Our Mission is Clear
Make every rib righteous and keep every glass full
A Rib Crib Barbecue franchise is a great business opportunity to be part of a restaurant company with a formula of great service and mouth-watering barbecue meals that keep customers coming back and keeps the franchisee making money. Rib Crib franchise models include converting former buildings and leasing in- line retail spaces. The Rib Crib plan for franchise success starts with delivering great barbecue, great food and great service every time, and franchisees are considered who are equally passionate about those cornerstones. Franchisees benefit from a seasoned corporate management team that knows how to operate the restaurants for success and will assist franchise partners every step of the way.
Rib Crib Barbecue Franchise Opportunities – History
Rib Crib Barbecue was founded in 1992 by Bret Chandler, who opened the first Rib Crib in Tulsa, Oklahoma, using a hickory wood-burning smoker in an old house. Today there are more than 50 locations in the chain, each one featuring a hickory wood-burning rotisserie smoker. The company operates locations in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Florida.
Do I Need a Restaurant Experience?
Restaurant experience is preferred, but not required. We’re looking for franchisees that have a track record of building successful, high-performing teams.
Will I Receive Training?
The RibCrib Management Training Program smokes any other program like it. With our 10-12 week program (may be less for experienced operators), we’ve trained over 450 managers; we graduate more than 30 new managers from our program each year.
Am I Required to Purchase a Multi-Unit Area?
You are not. We are always looking for experienced multi-unit developers to help us grow the RibCrib brand, however, development is dependent on territory and market availability.
How Much Assistance Will I Get?
We will help you during site selection, construction, and training. We’ve built several RibCribs since we first opened for business in 1992 and we’ve gotten the process down to a sweet science. We also offer ongoing marketing and operations support. We’re with you every step of the way.
What Kind of Marketing Support Does RibCrib Provides?
RibCrib utilizes a fully integrated marketing campaign each year with television, digital, social, and promotional materials. This includes materials for LTOs and recurring promotions, such as RibFest.
Is There a Protected Territory?
Absolutely. We offer protected territories to our franchisees so there is a systematic and planned development approach for each franchise group. There’s room for everybody.
How Do RibCrib Franchisees Succeed?
We understand BBQ and the culture that it creates. We love our brand and we invest in it. RibCrib delivers delicious food and a great experience every time. We go out of our way to make people feel welcome. Our concept includes a strong dine-in element (lunch and dinner), carryout, catering, and online ordering. Having a variety of revenue streams helps keep your restaurant profitable, and our time-tested, slow-smoked BBQ recipes keep your customers coming back.
Cash Required $250,000