About Friends American Grill franchise
Friends is a neighborhood grill & bar. We are locally owned and operated by Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright, with locations in the Atlanta suburbs of Dacula, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Buford and Winder. Operating since 2010, Friends is a place for good food and service, families and sports. Our growth is attributed to our customer loyalty, and we continue to thrive because of repeat visits by our “regulars”.
The menu features fresh-ground steakburgers, hand-cut steaks, homemade dressings and sauces. The chicken is all white meat and cut in house. And we only use fresh, premium brand chicken wings. Our menu offers quality choices, such as burgers, sandwiches, steaks, shrimp, chicken, quesadillas, pasta and salads. Some of the most popular food items are “Bada Bang Shrimp”, “PB&J Burger”, “Bayou Chicken Tenders”, “Loaded French Dip” and “Cajun Chicken Pasta”.
We have a full bar serving liquor, beer and wine. And you will find craft beers on draft as well as most popular brands. Our bars also offer Keno games for your entertainment. Contributing to the community and providing a helping hand to others when we are able to do so is part of our fiber. Friends holds an annual charity event named “Ansley’s Easter”. Ansley Arnette was a young girl that suffered from a rare, non-curable brain tumor, and our first fundraiser was held to help her family with medical bills. Ansley has since passed away, but her memory and spirit carries on every year at Friends on Easter Sunday.
Our goal is to grow as an independent, locally owned restaurant that supports our community and our employees. Join our team and we will help you implement our proven systems to guide you to success!
Our Support for Franchisees
When you join the Friends team as a franchise owner, you will receive outstanding support in a number of different exciting areas:
• Site Development
• Purchasing Support
• Marketing & Customer Development
• Ongoing Product Development
• Training & Operational Support
• 2 – 4 weeks of training with Friends American Grill management in Georgia, beginning approximately 4-6 weeks before the franchise is scheduled to open for business
• 1 – 2 weeks of training at your location to get your business started
When you join the Friends team you have the choice of a new start-up business or you can convert your current bar and grill company to be under the Friends umbrella. When you join the Friends team you will be given an exclusive territory of approximately 100,000-250,000 population base to develop. Friends is always looking for expansion opportunities in new markets!
Qualifications recommended for potential franchise owners:
• Strong Sales and Client Service Abilities
• Good with Timing and Schedule Management
• High Personal Standards
• Able to Meet Initial Investment Requirements
• A Willingness and Commitment to Excellent Service
Contact us Today to inquire about an Ownership Opportunity with Friends!