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Woody's Bar-B-Q

Woody's Bar-B-Q Franchise

Woody’s Bar-B-Q sets the “Bar” high on Classic Southern Barbecue. They season and slow cook their meats for hours on end to deliver their signature fall-off-the-bone tenderness and melt-in-your-mouth smoky flavor every time. Woody’s Bar-B-Q takes pride in every item on the menu with a mission to serve their guests the freshest, highest-quality food possible while providing friendly service in a sparkling clean environment.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$350,000 - $550,000
Franchise fee
Offers Financing
Veterans Discount
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Woody's Bar-B-Q Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Woody’s Bar-B-Q is passionate about BBQ. With over 40 years of experince as a classic southern barbecue establishment, they provide franchise owners a solid business model with a small-town family feel
  • Woody’s offers an excellent franchise opportunity in the restaurant industry with low franchise fees and startup costs along with comprehensive training and support
  • With a personal approach and feel, Woody’s feels more like a family than a franchise. It’s more than just an investment, it's a place to call home

How does it make money?

  • Dine in and take out orders
  • Catering services
  • Retail product sales

Who is it for?

  • Individuals with a strong commitment to the Woody’s mission, a desire to serve others, and dedication to the community
  • Woody’s welcomes owners with or without prior restaurant experience
  • Owner-operators and semi-absentee owners

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Prior to the opening of your store, you will be required to attend and successfully complete Woody’s Bar-B-Q intensive 6-week franchise training program
  • Day-to-day operations of the restaurant including hiring and managing employees, delegating work and food prep
  • Keeping track of Key Performance Indicators and participating in community engagement


Woody's Bar-B-Q

Our food makes all the difference

About us

At Woody’s Bar-B-Q, we take the art of BBQ quite seriously. That’s why every day for nearly four decades, we’ve been slow-cooking our BBQ for hours on end to deliver that signature fall-off-the-bone tenderness and melt-in-your-mouth smoky flavor to every patron every time. We invite you to pull up a chair and enjoy service founded in Southern Hospitality paired with a menu showcasing comfort food recipes that have stood the test of time.

Why Franchise with us

As a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisee, you’ll benefit from four decades of growth of the Woody’s Bar-B-Q brand, as well as three decades of evolution of our franchise system.

  • A Circle of Support: Continuous and Unbroken Founded in 1980 as a family-owned-and-operated restaurant, we deeply understand what a tremendous step it is to invest in and open your own restaurant. That’s why we’ve done our best to simplify the process with a proven support system to help you avoid the pitfalls you might incur working independently. While Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisees own and operate their own business, you will never work alone. As a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchisee, you’ll become part of a family that truly cares for, supports, and encourages one another every step along the way
  • Real Estate Support: Woody’s Real Estate Team utilizes a sophisticated demographic modeling process to help you determine the best location for your new Woody’s Bar-B-Q restaurant. In determining the optimal site, we consider area demographics, traffic patterns, employment centers, and other vital market characteristics.
  • Restaurant Development: Immediately upon joining the Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchise family, you’ll partner with our talented restaurant development team to create your blueprint for a successful franchise. They’ll serve as mentors, helping you navigate everything from business plan development, financing assistance, and real estate to municipal approvals, construction, and – finally – your Grand Opening.
  • Franchise Training: Before the opening of your store, you will be required to attend and complete Woody’s BarB-Q intensive 6-week franchise training program. Representing more support than the industry standard, this program is designed to educate you in all aspects of restaurant operations and provide you with invaluable, proprietary tools to achieve success. Whether our franchise owners have previous training in restaurants, business, or both, they will receive exclusive hands-on training specific to understanding and fully utilizing our culture, business systems, and curriculum.
  • Marketing and Advertising Support: Given our long-standing history of success, Woody’s Bar-B-Q understands the importance of effectively marketing and advertising to create brand recognition – whether on the national stage or right there in your hometown. Because what works in one area may not work in another, the support staff at Woody’s Bar-B-Q works closely with each franchisee to offer innovative advertising and marketing tools and expertise, enabling you to stand out from the crowd, reach your target audience, and maximize your business potential.

  • Franchise Support Team: Both before and after you open, we’ll be there to mentor you continuously. Available to you for any challenge you may encounter – from restaurant operations, business growth, and development to human resource training and building customer loyalty, your Franchise Support Team will be there for you.

Ideal Candidate

~Strong Character ~Desire to Serve Others ~Willingness to Put People First ~Dedication to Community ~Vision & Entrepreneurial Spirit ~ Solid Work Ethic ~Passion for the Woody’s Brand, Our Patrons and Our Product ~ Total Commitment to Following the Woody’s Franchise System

**Contact us today to become part of The Woody's family!