The Firkin Group of Pubs is the largest & most dominant English Pub Chain in North America...
sure to become "Everyone's Neighborhood Pub!"
Oh, it's always about us, isn't it? Well it should be, since we are North America's largest growing chain of neighborhood English pubs — a welcoming place to meet friends for a pint, some fine food and a good time.
Brilliant! It's an idea that Firkin founders, Stanley Adelson and Ian Fisher, will gladly tell you was theirs.
The Firkin Group of Pubs is a full-service restaurant and pub serving lunch, dinner, brunch and late-night fare.
"Everyone's a little different. One's just right for you."
Modeled after a traditional English pub, each Firkin is unique to its neighborhood, and carries a name of a familiar mascot paired with the Firkin, such as 'The Firkin & Fox' in Albany NY, or the 'Firkin & Hound' in South Riding VA.
The Firkin brand is cheeky and irreverent and appeals to a broad base of consumers! For over 20 years, Firkin Pub's founders, franchisees, and followers have been creating the authentic English Pub Experience.
International Francise Association MemberFirkin seeks ambitious area developers and entrepreneurs who, in the end, dream of building and operating a "company of pubs".
- 45+ Pubs Open in North America
- 200 More Pubs in Development!
- 3,000 - 4,500 square feet
- 80-175 seats, plus bar
- Unique to each neighborhood
- 1987 – 2007 20 Years of Excellence!
Here's a taste of the Firkin support and assistance you receive from day one as a franchisee:
- Real Estate, Design & Construction
- Vendor Relationships
- Franchisee Support Intranet
- Recruitment & Selection of the Right Firkin Team
- Quality Control Checks
- Advertising and Marketing
- Continuous Upgrades to Menus & Recipes
- Training of franchisee, management, kitchen staff, and wait staff prior to the opening of your Firkin
Our Firkin training helps franchisees learn about running a successful and most importantly, profitable business. Every franchisee is required to complete an intense, mandatory training session over the course of 4 weeks that encompasses every aspect of the Firkin business. From day one, franchisees also have access to highly coveted, one of a kind, training materials including:
What is the Firkin's positioning and master plan for the future?
- F.U. Firkin University™in-house
- F.U. Firkin University™ online
- Firkin Autopilot – franchisee intranet
Firkin is now, and always intends to be the largest and most dominant English pub chain in North America. Over the next few years, the Firkin foresees having over 1,000 pubs in development.
Who is the ideal Firkin franchisee?
An ambitious entrepreneur who, in the end, dreams of owning a large, multi-unit pub company covering either an entire market or a large section of a market to build and operate a "company of pubs". Firkin Pubs operate well in urban markets, suburban markets, entertainment areas, lifestyle and power centers. We want franchisees that understand the power and value of penetrating a market. When you visit our headquarter market you will see how well a market can truly be penetrated.
What are the start up costs?
Start up costs can range from $297,850 - $1,002,000 depending on the size and condition of the location.
Is financing available?
Yes, via third party. Firkin is approved by the SBA Franchise Registry. The SBA Franchise Registry has streamlined eligibility guidelines and operating procedures that will reduce costs and processing time, making the franchising process as fast and easy as possible.
Does Firkin assist with Real Estate?
Yes, Firkin assists with Real Estate, décor and construction and furniture/fixtures/equipment purchasing. In partnership with our franchisees, Firkin Pubs evaluates potential sites based on proven selection criteria such as traffic counts, trade area analysis, demographic studies, visibility, ingress and egress considerations and assessment of local competition.