Beef Jerky Outlet has climbed into the coveted Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise ranking. The national franchise chain features hundreds of varieties of jerky and specialty snack foods at locations in 16 states. Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise currently has 34 operating stores with over 40 more slated to open in the near future.
A moderate total investment and franchise fee make the Beef Jerky Outlet an attractive investment. Veterans are eligible for a 50% franchise fee discount. Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet COO, says that the success of the franchise is based on a streamlined business model. “A typical franchise store requires 2 to 4 employees. Over 25% of our franchisees own more than one unit, with 75% working as owner/operators,” said Lyons.
A New Series of Blog Posts for Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Candidates
Starting a business is certainly an exciting and challenging endeavor. Of course the majority of us would prefer to limit the excitement and start making a reasonable profit as soon as possible. A retail franchise can provide the best model for success without the anxiety of going-it-alone with an unproven idea or plan. The Beef Jerky Outlet franchise model has provided a growing number of new business owners with a blueprint for starting and operating a successful retail operation.
Everyone has questions. It is difficult to know in advance if an unproven business model will be successful. We all have different personalities, life plans, family arrangements and financial resources. Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has a proven system for qualifying franchise candidates. The franchise works with the candidate in a mutual process of discovery and due diligence. Starting a new business can be exciting, but it doesn’t have to be terrifying!
Candidates should be brimming with questions. Hard questions, questions that get right to the nub. If you aren’t asking these kind of hard questions, you probably shouldn’t be going into business for yourself. You want to know about finance, location, training and support, product and inventory and employee issues. These are some of the questions and issues we will be dealing with over the next few blog posts. If you are considering a Beef Jerky Outlet store as a franchise opportunity, then tune in to this blog and we will start to address some of these important issues.
Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has opened a new store in the historic Stockyards district of Fort Worth, Texas. The new outlet is located at 140 East Exchange Ave, Suite 128 in the heart of the Stockyards. The true western heritage of Fort Worth is showcased in the wide variety of food, music and shopping found in the Stockyards.
“The Stockyards is a unique part of American history. This is where the West begins,” according to new store owner Steve Zettler. A remarkable collection of restaurants, entertainment venues and other points of interest support a growing stream of tourists and an active retail trade. Local restaurants feature steaks, barbeque and Texas cuisine. The myriad of small shops offer everything Western under the Texas sun.
Texas culture is featured in area museums and Texas music fills the air at local nightspots. Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise COO, is confident that the Stockyards location will be a great success. “The Fort Worth Stockyards is a great tourist venue with a concentration of retail, dining and many points of interest. Folks come from far and wide to visit” said Lyons.
The great American writer John Steinbeck wrote that “Texas is a state of mind.” If you want to know what that means, come to the Stockyards this summer. A visitor to the Stockyards can plan a trip to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, take in Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show at the Rodeo and dine at the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro.
The big event of the summer is Willie Nelson’s July 4 Picnic at the Stockyards. This internationally famous outdoor concert is sponsored by Billy Bob’s Texas, “the World’s largest Honky Tonk.” Appropriate Texas apparel can be purchased at numerous specialty stores and outfitters.
The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise team made a great presentation at the International Franchise Expo 2014 at the Javitz Center in New York, June 19-21. The Beef Jerky Outlet exhibit was a popular site for show attendees. The franchise provided free jerky and snack samples in an authentic retail store environment.
Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise will present expansion plans at the International Franchise Expo (IFE) 2014 at the Javits Center in New York June 19-21. The franchise has experienced unprecedented growth over the last year, expanding to 22 operating stores with commitments for more than 50.
Dr. Michael Riddiough, Franchise Development Team Leader, attributes the growth to a qualification process that matches franchisees to the right location and the high level of support supplied by the franchise. “We have had zero terminations in over four years of operation. On average our new franchisees are purchasing two or more locations in order to expand and dominate their local market. Franchise support is comprehensive, covering everything from website development to providing a reliable supplier chain,” said Riddiough.
This year’s Beef Jerky Outlet IFE exhibit has a larger booth area featuring a genuine jerky outlet store, informational displays and meeting space for interviews with representatives. Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise COO, says that this year’s exhibit is designed for effective communication with expo attendees. “We want prospective franchisees to get a feel for owning and operating a Beef Jerky Outlet retail store. In addition to the genuine store set up, we have very experienced Franchise Development Team representatives on hand to meet with attendees,” said Lyons.
Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Development Team representatives are all highly qualified professionals with years of experience. Dr. Michael (Mick) Riddiough and Allen Hugo are the two most experienced members of the team. “Mick and Allen come to us from the Riddiough Group. They have an in-depth knowledge of the franchising industry and the ability to work with franchise applicants. Their success in working with prospective franchisees has given us tremendous momentum for 2014 and beyond,” said Lyons.
Beef Jerky Outlet products were a great success at the 2014 Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival in Glendale, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 14. The festival attracted folks from across the region to an event featuring micro brewers from all over Wisconsin. Store owners Michael Rothschadl and his wife Mary operated a booth providing samples of popular Beef Jerky Outlet products.
The Beef Jerky Outlet Richfield tent drew some of the largest crowds at the festival, according to store owner Mike Rothschadl. “The jerky went over with a huge success. We featured the new 3 Beer Rub beef jerky along with the famous Bootlegger Series beef jerky flavors. We also sampled Beef Jerky Outlet favorites like Cherry Maple Turkey and Honey BBQ Beef,” said Rothschadl.
