Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque is currently one of the fastest growing fast casual barbeque restaurants in the country. We offer a better BBQ experience serving only all-naturally raised meats, chef driven side dishes and craft beers. All of our meats are slow smoked over oak, cherry and apple wood creating a memorable and highly unique experience. Once you try it you’ll understand why our guests make Mighty Quinn’s BBQ part of their weekly dining routines.



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We're looking for franchisees and qualified investors with a passion for food who want to invest in a brand that will lead the fast casual barbeque category. Prospective franchisees must be hands-on operators who have a passion for the restaurant industry with a focus on both outstanding food and service. We strive for operational excellence as our franchisee partners adhere to our structure, process and brand guidelines. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

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International opportunities available

Mighty Quinn’s has built a

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Christos Gourmos Co-Founder
Micha Magid Co-Founder
Hugh Mangum Co-Founder & Pitmaster










Christos has spent a lifetime in the restaurant industry first working for his family's diner business before moving on to found and build one of the largest catering and event spaces in New Jersey. He oversees company operations and procurement for all
Mighty Quinn's locations and assists with talent development and oversight.

Micha started his career
on Wall Street evaluating investment opportunities across multiple industries before jumping into BBQ
on a full time basis. He oversees finance and marketing strategies for the group along with our PR and social media team. Micha also works with our Architect & Design team on new store build-outs.

Hugh is an FCI graduate
and accomplished chef, featured frequently on food related media and a go-to source for the growing East Coast BBQ scene. He won "Chopped!" (Food Network) and frequently judges "Beat Bobby Flay" (Food Network). Hugh has transformed his Texan family recipes into an elevated more accessible menu that serves as the foundation for Mighty Quinn's Barbeque.

Carly Eggert, Systems Manager
Bobby Gelestathis, Training & Operational Support
Alfred Naddaff, Director, Franchise Development



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Alfred Naddaff





Carly oversees the
Mighty Quinn's technology platform and general systems integrations that allow our franchisees to seamlessly maximize their revenue potential. She assists with the onboarding process and is a valuable resource to troubleshoot any and all systems issues.

Bobby makes sure that operating teams receive the comprehensive training that's needed to ensure success. He has helped develop many of the Mighty Quinn's training procedures and has overseen the creation of our training process documentation for front of house, kitchen team members and all levels of hourly and managerial positions.

Alfred oversees the
Mighty Quinn’s franchise expansion effort. He is a valuable resource for new franchisees getting to know the details of the brand’s system, real estate, requirements and everything it takes to be successful. He’s been involved in helping franchisees open over 2,000 locations successfully across
the country.

Supporting our Team

The Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque experience can only be as good
as the people behind it. Our focus on training and the operating systems that support the restaurant are in place to make our team and our franchisees efficient and successful. A shared passion for food and hospitality is what unites us in delivering a superior
dining experience.

Franchisee Support

Our goal is to ensure a consistent experience for our guests at every Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque. We provide our franchisees with the training and support necessary to fulfill this promise.





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Franchise Opportunity

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque was founded in 2011 with the belief that great barbeque should be more available in
New York City which has one of the most diverse culinary offerings in the world. Co-founders Christos Gourmos,
Micha Magid and Hugh Mangum set out to change this and have now grown the brand to 10 locations including a restaurant in the iconic Yankee Stadium and 5 locations internationally.


They set out to create a brand that supported what was most important to themselves and their customers;
serving all-naturally raised meats, using fresh ingredients and supporting an environment where great customer
service was just as important as the food. Having set the standard in our category we’re now looking for like-minded restaurateurs and entrepreneurs to join us in growing our brand across the country. Our fast casual format allows
the business to thrive as both the best BBQ restaurant in the neighborhood but also a place to grab a meal in under
10 minutes. Our phenomenal slow smoked bbq, efficient service strategy, lean labor model and scalable operating
plan will allow operators to quickly expand in their markets.

