Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse

The Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise is one of the nation's oldest and most iconic BBQ brands. It was founded in 1950 and began franchising in 2003. Since then, the brand has expanded across the U.S. The franchise has changed to keep up with the times, and the brand's new model is a culmination of its more than 70 years of industry experience. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because entrepreneurs will have multiple streams of revenue, including catering, alcohol sales, drive-thru, curbside and more. Additionally, the brand's low-labor model allows franchise owners to focus more on providing exceptional customer service and growing sales instead of on labor.  

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Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


A food concept that has been popular in the U.S. for decades is BBQ. Annually, Americans spend $2.9 billion at BBQ restaurants. If you are looking to get your piece of this booming industry, look no further than the Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise. The brand is one of the most iconic and long-standing names in BBQ for more than 70 years. Founded in 1950 and franchising since 2003, the brand has expanded to many locations across the country. While the brand is known for its longevity, that doesn't mean that it hasn't kept up with the times.  Using the culmination of its franchising prowess, the brand has created a new model to make the business even more efficient for franchisees. Prospective candidates will find this to be an attractive franchise opportunity because they will have multiple streams of revenue, including catering, alcohol sales, drive-thru, curbside and more. Addiotnally, the brand's low-labor model allows franchise owners to focus more on providing exceptional customer service growing sales instead of on labor.  
The franchise will also provide you with support and training. This will include a comprehensive training program that consists of hundreds worth of on-the-job instruction. You will also be provided with site selection assistance, marketing tools, and ongoing assistance that lasts long after your locations grand opening. Franchise owners can expect to have an initial investment that ranges between $663,649 - $2,080,491 and initial franchise fee of $35,000. Veterans are also incentivized to invest in the franchise by discounting the initial franchise fee by 20 percent. The brand understands that veterans and franchising goes hand-in-hand.    

Company Details

Founded: 1950
First Franchise: 2003
Canada: No 
International: No
Exclusive territory: No  
Home-based: No
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect an initial training program that consists of hundreds of hours worth of on-the-job instruction. You can also expect marketing and adverting tools, site selection assistance, and ongoing assistance that lasts long after your location's grand opening. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise.

What does a Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise Cost?

Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise fees for 2024:

Third-Party Financing Options: Yes
Veterans Incentive: Yes
Initial Investment: $663,649 - $2,080,491
Royalty Fee: 5%
Cash Requirement: $200,000 - $460,000
Net Worth Requirement: $750,000 - $2,500,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000

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

No. Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse a Home Based franchise?

No. Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

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

Is Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Looking for International franchisees?

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

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchises for sale. We may have Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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