Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ is currently one of the fastest growing hot dog and BBQ franchises in the United States. Crave has delicious grilled all beef hot dogs with 20+ toppings to choose from. Whether it be chili, sport peppers, beer cheese or cheddar, Crave has it all. In addition to hot dogs you’ll find hot and mild sausages and Bratwurst. The BBQ dishes are next level with options such as BBQ tacos, Mac n’ brisket sandwiches and their famous Southwest BBQ bowl. Salads are also available with or without meat and a various array of sides are offered too. The desserts are next level, a customer favorite being the hot pineapple upside-down cake.
Crave currently has locations in various states across the United States. There are also 8 stores currently under construction and planning to open mid 2021 and 7 more sold currently looking for real estate. Just last week Crave signed franchisees in Florida, Nevada and Texas.
Crave’s success is contributed to its ability to have multiple revenue streams, a self serve beer wall and experienced leadership and most importantly the ability to adapt. Crave offers customers the ability to order curbside, delivery, takeout, drive thru and dine in. There are options for everyone and what’s best for them to get their meals. Family meals are offered for convenience and events can still be catered. A self serve beer wall has also made it possible for customers to come into the restaurant while remaining socially distant and enjoy a delicious ice cold local craft beer.
Food trucks have also become increasingly popular. Crave plans to have food trucks in 15 states over the next six months. Food trucks sales have increased significantly over the last few months and it’s expected they continue to increase.
The Crave team is led by Samantha and Salvatore Rincione, veterans of the hospitality and franchising industry. The couple founded the company with the intention of helping people fulfill their dreams of owning their own business and serving some delicious BBQ and hot dogs nationwide.