Billy Sims Barbecue Franchise Analysis

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Franchise Opportunity Details

The franchise offered is for a restaurant offering a menu specializing in barbecued food items, including smoked sausages, chicken, ribs, pork and beef, as well as side dishes, and soft drinks under the name “Billy Sims Barbecue”. You may also choose to offer beer at your restaurant. A Billy Sims Barbecue restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus for dine-in, take-out, and catering, and operates using the franchisor’s proprietary recipes, formulae,techniques, trade dress, trademarks and logos.

What is the upfront investment required to own a Billy Sims Barbecue franchise?

Billy Sims Barbecue has an initial franchise fee of up to $30,000, with a overall upfront investment range from $169,200 to $433,100.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Total Investment: $169,200 to $433,100
  • Working Capital: $12,000 to $25,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6.0%

The upfront cost of any franchise opportunity includes several fees. Explore this investment opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to own a Billy Sims Barbecue, such as franchise fees, construction and costs, pre-opening advertising, and equipment purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies are required to disclose all initial fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay.

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How much can I earn by owning a Billy Sims Barbecue franchise?

As with any new franchised business, there needs to be a good return on your investment and profit potential. The specific franchisee's income and the profits from a Billy Sims Barbecue business will depend on a lot of different factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits generated from a Billy Sims Barbecue franchise investment is to analzye the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. This is called an earnings claim. This is not required within a franchisor's disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchise companies that we analyze each year will disclose financial performance data within Item 19 of their FDD. Some franchise companies may disclose limited information such as overall systemwide sales. This type of information is not always helpful to determine profitability for you directly. So review overall sales data with caution. As a general rule, usually earnings and owner's income are equitable to the overall size of the initial investment. The larger the initial investment, the larger return you should anticipate

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How many franchise outlets do they operate?

As of the 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 47 franchised Billy Sims Barbecue locations across the USA.

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Are there any Billy Sims Barbecue franchises in my preferred location?

Based on 2016 FDD research, Billy Sims Barbecue has franchise locations in 5 states.


Based on our research Billy Sims Barbecue is expanding into new locations and might be available in your city.

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Last Reviewed: 2016

Billy Sims Barbecue Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$169,200 - $433,100
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this opportunity provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 134 hours. This includes 11 hours of classroom training, 123 hours of on-the-job training, and N/A hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online N/A
On-the-Job 123
Classroom 11
Total 134

Does this opportunity provide Territory Rights?

Billy Sims Barbecue offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for more details.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

No, Billy Sims Barbecue does NOT offer comprehensive support for franchisees.

When did Billy Sims Barbecue begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2008. The average Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchise began franchising in 2010.

Do they offer lending options?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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