Why would you want to own an Old Carolina Barbecue Company franchise?


We have a very distinctive brand that places the emphasis on food and the guest.  Our passion is to deliver “Extraordinary Barbecue with Genuine Hospitality.” This is much more than a brand promise; it is our reason for being. We love our guests, our food and our brand.

One of the most important decisions we will make is selecting an Old Carolina franchisee. When you join Old Carolina you become a part of the family and we want to make sure we are both a great fit for each other. Our franchisees are the face of Old Carolina in their community and we work with you to make sure we deliver the best that our brand has to offer. We believe our franchisees contribute to make us the best that we can be as well.

We want to make sure you have the resources necessary to build out the Old Carolina Barbecue Company Restaurant and execute on the brand promise.

We provide:

A Proven Brand
Our restaurants are recognized for offering the best in hospitality and barbecue. Our branding is fully developed and supported with marketing materials.

Site Selection Assistance 
We use Buxton Co. Scout analytics to help identify areas that are home to our guests. We assist our franchisees in evaluating their site.

Vendor Partnerships
OCBC has the connections to assist in building out your restaurant design, construction, signage, furniture, fixtures, branding components. We are there to assist you along the way.

Support Services 
Our Brand Resources Team is committed to assist you in delivering the brand promise to our guests. We work alongside you to build an exceptional guest experience.

Our franchisees have access to an incredible selection of unique and flavorful menu offerings that are the key to Old Carolina Barbecue Company’s success.

Our franchise program incorporates national food distribution, Aloha POS, the Ctuit Radar management tool, rewards program, mystery shop program, and operational best practices.

Marketing Support
Each location develops a community based marketing program. We provide supporting materials and tools to equip the franchisee to advertise and market locally.

Our franchisees attend a minimum of four weeks training at one of our training locations and then receive an additional two weeks of on-site training once you open your store. Our franchise support team continues to provide assistance with regular visits to your location.   

 If you'd like to start a conversation about franchising, click here to contact us or email us at franchising@ichorgroup.com

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. There are 15 US states that regulate the offer and sales of franchises. The US states are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, are receiving this message in one of these states, or intend to operate a franchise in any one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction.