Black Rock Bar & Grill

The Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise is a unique restaurant experience that focuses on a love of food, family recipes, and hot volcanic rock. The brand was founded in 2010 by Lonny Morganroth in Hartland, Mich. They just had a love of their idea for the business and had no prior restaurant experience. Black Rock's menu includes appetizers, salads, burgers, seafood and more. Unlike other steakhouses, customers grill their own steak at Black Rock Grill. This reduces labor costs and waste, decreases services times and increases the simplicity of the business model. Craft beers on tap, signature cocktails, and wines increase margins for franchisees.  

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Black Rock Bar & Grill Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


A unique franchise opportunity that is based on a love rocks, family, and food is Black Rock Bar & Grill. What makes the restaurant franchise different from others is the fact that customers do their own grilling when they order steak. In addition to steaks, the brand's menu includes salads, seafood, appetizers, and more. The brand was founded in 2010 by Lonny Morganroth in Hartland, Mich. Like many before them, they didn't have prior restaurant or business experience before opening the restaurant. Since it began offering franchises in 2014, the brand has grown to more than a dozen locations across Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Maryland. In terms of accolades, the franchise was voted the number one steakhouse in Michigan for three consecutive years as well as “America’s Next Top Restaurant Franchise” in 2013. The franchise is looking for quality franchise partners to grow the brand nationally. The ideal franchisee has good credit, solid business experience, knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located, and a strong passion for customer service.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that occurs approximately 60 days prior to your restaurant opening. During this time, your management staff will know how to properly run the restaurant. When your restaurant opens, the franchisor also provides a training team to assist you at your location to help train your staff and to assist during your first week of business. The support and training are ongoing. A franchise business advisor who works with you. The initial investment ranges between $1,519,940 - $2,957,625.

Company Details

Headquarters: Wixom, MI 
Founded: 2010
First franchise: 2014
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Black Rock Bar & Grill

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that occurs approximately 60 days prior to your restaurant opening. During this time, your management staff will know how to properly run the restaurant. When your restaurant opens, the franchisor also provides a training team to assist you at your location to help train your staff and to assist during your first week of business. The support and training are ongoing. A franchise business advisor who works with you.


2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Black Rock Bar & Grill Franchise.

What does a Black Rock Bar & Grill Franchise Cost?

Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $1,519,940 - $2,957,625
Cash Requirement: $300,000
Royalty Fee: 4%
Net Worth Requirement: $3,000,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000

Is Black Rock Bar & Grill a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Black Rock Bar & Grill 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 Black Rock Bar & Grill a Home Based franchise?

No. Black Rock Bar & Grill is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Black Rock Bar & Grill Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Black Rock Bar & Grill Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Black Rock Bar & Grill Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Black Rock Bar & Grill Looking for International franchisees?

No. Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Black Rock Bar & Grill'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


Black Rock Bar & Grill Franchises for Sale

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