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Barbeque Franchise Opportunity Guide

If you love to barbeque and slow smoke meats and would like to be your own boss, a barbecue franchise can offer you the perfect opportunity to do what you love and make a great living at the same time.

A barbecue franchise can provide a good business opportunity for people in many parts of the country. Whether it's pork, beef, or ribs, smothered in sweet sauces or vinegary mustard sauces, you can discover all you need to know about barbecue franchise business opportunities by checking out the resources at Franchising.com.

The information available through Franchising.com will help you identify potential barbecue franchises that are of interest to you, in addition to providing valuable franchise buyer advice. Find out what it would take to qualify and even begin the application process to owning a franchise.

Franchising.com always offers the latest food franchise industry new, can connect you to the websites that you are looking for, and provides extensive lists of franchises for sale. Discover more about your potential future with a barbecue franchise by searching below.

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Franchise Businesses

  • Bandana's Bar-B-Q
    Bandana's- Bar-B-Q is Southern Style BBQ - seasoned with a "dry rub" and cooked sauceless, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse®
    Bar-B-Cutie® is famous for its seriously smoked meats, as well as a host of Southern sides and homemade desserts.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1950
  • BBQ Holdings, Inc.
    BBQ Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBQ) is a restaurant company engaged in the ownership and operation of casual and fast dining restaurants.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2019
  • BD's Mongolian Grill
    BD's Mongolian Grill first opened in 1992 in Royal Oak, Mich, offering a fun and unique dining experience.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1992
  • Beefeater
    Beefeater combines great food and service with a wide range from our grill, ensuring there is something for everyone.
    • Location: GB
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    • Founded: 1974
  • Billy Sims BBQ
    Celebrating its 11th year, Billy Sims BBQ is a 47-unit, Tulsa-based fast casual concept serving premium BBQ smoked daily in-house with traditional sides.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1978
  • Brother Jimmy's BBQ
    Brother Jimmy's first opened its doors in New York City back in 1989. Inspired by such legendary Carolina slow-smokin' BBQ joints as Melton's in Rocky Mount, NC and Maurice Bessemer's Piggy Park in Columbia, SC.
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a small chain of seafood restaurants committed to providing a casual environment.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • BurgerFuel
    Burger Fuel Worldwide Limited is a public company registered under the Companies Act 1993 and is listed with the New Zealand Alternative Stock Exchange on the NZAX.
    • Location: AU
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    • Founded: 1995
  • Calexico
    Calexico serves fresh food that combines the flavors of Mexico with elements of Southern Barbecue. Everything is made from scratch daily, and always with the focus on freshness that is a hallmark of Californian cuisine.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2006
  • Chester’s Chicken
    Chester’s Chicken is a quick-serve restaurant (QSR) concept. Chester’s offers fried chicken in convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1952
  • Cluck-U Chicken
    Cluck-U prepares creative and tasty chicken recipes, producing a menu that is unique and diverse, with offerings to satisfy a wide range of tastes.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1985
  • Cody’s Original Roadhouse
    Cody's Original Roadhouse prides itself on serving "Just Plain Good Food"® such as BBQ ribs, fresh hand cut steaks, chicken, fresh fish, burgers, fajitas, bottomless salad bowls and more.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1994
  • Colton's Steak House & Grill
    In 1996 a group of entrepreneurs and restaurateurs put together their combined total of over sixty years of successful restaurant and real estate experience to develop a concept that later became Colton's® Steak House & Grill.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Coyote Canyon
    Coyote Canyon is a casual family-style buffet restaurant with an exciting twist.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1966
  • Cruisers Grill
    The original Cruisers opened in 1996 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. For local beachgoers who loved burgers, marinated chicken chunks, quesadillas, salads, cheddar fries, nachos and more.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Dae Gee Korean BBQ
    Founded in 2012 and franchising since 2021, Dae Gee (which means pig in Korean) is a modern full-service Korean barbeque spot progressively blending Korean food tradition with American culture.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2012
  • Famous Dave's
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises Bar B Que restaurants.
  • Glory Days Grill
    Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment.
  • Happi House
    Happi House is the original quick service California teriyaki restaurant serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1976
  • Happy's Pizza
    Happy's Pizza was established, when Co-CEO, Happy Asker, noticed the lack of solid dining options on Detroit's North East side.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1996
  • Hattie Marie's Texas Style BBQ & Cajun Kitchen
    Hattie Marie's Texas Style BBQ & Cajun Kitchen, which offers a wide variety of mouthwatering BBQ dishes.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2017
  • Hickory River Smokehouse
    Real Texas-style barbecue. There's nothing better, and no better place to get it than Hickory River Smokehouse.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1995
  • Holy Falafel
