Already the owner of an area Italian restaurant, Jim Mellody purchased a small sandwich shop in Brandon, Florida in 1985. He based his menu on customer input, creating homemade sandwiches and using his own recipe for Buffalo wings. Mellody developed his concept, adding a sports theme and dubbing the establishment Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. He decided to take the idea to the franchising market and things really took off for the company, which now encompasses more than 200 franchised locations throughout the U.S.
Start-up Cost:$206.5K - 826.5K