Financial Information


**The following is historic financial performance information concerning Mighty Quinn's Barbeque Restaurants that have been open continuously for at least twelve months as of December 31, 2018.


Mighty Quinn's Barbeque currently operates in several international markets and is seeking to expand into new territories. Interested parties should fill out the web submission form. International investment amounts will vary by country and territory agreement.


A Recognized Brand

In our six year history we have worked to establish Mighty Quinn’s as the category leader in fast casual barbeque. What started as a single restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan has grown into a brand with international locations and a national media presence with features on the Food Network, The New York Times and many other influential media platforms. Our mission is to continue building on this momentum in new markets with our franchisee partners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When did Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque start franchising?

    After opening the first Mighty Quinn’s in 2012 we have expanded to 9 company owned restaurants located in New York and New Jersey, plus a location in Yankee Stadium. We also have 5 franchised restaurants in international territories. Mighty Quinn’s domestic franchises are now being made available for the first time in 2018.

  • What do we look for in our franchisees?

    We are looking for multi-unit franchisees or qualified investors with an established operating team. A passion for food and hospitality are the two most important traits in prospective franchisees.

  • What will it cost to open our first location?

    The initial investment to open a flagship restaurant that is equipped to service multiple additional Mighty Quinn’s locations will range from $738,488-$896,334. “Satellite” locations will range from $494,317-$696,290.

  • How is Mighty Quinn’s positioned to compete in today’s dining market?

    The Mighty Quinn’s operating model is built to provide multiple revenue channels into the location. Dine-in, takeout, delivery and catering business can all be fulfilled from within your location offering a dynamic revenue opportunity that is necessary to accommodate current consumer demands.

  • How does Mighty Quinn’s use the Development Fee?

    The Development Fee covers the cost of overseeing the entire process from training to design and eventually the restaurant opening. Our highly tailored training program will equip you with the operational knowledge needed to run a Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque and our team will be onsite to support you for the grand opening. We stand by our franchisees with operational support as your business grows.

  • Can I open multiple units or purchase a territory?

    Our system is designed to scale multiple units in a territory utilizing one central flagship restaurant for the majority of your food production. A multi-unit agreement will allow the franchisee to benefit from scale as new locations can be opened without the infrastructure requirements of the flagship restaurant.

  • How long will it take to open a Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque restaurant?

    Timing will largely depend on the time it takes to complete training as well as your real estate site selection. Other factors include design, construction, hiring and setting up your supply chain which may take anywhere from 6-12 months from the time a franchisee agreement is signed to opening your restaurant.

  • What training support is provided to franchisees?

    Mighty Quinn’s will host your corporate and restaurant team at our training kitchen in New Jersey for extensive course work in production, systems and protocol. Franchisees will also spend time in Mighty Quinn’s restaurants during this process. An additional 2 weeks (one week prior and one week following the opening of your first restaurant) of training will be provided in your local market. Training tools and operational guidance will be provided to the franchisee throughout the process.

  • How will I choose where to open in my territory?

    You will select your location based on your local market knowledge. We will help in offering our real estate expertise and offer guidance from our national brokerage relationships. The ultimate decision will be made by the franchisee.

  • Who handles restaurant design and construction?

    Mighty Quinn’s will provide you with a base set of comprehensive design plans that can be tailored to accommodate almost any suitably sized space. You will be required to hire an architect and construction team to facilitate your buildout.

  • How will I source the required ingredients?

    We will assist you in setting up your local supply network.


This website and the information contained on this website is for information purposes only, is not intend as an offer to sell a franchise or a solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. The offering of a franchise can be made by prospectus only in the form of a Franchise Disclosure Document. In the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements.


In the State of New York, the offering of a franchise can be made only by prospectus that has been previously filed and registered with the Department of Law of the State of New York. The application for registration of an offering prospectus or the acceptance and filing thereof by the Department of Law does not constitute approval of the offering or the sale of such franchise by the Department of Law or the attorney general of the State of New York.