The BBQ Cleaner


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A Sizzling Business Opportunity!

Have you dreamed of owning your own cleaning business? How about a proven business with little to no competition?

  • No ongoing fees or royalties!
  • Training at your site!
  • Free ongoing support
  • Proven profitable cleaning process

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The BBQ Cleaner, recently honored to be named one of the top 15 proven businesses to start in the US right now, has developed a truly amazing system that can transform even the dirtiest BBQ grills to their sparkling best. Since 1994, our fast, efficient and cost-effective service has expanded successfully to over 265 global locations. Equally impressive is the fact that our truly amazing grill cleaning materials are eco-friendly by being bio-degradable, non toxic and harmless to the environment. Add this to our proven business model and you have a recipe for success!

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We'll lead you every step of the way once you've decided to join our rapidly expanding network of BBQ grill cleaning experts. We'll help and guide you through each and every aspect of starting up your new cleaning business, right the way through induction training and beyond. Many of your customers will use you time and again after they see how valuable a service you provide for them. It's a service they don't want to do themselves or they can't get elsewhere!


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Contact us for a free telephone consultation so we can determine if The BBQ Cleaner is the right cleaning business opportunity for you.


Three simple steps to starting your own BBQ grill cleaning business:

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Imagine owning a cleaning business where:

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  • YOU run your own lifestyle.
  • YOU set your service call schedule.
  • YOU decide which days to work.
  • YOU become a success following our tried and tested system.
  • YOU own a virtually unique cleaning business and operate in a niche market with very little or even NO COMPETITION.
  • YOU have NO ongoing royalty fees to pay. YOU keep what YOU make!
  • YOU enjoy financial freedom making $77,000 annual sales PART-TIME by doing just TWO grill deep cleans a day.
  • ... and all because YOU'RE THE BOSS!

You need NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE to set up and run a BBQ cleaning business in your local area. We'll provide everything you need to quickly establish a PROFITABLE cleaning business in this rapidly growing market sector. You could be fully trained and operating your own business in just 6 weeks!


Free Consultation

Take advantage of our FREE consultation! Contact us to set up your FREE 15-minute consultation with The BBQ Cleaner to get started today.


The BBQ Cleaner is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $20,000 in liquid capital to invest.

Q&A with the BBQ Cleaner's Jeffrey Krentzman

How was The BBQ Cleaner originally conceived and started?

It was started in the United Kingdom in 1994 and has since expanded across to globe, landing here in the United States in 2005. We started offering the opportunity to people in other markets across the country in 2009 and already have over 65 locations nationwide and some of which operate multiple units within their locations. We've seen the system now expand also to 200 other locations globally.

What was your original vision The BBQ Cleaner? How has that changed over time?

Our vision has always been since day 1 to allow people to successful run their own business out of their homes, set their own schedule and control their financial future. We're happy to say that vision today remains  the same.

What do you believe is the single most important factor when choosing a franchise?

We are not a franchise. Franchises charge royalties. We are a business opportunity. It would not be fair for us to charge a royalty to our authorized technician for on-going support because they really don't need it because the operation is simple to learn, so we support provide for free. 

Why should someone choose The BBQ Cleaner over other similar franchises?

Our offering has been a success nationally and around the world. There are no ongoing fees at all so you keep everything you make from the moment you start up. We also provide free support and have a proven efficient profitable cleaning process as demonstrated by all of our locations globally.. We also  guide you through the start up phase and show you how to maintain your business once you are up and running.

What makes your industry attractive?

It is a needed service that homeowners nationwide use and since we are the only proven opportunity out there for prospective candidates, it's made us a logical fit for so many people since we started offering this exciting opportunity.

What types of qualities do you look for in potential franchisees?

We only select people who are driven to succeed, want to be successful and are looking to work from their homes and set their own schedule.

Why has your franchise model been successful?

It's been successful because the total package people receive has been tried and tested around the world since 1994. Our operators provide a service people need and are willing to use multiple times. By guiding people through every step along the way and giving them the blueprint to follow, it's been fairly simple for get up and running and realize their dream of running their own successful profitable business.

Where do you see The BBQ Cleaner in 5 years and 10 years?

