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Old Carolina Barbecue Company franchising opportunities

Fast Casual Barbecue
Authentic barbecue slow-smoked over hickory wood, just like the road-side shacks found throughout the Carolinas. Dine-in, carry-out and catering revenue streams contribute to the highest AUVs in the fast casual barbecue segment. Learn more.

Baja Pizzafish franchising opportunities

Fast Casual Pizza
Funky, laid-back and bold. West-coast attitude paired with great food. Baja-inspired fish tacos, rice bowls, salads and signature brick-oven pizzas. Meet fast casual’s next must-visit brand. Learn more.

Smoke the Neighborhood Burger Bar

Fast Casual Burgers
Hand crafted sauces bursting with flavor layered underneath a custom blend of angus beef. Fresh cut fries with a variety signature seasonings and awesome shakes.
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Wedge Grilled Cheese franchising opportunities

Fast Casual Grilled Cheese
Artisan blends of hand-carved cheeses between thick slices of fresh baked breads. Thinly cut potato chips with flavorful dipping sauces. Homemade soups to warm your soul.
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Every Ichor concept starts with great food. Authentic recipes crafted to impress a generation of demanding foodies.

What Sets Us Apart

We have a passion for great food. We use that food to tell a story. Together, every guest engagement becomes an experience and our concepts stand out as memorable.

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We are actively looking for qualified franchise partners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other markets.

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  • I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for making some amazing barbecue!! I finally had the opportunity to stop by one of your locations (Ridgewood) last night to feed my barbecue fix, and it was definitely well worth it. Everything was smoked perfectly–and while I enjoyed your original sauce, the barbecue did more than enough to hold up on its own merits. Traveling frequently to places like Texas, Kansas City, etc.–I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy great barbecue and do consider myself a student of slow-smoking. Yours is certainly now among my favorite BBQ places. M. Belsito about Old Carolina

  • Simply amazing bbq. Your pulled pork is the best I’ve ever had…well maybe a tie with my own. But when I don’t feel like spending the hours to get great pulled pork, Old Carolina is my only choice. I recommended you to many of my friends and family and they are even more impressed/obsessed than I am, and that is a hard feat to do. The service at the Fairlawn location may even be better than the food. I used to go all the way up to Famous Dave’s for my bbq fix, but you guys are even better.” T. Pope about Old Carolina

  • The wife and I stopped by the North Canton store today (for the first time), largely in part because of your billboard nearby advertising Cheerwine (LOVE Cheerwine!). We could not be happier about our decision to pop in for lunch. The meal was fantastic! I have not had a pulled pork sandwich that good since I was in Charlotte for the Memorial Day NASCAR race two years ago, and having the cole slaw on the sandwich is the ONLY way to have it! Why it took us so long to discover your restaurant is beyond me…I’m sure we will be back for more again. And again. And again! Also, the staff was extremely polite and also helpful in describing the menu and the story of your business to us first timers. BRAVO!” R. Stefan about Old Carolina

  • Fantastic food!!!! I could eat there everyday and NEVER be tired of it!!!! :)” H. Hammond about Baja Pizzafish

  • Yesterday, I ordered the Laguna Beach BLT pizza…omg. So delicious! I cant wait to come back and eat it again!!!! S. Simler about Baja Pizzafish

  • Had lunch for the first time there yesterday… FANTASTIC!! Will highly recommend to people. Ordered the veggie tacos (freestyle) with the Avacado Ranch sauce (absolutely delicious!). K. Firestone about Baja Pizzafish

Old Carolina Barbecue Company
Fast Casual Barbecue

Founded in 2003 as a competition barbecue team, Old Carolina has been on the winning track for almost 10 years. Using the regional barbecue circuit to amass awards (over 80 to date) and to build a loyal fan base, Old Carolina began opening restaurants in 2006.

Guests enjoy the slow-smoked taste of competition quality barbecue served in the fast casual format for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Slow Smoked

The key to Old Carolina’s success is an uncompromising dedication to quality. All meats are cooked on-site with hickory wood in Southern Pride smokers. Twelve hours for pulled pork. Ten hours for brisket. Four and a half hours for ribs. Each item is hand pulled or sliced to order.

Sauces are served on the side because the meat speaks for itself or should we say our guests, like Kathy, speak for it: “What can you say about a flavor that is so incredible that you don't need to add sauce to them? You can say this…more please!”

Perfect for Sharing

Barbecue’s long heritage make it the perfect communal experience. It’s built for catering: graduation parties, family reunions, wedding receptions.

Guests rave about the unmistakable taste of Old Carolina…hosts become heros…and that means year-round opportunities for private and corporate events to keep the revenue flowing for Old Carolina operators.

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Baja Pizzafish
Fast Casual Pizza

Laid back. Wind in the hair. Carefree and a zest for life. Baja Pizzafish embodies everything that makes the West Coast awesome.

Inspiration is everywhere. We’ve captured the beautiful colors and textures that say Baja in-store and in our food. Speaking of food…

Bold Flavors

At Baja Pizzafish, we love delighting our guests. Bold flavors weave throughout our signature items. Vegetables, seafood and meats are perfectly grilled and finished with Baja-inspired sauces and toppings. Guests can do it our way or they can build their own interpretation of West Coast fare. Crisp, light and delicious. Just the way great food should be.

Bold flavors weave throughout our signature items. Guests can do it our way or they can build their own interpretation of West Coast fare.

Tortillas, seafood and meats are perfectly grilled and finished with Baja-inspired sauces and toppings. Crisp, light and delicious. Just the way great food should be.

Our Brick-Oven Pizzas are an added marketing advantage. Drive them to your door with off-the-beaten-path creations like the Coronado Beach Baked Potato and Ranch or the Baja Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper. Baja Pizzafish makes going out for dinner fun once again.

Fueling Active Lifestyles

With a resurgence in vibrant and active lifestyles, Baja Pizzafish is perfectly suited to tapping into this profitable marget segment.

Our operations celebrate life and feeling great. Guests walk in and leave empowered to live life to their fullest.

Our positioning statement, “Eat Bold. Live Happy”, isn’t just marketing speak. It’s the fundamental, positive way we see everything.

Baja Pizzafish is a perfect opportunity to make a difference.

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