June 24, 2010 // Franchising.com // (Cary, NC) – Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) has announced its intentions to award new franchise agreements to qualified applicants who possess an appreciation for the restaurant brand's culture, a taste for the established North Carolina bar-b-q flavor, and genuine gratitude for the opportunity to serve the brand's ever-growing customer base.
With over 30 existing locations in North Carolina, Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® plans to expand its market share by selling franchises in North Carolina , as well as, outside of the state under the brand name SCNB CHICKEN 'N BAR-B-Q®. While the name may appear slightly different; the culture, food, atmosphere, and philosophies will remain the same.
"We are excited about the potential growth in and beyond the North Carolina borders," says Walter Voight, Director of Franchising for the restaurant brand, "A crucial step in this growth is finding qualified applicants who share our entrepreneurial spirit," he added.
Margaret Moore, the brand's assistant director of Franchising noted, "This is an exciting time for Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q®, SCNB Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q®, and our customers. Not a week goes by that we don't hear from our fans, outside of our currently supported markets, on facebook, twitter, and other channels about bringing our restaurants closer to them! We are looking forward to serving customers in these new areas!"
Transparently disclosed on the informational website Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® will require that any potential franchisee possess relevant business or restaurant experience and that the daily operator of the restaurant must maintain at least a ten percent ownership in the business. Franchisees must also have a strong commitment to customer service, quality, cleanliness, and community involvement.
Additionally disclosed on the website are other qualifying areas of franchise establishment, including financial estimates (specifically, initial investments, franchise fees, royalties, and marketing contributions), trade area, and frequently asked questions regarding assistance and operational training.
Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® / SCNB Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® has a 40-year history serving the finest fried chicken and Eastern-North-Carolina-style bar-b-q, made fresh daily from family recipes and served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q® has over 30 locations in North Carolina as well as an online store where BBQ can be ordered and shipped anywhere in the United States.