Owning a Buckhorn Grill requires a total commitment of personal time and energy. You must be willing to work hard and concentrate exclusively on the challenge of operating.  We are looking for individuals with significant experience in managing multiple business units. It’s not just about being an Owner, but being an Owner Operator that creates success.


Each Buckhorn Grill is uniquely designed and provides a friendly, family atmosphere with Really Good Food, Real Fast. We really cook at the Buckhorn Grill, each recipe is made from scratch. It’s not just the great food that sets us apart but our people.


The idea of the Buckhorn Grill was born out of the success of the product at the Chef’s Market in Napa, California. Thousands of Tri-Tip sandwiches were sold at the market on Friday nights. The first Buckhorn Grill opened in the Metreon located in San Francisco, California in 1999.


We can help you find a great location suitable for a Buckhorn Grill restaurant. The typical Buckhorn Grill Restaurant is 2,000-3,000 square feet.  A great location is a very important factor when it comes to your business success.


  • Recipes & food cost analysis
  • Graphics for Advertising
  • Full POS integrated system
  • Online Ordering System
  • Frequent Dinner System
  • Cloud Base File Sharing System
  • Training manuals for all positions
  • Operational manual & General manager binder
  • Superior Training


We believe the growing success of the Buckhorn grill Franchise is due to our great training we offer prior to becoming an owner
operator. Buckhorn grill provides hands-on training and the materials you need to be successful in your business.

  • • Cow School (1 week)
  • • Line cook (2 weeks)
  • • Kitchen Prep (2 Weeks)
  • • Sandwich maker (2 Weeks)
  • • Salad Maker (2 Weeks)
  • • Front Of House (2 weeks)
  • • Travel With Owner (1 week)
  • • Operating system & Management (8 weeks)

Type of Expenditure Low Amount High Amount Method of Payment When Due
initial Franchise Fee $20,000 $50,000 Single Payment at signing of franchise agreement
Franchisee out of pocket travel and living expense while training at our sites $2,000 $8,000 As Incurred During Training
Franchisor Reimbursable out of pocket travel and living expenses $5,000 $25,000 As Incurred As Incurred
Lease Deposit at first Months Rent $40,000 $100,000 As Arranged At Lease Signing
Improvements, Equipment, Furnishing, etc. $350,000 $1,200,000 As Arranged Prior to opening
Grand Opening Advertising $5,000 $5,000 As incurred As incurred
Additional Funds – First 3 Months $20,000 $42,000 As incurred As incurred
TOTAL $550,000 $1,430,000    

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