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About Glory Days Grill

The Glory Days Grill story began in the spring of 1996 with a single restaurant in Burke, Virginia. Our goal? To introduce a new restaurant concept to the community: one that was family oriented and also emphasized the positive attributes of sports. Our original concept was a nod to the “Glory Days” or the “good ole’ days” of sports and highlighted famous moments in sports history. Glory Days Grill was not only the “go to” place after a soccer game, but was also the neighborhood favorite where friends and families gathered for every day celebrations. Our new concept was such a success, the Glory Days Grill franchise was born.

Glory Days Grill is a sports themed American grill and bar that appeals to people of all ages with all types of interests. Since our inaugural opening in 1996, we’ve expanded in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida and we continue to grow!

Our customers care about great food at affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment–and that’s exactly what they get here. We are focused on providing our customers with all around excellence and strive to maintain three pillars of focus: commitment to quality food and ingredients, a love of sports and generosity in the surrounding community.

Commitment to Food

Glory Days Grill offers high quality food and drinks at affordable prices. Our diverse, award winning menu features fresh and local ingredients and has something for everyone. From mouth-watering burgers to “Mom’s Mac & Cheese,” we serve up generous portions of a variety of foods to keep our customers coming back for more. Our family friendly menu also offers extensive Gluten Free and allergy friendly options, and tons of choices for kids. We feature daily specials and promotions, ensuring guests always receive high quality food at a great value.

A Love of Sports

Sure you can catch a game on your home TV – but nothing beats watching the last few seconds of a Power Play in high definition, with the community rallying behind you. Couple this with some top notch food and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. Our spirited atmosphere is equipped with numerous high definition TVs and individual volume controlled speakers at every table, always giving you the best seat in the house. While on any given day, Glory Days Grill is packed with die-hard sports fans enjoying a drink and cheering on their teams, our numerous TVs also broadcasts news, popular events and cartoons, making it the perfect restaurant for the whole family.

Generosity in the Surrounding Community

Since our inception, Glory Days Grill has made a concerted effort to focus on the individual communities in which we operate. It’s important to our guests that they feel a sense of community and belonging in the neighborhood, and that’s just what Glory Days Grill gives them. We’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as the go-to place after the local little league game or where friends and families meet to celebrate every day accomplishments.

We realize the importance of giving back and pride ourselves on sponsoring local sports teams, hosting fundraising events and donating to local community programs every year. Being known as “The Official Food of Hometown Sports” is much more than a tagline, it’s a way of life.

Our commitment to those three pillars of focus is what has kept Glory Days Grill as a leader in the industry for over 22 years. Our founders, who are still involved in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, boast over 120 years of combined restaurant experience and expertise that they continue to bring to the business today. As a result of our proven track record and years of experience in the industry, it’s clear that our business model works. We have invested wisely to recruit a star roster – including our franchising, operations, training, marketing and business development teams – to ensure that you receive the support you need in order to be a strong franchise owner. We recognize that your success is our success, and our team works together diligently to help you reach your goals.

Partnering with Glory Days Grill means you’ll benefit from the success and expertise of the entire team, which is led by some of the industry’s most seasoned and passionate restaurant executives. Our extensive training and support programs ensure you’ll receive real, practical support to help you create a thriving franchise that not only provides guests with an exceptional dining experience, but one that also cares about the well-being of the community.

Why Franchise?

Training & Support

Our three pillars of focus, a commitment to quality food and ingredients, a love of sports and generosity in the surrounding community, have kept Glory Days Grill as a leader in the industry for over 23 years. Our founders boast over 120 years of combined restaurant experience and expertise – and are still actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant today. Our longevity in the industry and successful track record proves that our business model works. We have invested wisely to recruit the finest team in the foodservice industry, to provide support in the areas of operations, training, marketing and business development and to give you all of the tools needed to be a successful franchise owner. We recognize that your success is our success, and we want you to reach your goals.

As a Glory Days Grill franchise owner, you can be a part of an innovative brand that stands behind their franchisees. Our hands-on training and support program will provide you with all the tools needed to own and operate a restaurant that not only provides their customers with an exceptional dining experience, but also one that cares about the well-being of their community.

We have a training program in place that allows you to open your restaurant quickly and efficiently, by providing you with all of the necessary support and tools.

Upon being approved as a Glory Days Grill franchisee, you will receive a great deal of hands-on support, including:

– Site selection assistance and guidance, including field visits
– Professional and detailed restaurant layout, blueprint, design, and construction document review and analysis
– Complete equipment lists and specifications
– Pre-approved suppliers, when available, in franchise market
– Guidance in securing a liquor license
– Grand opening promotions assistance
– Operational and management tools
– Comprehensive pre-opening assistance and restaurant opening training package
– Once your Glory Days Grill is open, you’ll have the continued guidance, consultation and support of the Franchise Manager and the same expert staff that makes our restaurants so successful. We want you to know that help and advice is only a phone call away.
– Ongoing support services include:
– Confidential operations manual documenting Glory Days Grill operational procedures
– Ongoing marketing manual guidance, as well as operational, marketing, and financial-control consultation as needed
– National purchasing programs for certain supplies, services and food products
– Scheduled visits from your Franchise Manager
– Training systems and programs to assist in training your restaurant staff

And it doesn’t stop there! Our ongoing training programs cover all aspects of the business to provide you with the necessary instruction to own and operate a Glory Days Grill franchise, including:

– Preparation of all Glory Days Grill menu items
– Quality and food portion control
– Effective food service operations
– Beverage and inventory management
– Marketing, promotions and public relations
– Management tools, systems and routines
– Local marketing training materials
– Cleanliness, organization and sanitation standards
– Execution of opening and closing management functions

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Jeff Newman, President

Started Franchising

2004 (17 years)

Total Number of Units

38 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Glory Days Grill Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Glory Days Grill franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Glory Days Grill franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Glory Days Grill franchise is not specified.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Glory Days Grill Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Glory Days Grill Glory Days Grill offers no financial support).

Glory Days Grill Company Details

Here are some additional details about Glory Days Grill.

Parent Company Glory Days Inc.
Initial Investment $50,000
Net Worth Requirement $1,500,000
Royalty Fee 3%
Ad Royalty 1%
Cash Requirement $750,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Glory Days Grill

Glory Days Grill offers several support options to its franchisees. With 38 (as of 2020) units, Glory Days Grill aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Glory Days Grill offers 300 hours on the job training, 100 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Glory Days Grill.

On-The-Job Training 300 hours
Classroom Training 100 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
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Is Glory Days Grill Right For You?

Glory Days Grill has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Glory Days Grill online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Glory Days Grill online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Glory Days Grill franchise and offer tips to running a successful Glory Days Grill franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Glory Days Grill Franchise?

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