The BBQ Gourmet

The BBQ Gourmet

The BBQ Gourmet experience is all about passion for great food while maintaining the focus on the intimate details of our catered events.

There are many elements that help define what makes us unique in the Greater Toronto catering marketplace. We are all about serving great BBQ fast. We cook on site using only hardwood charcoal and aromatic woods, cooking the delicious BBQ right in front of your guests. Our focus is big events – we are the industry leader in successfully executing large, onsite, catered BBQ events.

If you love BIG and you love BBQ, then you will love the franchise opportunity that BBQ affords you. Contact us now. We have BIG heart for meat lovers wanting to share our passion for the business of the BBQ.

  • Low High: $204: to $475K


Franchise Owner Opportunity

Unbeatable Service, Quality, and Price.



The BBQ Gourmet is an on-site catering company that services Toronto and the GTA. We pride ourselves on hot food, great service, and fast lines. Since 1998, we have been spreading the word of real Southern pit BBQ catering.

Although we offer a wide range of BBQ catering, from juicy 1/2 lb hamburgers to grilled steak and seafood, our specialty – and passion – remains the slow-smoked meats and traditional side dishes from the south.

Reasons to Choose The BBQ Gourmet

  • Unbeatable service, quality, and price.
  • GTA’s Premier BBQ Catering Specialists.
  • We execute over 900 events per year, and 17 years of BBQ catering experience.
  • Unique, mobile Oklahoma Pit BBQs at every event.
  • We use only real hardwood charcoal, hickory, and apple wood for that intense BBQ flavour.
  • Our staff are Food Handler Certified, and our meats are from only government inspected sources.
  • We cook our food on-site for the freshest — and most entertaining — BBQ catering in Toronto.
  • We have event consultants ready to discuss your event, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Our commitment to continuous improvement provides our clients with the biggest and best BBQ catering in the GTA.
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The following points are the individual aspects of BBQ Gourmet, which demonstrate a strong potential for duplication of the current business model through franchising:

Operating prototype, Operationally sound, Adaptable nationally, Point of difference, Teachable to others and integrity and commitment.




  • Operational Support
  • Marketing Support
  • Accounting Support
  • Audit Support
  • Legal Support

The BBQ Gourmet will also continue ongoing research and development, which will stream down to each franchise location.

With these great areas of support, becoming a franchisee of The BBQ Gourmet could not be easier!


The potential franchisee list includes anyone who enjoys being involved with people. The business can be taught to people who have very little experience, although ideally, the franchisee will have some experience working in sales or service industries.

They should have a common knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping and should have a passion for the business as well as success in general. Their initial enthusiasm will be a selling point for the franchisor company as we are looking for a good chemistry and ongoing relationship with each franchisee.




BBQ, barbeque, barbecue, or bar-b-q? How you spell it doesn’t really matter. All these terms are derived from the Spanish word “Barbacoa.” This ancient process involved the process of cooking meats in large pits of smoldering coals. To this day traditional southern smoker BBQ cookers are referred to as “pits”, true to their ancient past.


Becoming a franchise owner will take some initial investment upfront. The following is a chart that showcases the initial investment needed to open your own The BBQ Gourmet, including costs on the low and high ends

Next Steps

Fill out the evaluation form! After the form is received, the next steps will include:

  1. Qualifying Call
  2. Introduction to The BBQ Gourmet
  3. Setting up the Appointment
  4. Follow-Up
  5. Closing the Deal


You crane your neck, and look quizzically at the pit-master as he manipulates the smoldering fire. He opens the giant steel door and carefully checks today’s offerings. Peppered Texas Brisket of Beef, Sweet-Meat Carolina Pulled Pork, Garlic Sausage, and Spiced Jumbo Shrimp. Your stomach growls, your mouth waters… Welcome to an authentic Southern-style BBQ catering by The BBQ Gourmet Food Company.



Initial Investment: $204 to $475K
Liquid Capital Available: $75,000
States: Kentucky

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