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FRANCHISING

HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE is now franchising. To learn more about this Award-Winning BBQ restaurant, please contact Brad Bowman at 937-765-2404, Dan Davis at 937-231-5082, or Mike Madigan at 217-622-9518 or e-mail us at franchise@hickoryriver.com.



OUR FOUNDERS

HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE was founded in 1995 by a veteran, Brad Bowman and his wife Krista, who lived in Texas. This husband and wife team brought the Texas-style BBQ to the Midwest, opening their first restaurant in Urbana, Illinois. The venture was a family effort, all joining in to make recipes. The smokehouse was a success from the start, and today, this fast-casual BBQ restaurant concept is thriving with six franchise locations in Illinois and Ohio.



THE CONCEPT

HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE focuses on Texas-style barbecue, smoking meats low and slow over hickory wood. Each location has an on-site smokehouse that gives us an edge above the rest by following tried and true traditional methods of barbecue. The fast-casual concept is the new driving force in the restaurant industry, and Hickory River is the perfect example of fast-casual done right – with a self-order counter, allowing for higher customer service, and ensuring only the freshest premium meats, along with high-quality sides, are served to the customer within minutes of ordering. Hickory River Smokehouse maintains a unique and fresh spin on the fast-casual restaurant market. With extensive knowledge and years of experience, this team is well positioned to support franchisees.



YOUR OPPORTUNITY

HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE offers franchise opportunities to serious, qualified individuals or teams dedicated to carrying on the vision and enjoying the benefits of owning an Award-Winning BBQ restaurant!



INVESTMENT

HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE franchise investment begins at $281,000. Are you interested in a Hickory River Smokehouse Franchise? Contact us for a Franchise Kit.

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