Damon's Franchise

BBQ ribs & casual dining

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Founded in 1979, Damon's International, Inc., is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

With more than 100 company and franchised locations worldwide, Damon's International, Inc., is a leading full-service, casual dining restaurant concept that emphasizes prime rib, grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, salad and Damon's award-winning ribs. Guests enjoy a quiet dining room or Damon's high-energy Clubhouse that features DTV, a proprietary, state-of-the-art multi-screen entertainment system offering sports, network programming and interactive games.

Join a growing brand and enjoy the benefits of a great restaurant heritage and a strong and committed management team. Built upon a strong reputation for excellent barbecued ribs and outstanding entertainment in a unique dining environment, Damon's Grill is one of the industry's most distinctive casual theme restaurant concepts with high energy and great food.

Damon's Grill has several lucrative territories available to experienced restaurant professionals who can demonstrate financial and operating capabilities.

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How much does it cost to open a Damon's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Damon's Franchise is between $1,200,000-$3,200,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $50,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Damon's name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Damon's Grill Signs Multi-unit Franchise Development Deals For New York, New Jersey
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Damon's Grill Expansion Continues With New Franchised Locations In Puerto Rico And Pennsylvania
After opening 15 new restaurants last year, expansion plans remain as hot as the grill at Damon's International. This week, two more franchised Damon's Grill locations open, the first of five new restaurants scheduled for the first quarter. The first Damon's in Puerto Rico opens in Guaynabo, a cit...

Damon's Expands With New Restaurants In Ohio And Indiana
Damon's International, Inc., known for ribs, other grilled specialties and big-screen entertainment, is firing up the grill at two new restaurants in Ohio and Indiana. Damon's opened a 150-seat company-owned location in Medina, Ohio, on July 23. Medina is located approximately 30 miles south of ...

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When did the first Damon's open? 1979
When did Damon's start Franchising? 1982

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 87 0 6 29
2004 102 0 6 33
2003 105 0 4 33
2002 105 0 4 32
2001 117 0 3 25

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 90% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 80

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Damon's Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Columbus, OH


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