Garland, Texas –October 31, 2011 -- Barbeques Galore, the leading retailer of premium grilling and outdoor products since 1980, partners with VetFran, a program aimed at helping veterans realize their dream of becoming a business owner. This new alliance will encourage franchise ownership amongst military veterans by offering them an exclusive discount (up to 25%) on the Barbeques Galore franchise fee.
“We are excited about collaborating with VetFran and having the opportunity to support men and women who have served this country,” said Ben Amante, vice president of franchising for Barbeques Galore. Our company already employs several U.S. veterans, including myself, the COO and the director of franchising. We look forward to expanding this community within the Barbeques Galore family.”
Barbeques Galore retail stores are more comprehensive than a barbecue aisle or section typically found at a home improvement retailer. Stores offer a wide variety of outdoor and grilling products, from fully customized outdoor kitchens to portable grills, sauces, rubs and accessories.
Barbeques Galore manufactures proprietary products, including their signature Turbo grills as well as the innovative lines featuring Crossray© and Integrill© technology. In addition to being a manufacturer, Barbeques Galore has relationships with other key vendors and brands sold in stores, resulting in economies of scale and increased value for franchisees.
For additional information on franchising, interested parties can visit www.bbqgalore.com/franchise.
Barbeques Galore has offered the highest quality grilling and outdoor products to enthusiasts since 1980. Stores in California, Arizona and Texas carry a wide variety of accessories and gourmet products and are staffed with trained experts in all areas of outdoor cooking and entertaining. The company designs and manufactures innovative products such as the Crossray© infrared grilling systems along with its signature line of Turbo grills. Barbeques Galore also specializes in custom outdoor kitchen design and carries complete product lines from trusted brands like Weber, Lynx and Big Green Egg.
To honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military, the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” was developed to help them transition to civilian life. The idea of the late Don Dwyer Sr., founder of The Dwyer Group, VetFran is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies that is designed to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans. To date, nearly 400 franchise companies participate in the program.