The BBQ Cleaner

Opportunity Cost

  • Liquid Capital Required: $35,000

About The BBQ Cleaner

  • Total Units: 265
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Home Office: Hackensack, NJ
  • Awards: Named one of the Top 15 Proven Businesses to Start (as of April 2013), Mentioned on ABCNEWS.com (March 2013)

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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