Ground Round Grill & Bar

Ground Round Grill & Bar

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Ground Round Grill & Bar

Ground Round Grill & Bar

“Good Friends - Good Times - Great Food!”

Country of Origin:


Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • USA - (29)


  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • Northern Africa
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe

We've Got What You Like!

As one of America's most enduring casual theme restaurant chains with over 45 years of successful operation, the Ground Round® Grill & Bar has a long and proud history. Today, our company and brand is owned and operated by our franchise owners. These experienced and dedicated operators are poised to continue to upgrade the food quality and taste profiles of our Ground Round® menu and product offerings. The franchise owners and leadership of the Ground Round® brand operate under the company name of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC; with locations spread throughout the Midwest and Northeast areas of the United States.

The Ground Round® Grill & Bar is a good time meeting place where family and friends can gather to enjoy a wide selection of great food and drinks in a comfortable, relaxing setting. Using the two-dining room concept, our restaurants are both inviting to families and children and fun for adults. We offer a substantial broad-based menu with a high quality/good value relationship for our guests. Our sports bar lounge is also a casual alternative for our adult guests where they can relax, meet friends, watch the game, and enjoy the same full service menu. "Where kids can relax and grown-ups can have fun," as they say, and where the food is always great!

Support and Services Provided:

  • Pre-open Management Certification Training
  • On -site Opening Training Support
  • Prototypical plans, specifications and scope of work provided
  • Ongoing business consulting and field support
  • Menu and advertising resources, materials and promotional support
  • Ongoing communication, meetings and training held regionally and at the unit level

Unique Business Proposition

  • Why Ground Round?
  • We offer flexible 5 and 10 year term options
  • No National Ad Fund - you control your marketing dollars locally
  • Multi-unit Development available, and New-build or Conversions are welcome, with flexible and reasonable scope of work requirements
  • Choice of two brands for development; Ground Round Grill & Bar for full service, retail development and Ground Round Sports Grille for non-traditional development, such as airports, casinos and movie theaters
  • Ground Round ranked #2 in FBR Top 40 Food Report - (Sept. 2014)*
  • Average Unit Volume of $1,946,768, and five consecutive years of positive comp sales growth**
  • *Satisfaction Survey of Ground Round Franchisees - April 2014 - Conducted Independently by Franchise Business Review (FBR)
    **Average Unit Volume and Comp Sales Growth data includes only full service restaurants with full year, comparative sales through December 2014. Sales from new, non-comp locations not included.

Investor Profile
Investor and Candidate Requirements:

  • All real estate and construction costs are the responsibility of the franchisee
  • Grand Opening Marketing Spend of $5,000 per restaurant is required
  • Financial requirements include a minimum liquidity of $500,000 and net worth of $1 million per restaurant to be developed
  • At least one partner must have prior full service restaurant operations experience
  • Minimum of four qualified and experienced managers per restaurant must successfully complete 8 weeks of Ground Round Management Training in a certified training unit

International Licence Fee: Upon Application

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