Do you want to start a BBQ stand business but you want to go niche? If YES, here are 18 best profitable barbecue business ideas & opportunities for 2021. Barbecue or barbeque (informally, BBQ; in Australia barbie, in South Africa braai) is a cooking method, a grilling device, a style of food, and a name for a meal or gathering at which this style of food is cooked and served.

A barbecue can also refer to the cooking method itself, the meat cooked this way, or to a type of social event featuring this type of cooking. Barbecuing is usually done outdoors by smoking meat over wood or charcoal. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large, specially-designed brick or metal ovens.

Barbecue is practiced in many areas of the world and there are numerous regional variations. Barbecuing techniques include smoking, roasting, and grilling. Here are some of the barbecue related business ideas that an aspiring entrepreneur can choose from.

18 Best Barbecue Business ideas & Opportunities for 2021

  1. BBQ Food Truck

One of the easy to start barbecue related business ideas that an aspiring entrepreneur can successfully start in any city in the united states of America is a BBQ food truck business. BBQ food trucks are known to sell beef, chicken, turkey, bacon, pork, fish and corn et al. Little wonder BBQ food trucks, and other portable food kiosks and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry and they serve an estimated 2.5 billion people daily.

  1. Open a BBQ and Outdoor Cooking Store

BBQ and Outdoor Cooking Stores retail barbecue supplies, grills and related accessories. A limited number of retailers only sell barbecue and barbeque equipment and in order to maximize profits from this line of business, you can as well start repairing and servicing this BBQ equipment.

What you need to do to make headway in this business is to ensure that your store is intentionally positioned and you a have good business relationship with manufacturers and wholesale suppliers of various types of BBQ equipment and related merchandise.

  1. Open a Barbecue Restaurant

Opening a barbecue restaurant is yet another profitable barbecue related business idea that an aspiring entrepreneur can successfully start in any city in the United States of America. A barbecue restaurant specializes in barbecue-style cuisine and dishes.

Barbecue restaurants may open relatively early compared to other restaurants, in part to optimize sales while barbecued foods being slow-cooked by the process of smoking are being tended to by restaurant personnel on premises. Barbecue restaurants can be located in any part of town as long as there are people living or working there and the local authority issues permits.

  1. Open a BBQ Stand/Kiosk

If you don’t have the required money to start a BBQ truck business or a barbecue restaurant, you need not worry because you can successfully start your own BBQ stand or kiosk business with very minimal startup capital.

As a matter of fact, the capital you would need is to purchase BBQ stand and barbecue ingredients and suppliers. One good thing about this type of business is that you can start in a street corner or in locations such as parks, sports arenas, event centers, camp sites and beaches et al.

  1. Supply of Charcoals to BBQ Businesses

Another barbecue related business idea that an aspiring entrepreneur can successfully start with little or no money is the supply of charcoals barbecue businesses. Charcoal basically is a type of flammable fuel commonly burned as an energy source for stoves and furnaces et al.

A large percentage of outdoor BBQ stands make use of charcoals and they usually require a supply of charcoals on a daily basis. All you need to do to launch this type of business is to register the business, secure a shop and then have a steady supply of coal.

One other thing that you ought to have in mind is that you have to undertake an exhaustive market research and feasibility studies. This so because you will need all the information you can get to build a standard and profitable charcoal supply and distribution business.

  1. Production of BBQ Stands

Going into the production of BBQ stands is yet another profitable barbecue related business idea that an aspiring entrepreneur with relevant technical skills should run. You don’t need to establish a standard production factory in order to start producing BBQ stands.

As a matter of fact, you can start this type of business from your backyard with the required equipment/machines and materials. Although there are different types of BBQ stands, you can start with the production of not too complex ones like outdoor BBQ stand, oil drums and charcoal stands et al.

