A Barbecue Experience and

Franchising Opportunity that is

Chicken in a Barrel BBQ Franchise Opportunity

Aloha From Our Chicken In a Barrel Family!

Chicken In A Barrel Franchise

We are happy to share our unique way of cooking great BBQ which has been a family tradition for over 35 years. We want you to know that we are anxious to see you succeed with your new restaurant.

At Chicken in a Barrel, we pride ourselves in providing great customer service with aloha. We offer a family friendly environment for our customers and also provide them with the fun experience by allowing them to see how we create such off the hook BBQ.

Our barrels are our focal piece of our restaurants and the air is filled with mouth watering BBQ aroma.

You will need to work hard to build your business in your local market. but by joining the Chicken in a Barrel franchise, our team will offer you the knowledge, support and training you will need to create a one of a kind BBQ restaurant.

We look forward to a successful relationship with you and your staff as we grow the Chicken in a Barrel brand together.



Founder of Chicken in a Barrel BBQ

Multiple Opportunities for Growth

Roadside Express

You may choose to open a Roadside Express Restaurant which is approximately 400 to 1000 sq. ft and is perfect to open in a beach town. Customers will walk up to the window and order and you’ll offer limited outdoor seating.

Full Service Restaurant

Just like our restaurant in Hanalei, Full Service Chicken in a Barrel BBQ’s have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Area Development Opportunity

Franchisees may develop up to 3 restaurants within a Protected Development Area for the opportunity to grow with us!

Raving Fans

Quick, friendly, delicious

“No where else smelled as good! …Our food was placed in front of us with a smile. This food is served with a true Aloha spirit. Don’t miss this place!”
– Cassie W

Trip Advisor tripstar


“After going here, I literally put on my to-do list to look into opening a Chicken in a Barrel franchise! It’s that good–where I could eat it everyday and never get enough of it!”
– Mike D.

Yelp yelpstar
BBQ sauce

Proprietary Spices & Rubs

Our one-of-a-kind barbecue process includes our specialty spices and rubs including Big Mike’s Original BBQ Sauce, Big Mike’s “Off the Hook” BBQ Rub and more.



We are focused on benefiting the community around us any way we can. See our Mission Statement below.


Nationwide Raving Fans

Look at our reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp and Facebook. Our customers love us and a “must-try” destination.

Our Journey
  •  - 1980’s

    Michael smoked meats for his sister’s wedding in a large drum

  •  - 1990’s

    Barbecues for church gatherings and school fundraisers

  •  - 2010

    Chicken in a Barrel BBQ Restaurant opens in Kapaa

  •  - 2012

    Second location opens in Hanalei

  •  - 2015

    Overwhelming requests to open additional restaurants

  •  - 2016

    Franchising our brand! First franchise location in Goleta, California!

Committed to Supporting Our Franchisees

Our franchise development team is committed to help grow your Chicken in a Barrel BBQ.​

Our comprehensive training program in Hanalei, Hawaii will include information about our unique menu and recipes, product preparation, staffing and management, Point of Sales System and marketing your business to help develop customers.

Chicken In A Barrel Franchise
Our Mission

To Spread the Love of God and

Extraordinary Culinary Joy

Associated with our unique

Barbecue Flavors

&  To

Always Really Enjoy

What we do.

Our Culture

Chicken in a Barrel fosters a team and family approach to provide high-quality food in a family friendly atmosphere.

We are dedicated to making positive contributions to the local communities we serve through charitable acts.

We are looking forward to speaking with you, learn about your goals and how Chicken in a Barrel BBQ may be a great fit for you and your family.

Please fill out the contact form and we will be in touch!


The Chicken in a Barrel BBQ Family

If you should have any questions please call us at 808-826-6777 or email at franchise@chickeninabarrel.com.

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