Bar Louie Franchise

A unique neighborhood restaurant and bar

Bar Louie is a national collection of neighborhood bars featuring hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, delectable food and an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy time with friends and mingle with new people. Founded in 1990 by Ted Kasmir and Roger Greenfield, Bar Louie has more than 100 locations across the United States and is growing through both franchising and corporate locations. Open during four parts of the day - lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night - Bar Louie is an award-winning concept with a progressively hip and lively atmosphere. Each Bar Louie is a local social, casual gathering spot - neighborhood bars and eateries that feature hand-crafted cocktails, spirits and delectable scratch food in an inviting, urban atmosphere. Each Bar Louie has a modern, relaxed vibe that expresses the brand’s identity, and no two locations are alike. Some are a cozy 5,000 square feet, while another boasts a roomy 11,000 square feet, with many other locations somewhere between. Layouts vary, as do local food and drink specials.

Just as no two locations are like, there is no "cookie-cutter" type of franchise partner for Bar Louie. While existing franchisees have owned a business, each owner comes from a unique facet of life. Similarly, guests range from ages 25 to 54 and more than 50 percent are women. Another distinction is Bar Louie's four distinct day-parts - lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night - with the entire food and drink menu available all day, every day. This provides guests a perfect gathering place for family dinners, drinks with friends, watching sporting events and everything between. The average customer visit lasts longer than two hours.

Financially we require per location: $500K liquid assets, $1.5 million net worth.

The total investment necessary to begin operations of a Bar Louie
Restaurant franchised business ranges from $923,500 to $3,707,333. This
includes $50,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate.

The total initial investment necessary to begin operation as a Bar Louie
Area Developer is $25,000 multiplied by the number of Bar Louie
restaurants to be developed under the Development Agreement. This is the
same amount that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate.

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How much does it cost to open a Bar Louie Franchise?

The investment required to open a Bar Louie Franchise is between $923,500-$3,707,333. There is an initial franchise fee of $50,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Bar Louie name.

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    2% local, 1%Nat'l

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When did the first Bar Louie open? 1991
When did Bar Louie start Franchising? 2010

United States: Nationwide


We offer extensive support along the way, including:
* Full support through the site identification and construction process
* A comprehensive training program for restaurant teams
* MALT (Music, Atmosphere, Lighting, Temperature) - the secret to creating the Bar Louie experience
* Access to leading software and restaurant management tools
* Compelling advertising and local store marketing materials
* Extensive PR and social media programming

Business Experience:

Just as there is no cookie cutter location, there is no cookie-cutter franchisee. A company's objective should determine if a potential franchisee is a good fit. For franchisees looking to build on a unique culture, franchisees should be excited for the opportunity to customize. Someone who wants to expand quickly through a replication and repetition rollout approach will not deliver the guest experience that customers should come to expect from the brand.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Bar Louie 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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Bar Louie

Bar Louie

4550 Beltway Dr.
Addison, TX


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