Monday, July 02, 2007
A 57-year-old Nashville chain called Bar-B-Cutie has been running anonymous classified ads seeking franchisees in the Bluegrass.
Greg George, director of franchise development, says Lexington will get its first Bar-B-Cutie in 90 to 120 days. Several locations are being considered. Potential franchisees in Winchester and Mount Sterling are also discussing deals.
Most are professionals who are "tired of the grind and want to be on their own," he said.
Bar-B-Cutie's symbol is a cartoon cowgirl with long, blond hair and red short-shorts. "Get your booty to Bar-B-Cutie!" is the company's slogan.
The menu includes "hickory pit BBQ, baby back ribs, chicken, turkey, ham, roast beef, 18 sides and a host of Southern lunch and dinner menu items."
The concept is fast casual, George said. The average visit lasts 20 to 25 minutes. "People like quick," he adds.
He didn't mention cheap. People like that, too.
This story is from Kentucky.com
And now...more Bar-B-Cutie News
Barbecue Restaurant Franchise, Bar-B-Cutie® Bursts Into Summer With Biggest Opening Yet
Hays, KS (June, 2007) –
Record breaking sales make the Hays, KS store the biggest franchise store opening in Bar-B-Cutie® history! Anticipation has grown over time ever since an interstate billboard near Hays, KS first featured the Nashville, TN based Bar-B-Cutie® logo with the words "COMING SOON."
"Residents of Hays have been anxiously awaiting Bar-B-Cutie's home cooked veggies, hickory smoked bar-b-que, and mouthwatering baby back ribs for some time now," states Christie McFarland, Bar-B-Cutie® Franchise Systems Director of Marketing, "I have responded to many emails regarding the Hays' store opening."
Janna and Jeff Pinney, who own and operate the Hays Bar-B-Cutie®, have been blown away by the overwhelming response their community has had since they opened their doors last Wednesday. "Each day has gotten busier", says Brett McFarland, BFS COO, "This community is amazing!
The people seem to be ecstatic about Bar-B-Cutie®. The enthusiasm here is unbelievable!"Bar-B-Cutie recently released a new franchise opportunity video. The company's 3-4 minute information Bar-B-Cutie's® video has been placed on their new corporate website. The video has also been uploaded to You Tube and the popular My Space.com. "Over the 57 years Bar-B-Cutie® has been in existence, marketing strategies have immensely evolved. Since we began franchising, we have used technology marketing as one of our primary overall growth strategies," states Brett McFarland, company COO.
Bar-B-Cutie® is a 57 year old fast casual barbecue concept that is famous for hickory pit BBQ, baby back ribs, chicken, turkey, ham, roast beef, 18 sides and a host of Southern lunch and dinner menu items. Bar-B-Cutie® is growing their Brand thru national franchising. The fast casual model offers: dine-in, take out, drive thru and catering. The company has new stores opening in North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Delaware.
Bar-B-Cutie® is a 57 year old fast casual barbecue restaurant and catering company that is expanding thru franchising in the United States. The company is currently one of America's fastest growing BBQ concepts.
This story is from Area Developer