Our vision is to be the leading provider of authentic, slow-smoked BBQ, prepared with the highest quality ingredients. We aim to provide the best service in the industry and to foster human connections by positively engaging our employees and guests.
Mighty Quinn's got its start serving brisket at an outdoor weekend food market in Brooklyn where guests waited in long lines for a taste of authentic slow smoked BBQ. Our instinct that this amazing food category had been underserved was immediately validated, which led to our opening of the flagship Mighty Quinn's location in Manhattan's East Village in 2012. After earning "best new restaurant" in New York City by Zagat and receiving a glowing review on the cover of the New York Times dining section, we proceeded to open new locations. There are currently nine corporate locations, licensed locations in Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden, and a 12-unit, franchisee-contracted development pipeline.
Since our founding seven years ago, Mighty Quinn's has evolved into a scalable operation that's been retooled for franchise growth. We operate a 13,000 square foot facility serving our corporate and licensed locations that is currently 50% utilized. Our operational systems and standards allow for franchisees to take advantage of both on-premise (in restaurant dining) and off-premise (catering, delivery and takeout) revenue streams, which is the fastest growing segment of the dining market. Our fast casual format allows for the efficient use of labor and can be operated from smaller real estate footprints than typically needed to execute an authentic BBQ menu.
Being successful in today's dining market means meeting guests where they want to be served, optimizing operations for a growing digital sales channel, cultivating a welcoming environment, and pursuing environmentally sustainable business practices wherever possible. Mighty Quinn's started as a food-focused passion project and has grown into a brand that has the tools to successfully compete in the $50 billion fast casual segment.