Ground Round Grill and Bar

With over 32 years of successful operating history, we are one of America's oldest and most enduring casual theme restaurant chains.

Ground Round Casual Dining Restaurant Franchise:

What is the Ground Round Grill & Bar?

Call it a new energy. A new vision. A new commitment. Whatever you call it, it adds up to one thing: a great new opportunity for you.

As one of America's oldest and most enduring casual theme restaurant chains with over 32 years of successful operation, the Ground Round Grill & Bar has a long and proud history. Our restaurant concept was the pioneer of casual dining, the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry. Based on a "neighborhood pub", it was a place where everyone felt at home in a casual, comfortable setting with a restaurant and bar.

Today, the Ground Round Grill & Bars concept caters to families, singles and sports enthusiasts alike. Our menu offers a breadth of mouth-watering choices, a fusion of flavor designed to satisfy all kinds of tastes, and value unparalleled in the mid-scale casual dining segment.

What's in it for you?

You'll be part of the Ground Round Grill & Bar name, a well-known brand name that instantly brings to mind great food and unbeatable value while breaking into the fastest growing segment of the market at a time when other casual theme restaurants have no franchise opportunities. In fact, large areas of the United States are still available for single or multi-unit development agreements. So you'll have the opportunity to grow too. And, unlike most other franchises, we can help you get up and running in as little as six months.

You'll also be part of an award-winning organization.

Our walls are full of them. In the last three years alone, we've won more than our share of awards in almost every area of food service.
  • 2003 "Best Chain Overall Beverage Program" by Cheers Magazine
  • 2003 "Silver Skillet Award for Best Entrée" from Restaurant Business Magazine Menu's 2003 Conference
  • 2002 "Employer of Choice" Award by the National Restaurant Association
  • 2002 "Best Chain Beer Program" Award by Cheers Magazine
  • 2002 "Best Value" Award by Restaurants and Institutions
  • 2002 "Multi-Unit Food Service Operator of the Year" by Nations Restaurant News
What does it all mean? When you become part of the Ground Round Grill & Bar family, you'll instantly be associated with a winner.

What does it take to open your Ground Round Grill & Bar?
Of course, restaurant management experience is helpful but not necessary. Successful franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. Enthusiasm, an entrepreneurial spirit, sound business management skills and an interest in working in a fast-paced, highly charged, fun atmosphere are more important than anything else.

With your energy and dedication combined with our proven winning formula and outstanding support services, we'll create an unbeatable team!

Training & Support
As a franchisee, support doesn't end once you've signed on the dotted line. You will not only benefit from a brand with tremendous name recognition, but also superior operating systems, excellent training and ongoing support and advisory services, design and construction advisory services, and a golden opportunity to participate in the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry - casual dining. We take pride in the excellent support services provided to our franchisees.

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Ground Round Grill and Bar is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.