Anchor Bar Franchise

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Detailed Information

Capital Required
$500,000 - $850,000

Liquid Capital
$400,000

Financing Assistance
Available Via Third Party

Training and Support
Available

Existing Units
16

 

Overview

The Anchor Bar though known best for its wings and sauces has a diverse menu consisting of pizza, burgers, Buffalo favorite beef on deck, great appetizers, salads and desserts. Our sports bar area features traditional and craft beer popular in the area along with specialty drinks and wine. The locations are a blend of family friendly casual dining, sports bar atmosphere and great food and drink.

Franchisees opening a traditional location will need 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of space, will receive a protected area and can open multiple locations if qualified. While restaurant experience is helpful it is certainly not required. The training, support and coaching the franchisees receive is exceptional and ongoing in all phases from site selections to operations. Our operations team regularly visits franchisees on site long after they have launched. We are a brand with deep history and culinary achievement, great atmosphere and growth potential for franchisees to build entire markets.

Franchise Profile

  • Investment Range: $500,000-$850,000
  • Liquid Capital Req: $400,000
  • In Business Since : 1935
  • Number of Units: 16
  • Training & Support: Yes

Why Choose Us?

Key Highlights

  • Anchor Bar has been serving “the original wing” since 1964.
  • While other brands feature Buffalo wings, none of them can lay claim to inventing the wing
  • Anchor Bar express ships thousands of pounds of their special wings around the world.
  • Diverse location possibilities…traditional, outdoor mall, airport, QSR, etc.
  • Comprehensive training program takes franchisee through all phases of operations.
  • Marketing and real estate team in place to assist franchisees.
  • Exposure through supermarket sales of wing sauce.
  • Anchor Bar has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and numerous others
  • Site selection support through national commercial broker network
  • Lease negotiation support
  • Detailed operations manual and recipe manuals

Ideal Candidate

Franchisees opening a traditional location will need 4,500 to 6,000 plus square feet of space, will receive a protected territory and can open multiple locations if qualified. While restaurant experience is helpful it is not required as the training and ongoing support is very comprehensive.

History

Anchor Bar Recognition and Awards

Of the many distinctive Awards earned by the Anchor Bar, perhaps the most prestigious would be our two “James Beard Foundation Awards”

In April 2003, the Anchor Bar was given the “James Beard Foundation Award.” This is given to restaurants “that have timeless appeal, beloved for quality food that reflect the history and character of the community. It is for an American classic.”

In May 2003, the Anchor Bar received it’s second “James Beard Foundation Award”, the “Quality International Award” for its sauces. Presented with the prestigious gold medal, the Anchor Bar was judged the “Best of the Best” in a contest in which more than 1,000 sauces were entered. The judges were from the American Culinary and Tasting Institute.

In mid-2018 Anchor Bar San Antonio received a Yelp award for “Best Sports Bar in San Antonio”.

Best Wing awards in several areas such as Buffalo, Burlington, Las Vegas, NYS, Erie Country and San Antonio.

Numerous Awards for Best Sauce at festivals and food shows across the country – “Best In Show” for its Habanero Ranch Dry Rub at the 2018 National Buffalo Wing Festival; “Festival Favorite” at the 2016 Festival

Training And Support

  • Diverse location possibilities…traditional, outdoor mall, airport, QSR, etc.
  • Comprehensive training program takes franchisee through all phases of operations.
  • Marketing and real estate team in place to assist franchisees.
  • Exposure through supermarket sales of wing sauce.
  • Site selection support through national commercial broker network
  • Lease negotiation support
  • Detailed operations manual and recipe manuals
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