Bombers BBQ

The Bombers BBQ franchise was founded in 2013 by Chris Cole. BBQ and smoked meat have always been his passion. The BBQ franchise's menu includes appetizers, smoked and friend wings, ribs, sandwiches, and more. Bombers BBQ stands out from other brands by only using real hardwood, no pellets, chips, or liquid smoke. The brand cooks low and slow with some of meats cooking for up to 16 hours. The ideal franchise owner is passionate about customer service and offering a great product. Since you'll be be provided with great support and training, you don't need prior business experience to run the business successfully. 

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Bombers BBQ Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


One of the most American things is BBQ. An emerging BBQ brand to consider is Bombers BBQ. The brand was founded in 2013 and began offering franchise opportunities in 2020. Founder Chris Cole who grew up with BBQ and smoked meats as a passion. David, his father, grew up in North Carolina, declared the "Pig pickin' capital of the world" in 1972, and on visits to see family they would often enjoy a great plate of bbq. When deciding to open a restaurant, it was important for Cole to offer something new to the region that residents could not get anywhere else. Few bbq restaurants outside of the south truly take the time to cook with real hardwood, low and slow, and to stand by the never serve day old BBQ principle. This would be a core principle at the conception of Bombers BBQ, which still continues to this day.
The ideal franchisee is passionate about customer service and offering a great product. Since you'll be provided with support and training, you don't need extensive restaurant experience in order to succeed. In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that details everything you need to know to successfully run the franchise business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, food prep, and more. The program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. Grand opening and social media assistance are provided. Support and training are ongoing. The initial investment ranges between $686,500 - $1,029,500, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $35,000.  


Company Details

Headquarters: Munster, IN 46321
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Founded: 2013
First franchise: 2020
Absentee: Yes
Exclusive territory: No
Home-based/mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Bombers BBQ

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that details everything you need to know to successfully run the franchise business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, food prep, and more. The program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. Grand opening and social media assistance are provided. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bombers BBQ Franchise.

What does a Bombers BBQ Franchise Cost?

Bombers BBQ franchise fees for 2024:

Royality: 5%
Cash Requirement: $400,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Initial Investment: $686,500 - $1,029,500

Is Bombers BBQ a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Bombers BBQ 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 Bombers BBQ a Home Based franchise?

No. Bombers BBQ is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bombers BBQ Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Bombers BBQ Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Bombers BBQ franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Bombers BBQ Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bombers BBQ franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bombers BBQ Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bombers BBQ franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bombers BBQ's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Food & Restaurants

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Cash Required

More than $250,000

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Bombers BBQ Franchises for Sale

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