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Rib Crib Barbecue


Rib Crib Barbecue is a full-service restaurant specializing in barbecued and smoked meats, but most notable for their spare ribs, pork spare, and baby back ribs, and their signature hot sauces, in bold, mild or very spicy flavors. Rib Crib Barbecue offers a large menu crammed with delightful selections, including appetizers, fresh salads, smokin’ sandwiches, fire-grilled burgers, barbecue combos, lunch combinations, and of course, its championship ribs, its prize-winning Baby Back ribs, or St. Louis Style, in various flavors like Sweet & Sticky, Original Dry-Rubbed, Spicy Carolina and Rib Caribbean Glazed. The taste delights are practically endless at Rib Crib, and the restaurants’ rustic, old-lodge, old-West surroundings only enhance the experience.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$400,000 - $1,300,000
Franchise fee


A Rib Crib Barbecue franchise is a great business opportunity to be part of a restaurant company with a formula of great service and mouth-watering barbecue meals that keep customers coming back and keeps the franchisee making money. Rib Crib franchise models include converting former buildings and leasing in- line retail spaces. The Rib Crib plan for franchise success starts with delivering great barbecue, great food and great service every time, and franchisees are considered who are equally passionate about those cornerstones. Franchisees benefit from a seasoned corporate management team that knows how to operate the restaurants for success and will assist franchise partners every step of the way.

Rib Crib Barbecue Franchise Opportunities – History

Rib Crib Barbecue was founded in 1992 by Bret Chandler, who opened the first Rib Crib in Tulsa, Oklahoma, using a hickory wood-burning smoker in an old house. Today there are more than 50 locations in the chain, each one featuring a hickory wood-burning rotisserie smoker. The company operates locations in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Florida.

Rib Crib Barbecue Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Rib Crib Barbecue

Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Rib Crib Barbecue is $35,000. The total investment to open and operate a Rib Crib Barbecue franchise ranges from $400,000 to $1.3 million. A 4% royalty fee on gross sales is paid to the company. The average Rib Crib Barbecue restaurant brings in more than $1.37 million in revenue annually.

Rib Crib Barbecue Business Opportunities: Other Information

Rib Crib Barbecue has been listed in the Restaurant Business ‘Top 50 Growth Chains,’ and was listed as one of the best places to work byChain Leader magazine.


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