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Back Yard Burgers

Back Yard Burgers Franchise

Back Yard Burgers is a publicly owned American fast food chain. Back Yard Burgers differentiates itself from other fast food companies by making their hamburgers with 100% Black Angus Beef. Furthermore, customers can opt for salad, baked potatoes, or chili instead of French fries. If straight up beef burgers are not a customer’s favorite, they can always try the turkey burgers, chicken sandwiches, or garden burgers as an alternative. Diners can then finish off their meal with a tasty dessert – either a milkshake or root beer float, or even a fresh-baked cobbler featuring a berry of their choice.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$595,000 - $1,970,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Though Back Yard Burgers is most eager to establish new franchises in Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock, Florida, Charlotte, Kansas City, and Atlanta, the company states it is also happy to put restaurants almost anywhere a franchisee would be interested in running them. Absentee ownership is not permitted, and 60% of owners have control of more than one Back Yard Burgers restaurant.

Back Yard Burgers Franchise Opportunities - History

The first Back Yard Burgers location popped up in Cleveland, Mississippi in 1987, run by Lattimore Michael a grocery store owner. Since then, Back Yard Burgers began to franchise and now has nearly 200 restaurants in 20 states, primarily located in the South and Midwest.

Back Yard Burgers Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Back Yard Burgers

Franchise Income

Potential franchisees should have a net worth that exceeds one million dollars, with at least half of that readily available in liquid assets. The franchise fee is $25,000 and the total initial investment can cost from one to two million dollars. Franchisees must pay a 4% royalty fee to Back Yard Burgers on all sales.

Back Yard Burgers Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Although most Back Yard Burgers started as drive-through only locations, most have since added amenities so that patrons can dine at the restaurant, as well. In certain regions, Back Yard Burgers even caters customers’ events provided an order is placed in advance.


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