If the idea of owning your own restaurant has always been appealing, you may want to check out Dayton's own OinkADoodleMoo as an option. In case you have never visited an OinkADoodleMoo location, there are six located in the Miami Valley, you should make plans to do so. The restaurant chain offers authentic, championship style barbecue in a fast casual setting. Menu items include pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket-all of which are slow smoked on site over a applewood fire-and St. Louis style ribs.
The chain has won numerous local awards for their delicious food, including the People's Choice Award and Best Sandwich at the Taste of the Miami Valley and Best Culinary Award at the Troy Strawberry Festival. It has also been garnering national attention, being named number 48 on the list of Top 100 Movers and Shakers published by Fast Casual Restaurant Industry magazine and it was recognized by Forbes Magazine as "One of the Five Little Restaurant Chains You Can Buy Into Now".
There are many benefits to purchasing a franchise versus opening an independent location:
- Franchises have a proven track record of success
- The parent company has already developed a strong, recognizable brand
- Training programs are in place to help you maximize your success
- You will receive ongoing support from a team of experienced people
- Marketing assistance encompasses everything from your grand opening through day to day operations
- You may get help in selecting and negotiating the purchase or rental of a store location
- If you are building a store, franchises may be able to help you design the layout and recommend contractors
- You may be able to take advantage of the parent company's purchasing power and get better pricing on everything from furniture to inventory
- By purchasing a franchise, you avoid many of the risks associated with opening a completely new concept.
OinkADoodleMoo currently has locations open in Englewood, Kettering, Dayton, Wright Patterson and Richmond, Indiana, but they are looking to aggressively expand their territory over the next several years. The company is hoping to open 1,000 units over the next decade across the nation. Interested parties can initiate the process by visiting the OinkADoodleMoo franchise center online and filling out a brief application. A much more in depth application process follows to ensure that only qualified candidates are offered the opportunity to open a franchise.