What Are Our Business Models?

Our iconic Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise has several business models and several revenue streams to help franchisees find success

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse helps our franchise owners carefully select the perfect location, but unlike other QSR concepts or fast-casual chains, the iconic BBQ franchise has far more wiggle room in terms of where our franchise owners will be successful.

Bar-B-Cutie works hard to keep costs of entry lower than many other BBQ concepts and QSR brands.  One way we do that is by looking at existing buildings that can be converted to a Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse.

“We work with a network of real estate professionals to help you find the ideal location,” says Brett McFarland, Chief Operating Officer with Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse. “With our drive-thru being as much as 35% of overall business, we will only approve locations with an easily accessible drive-thru.  Members of our team will work closely with you to guide you throughout the entire process of site selection, build out and grand opening. We’re with you from day one.”

Bar-B-Cutie works in a wide variety of locations:

  • End-cap locations in shopping or retail centers
  • Stand-alone buildings
  • Urban settings

“We look at the demographics of both population and the surrounding businesses to determine which location is best for which environment,” Brett says. “We try to ensure that each new location is poised to become a powerful community icon that future generations will be able to enjoy.”

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.

a smiling group of people at a Bar-B-Cutie kitchen holding a chicken leg and wing giving it a thumb's up

Another option we offer is constructing 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

Who are we looking for?

Running a successful BBQ restaurant requires a lot of passion, hard work, the desire to provide exceptional customer service and a commitment to the community at large. While we do not require previous restaurant ownership experience, we do prefer a background in restaurant management.

“If you get out of bed every morning and you love what you’re doing, you’re going to be good at it,” says Ronnie McFarland, CEO of Bar-B-Cutie. “We want people to join us who are as passionate about BBQ as we are. I’m proud that we’ve been able to do well enough to give other folks the opportunity to live the American dream as we’ve lived it. It’s something that we love doing, and to be able to share that with someone else through a franchise model is exciting. We want to keep growing but we want to grow in a good way. After all these years, I still love this business, and I’m excited to meet new people who share that same passion.”

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