Bandana’s Bar-B-Q Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q Franchise

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q is a franchise specializing in Southern Style smoked Bar-B-Q.

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q Information

They first opened in Arnold, Missouri in September of 1996. Their Bar-B-Q is smoked using real wood pit smokers. Bandana’s  hardwoods are hand-picked and perfect for their smoked Bar-B-Q. These smokers are turned on 24 hours a day and they pride their slogan” Smell That Smoke” because of this.
Their meats are hand-rubbed with a Dry Rub with a lot of herbs and spices. It is then smoked for about 11 to 14 hours and hand-cut just upon ordering. They say that this is not the place to look for pasta, fish or hamburgers. They pride that their ribs, turkey, sausage, chicken, pork, and beef are smoked to perfection, southern style. They have been recognized by several magazines as having the best Bar-B-Q such as the Riverfront Times, Best of Citysearch, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and Unlimited Magazine.

What is served up at a Bandana’s Bar-B-Q  Franchise

What’s on the menu at Bandana’s Bar-B-Q? They have Sandwiches, Lunch and Dinner Platters, Combo Feasts, Sides, Sauces, menu for Kids, and even desserts and drinks. For sandwiches, they have Bar-B-Q Pork and Beef, Turkey, Ribs, Wet Bandana, and Fowl Bandana which is pulled chicken served in spicy Bar-B-Q sauce. They have platters of a slab of ribs, variety platter which includes pork, beef, chicken, and ribs. Dinner platters can be with half slab of St. Louis style ribs, pork and beef, or half pound pork which they are known for.
You can also choose platters with beef, turkey or chicken. Luncheon Plates are similar to the options with platters except that the servings are smaller.
If you’re eating in big groups, you can order the combo feasts which are good for either 3 or 4 people. On the side, you can choose from coleslaw or potato salad, green beans, apple sauce, corn on the cob, baked potato, Bar-B-Q Beans, fries or hot boiled peanuts. Their sauces also come in bottles that you can take home. Sauces available in bottles are Memphis Spicy, Hot, Original, or their Award Winning Sweet. Kids’ meals are similar to adult meals except that they are smaller portions but one thing different, they have Frank and Beans that is hot dog cut into chunks and served on top of their famous Bar-B-Q baked beans.

Costs and requirements of a Bandana’s Bar-B-Q  Franchise

What do you need to become a franchisee of a Bandana’s Bar-B-Q?
There’s no net worth requirement but you need to have at least a total of $250,000 liquid assets.Absentee owners are allowed but currently, all franchisees are owners. Total investment would be at around $417,700-$1,139,000. Franchise fee is $40,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q  Franchise Training

What’s included in the franchise package? There will be 5 weeks training at the headquarters, and 10 days at your location or as needed. Part of their on-going support is the franchisees newsletters and meetings, a toll-free number, assistance during the grand opening, assistance from purchasing cooperative and marketing, it includes ad slicks and regional advertising.

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q  Franchise Contact details

You may reach them at:
Phone: (636)537-8200
Address: 15450 S. Outer Forty, #100 St. Louis, Missouri 63017
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