• Franchising Since: 2014
  • Franchise Units: 7
  • Cash Investment: $100,000
  • Total Investments: $396,363 - $591,310
  • Royalty Fee: 6%
  • Company Owned Units: 2
  • Training Provided: • Extensive training performed at our training center near Denver. • Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam and responsible alcohol training provided with third party independent certification for employees - paid by the franchisor. • Systems and support from the best real estate, construction, and legal minds in franchising are provided for site selection, lease negotiation, loan acquisition and more. • Systems include ongoing peer-to-peer knowledge sharing among franchisees and regular marketing and operations updates. • Growler USA provides complete marketing strategies including traditional and multimedia collateral for pre-opening, Grand Opening and ongoing customer acquisition, retention and referral. Our system leverages social media, search engine marketing, press releases, print advertising, in-store signage, online reputation management, mobile marketing, customer loyalty rewards and good old-fashioned face-to-face relationship building.
  • Financing Available: Yes
  • International Opportunities: No
  • Primary Services: Restaurant Franchises, Beverage Franchises, Overall Franchises
  • Secondary Services:Services General Franchises
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Key People at Growler USA

Dan P. White - CEO
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Dave Shaw - Executive VP, Bus. Development
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Mike Hanbery - Vice President, Marketing
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About - Growler USA

Growler USA® – America’s Microbrew Pub seeks single- and multi-unit developers for our upscale microbrew pub franchise. Prime territories are available in all 50 states.

Franchisee benefits include: America’s fastest-growing industry, experienced leadership, and a winning vision built on craft beer, good food and simple operations.

Craft Beer: The fastest-growing industry in America
In 2015, America’s rocketing interest in craft beer maintained a rapid rate of growth. Sales increased 22% over 2014, which was the first year in which the craft beer segment achieved double-digit market share of the enormous US beer industry. 2015 marks the 18th consecutive year in which craft beer experienced double digit growth.

Demand for craft beer still vastly exceeds consumption because, according to an October, 2015, report from research firm Mintel, “only 10% of beer drinkers consider craft beer easy to find.” The Growler USA microbrew pub craft beer franchise model changes that by leading the nation in craft beer offerings.

In Growler USA microbrew pubs across America, certified Brew Specialists provide personalized journeys through the best local and regional handmade beverages. Guests can easily hear each other talk while enjoying delicious select cuisine in an upscale, welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. Growler USA franchisees support local causes and host fun events with local microbreweries.

Simple Operations
The Growler USA model is perfect for semi-absentee ownership, and for those with little or no experience in restaurants or hospitality. Those with bar or restaurant experience will marvel at the ease of operations.

We’ve kept entry costs comparatively low, product quality consistent and operations easy. You’ll get leading-edge technology and automated operations and marketing processes. You’ll leave brewing to the brewers and enjoy an award-winning training program. You’ll get real-time cost control data and support from the finest legal, real estate and public relations firms in franchising.

Growler USA is a neighborhood gathering place, with appeals beyond craft beer. Draught wine, hard ciders and other trending beverages including non-alcoholic kombucha teas and hard and soft root beers are also among our True to the Brew™ favorites.

Good Food
Your guests will come for the beer and bring their friends for the food. Growler USA’s chef-inspired recipes perfectly complement the beverage experience and are easy to consistently reproduce. High-quality, delicious selections range from five-star entrées like Seared Ahi Tuna and Blackened Mahi Tacos to staples like Chicken Wings and Beer Brat Sliders.

Growler USA microbrew pubs ensure variety with seasonal selections. The franchise encourages each location to customize its menu to appeal to local tastes by offering selections from a larger cookbook and working with pub owners and staff to maximize selections while minimizing food costs.

Technology and training minimize Growler USA’s operations costs and small kitchen footprint.

Tap Your Profit Potential
Find out why Growler USA has been called, “the most innovative concept in franchising,” was awarded the 2015 Breaking the Mold award by The Entrepreneur’s Source for being, “a brand that re-defined the standard for its industry,” and was highlighted in 2016 by Entrepreneur as one of franchising’s top four  “most interesting newcomers.”

Learn why Mintel says the craft beer market enjoys, “a perfect storm of factors, including an engaged consumer base; shoppers invested in where their products come from and how they are made; and a market with an elevated version of a familiar product that ticks all the boxes.”

Get excited about how comfortably these benefits are packaged in approximately 3,000 square feet for an initial investment of $396,363-$591,310.

Enjoy an industry whose sustaining growth is founded in fun, innovation and community.

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Craft beer is the fastest growing retail product in America. Growler USA – America’s Microbrew Pub is poised to lead the nation in craft beer offerings. We provide the best of the best hand crafted beverages complemented by delicious comfort cuisine in an upscale, welcoming neighborhood atmosphere.


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    True to the Brew™ system: Leave the brewing to the breweries! Easier to build out & manage. Staff are certified craft beer experts. Leading-edge technology. Small footprint. Hot market.

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