We'll continue to help people across the United States live the dream of getting started with their own business. And we'll also continue to support our existing operations as we always do. We help them continue to grow their business into multiple unit locations to keep up with the demand that have generated as others have.

What is your favorite advice for new franchisees to help them succeed?

Work hard. You are your own boss so you need to push yourself. If you have the drive and the desire to be successful, your possibilities are endless with an opportunity like this.

What would you tell potential franchisees that may be nervous about the financial burdens of starting a franchise?

We've seen the concept work for years so there have been people in your situation who have gotten started and now are thankful everyday they did so. Since the cost of the business is so low, most people make back their investment quickly. Having to pay absolutely no on-going fees and royalties is a critical component as to why our operators have been able to make the type of money they have.

On average, how long does it take to start a new The BBQ Cleaner from the franchisees point of view?

We're able to get people up and running within 3 months.

What was your background and experience before founding The BBQ Cleaner?

Sales and Marketing

Do you have any franchisee testimonials or success stories that you would like to share?

"The kit and trailer have everything you need to get started. The manual is easy to follow and has great pictures to show you what you need to do. Once you learn the cleaning process, it is easy to follow. The biggest satisfaction is when you are done cleaning a grill. You never get tired of people saying how great their grill looks after you are finished."

Kevin Chavez, Acme Grill Cleaning, Phoenix AZ

"Within four days of running my first advertisement, I was booked up for weeks in advance. This has gone better than I ever dreamed it could. You and your company were just as presentedprofessional, responsive and more importantly GENIUNE. You did what you said you will do and you're there for us whenever we need you.  We can't ask for more."

 Steve Koffler, Desert BBQ Cleaning, Palm Desert, CA

"This really is a great turnkey operation for a home based business.  There were no surprises starting up, everything happened exactly as promised. The cleaning process itself is easy to learn. The support I've gotten, both in terms of the written instructions in the manual, and when needed, phone support, has been outstanding.

My customers are absolutely amazed at how nice their grill looks and cooks after a cleaning.in my first two months, I was already getting repeat bookings. People just love the results and the service!"

Steve Adams, Backyard BBQ Grill Company, St. Charles, MO

" I thought the training manual was very in depth, detailed and contains plenty of resourceful information. As this is my first time starting a business, you guys have made it so much easier for me. I was amazed at how simple the cleaning process is and what great results it gets. My enthusiasm for this business is sky high and with the earning potential, anyone in my shoes would be excited."

Robert Andrade, Island BBQ Lab, Kihei, HI

"The onsite training has given me the insight to go forward with my business and make it successful quicker than if had I tried it alone. What the best advantage of the onsite training is being able to be led through the cleaning process both on the grill and the usage of the equipment. It just takes the guess work out of it. What I have learned has given me the confidence to completely clean grills that would please any client."

Lee Parker, The Grill Cleaners, Rockwall, TX

"I'm not sure how to put into a few words how I feel about The BBQ Cleaner. I was someone who was tired of working for someone else looking for an opportunity to do something on my own. I was so blessed to find out about The BBQ Cleaner. From the moment I started working with them, it has been a total dream come true. They truly have cared about my business from day one and have been right there with me along every single step of this incredible journey."

Bill Fullerton, Que Crew Grill Cleaning, Bellefonte, PA

Q&A with Jeffrey Krentzman of the BBQ Cleaner

Can you please tell us more about the industry The BBQ Cleaner is involved in?

The BBQ Cleaner is a new segment of the service industry which will always be in demand.  Our service has little to no competition in the marketplace which makes this an exciting ground floor opportunity.

What trends do you see in your industry over the next 5 years?  Next 10 years?

More and more people are eating at home and BBQ grilling has never been more popular. There are even BBQ Cooking TV Shows. So we see enormous growth opportunity for our current and future operators.

What is the biggest concern about your industry that a franchisee candidate should be aware of and investigate?

We are a Business Opportunity so there is no royalty or licensing fee. From our perspective, to pay someone a royalty for hard work that you do isn't fair. You also should be given free on-going support which we also provide whenever our operators have any questions we can answer. Other Business Opportunities provide a service that is oversaturated. You don't want to go into a business where 100 other people in your area offer the same thing, which ours isn't, and on top of that, we are the only opportunity for someone in this emerging field.

