• Initial Investment

    Crooked Pint Ale House

    For your initial investment, you’ll receive:

    Crooked Pint’s Start-Up Guide

    Crooked Pint’s Start-Up Guide is designed to immerse you in the set up of your business from Day number one. We’re not content to wait for your trip to Minneapolis to get you going. Instead, we’ve created a program that guides you through every step, big or small, of your businesses set up and start up. From license and permits to marketing and vendor management, our Pre-Training makes sure that you go from franchise approval to Grand Opening as quickly as possible.

    Crooked Pint’s Initial Training

    Every franchisee attends Crooked Pint’s start-up training in Minneapolis, MN. With decades of restaurant experienced, our expert instructors will cover every aspect of owning, running and building a Crooked Pint business. Executed over weeks and hundreds of hours, you and your management team will spend hours in the classroom, and even more in the field, with real-world, on the job training.

    Marketing Assistance

    With decades of restaurant experience, we like to think we’ve learned a thing or two about building a large, loyal restaurant following. All of our franchisees are trained in Crooked Pint’s marketing approaches. We show you what works, and just as importantly, what doesn’t work. We’ll share with you initiatives designed to attract new customers and others geared to making those new customers regulars.

    Complete Equipment Package

    While making our food is an art, selecting the right equipment is a science. We know exactly what you need in your bar and exactly where to get it. We’ve done the research and we know what works. The result is a complete equipment package that efficiently and effectively supports the operations of your store.

    Site Selection and Build-Out Assistance

    Selecting the right site is critical to the success of your business. Managing the build-out of your store correctly can impact the success and profitability of your company for years to come. With Crooked Pint, we help you navigate each step of finding a site and then building that site out.

    Proprietary Crooked Pint Recipes

    Our delicious, award-winning recipes have redefined the limits of what patrons can expect from a modern ale house menu. Today, as we grow, our signature offerings are breaking new ground and garnering their fair share of attention in every market we enter. Our menu doesn’t just attract new customers, it creates customers for life!

    Distinctive Image and Interior Design

    Classic and modern, our interiors combine the best of ale house tradition with a new, vibrant feel that is designed to give patrons the perfect place to eat, drink and create memories.

    A Proven System

    When you buy a Crooked Pint franchise, you’re buying a system based on decades of restaurant and franchise experience. And you’re buying yourself access to a staff of experts to help you every step of the way.

    You’ll also receive:

    • Operations Manual
    • Use of Name, Trademarks, Logos
    • Initial Employee Hiring/ Management Assistance
    • Quality Controls
    • Computer POS System
    • Marketing Assistance
    • Exclusive Territories
    • Office and Business Forms

    For ongoing royalty contributions, all of our franchisees receive:

    Ongoing Expert Access

    From hiring and marketing support to financial advice, we’ll be there with solutions to your issues.

    Group Vendor Savings

    As a Crooked Pint franchisee, you’ll enjoy the savings provided by our group ordering of food supplies and support materials. Like any good franchise, we are constantly negotiating pricing with all vendors. And as we grow, the more leverage with our vendors we have, the better the prices you pay become. This “economies of scale” is advantage that only gets better over time.

    You’ll also receive:

    • Research and Development into New Menu Items, Systems and Procedures
    • Administrative Backup and Support
    • Ongoing Employee Training
    • Franchisee Forums
    • Ongoing Franchisee Training

    For ongoing contributions to the Crooked Pint advertising fund, all of our franchisees receive:

    Marketing Development and Guidance

    As you begin to immerse yourself in your local market, you’ll want to develop new and creative ways to reach out to your local community. Our resident marketing resources can help you negotiate booths at a local fair or help you produce a new coupon offer. As you expand, you’ll have complete access to our catalogue of flyers and brochures, coupons and direct mail pieces, newspaper and periodical literature, and much, much more.

    • Radio Ads and Scripts
    • Flyers and Brochure
    • Print Ad Design and Copy
    • Event Sponsorship
    • Online Marketing
    • Ad Specialty Items
    • Publicity Releases
    • Newspaper and Periodical Copy
    • Presentations
    • Social Media Guidance
    • And many more additional services!

    This web site and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this web site are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

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