A TRADITION OF FINE FOOD AND GUEST SERVICE
The tradition began in September of 1996 when our first Bandana's BAR-B-Q opened in Arnold, Missouri. Our mission remains the same, to provide the best Southern Style BAR-B-Q, with exceptionally quick service, in a friendly, family atmosphere. Our real wood pit smokers operate 24 hours a day, which is why you can "SMELL THAT SMOKE" every time you come to Bandana's BAR-B-Q.
Our meats are hand-rubbed before they go into the smoker. This is how we apply our special Bandana's Dry Rub, which contains over a dozen herbs and spices. This combination requires 11 to 14 hours in the smoker to produce our signature Bandana's BAR-B-Q taste. The BAR-B-Q then goes straight from the smoker and is hand-cut to order.
We take just as much care with our side dishes as we do with our meat. Our Potato Salad and Cole Slaw are hand made, fresh each day. Our Bar-B-Q Baked Beans are slow cooked with our special sauce and chunks of smoked meat. We give the same attention to our other sides like spicy Brunswick Stew, Fried Corn on the Cob and Grilled Garlic Bread.
Bandana's is a barbeque restaurant, that is what we are all about, and consistency is the key. You will not find hamburgers, fish or pasta entrees on our menu. What you will find is the best Southern Style smoked barbeque pork, beef, chicken, ribs, turkey and sausage you have ever tasted.
Our customers are the most important ingredient to our success and we consider them friends. That is why we treat every guest like they are guests in our home when they stop by for a meal.
ANSWERS TO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BANDANA'S FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY
OUR FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY
This franchise business is built on three sturdy principles: Great Bar-B-Q, impeccable service and tremendous value. Coupled with the three separate revenue streams of Dine in, Carry out and Catering opportunities, we believe a Bandana's franchise has success written all over it.
Q. What makes Bandana's different from other restaurant franchises?
A. Bandana's serves Southern Style Bar-B-Q. We don't serve hamburgers, fish sandwiches or pasta entrees. We serve barbecued Pork, Beef, Chicken, Ribs and Turkey, with side dishes that compliment our meals. Our secret is our family recipes for our sauces and sides, and our proprietary method of smoking meats. In a nutshell, we make Southern Style Bar-B-Q, cooked slow and served fast.
Q. What does the franchise fee cover?
A. The franchise fee helps to cover the cost of providing you with business opening assistance, initial training and other support and franchise development services.
Q. How much is the fee for continuing support services.
A. The continuing services, or "royalty" fee is 5% of the gross sales derived from the franchised restaurant, paid every week. This fee entitles you to continued use of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q name and trademarks, and access to our operating systems, marketing assistance, on-going business development consulting, and other benefits that come with being part of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q franchise system.
Q. What about Advertising?
A. Building recognition of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q name and reputation is an important part of the business. To this end, you will spend $10,000 on Grand Opening Advertising promotion. You will also contribute 1.5% of your gross sales to an advertising and development fund designated to provide promotional benefits for every member of the franchise system. An additional .5% will be used for national advertising in the future.
Q. How much training is provided in the Bandana's Bar-B-Q system of operations?
A. You and two of your employees will participate in an initial training course of approximately 5 weeks duration depending on your experience. This course provides instruction in kitchen duties, customer service techniques, and administrative procedures involved in running a Bandana's Bar-B-Q Restaurant. You may also be invited to attend refresher-training seminars from time to time.
Q. What form of continuing guidance will I receive?
A. As a Bandana's Bar-B-Q franchise owner, you will receive periodic visits from your franchise representative, who will provide guidance and quality control, and answer any questions you may have. You will also receive a copy of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q Confidential Operations Manual, which covers the policies and procedures involved in running your business. As the manual is updated, revisions will be made available to you. And, of course, we'll only be a telephone call away for answers to any questions that may arise during the day-to-day operation of your business.
Q. Will I have exclusive territory?
A. Yes, each Bandana's Bar-B-Q Restaurant will be located in its own, "designated area," inside which no other Bandana's Restaurant will be developed. Your territory may be defined by zip code boundaries, highways, physical landforms, and other criteria. The typical designated area will include a base of approximately 150,000 people.
Q. What is the term of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q franchise agreement?
A. The term of the Bandana's Bar-B-Q franchise is ten years. The franchise agreement is renewable for up to three additional successive five-year terms, provided renewal criteria are satisfied.