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Edley's Bar-B-Que


Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a unique fast-casual restaurant concept serving delicious slow-smoked meats in a high-energy musical atmosphere. Each unit has its unique character and exudes Southern charm. Franchisees would be joining a proven concept with multiple streams of revenue. Receive site selection assistance, initial training, and more. Join the family today!

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$1,193,500 - $2,004,400
Franchise fee
Franchising Since


Edley's Bar-B-Que

Become a Part of the Edley's Family

About Us

Edley’s Bar-B-Que opened in Nashville in 2011 and planted roots deep in Music City to become one of the most highly regarded bar-b-que spots in town, and the best leader for giving Nashville its very own style of BBQ—Nashville-style BBQ.

Named for founder & CEO Will Newman’s grandfather, Edley Newman, Edley’s Bar-B-Que is the embodiment of his legacy of hard work, hospitality, generosity, and a tribute to all things Southern. Edley’s does this through its soulful atmosphere, low and slow smoked-daily meats, and made-in-house sides that are all anchored by one very important thing: community. 

Edley's is sharing this exceptional opportunity with well-qualified and well-funded business professionals. We are now offering franchises in select areas. Contact us to discuss how you could own an Edley's Bar-B-Que restaurant and be part of one of the most exciting and dynamic business cultures anywhere.

Why Edley's Bar-B-Que?

  • We’re the home of Nashville-style BBQ. A spicy pork dish inspired by the city’s most famed dish – Nashville Hot Chicken, it is marinated for 24 hours in habanero pepper mash, then smoked for 12 hours to succulent perfection, and served with jalapeno slaw and ghost BBQ sauce
  • We offer unique counter service and a full-service bar experience for guests featuring Nashville’s famous boozie milkshake, the Bushwacker, and a large selection of local and southern craft beers on tap year-round
  • Catering and retail offer additional revenue streams
  • Our units are anything but cookie-cutter, each with its own unique vibe, lively music, “seasoned & grit” design elements, and outdoor seating areas
  • We do things the hard way. Everything is made fresh, and it shows: We smoke enough meat for the day and never use a microwave
  • Music is in our veins. It’s part of our vibe, and one of the things people love about our brand. Every location has its own hand-selected playlist
  • Voted Best BBQ in Nashville four years in a row, Edley’s has been featured in publications like Garden & Gun, Southern Living, CBS This Morning, Better Homes & Gardens, and more

Competitive Advantage

In addition to offering excellent food and drink experiences in each restaurant, Edley’s franchisees also benefit from other revenue streams. Our popular catering business is established, and we frequently cater weddings, holiday parties, and corporate meals. Additionally, some restaurants offer event space rentals and delivery.

  • Exciting bar environments have a refreshing collection of cocktails, beer, and wine and a relaxing setting to enjoy them, including big-screen TVs and our great custom-curated music
  • Online ordering simplifies take-out orders and keeps barbecue fans happy when they’re eating at home or work
  • Catering shares Edley’s barbecue favorites with our customers at their special events
  • Event spaces for parties, weddings, and other events give groups the complete Edley’s experience and our signature Southern hospitality
  • Retail shops sell signature sauces and seasonings, for a taste of Edley’s no matter where customers are located

An Edley’s BBQ franchise offers customers more than just a barbecue menu – which means owners have more potential revenue streams.

Industry Facts 

It's not only barbeque that's a good option, the fast-casual franchise industry is going strong

  • Traffic is up in the fast-casual sector, even when U.S. Foodservice remained flat
  • Four out of every five restaurants opened by Top 500 chains in2018 were a fast-casual concept
  • Fast-casual restaurants have been growing at nearly three times the rate of the restaurant industry as a whole

Ideal Franchisee

Edley’s is seeking owner-operators as franchisees who want to create a sense of community through the Edley’s brand. What makes an ideal Edley’s franchisee?

★ You love creating memorable experiences for people

★ You’re an extrovert

★ You aren’t afraid to do things the hard way

★ You appreciate “all things Southern”

★ You have restaurant experience

Sound like a Great Fit? Request More Information to Speak to an Edley's Bar-B-Que Representative Today!



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