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Investment Potential for Edley’s BBQ Franchise Opportunities

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There’s a reason Edley’s has been voted Nashville’s best barbecue time and time again.

We’re known for serving our delicious, signature dishes every day – plus our reputation for Southern hospitality.

Today, that hospitality extends to our growing franchisee family, too.

Our Unique Barbecue Personality

We first opened our doors in Nashville in 2011 with the hope of honoring Edley Newman’s legacy with a welcoming atmosphere and delicious food.

That’s still true today at each location, where we strive to carry on Edley’s legacy by treating our guests and team members like family.

It’s our Southern Soul and it guides us in everything we do, especially as our family grows with all bbq franchise opportunities.


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Edley’s BBQ Restaurant Franchise Opportunities

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We’re pretty proud that our average gross sales for franchises are nearly $3.2 million, which is 2x the industry average for Investment-to-Sales ratios.

And since barbecue restaurants make up just 2% of U.S. restaurants, the market is far from saturated.

Barbecue franchise opportunities are hot!

What makes an Edley’s BBQ franchise opportunity so special?


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Our service model stands out.

Each one-of-a-kind location offers both counter service and a full-service experience for guests.

Catering and retail offer additional revenue streams. And each unit has its own unique vibe and design with indoor and outdoor seating.

When you take advantage of an Edley’s BBQ franchise opportunity, you’ll become a trusted and valued part of our barbecue-loving family.


Supporting franchisees

Our franchisees are part of the Edley’s family, and we treat them that way every day.

  • Initial and ongoing in-depth training
  • Support during site selection and negotiating term
  • Help during buildout through opening day and beyond
  • Established marketing plans and tools to leverage in your market
  • Financing to qualified candidates through preferred vendors

Why invest in Edley’s Bar-B-Que?

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We might be biased, but here’s why we think Edley’s is a great bbq restaurant franchise opportunity.

  • We do things the hard way. Everything is made fresh, and it shows: We smoke enough meat for the day and never use a microwave.
  • Music is in our veins. It’s part of our vibe, and one of the things people love about our brand. Every location has its own hand-selected playlist.
  • Other people think we’re great. We’ve been voted Best BBQ multiple times and been featured in numerous publications.


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Edley’s is More than Just Good Barbecue

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In our kitchens, we don’t take shortcuts: We smoke our meats low and slow every day, and treat every recipe with care.

In our restaurants, we believe in the importance of supporting our community and welcoming our guests like family.

In our partnerships, we want our franchisees to succeed and love Edley’s as much as we do. If you believe in hard work, Southern hospitality and delicious barbecue, An Edley’s Bar-B-Que restaurant franchise opportunity could be perfect for you.

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