Multi-Unit Deal Spreads Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse to Central Texas

Over 65 years of restaurant success distinguishes this franchise, prompting restaurant investors to set Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse growth as their focus.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June 09, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - San Antonio, Texas has been chosen as an anchor site for a future vast empire of Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse locations. In 2011, Orlie Ochoa pioneered the fast-casual dining, drive-thru and catering service concept in Texas. Bar-B-Cutie quickly emerged as a neighborhood staple and caught the attention of restaurant entrepreneurs, Morris Saide and Tomis Vidal.

Saide, an active board member of San Antonio Restaurant Association, and Vidal (Saide's business partner) have been researching restaurant concepts for some time now and have selected Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse concept to invest in. Freshly prepared, good foods like: brisket, salads, smoked potatoes and panchos; low labor model, family-friendly atmosphere, 4-revenue streams, and national buying power to keep consumer prices low are all reasons that Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse was chosen.

Saide and Vidal will develop three Smokehouse restaurants in San Antonio over the next four years with the first location slated to open spring 2016. Additional growth in cities such as McAllen, Houston, and Dallas is expected.

Last year, Bar-B-Cutie Franchise Systems partnered with an expert restaurant consultant as part of its long-term strategy to maximize its operational efficiencies. To kick off 2015, Bar-B-Cutie was named as one of the Top Barbecue Restaurants in America with an additional prize for one of America's Top Five Best Barbecue Sandwiches.

“This is an exciting time for Bar-B-Cutie as we’ve made great strides in expanding the brand beyond its core Nashville, TN market,” remarks Ronnie McFarland, CEO of BFS. “By providing our franchisees with greater support and more opportunities to grow their business, future development and brand success makes Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse one of the best franchise opportunities in the fast-casual industry,” says Brett McFarland, COO of BFS.

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About Bar-B-Cutie

Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse® is a 65 year old fast-casual barbecue restaurant and catering company that is currently growing thru U.S. franchising. Bar-B-Cutie® is famous for its hickory pit barbecue and baby back ribs, as well as a host of Southern dinners and homemade desserts. The model has four revenue streams with Dine–In, Take Out, Drive Thru and Catering. For more information visit:

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Christie McFarland
Bar-B-Cutie Franchise Systems, LLC


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