Jefferson's Restaurant's More Than 30-year Success Likely Linked to Not Feeling Quite Like a Franchise - Wings, Burgers, Oysters and Happy Customers!
30 years ago the doors opened to the first Jefferson’s in Jacksonville, Alabama, serving hot wings and cold beer. 30 years and 30 restaurants later, the hairstyles might have changed, but the wings are still hot, beers are still cold, and we still love serving our customers! Own the place you love to be.
- $1.6M Average Unit Volume for the top 50% of stores in 2020
- Industry low franchise fee at $20k
- Industry low royalty fee at 4%
- Ongoing operational support
- Ease of operation
- Lower break even
- Low cost of entry
- Brand recognition
Our mission is to serve the freshest, highest quality food we can offer to the communities we are lucky to be a part of in an atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home, whether they’re a large family, a sports enthusiast or a college student looking for some chicken wings. We are committed to finding franchisees who share these values, are ready to work hard—with us by their side—and are ready to have a little fun along the way.
Why Choose Jefferson's?
We will provide professional assistance in site selection, lease negotiations and construction coordination to set your restaurant up for success. We have leveraged our buying power to allow us to maintain virtually the same exact products through broadline distribution across 6 states that we operate in. We have every facet of your new business covered with industry pricing, availability and ease of access. From your opening date announcement to your 10 year anniversary and every Wing Wednesday in between, we will be there to help advertise and build brand recognition within your community. We assist you with advertisements, SEO, social media, special offers, merchandise, LTO’s and more.
Training & Support
All new franchisees will gain hands-on experience in our existing restaurants from running a successful business all the way down. Once your opening date approaches, our training team will provide training support for your new hires and stay on board during your first full week of opening, minimum. After training, we are there for you. Just opening your new restaurant is not the finish line, it is the starting block. Jefferson’s loves getting out of the blocks fast, so we are there for your opening to make sure you start off on the right foot. After opening, we maintain franchise visits to help with operations, marketing and training.
In the spring of 1990, after hundreds of classes and a lot of beer, two men graduated from a local university. One man had an extraordinary craving for sports, the other craved spicy food, but they both loved beer. Realizing the degrees they spent a combined 12 years earning were not serving them, they decided to open a place to serve both of their cravings. As they moved forward, the men faced challenges in finding financing, employees, equipment and a building. Finally, after selling all their baseball cards for financing, and begging a local person to let them use a building, all of the red tape the men faced no longer mattered. They found a way through and Jefferson’s opened in Jacksonville, AL. Customers were hooked. People loved the chicken wings to the point of running out! Since then, we’ve grown to nearly 30 locations across six states. Thirty years later, we still operate by the philosophy “franchisee first” because we know a franchisor can only be successful if each of our franchisees are successful first. But as we’ve grown, we’ve made sure to not lose who we are. You can go into any of our restaurants and you’ll see the infamous colored dollar bills hanging all over the wall. You’ll get the same great food and service no matter what state you’re in and you’ll get the feeling that this is a local, family-friendly, sports-themed chicken wing joint—a great one at that.
$250,000 - $650,000
The ideal Jefferson's Franchisee has business acumen, restaurant management experience and the ability to invest or partner with someone who can support the necessary financial investments. We have franchisees who partner in such a way that one partner has the financial and business experience, and another partner has the restaurant management experience. Any case where a franchisee has ability to bring the right people on the team is going to create the greatest success. Entrepreneurial spirit is necessary!