Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a few answers to the most common queries

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These are only a few of the questions you may have as a prospective Big Whiskey’s restaurant franchise owner.  Contact us anytime to get the whole story including a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

All franchise owners will receive a 2-day initial training course at one of our corporate locations. Your restaurant general manager will be required to successfully complete a 4-week initial training course; and two assistant managers will be required to successfully complete a 2-week initial training course. This intensive instruction will cover topics such as front- and back-of-house procedures, human resources and scheduling, food preparation steps, inventory controls, and more. In addition to the corporate-based training, franchise representatives will spend up to 2 weeks with you on site at your location around the time of your Grand Opening.

As a franchise owner, you will have access to all of Big Whiskey’s trademarks, exclusive recipes, our established business model, marketing materials and operational procedures. We’ll also present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your restaurant properly on a day-to-day basis.

We prefer that franchise owners who join the Big Whiskey’s system have some restaurant operations experience, but it is not a requirement. Whether you open a single unit, or multiple units, we prefer that our franchise owners be actively involved in the daily operations of their Big Whiskey’s locations. We look for well-capitalized business or community leaders who have solid management experience, with strong leadership, team-building, coaching, and problem solving skills.
The projected initial investment range for a single start-up location is between $636,500 to $998,000; this investment amount includes a franchise fee of $50,000. As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business.
Franchisees will be required to pay royalties at a rate of 5% of gross revenue. Franchisees will be required to spend a minimum of 2% of gross revenue on local marketing. Franchisees will also be required to contribute up to 1% of gross revenues into the system marketing fund, which we will manage on behalf of all locations. Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Big Whiskey’s brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.
We do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending resources, on a case-by-case basis.  At this time, Oakstar Bank in Springfield MO is a preferred lender offering financing to well-qualified candidates. DCV Finance has also offered to consider funding candidates.  However, we cannot guarantee that either of these sources will finance your particular operation.  Call us for full details.
The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years, with two subsequent renewal terms of five years each.
View or download our Franchise Investment Deck here and see how impressively we stack up against the major chains and industry segment averages.

If you’re interested in finding out more about a Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar franchise, e-mail dallen@bigwhiskeys.com or call 417-863-2929 to discuss the franchise discovery process. You can also download our Franchise Investment Deck here for more information.