3 Beer Rub Sweet BBQ Beef Jerky made its public debut at the festival. Festival attendees had the opportunity to sample this world famous rub in a new flavor direct from Beef Jerky Outlet. Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet COO, was pleased to introduce 3 Beer Rub beef jerky at a prestigious beer sampling event. “We worked hard to get this product ready. This unique flavor was very well received. While 3 Beer Rub does not have beer as an ingredient, the flavor was developed by real beer drinkers specifically to go with beer,” said Lyons.
Beef Jerky Outlet Richfield, Wisconsin will celebrate the store’s Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18. The new store owners are Michael Rothschadl, a retired military veteran, and his wife Mary. The store address is 3010 Helsan Drive Unit I, directly across from the 165,000 square foot Cabela’s outdoor superstore.
The Grand Opening will commence with the official ribbon cutting on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Rothschadls plan to welcome new customers with a variety of door prizes, free samples and a longhorn steer naming contest. The Grand Opening falls on the same weekend as Cabela’s Hometown Heroes promotion, which honors the military and first responder community. Michael Rothschadl is a recently retired military officer with 25 years of service. As a sign of gratitude, the Richfield store offers a 10% discount daily to members of the military, law enforcement and first responders.
Radio station 102.9 The Hog will be onsite broadcasting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Beef Jerky Outlet Richfield is proud to sponsor the Memorial Day “Troop Salute” on 102.9 THE HOG. Visit www.1029theHOG.com to record your message or submit your tribute and picture to honor family and friends past and present, who have served in the armed forces.
The 20th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride started out Saturday May 3rd. Over 175 motorcyclists departed Carlsbad, California on the way to Daytona Beach, Florida. The ride supports Victory Junction Gang Camp, a yearlong camp for children with illness or disability.
The ride was established in 1994 when Kyle Petty and three friends rode their motorcycles from North Carolina to a NASCAR race in Phoenix, Arizona. Friends joined the ride along the way and by the time they reached their destination they numbered 30 riders. Since then more than 7,330 riders have logged 10.7 million cumulative miles. The ride has donated over $15 million to Victory Junction Gang Camp and other organizations supporting children with illness or disability.
Established in 2004, Victory Junction Gang Camp was built by the Petty family in honor of their late son Adam, who tragically died in a 2000 racetrack accident. The Charity Ride and other donations from various organizations allow campers to attend at no cost to their families.
The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has donated over 800 bags of beef jerky for the riders to enjoy at various pit stops along the way. This is the first year the Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has sponsored the Kyle Petty Charity Ride.
Good luck to the riders! Cross-country motorcycle rides are really tough. The year after finishing college I rode my BMW 600 from Michigan to Montana on US 2, crossed into Canada, went through the Canadian Rockies on Highway 17 to Vancouver, crossed over to the USA, and took coastal highway 101 to California. The return trip on the interstates seemed easy in comparison. Lots of fun . . . but it can be a real challenge.
Beef Jerky Outlet in Richmond, Virginia
will be participating in the annual “A Taste of Hanover
” in Ashland, Virginia on Wednesday, April 30 from 5:00-8:00 PM. The event will be held inside Bass Pro Shops at 11550 Lakeridge Parkway. With the purchase of a $25 ticket, all attendees will be able to try samples from participating restaurants, chefs and caterers. There will be wine and beer tastings, as well as musical entertainment for the whole family.
Beef Jerky Outlet store owners Allen and Kelly Musick are geared up for this year’s Taste of Hanover. “It is always a successful event with close to 2,000 participants, and we are proud to be working with the community towards a great cause,” said store manager Kelly Musick.”Be sure to visit our tent and sample some of the best jerky available.”
The goal of this event is to raise $25,000 for children and adults with disabilities in Hanover County. The funds from the event will improve lives by providing communication devices, gait trainers, wheelchairs, portable ramps and other adaptive equipment.
Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has opened a new store in Galveston, Texas. The new outlet is located at 2309 Strand, Unit 100 in the heart of the historic Strand District. The rich history of Galveston Island and an impressive variety of destination venues support burgeoning tourism and an active retail trade. “Galveston is a unique American history story. We have everything from buccaneer festivals to a modern flight museum,” according to new store owner Clint Hall.
Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise COO, is confident that the new Galveston location will be a great success. “The Galveston Strand Historic District is a great tourist venue with a concentration of retail, dining and many points of interest. Folks come from far and wide to visit,” said Lyons.
Beef Jerky and Galveston Island share a long history. The Island was the hideout for the famous 19th century pirate Jean Lafitte. The “buccaneers” of the Caribbean were well known fans of beef jerky. In fact the term buccaneer comes from “bucan” which refers to the wooden frames used for smoking jerky. Galveston islanders still celebrate Lafitte and his crew as heroes who pitched in to defeat the British at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
Galveston features several museums and architecturally unique places of interest, including the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, the Grand 1894 Opera House and the Bishop’s Palace. “We really like the strong tourist traffic, the historic atmosphere and the presence of a destination theme park. When you add in the natural attractions of the Galveston Island seashore all the pieces are in place for success,” said Lyons.
A major Galveston attraction is the Moody Gardens, a non-profit destination theme park featuring an assortment of stunning natural venues and science exhibitions. In addition to these attractions, Moody Gardens offers a hotel, golf course, 3D and 4D theaters, a water park and a replica 1800s paddle wheel boat.