Chaps Rated The Top 10 Tastebuds in 2018 by The Frederick News-Post

“I’ve had a sentimental attachment to Chaps since I was first taken to the original location in Baltimore. So, it’s nice to have an outpost in Frederick, even if the new store doesn’t have quite the same dingy appeal. The smoky pit beef is still the same — sliced thin and served with an assorted […]

Common Mistakes of the Top BBQ Franchises

The franchise business like anything in life has its ups and down and even the top franchisors will make mistakes along the road to success. It is all a learning experience. Here are common mistakes of the top BBQ franchises. Creating Unrealistic Expectations While you certainly want to promote your BBQ franchise and the unique […]

Maryland BBQ vs. Other BBQ Styles: Why Pit Beef Is Best

Regional differences are a serious matter when it comes to BBQ. Barbecue lovers know that each BBQ style has its own distinct differences that make it special and favorites are played all the time. No one can deny, however, that Maryland BBQ takes a very unique approach to BBQ. Here is how it stacks up […]

5 Little Known Advantages of BBQ Food Franchises

Most people would love to be their own boss, to be in charge of their own schedule and to be directly in control of the success of their business, but it is a lot of hard work. One of the first things you should always do is to figure out what type of business best […]

Franchise Financing: What Is an SBA 7a Loan?

Are you interested in jumping into the franchise business, but worried about having enough money to get off to a successful start? A small business loan is one option you have. Consider applying for the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7a loan. The SBA 7 (a) program is the SBA loan guaranty program for small businesses. […]

Why a BBQ Franchise is the Best Type of Franchise Business

The franchise industry is still very popular today for people looking to become their own boss. The tricky thing is that there are so many segments of the franchise industry that it can be difficult to figure out what type of franchise is best for your needs. Here is why a BBQ franchise is one […]

7 Need-to-know BBQ Grilling Tips from Celebrity Chefs

Are you new to BBQ grilling or just looking to up your BBQ game? Nothing beats getting advice from the best, right? Here are 7 need-to-know BBQ grilling tips from pro chefs: 1. Keep your grill clean Melissa Cookston, pitmaster and owner of Memphis Barbecue Company, believes that maintaining a clean grill is important to […]

Chaps’ Guide to Building Your Business into a Franchise

The Creagers of Chaps Pit Beef know what it is like to grow a business from scratch. They started out with a 12 x 15 shack with the most basic setup with only enough room to prep and cook the food to a full restaurant and the addition of new franchise units. If you are […]

The Top 10 Franchises in Maryland

The franchise business can be a real smart investment if you always wanted to be your own boss, but like the idea of having a strong brand and support structure behind you. The key though is find the right franchise to join and to make sure this type of business fits your personality the best. […]