Dreamland Franchise Information

Thank you for your interest in franchise opportunities with Dreamland Bar-B-Que Ribs. The legend of Dreamland's famous ribs has grown throughout the state of Alabama and beyond. Today our ribs are still cooked over an open hickory-fired pit in our dining room much as they have been since 1958. The demand for these incredible ribs is awe-inspiring. As a result of this demand, Dreamland is selling franchises. Single-unit and multi-unit franchises are currently available in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and the South Carolina area.

Dreamland is interested in attracting only the highest caliber franchisee. We seek individuals who meet the following criteria:

• Exceptional business skills and operational experience, particularly in the casual dining industry.
• Financial strength and stability to sustain a rapid development schedule.
• Financial resources that meet our requirements. Typically for single-unit development, a prospective franchisee should have a minimum net worth of $750,000 excluding personal residence, with $200,000 in liquid assets (i.e., cash or marketable securities only). For multi-unit development (for example, 3 or more restaurants), we require a minimum net worth of $2.25 million with $800,000 in liquid assets. Dreamland does not offer any type of financial assistance.


Building Type Existing, Free-Standing

Building Size 3,500 to 5,000 sq. ft.

Lot Size 25,000 sq. ft.

Traffic Count 25,000 cars per day

Demographics 18-49, Middle to upper-middle Income

Population 1 restaurant per 150,000 to 200,000

Visibility Maximum

As of October 2018, Dreamland and its related parties own eight Dreamland restaurants in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile, and Atlanta. There are franchise locations in Montgomery, Alabama and Tallahassee, Florida.

Download our franchise packet below for more information.


Contact us at 205-943-9700 or fransales@dreamlandbbq.com.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

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