Our mission is to serve the freshest, highest quality food we can offer to the communities we are lucky to be a part of in an atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home whether they’re a large family, a sport enthusiast or a college student looking for some chicken wings. We are committed to finding franchisees who share these values, are ready to work hard—with us by their side— and are ready to have a little fun along the way.
Steps to Ownership
Complete Our Online Form
APPLY—Ready to go? Fill out our online application below and tell us a little about yourself and your qualifications!
Learn About Our Brand
REVIEW—You will receive a Jefferson’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Please read and review the document.
CALL—Call us to ask any questions about the FDD.
VISIT—After your questions have been answered, we will plan for a “Discovery Day,” during which you’ll meet our support team and will visit several Jefferson’s locations.
Initial Evaluation Process
FOLLOW-UP MEETING—Come hang out with us to discuss any other issues or questions prior to making a final decision to become a franchisee.
VALIDATE—Speak with current Jefferson’s franchisees about their experience as part of the system.
Become a Franchisee
SIGN a franchise agreement, fund your $20,000.00 franchise fee and get your official Jefferson’s polo as a member of the Jefferson’s family (because you have to look good while doing it).
Interested in Franchising?
Thank you for considering franchise opportunities with Jefferson’s Restaurants. We will promptly review your request and get back to you. Complete this form to receive more information.
This form is not intended for job applicants and will not reach our human resources department. Visit here for job opportunities.
What makes us, us
In the spring of 1990, after many classes, much beer, and about 12 years between them, two men graduated from a local university.
One man had an extraordinary craving for sports and drinking beer. While the other craved spicy food and beer. Upon putting their degrees to no use, they decided to open a place to solve both of their collegiate cravings.
Many things stood in the way of this goal: money, workers, equipment, and a building. Many sites were considered, and there was much red tape. Finally, after selling all their baseball cards for financing, and begging a local person to let them use his building, Jefferson’s opened in Jacksonville, AL.
Customers were hooked. People loved the chicken wings so much we used to run out of them. We spread to Lawrence, KS, then Georgia, then Tennessee. Finally, we thought we should spread the love and let other people in on the great world of Jefferson’s. A loyal customer loved our food so much, she opened the first franchise in Belleville, IL. Since then, we’ve grown to nearly 30 locations across six states.
But as we’ve grown, we’ve made sure to not lose who we are. You can go into any of our restaurants and you’ll see the infamous colored dollar bills hanging all over the wall. You’ll get the same great food and service no matter what state you’re in and you’ll get the feeling that this is a local, family-friendly, sports-themed chicken wing joint—a great one at that.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to open a Jefferson’s restaurant?
The initial investment can range from $97,500 to $311,280. For a breakdown of costs included in this number, reference the investment chart below.
What are the royalty fees franchisees pay to Jefferson’s?
4% — an industry low royalty fee
Do franchisees have to buy from Jefferson’s approved vendors?
Yes, and you’ll want to. Jefferson’s works to secure the best quality products at the best prices for franchisees through creating and maintaining vendor relationships.