Why do you think The BBQ Cleaner stands out in the industry?

We've been a position since day one where we are the only legitimate option for someone looking to be successful with a BBQ Cleaning business. By allowing people to keep 100% of what they make while using a proven system since 1994, it would be foolish for anyone else to try to start a business in this industry using any other method.

What makes The BBQ Cleaner more attractive than your competitors?

While we don't have any real competitors at all, we stand out in the franchise world in that buyers don't pay any ongoing fees at all. They keep 100% of what they make so they have complete control of their earning potential.

Describe the ideal candidate. 

This is a tough one to answer as we have so many people now with such different background succed with this, but in general we'd like to see people who have the entrepreneurial sprit and are driven to succeed.  People who are looking to work from their own home, set their own schedule, and take control of their financial destiny are a plus.

Describe the working environment of your franchisees  Is your environment typical of other companies in your industry?

You get to work outdoors which is great as well as from your home. There is no need to go out and rent an office. It's a very cheap business to maintain with little overhead.

Why has The BBQ Cleaner been successful?

What we offer is like nothing else in the market. Being able to get everything you need to run your own business, pay no ongoing fees and have little to no competition is something no one else can offer.

What advice would you give someone interested in buying a franchise in your industry? 

Make sure you do your due diligence on any company. Check out how long they have been in business. Be sure they have proven experience and they offer a professional BBQ cleaning system. You don't want to show up with a brush and a pail that someone can buy at Home Depot.

How much experience in this industry should a franchisee candidate have should they consider buying a franchise in your industry?

With The BBQ Cleaner no experience is necessary as we will walk you through every step along the way. We do a tremendous amount of "hand-holding" in that we walk you each and every step.

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Hear from the Director of Operations why The BBQ Cleaner is a Sizzling Opportunity. This ...

Jeff Krentzman: Hi, I am Jeff Krentzman, Director of operations for The Barbecue Cleaner. In this video, I would like to tell you about our startup and operations manual that shows you step-by-step how to start your business, run it, and grow it into a successful company. When you purchase the Barbecue Cleaner System, you’ll receive this start up guide that gets you up and running quickly. The operations and startup guide includes step-by-step instructions. Let’s walk through each section of the operation’s manual so you’ll know exactly what you will receive. The first section of the guide covers the startup phase where you’ll learn the marketing and operation’s tasks you will need to complete to start your business. This will include how to register your business with the state, how to set up your equipment to begin cleaning barbeques and instructions on the marketing process so you can start generating customers. Then, you’ll move on to the Barbecue Cleaner Process section. Here, is where you will learn in detail how to master our unique cleaning process. After you’ve reviewed our cleaning procedures, you’ll move on to the up and running section, which covers the daily, weekly and monthly marketing and operations tasks. This will include tasks like how to maintain your cleaning system and how to follow up with your customers to generate repeat business. We’ve also included information to help you operate your business smoothly. Things like a checklist to use as a guide when starting and operating your business. We also give you instruction manuals of the most popular grills you will encounter, so that you feel most comfortable working with them. We’ll also give you instructions to use for an Accounting & Customer Database, so that you can track your finances and customers. It might be hard to believe you’re getting this much value just in our manual, but there is more. Now let’s move on to the marketing support. You will receive access to professionally develop personalized marketing materials that will be delivered straight to your door. These materials include post cards, door hangers or website template, press release, advertisement copy and much more. The cost for you to design these materials on your own would far exceed the cost of the entire system. But we include them for you so that you will succeed with your marketing campaign. 

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Liquid Capital Required: $20,000
  • Total Investment: $15,995 - $19,000

More Opportunity Information

  • Business Type: Opportunity
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Total Units: 265

  • Home Office Location: Hackensack, NJ
  • Awards: Named one of the Top 15 Proven Businesses to Start (as of April 2013), Mentioned on ABCNEWS.com (March 2013)
  • Financing Assistance: Available, via third party
  • Training and Support: Available
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