After finding success serving meat from a smoker attached to his pickup truck in Brooklyn, New York’s Williamsburg neighborhood, Pitmaster Hugh Mangum could clearly see the potential for more. His vision: old school, wood-fired barbeque served with speed and perfection. Mangum partnered with his stepbrother Micha Magid and Magid’s brother-in-law Christos Gourmos to help execute that vision, and Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque was born. The trio has used franchising to transform a small operation into a brand whose dominance in the New York market has led to international reach and national interest.
The award-winning, fast-casual barbeque spot stands out among the rest due to its clever fusion of famous American barbeque styles from Texas and the Carolinas. Mighty Quinn’s serves all-natural meats and poultry seasoned, smoked and slow-cooked to perfection. Its ability to provide a consistently authentic, high-quality product in a quick-service setting is impacting the barbeque scene in a big way, positioning the brand for immense growth.
Since taking shape in 2011, Mighty Quinn’s has established 15 successful restaurants, including five international locations in Taiwan, The Philippines and Dubai. By leveraging its solid operations model, Mighty Quinn’s is poised to expand its franchise footprint in major markets throughout the United States. In the immediate future, the brand plans to target East Coast cities for development due to their reasonable proximities to its New York City stronghold. Even further, Mighty Quinn’s aggressive expansion plan calls for the brand to open 60 restaurants throughout the nation in the next five years.
“Our franchise offering is strategically designed to provide the opportunity for quick success and expansion through the lens of multi-unit growth,” said Magid. “This scalable approach, paired with the unbeatable taste and convenience that has made our corporate stores so successful, creates an amazing opportunity in the barbeque segment. We can’t wait to build on the success we have seen in New York and New Jersey and introduce everyone to their new favorite barbeque joint.”
With initial investments for satellite and flagship locations ranging from $581,750 to $1,113,750 and reported gross sales for corporately owned stores in 2017 falling between $2,246,412 to $3,273,192, Mighty Quinn’s is targeting entrepreneurial-minded, process-focused operators to join the growing franchise brand.
Mangum, Magid, Gourmos and company are seeking potential owners who are passionate about quality food. Drawn to those who want to create a memorable dining experience and atmosphere, Mighty Quinn’s needs operators who are prepared to put in the time and effort to ensure that they are delivering the same quality food the brand was founded on.
Franchisees that are ready and willing to take Mighty Quinn’s mission to heart are the ones that the brand wants to employ in its aggressive expansion plan along the East Coast. “We’ve created a simple operations model that centers around a slow-cooked, fast-served experience for our guests and gives operators a scalable model,” said Gourmos. “As fast casual continues to grow as a trend nationwide, our mission is to replicate our highly-acclaimed, crave-worthy barbeque that can be enjoyed either sitting down or on-the-go on a national scale, without cutting corners during the process.”