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Franchise FAQMonday March 20, 2006 11:21 PM


Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it typically take to open a Virginia Barbeque Restaurant?

            From the date the franchise agreement is signed it takes approximately 60-90 days. This time can be shortened depending on the approval of your location, securing of the lease and the ease of build out.



What is the monthly Royalty fee due to Virginia Barbeque Franchise Company?

            Virginia Barbeque’s monthly royalty fee is 6% of net sales. (Net sales are the total receipts from all sales at the restaurant and catering but do not include sales taxes or equivalent taxes.



What is the initial franchise fee? Is there an advertising fee?

            Virginia Barbeque’s initial franchise fee is $15,000 currently. We believe in keeping it easy on the pocketbook. Our fees are low to make sure you control your destiny! We expect you to spend 2% locally on advertising. Get involved and give back to your local community to maximize grassroots marketing. Our UFOC states we may charge a 2% advertising fee but currently this is not assessed.



What type of experience do I need to run a Virginia Barbeque restaurant?

            Any prior experience in food service management is helpful. Business management experience is also very helpful. We can teach you the Virginia Barbeque Restaurant business. Most importantly to your success is a burning desire to succeed along with a mindset of self motivation and the ability to make your own decisions.



What do I get for my franchise fee and royalties?

-Use of the Virginia Barbeque brand, logo, name, signage, store design and most importantly the use of our systems all contribute to the fee schedule.

-A comprehensive 2 week training, including one week at your new location, designed to prepare you for daily operation of your restaurant.

-Franchise development support and guidance thru the build out process. This includes store layout, ordering of equipment, furniture and fixtures

-Construction and design support and floor plan design.

-Site selection support and aid in the negotiations process with the developerlandlord.

-Aid in the securing of financing.

-Ongoing support from Virginia Barbeque Franchise Company consultants including research and development, purchasing and distribution support and marketing support and assistance.



How do I handle payroll and tax payments?

            Our referred payroll services company makes it simple to hire and pay employees

along with the associated taxes and deductions. Basically just call in payroll hours biweekly and any time your location adds an employee.



What sets Virginia Barbeque apart from other franchise systems? Why should I invest in a Virginia Barbeque?

-Our food. Our authentic southern comfort food is the finest real barbeque, not just in our franchise segment but, the finest barbeque anywhere! Mom and Pop operations included! Our unmistakable wood smoked barbeque will quickly become known as the best barbeque in your town. Our side items are loaded with true southern flavor and always freshly made.

-Our casual atmosphere and apparel make it clear to all we are a relaxed, take it easy kind of place. There is a great pleasure  in working in jeans or shorts and a tshirt everyday!

-Our simple systems that create amazing quality control and ease of daily operation for the owner create the lifestyle change your searching for.

-Lots of large dollar pick up catering sales create many raving return customers that enjoy sharing our food with friends at their picnics and events.

-Our inexpensive combo meals bring in the daily customer who can afford to eat with us many times a week.


-With the franchise owner running the location daily there is no need for high paid skilled labor. Simple systems require basis cashiers and order fillers that need minimal initial training.



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