‘Meet Me at the River,’ says the slogan of Sweet River Grill & Bar, a California restaurant brand serving a variety of dishes, including charbroiled steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, specialty salads, sandwiches and Mexican selections. Sweet River Grill & Bar offers a full selection of beers, wine and spirits, as well as menu choices for everyone in the family: French dip and grilled ahi tuna sandwiches; chimichangas, fajitas and giant burritos; bacon & cheese burgers and garden burgers; hot fudge, brownie or the over-the-top Sweet River ice cream pie for dessert! With the Sweet River menu, you can’t go wrong.
Full Franchise Information
All Sweet River Grill & Bar franchises are independently owned and operated.
Sweet River Grill & Bar Franchise Opportunities – History
Sweet River Grill & Bar was founded in 1983 by Jim and Celeste Souza, with the first restaurant opening at the Merced Mall, Merced, California. The popular Merced restaurant is still going strong today, and is owned and operated by the niece of the company founders. With the success of the first Sweet River, the Souzas’ landlord, Hugh Codding, decided to open a second Sweet River location, in Santa Rosa, California. His restaurant exceeded expectations. Since it first opened, Sweet River Grill & Bar has expanded with locations in Modesto, Turlock, Clovis and Santa Rosa, Pleasanton, Eureka and Springfield, California. Sweet River Grill & Bar is headquartered in Modesto, California.
Sweet River Grill & Bar Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Sweet River Grill & Bar Franchise Income
The franchise fee for Sweet River Grill & Bar is $2,000. The total estimated investment ranges from $348,000 to $851,000. Sweet River Grill & Bar reported sales of $1.4 million in 2010.
Sweet River Grill & Bar Business Opportunities: Other Information
All Sweet River Grill & Bar restaurants are owned by former managers of Sweet River restaurants, and the company intends to maintain that formula for future franchises.