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Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse

Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse Franchise

Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse is an iconic family-owned BBQ franchise, with over 65 years of experience in the BBQ restaurant business. Since our founding in 1950, Bar-B-Cutie has served up world-class authentic BBQ to millions of customers in the American South.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$750,000 - $2,500,000
$663,649 - $2,080,491
Franchise fee
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • One of the nation's most iconic BBQ franchise systmes, with five distinct revenue streams - dine in, take out, catering, Alcohol sales, and drive-through
  • Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse model is the result of over 65 years of BBQ industry experience
  • Easy to run and easy to scale, with a focus on authentic BBQ.

How does it make money?

  • Bar-B-Cutie sells the authentic BBQ experience the way customers want and deserve
  • By being the first brand to specialize and sell four meat options directly from the smoker - brisket, pork, chicken, and turkey
  • Revenue generated from traditional retaurant dining options such as dine in, take out, catering, etc.

Who is it for?

  • Someone with strong managerial experience
  • Entrepreneurs with a sufficient budget; you'll need access to at least $100,000.
  • People who are passionate about BBQ and feel a commitment to the community at large

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • With lots of support, oversee the business of running and marketing your restaurant
  • Hire employees who a strong work ethic and passion for BBQ



About Us

Bar-B-Cutie is one of the nation’s most iconic BBQ franchise systems. Since its founding in 1950, the family-owned Bar-B-Cutie franchise continues to thrive after decades in the BBQ restaurant business. As the demand for new BBQ restaurants continues to skyrocket due to the increasing popularity of the traditionally southern cuisine (evidenced by the fact that sales at BBQ restaurants generate $2.9 billion annually*), Bar-B-Cutie is the only brand with the proven track record of success to fully capitalize on the American BBQ boom.


Bar-B-Cutie franchisees have access to multiple revenue streams

The new Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse model provides franchise owners with the ability to capitalize on multiple revenue streams including:

  • Dine-in
  • Take-out
  • Catering
  • Alcohol sales
  • Drive-thru

The new low-labor model allows franchise owners to focus on growing sales in the different segments of the business and providing exceptional customer service that will make your customers as passionate about Bar-B-Cutie as you are!

Training & Support

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is committed to helping new and established franchise owners succeed

The BBQ business requires a lot of passion, effort and hard work to be successful. The McFarlands, owners of the Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise, are experts in not only the BBQ business, but they are also living proof that hard work and passion pay off. After more than 65 years in operation, Bar-B-Cutie has grown to multiple locations in the American South, and the new smokehouse concept is poised to be the first name brand BBQ franchise in the nation.

This is how we do it:

  • Site selection: Bar-B-Cutie will help you find the perfect location for your new restaurant, utilizing real estate professionals and key demographic information to determine if a restaurant has the potential to be successful over the long-term. In addition, we help you navigate the complicated letter of intent negotiations with your landlord, while we do recommend having an independent counsel assist you with lease negotiation.
  • Build out: Bar-B-Cutie has an extremely user friendly and simple layout, which can be molded to suit almost any location. We do work with a preferred national architect who will seek bids from multiple contractors and help you oversee construction to ensure your business will be ready to open on time.
  • Training: New franchise owners will be sent for 42 days of training at a Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse location, where we will teach everything you need to know about your business. We will work with you to coordinate your training schedule while your location is being built.
  • Grand opening: Members of the Bar-B-Cutie team will be on hand during the initial opening of your new business to help ensure a successfully strong grand opening.
  • Ongoing training: Bar-B-Cutie is accessible to our franchise owners at any time no matter what. We will provide ongoing assistance with operations and marketing to ensure that your new business continues to grow.



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