Casual Dining is by far the fastest growing segment of the $250 billion restaurant industry. A small regional chain operating out of Des Moines, Iowa as the Okoboji Grills is making some noise and contributing to this boom.
Entrepreneurs looking to succeed as franchisees in the food service industry want experience, expertise and brand equity which is why the Okoboji Grill is a prudent restaurant franchise option. From project planning and site analysis through training and store opening, we have the experienced support staff to help you through every phase.
Okoboji Enterprises operates and franchises one of Des Moines, Iowa's most popular casual dining restaurants. Operating since 1989, the Okoboji Grills have established themselves as one of the area leaders by attracting families, couples and singles for great food in a vibrant yet relaxed neighborhood setting.
From project planning and site analysis through training and store opening, we have the experienced support staff to help you through every phase.
Owners and still operators Leroy and Ann Gessmann had a vision in the mid 1980's. Noticing a change in modern lifestyles and eating habits of Americans, the Gessmanns foresaw the market changing. Fortunately it was changing toward their own segment, the segment of casual dining. What they saw was a consumer that treated dining out as more commonplace and necessary, not as an event reserved for special occasions So with the modern day consumer endorsing instant gratification, free spending and convenience, who better is there to take advantage of these habits than the casual dining restaurateur? By joining forces with the Okoboji Grill, you can take advantage too.
The Okoboji Grill quite deftly satisfies the demand for personal attention not found in a fast-food restaurant while finding a way to deliver reasonable pricing that a fine dining restaurant cannot provide. Quite simply, an Okoboji Grill can provide service without sacrificing personality and comfort without sacrificing atmosphere. All at a reasonable price.
A typical Okoboji Grill is 4500 to 6500 square feet with a designated "Cheers-like" bar area located separately from the main dining room. Televisions abound throughout the facility making your Okoboji Grill a preferred neighborhood venue for sporting event viewing. The menu consists of appetizers, sandwiches and full dinner entrees with the profitable pasta dishes growing in demand with each passing menu. Most sandwiches are ordered with the signature Boji Fries, a uniquely seasoned French Fry served with a side of homemade ranch dressing.
Capture a segment of the casual dining boom with Okoboji Grill. Be a part of the personal, friendly atmosphere and invest in a small yet growing franchise system with lower fees yet with a proven concept and top notch support.
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