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Quick Summary

Our track record of serving delicious Baby Back Ribs, Mouth Watering Grilled Mesquite Chicken and of course “The Worlds Best Barbecue Since 1950” speaks for itself. After being in business successfully for almost 65 years -we are now offering opportunities to entrepreneurs who want to own and operate their own Bar-B-Cutie restaurant!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$150,000
Total Investment$180,000 – $1,572,680
Net Worth Required$150,000
Franchise Fee$35,000
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
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  • AR
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MA
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NC
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • WV
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CA
  • HI
  • IL
  • IN
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • NY
  • ND
  • RI
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI



For over 65 years of great food, friendly faces, and quick casual service, Bar-B-Cutie® SmokeHouse is second to none! We pride ourselves on the quality of our cooking, the contentment of our guests, and the continuity of our business. So when you have that familiar craving for a mouth-waterin’ meal, you need to Get Your Booty To Bar-B-Cutie!
In 1940, Eddie and Mildred McFarland ran a Pie Wagon known as Tatsy-Eat-Shop in downtown Nashville on 9th Avenue. In those days, a Pie Wagon only accommodated about 20 patrons and had only counter service. Mr. & Mrs. McFarland had a strong following and were successful because they were known for their southern style home cooking. Everything was made from scratch.

In 1958, Mr. McFarland got word that the Bar-B-Cutie on Murfreesboro Road was for sale. He was very familiar with Bar-B-Cutie and was aware that it had started in 1950 serving the best Hickory Smoked Barbecue in town. So he purchased Bar-B-Cutie. At that time, Bar-B-Cutie was predominantly a Car Hop business and had only four inside, dining tables. Mr. McFarland expanded the existing “short order menu” by adding his fresh “made from scratch” southern vegetables.

Business quickly grew, and he soon had to build on to the inside dining area to accommodate more guests. The McFarland’s took great pride in Bar-B-Cutie and worked very hard to make sure that their food and service were the best in town.

Bar-B-Cutie became a local hang-out. People all over Nashville enjoyed taking part in the “Bar-B-Cutie experience”; the great southern food, the Cutie Car Hops dressed in short, red skirts and white tops, and the unique family atmosphere that made one always feel welcome. In 1972, Eddie & Mildred McFarland moved the Bar-B-Cutie to Nolensville Road in South Nashville to a new building that would seat in excess of 300 people.

In 1978, Eddie & Mildred retired, and their son Ronnie opened the first Bar-B-Cutie Drive-Thru Window on the same parking lot as the Bar-B-Cutie Restaurant. As times changed and people began getting busier, the Drive-Thru at Bar-B-Cutie became more and more popular… so popular that people would come and eat sitting on crates in the back room of the restaurant. The larger restaurant was eventually sold in favor of the Drive-Thru. A Dining Room addition to the Drive-Thru was soon built.

NOW…people all over are enjoying those same, home-cooked recipes with that sweet, southern hospitality at a fair price!

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