Thank you for your interest in Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe. For over 25 years, we have evolved from cooking fried catfish and tasty sides for family members,
to cooking for special events and festivals.
Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe was cultivated from the desire to bring one-of-a-kind flavors
fresh from the sea. We offer extensive training to drive sales, guest counts, and cash flow. Our ideal franchisee is willing to be involved in every aspect of the business, has great interpersonal skills, and has a true passion for the restaurant industry.
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Our journey began when we opened up our restaurant, then known as Cooley’s Catfish Shack, in 1994. Over the years, we eventually evolved from just cooking fried catfish with tasty sides for family members to cooking for special events and festivals. What separates our catfish from other restaurants? We use Cooley’s pre-seasoned cornmeal breading, giving it that downhome taste catfish lovers adore. This, along with our ten different flavor options for grilled catfish, gives us an edge that continues to earn the respect of our customers. We then take it a step further and add our Southern hospitality, which ensures a positive customer experience, resulting in an award-winning combination. Thanks to our superior fried catfish and efforts in the kitchen, we have been featured at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Main Street Arts Festival, Mayfest, Texas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Speedway, and the World Catfish Festival in Belzoni, Mississippi. Our business plan has proven to be a lucrative success, and this is why we are franchising our restaurant in order to bring a Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe to a neighborhood near you.
We are offering a store-front franchise opportunity. The initial investment for a Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe franchise can range from $134,350 to $237,100 and includes a one-time franchise fee of $30,000. Your initial investment will cover many of the essential expenses associated with opening a Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe franchise location, such as furniture and fixtures, the initial inventory, and the construction of any necessary leasehold improvements.
As a franchisee, you’ll be able to acquire the knowledge and business insight you need to have a successful career with Belzoni’s Catfish Cafe through our comprehensive training program. This training will combine classroom as well as ‘hands-on’ courses which will show you some of the best practices in the industry so your career will successfully flourish as an entrepreneur. You will be taught in-depth about our menu, customer service model, food prep, as well as marketing and advertising strategies in a training program totaling 57 hours.
This website and the information contained herein do not constitute the offer or sale of a
franchise. Certain states require the registration of an FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. This franchise may not be registered in all states and may not offer franchises to residents of registration states or persons wishing to open a franchise in those states until compliance guidelines are met. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a
Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).