Charlie Graingers is Coming to Tampa, Join Us!

The Charlie Graingers franchise opportunity is coming to the Tampa, St. Pete, Bradenton area. Charlie Graingers is a Wilmington NC-based franchise restaurant that specializes in hot dogs, brisket, and bbq. Our story dates back to 1939 and after 75 years in the business, we are ready to expand. 

Our executive team has targeted the Tampa area as a focus for our expansion. Tampa will be the gateway to the south for Charlie Graingers' southern expansion. We are looking forward to bringing real southern barbecue to a town known for it's food and culture.  

Tampa serves as a national and international hotspot for tourism, industry, and entertainment. A major international business hub, Tampa is emerging as a focal city for innovation and entrepreneurship. The area attracts millions of visitors from across the country and around the world each year. 

The Charlie Graingers restaurant concept is the perfect concept for the Tampa area. We specialize in serving a quick, affordable lunch - 16 hot dogs, 5 sandwiches. Our stores are only open from 11am - 4pm, allowing us to specialize and focus solely on lunch. By creating that scarcity tendency, Charlie Graingers becomes the first to mind when thinking of lunch. Our clientele has no socio-economic barriers. Our Wilmington restaurant often sees Mayor Bill Saffo sitting between a group of construction workers and Congressman Thom Goolsby.

Charlie Graingers plans to put up to 50 locations in the Tampa metropolitan area. Whether you are interested in developing the whole territory or just an individual store, we encourage you to reach out to us to get more information. Use the form at right to contact us or email a member of our franchise development staff at 

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Prospective Franchise Brochure


  • $50k - $150k All-in Costs
  • Staff of 2-3 People
  • Locations are Under 1000 sqft
  • Only Open For Lunch
  • Easy to Produce Menu

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