    Holy Falafel is a healthy upscale contemporary Middle-Eastern fusion quick service restaurants.
    • Location: CA
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    • Founded: 2011
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill
    HuHot is a national create-your-own stir fry concept offering a wide variety of meats, seafood, noodles, fresh veggies, and signature sauces to suit your tastes.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1999
  • J. Gumbo's
    At J. Gumbo's, they cook up real down-home Louisiana cookin' and serve it up in bowls as big as the bayou.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2005
  • L&L Franchise
    In addition to the fresh, culturally-commingling flavors of Hawaii, every L&L meal is infused with the warmth of aloha – the legendary spirit of welcome that makes every guest feel at home.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1976
  • Le Biftheque, Inc
    The first Le Bifthèque was, and still is, an enormous success, with great value and great beef combining to create a clientele loyalty most restaurants can only dream of.
    • Location: CA
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    • Founded: 1981
  • Maui Tacos
    Famous for its fresh Maui-Mex chef-driven menu featuring fish tacos, burritos, and salads as well as traditional and vegetarian favorites.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1993
  • Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
    Mighty Quinn's is the first authentic barbeque experience in a fast-casual setting. Defining Urban BBQ, its barbeque is the merging of two great barbeque traditions: Texas and the Carolinas.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2011
  • Outback Steakhouse
    Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1987
  • Pollo Tropical
    Pollo Tropical® is a quick-service restaurant concept known for its fresh chicken, marinated for 24 hours in a proprietary blend of citrus juices and spices.
  • Quaker Steak & Lube®
    Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded across the United States.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1974
  • Red Hot & Blue
    Red Hot & Blue is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbeque, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1988
  • RibCrib
    RibCrib is dedicated to slow smoking meats the old-fashioned way and serving them simply with a steadfast commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1992
  • Shane's Rib Shack
    Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides to complement each plate.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2002
  • Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-B-Q
    Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q has a 40-year history in serving the finest fried chicken and Eastern North Carolina-style BBQ.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1964
  • Sonny’s BBQ
    For over 50 years, local pitmasters at Sonny's BBQ have served barbecue slathered in Southern Hospitality to barbecue enthusiasts and families.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1968
  • Soulman's Bar-B-Que
    For more than 40 years, Soulman's Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please bar-b-que lovers…Texans!
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1974
  • Squealers Barbeque
    Squealers Award Winning Barbeque takes great pride in offering the best southern-style, award winning bar-b-que around.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2001
  • sSs BBQ
    SSS BBQ Barns is the first and only steakhouse to ever win the National Restaurant and Catering awards for Best Themed Restaurant in Australia two years running, a major feat in its own right.
    • Location: AU
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    • Founded: 1993
  • St. Louis Franchise Limited
    St. Louis Bar and Grill differentiates itself in the market niche between fast food and casual dining.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1992
  • Texas Roadhouse
    Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining concept that first opened in 1993 and today has grown to over 580 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and ten foreign countries.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1993
  • This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q
    Established in 1983, This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q specializes in delicious, authentic, southern, home-style cuisine.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1976
  • Tony Roma's
    Tony Roma's Baby Back Ribs are the star of the party, lathered with a special BBQ sauce infused with tequila, created by Tony Roma's Chef Bob Gallagher just for this special occasion.
  • Triple O's
    Triple O's guests can enjoy their signature burgers made with 100% fresh Canadian beef and Secret Triple "O" Sauce, fresh-cut Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes.
    • Location: CA
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    • Founded: 1995
  • Vaby's Mediterranean Grill
    Vaby's Mediterranean Grill is a highly successful Australian owned restaurant chain offering a unique experience in casual family dining
    • Location: AU
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    • Founded: 2001
  • VooDoo BBQ & Grill
    VooDoo serves competition-style barbecue beef, pork and chicken with unique side dishes, plus salads and sandwiches, in a clean, colorful fast-casual environment.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2002
  • Western Sizzlin Corporation
    Western Sizzlin serves only the finest steaks.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1962
  • Wings Over
    Wings Over serve the best wings, boneless wings, ribs, sandwiches and fries for takeout and delivery.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 2000
  • Woody's Bar-B-Q
    After opening their first Woody's Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the "bar" higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q.
    • Location: US
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    • Founded: 1980
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