Bar-B-Clean offers barbecue cleaning, service, parts and repairs, as well as new grill sales. Our mission is to promote a healthy, family-oriented lifestyle to our clients while pioneering and leading the untapped barbecue cleaning industry.

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Bar-B-Clean Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Top 5 Selling Points
1. Niche Market - very limited number of organized competitors

2. Low investment and overhead - home based and no need for a specific truck or van. The equipment set is inexpensive and fits in any trunk.

3. Proprietary Product - Our stainless-steel polish brings credibility and brand awareness.

4. Very fast turn times to begin your business as well as recover the initial investment

5. Our relationships with grill manufacturers and distributors as well as parts manufacturers and distributors gives our franchisees another stream of income directly related to our core offering.

Competitive Advantages
Developed a proprietary steam cleaning system

A green cleaning option not available over the counter, no harmful chemicals. Safe to use the grill immediately after cleaning.

Our relationships with grill manufacturers and parts distributors allow us to purchase parts and new grills at a deep discount

One-stop-shop for all of customers barbecue needs

Simple / turnkey business

Franchisees optionally can offer fireplace cleaning service for seasonal customers.

We offer a service our customers want, but don't want to do themselves.

Great add-on opportunity for existing home-service business owners - they are already in or at the home

Company Details

Established: 2012
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Units: 60
Company Owned Units: 1
Registration States: Registered in CA, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, RI, SD, VA  & WI
Pending Registration in HI, MN, NY, ND & WA

Canada/International Franchises: No

B2B & B2C


Semi-Absentee/Executive Model

Average Number of Employees: 2-4, can start with less

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Support and Training Offered By Bar-B-Clean

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
Training consists of a 2-day meeting. The first half of the first day is at our home office going over our 100+ page operations manual. Everything from starting their business, growing their business and being efficient in their business. Of course, training in marketing strategies, sales, sales pitch, technology, parts and new grills, etc. The second half of the first day and the second day, we go out into the field with our operations manager and we train them on the technical side of the business. We will take apart 3 grills, show them the configurations and how we go about repairing the individual parts inside the grills. We will also go over the entire cleaning process. We will give the new franchisees an opportunity to see the cleaning process, take part in the cleaning process, then teach the cleaning process.

On-Going Support

  • Business coaching where we meet once a month to go over a goal planning exercise, then review monthly numbers and discuss what is needed to stay on course to reaching those goals.
  • Management of relationships with parts distributors and grill manufacturers.
  • Proprietary CRM that handles customer info, scheduling, royalties, etc.
  • Operations manager to help all franchisees and techs with issues they face in the field.
  • Yearly franchise conference in January where the franchisees all come together to create plans for the upcoming year and share ideas that are working and not working in their individual areas.
  • Regular virtual meetings with all franchisees.

Marketing Strategies Due to the fact that there are very few competitors, we need to do more advertising than marketing. We use a 3-pronged attack to get people to know our service even exists:

  • We strive to be in mailboxes year-round using home improvement magazines, targeted direct mail postcards, etc.
  • We use digital marketing including SEO, search engine marketing, and social media marketing to attract customers.
  • Network with other professionals, service professionals, management companies, etc.
Our proprietary CRM sends out automated reminder emails to previous customers to get repeat business.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bar-B-Clean Franchise.

What does a Bar-B-Clean Franchise Cost?

Bar-B-Clean franchise fees for 2024:

Item 7 Investment: $78,200 - $99,120
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000 / Minimum Liquidity: $100,000
Franchise Fee: 1 Unit - $49,500 / 2 Units - $91,500 / 3 Units: $129,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes - see summary below
Veteran Discount: Yes - 10% off first territory franchise fee

Item 19 Earnings Claims

$139,930 Affiliate Owned Location Adjusted Earnings (35% margin) 

Franchise Locations Average Gross Revenue: $415,708

Is Bar-B-Clean a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Bar-B-Clean is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Bar-B-Clean a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Bar-B-Clean is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bar-B-Clean Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bar-B-Clean franchisees make. Bar-B-Clean offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Bar-B-Clean a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Bar-B-Clean is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Bar-B-Clean Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bar-B-Clean franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Bar-B-Clean Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Bar-B-Clean franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bar-B-Clean Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bar-B-Clean franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bar-B-Clean Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bar-B-Clean franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bar-B-Clean's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Home Services, Miscellaneous & Unique, Repair & Restoration, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Bar-B-Clean Franchises for Sale

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