Our model has been specifically designed to be family friendly to our customers and the franchise owner. Owners are drawn to the business because of the lifestyle freedoms that are unique to our chain that opens at 11 am and closes no later than 9pm.
To be the most recognizable restaurant brand of authentic southern Barbeque in the United States.
To offer financial opportunity, freedom, and quality of life to those who desire success while offering a superior product to consumers.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Richard Ivey, the founder of Virginia Barbeque, has been a Certified Executive Chef for the past 10 years, with over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Richard's goal was to create a business that would not only create his success, but create a business that he could share to help others do the same. His desire for "success larger than life" compelled him to create the Virginia Barbeque franchise system.
Richard also wanted to create a lifestyle that worked for owners, staff and customers. Operational hours are generally from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Barbecue is America's pastime. The industry is growing at a rapid rate as more and more consumers are moving their tastes, and families, throughout the United States. With the Virginia BBQ proven franchise system, you will be able to attack this strong growth and provide a stream of income, and great food, to your family - and community.
The National Restaurant Association's annual forecast predicts industry growth to $558 billion in sales next year despite rising energy prices, lower home values and a general sense of purse-tightening among consumers.
According to Zagat, about 83% of Americans eat out as often or more often than they did two years ago, helping restaurant openings outpace restaurant closings.
Americans now spend 47.9 percent of their annual food budget in restaurants, making it nearly equal with grocery stores and other retailers as their main source of food, the NRA stated.
BBQ is hot! A way of life that has been worshipped in the south for two centuries is spreading nationwide!
Wood smoked Pork, Beef and Ribs are not the new fad, This is true American comfort food that has been served in small road side eateries forever. Mom and Pop barbeques have vanished because of the difficulty managing a 24/7 pit smoking operation along with the daily restaurant duties.
We cover all the regions and tastes. Our smoked pork, beef, chicken, ribs and homemade sides create a diverse selection of genuine southern goodness.