-Cutie is designed to have a flexible footprint, which makes the process to secure the perfect location for your franchise easier, shortens your build-out time and gets your business up and running quicker. Typically, we look for existing restaurants to convert, which makes the process of opening a new location that much easier and more affordable. 

Another option we offer is construction of a new building from the ground up, which allows us to be strategic in every aspect of the architecture including:

  • Kitchen engineered to maximize efficiency in labor and equipment layout
  • Drive-thru lane customized to give customers easy in and out access
  • Interior and exterior that showcase local products and ingredient transparency
  • Draft beers along with our house margarita

How many employees do I need?

A typical Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse will require a maximum of 20 people, including all full-time and part-time workers. Through our hands-on pit master training course, your pit master will learn and leave with the knowledge and know-how to smoke any of our meats your customers crave.

Do you offer training and support?

Bar-B-Cutie has developed an intensive training platform that includes how to manage every aspect of your business, including the most important part: how to correctly serve our BBQ to your customers. We also train you on how to manage customer relationships and effectively market your business in your community including your social media platforms. We provide continual reviews to help you meet financial and performance goals, including the development of a business plan before you open your doors.

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