  1. Supply of BBQ Stands and Accessories

If you don’t have the capacity and technical skills to go into the production of BBQ stands, then you should consider going into the supply of different types of BBQ stands. Players in the barbecue business require stands, so you will not want for customers. You can as well start supplying retailers of BBQ equipment and accessories in and around your city.

  1. Supply of BBQ Supplies

Another BBQ related business idea that an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting is the supply of BBQ supplies. Trust me, most BBQ businesses especially barbecue restaurants would prefer if they get their supplies directly delivered to them without the stress of going to the market.

Supplies such as oil, spices, foil, beef, chicken, turkey, bacon, pork, fish and corn et al. are usually in high demand by BBQ restaurants and trucks. All you have to do to start this business is to establish business relationship with wholesalers of the items you intend supplying and also with the end users.

  1. Start BBQ Catering Business

If you are an entrepreneur that likes niche market, then one of the options you should consider if you intend starting a barbecue related business is to start BBQ catering. Catering is considered to be among the delicate industries because they are involved in cooking food for public consumption, which is why the business is subjected to regular inspection by health officials.

Outdoor catering services is supposed to be the core offering of barbecue catering businesses, but outdoors events don’t happen every day. As a matter of fact, barbecue caterers do compete for the available events that will be hosted on weekends.

  1. Organize BBQ Trade Fairs and Expos

If you are good at organizing events, one of the barbecue related businesses that you can successfully start is to organize barbecue trade fair and expos.

There are loads of barbecue foodies, restaurants and designers and manufacturers of barbecue stands and accessories especially upcoming players in the industry who are looking for platforms to showcase their designs, menu and recipe and they wouldn’t mind to embrace your platform if it is well packed and affordable.

  1. Organize BBQ Reality Shows

Another barbecue related business that an entrepreneur who is good at organizing events should consider is to organize barbecue reality shows; a show where aspiring barbecue chefs can exhibit their talents. If the show is well packaged and subscribed to, you will likely attract sponsorship from corporate organizations.

  1. Organize BBQ Awards

Have you ever thought of this business idea – organizing awards for the barbecue industry? Trust me, this is one of the barbecue business ideas that is not yet tapped into. The whole concept is to ensure that you help appreciate professionals who are in the forefront in this niche food market.

Interestingly, you don’t need to finance the events with your money, all you need to do is to get sponsors and you can start with players in the barbecue industry. Please note that in order to make headway with this business idea, you must be a good organizer and you must know how to network with key stakeholders.

  1. Write and Sell BBQ Cook Books/Magazines

BBQ cook book or magazine business is yet another thriving and profitable barbecue related business that an entrepreneur can successfully launch. Although there are loads of cook books and magazines out there that also features barbecue related contents, but one thing is certain, if your book or magazine is known for useful contents, then you will surely attract customers.

This is a popular and profitable business idea because a recent search for BBQ cook books on Amazon yields more than 20 pages of results. You can find all sorts of niche books that help people master different aspects of grilling. So, if you are considering starting a barbecue related business, then you can go into the writing and sale of barbecue cook books and magazines.

  1. Become a Food cum BBQ Consultant

If you are grounded in the barbecue line of business and you are looking towards starting a barbecue related business, one of your best options is to become a barbecue consultant.

As a barbecue cum food consultant, if you are able to prove your worth, you will be able to consult for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking towards starting starting out or established barbecue businesses who are looking towards expanding. The truth is that a food cum barbecue consultant can make huge money just from one client especially if they know how to reach out to high paying clients.

  1. Organize Food/BBQ Shows on TV

The food industry is indeed a very large industry and as a matter of fact, there are satellite TV stations that are dedicated to everything about food. You might not have the financial capacity to open your own food TV station but if you interested in food and broadcasting, then you can successfully develop food cum BBQ shows on TV; a program where food and BBQ related issues will be discussed.

  1. Organize Food/BBQ Talk Shows on Radio

Another medium through which people learn is the radio. So if you are good at developing content for radio, then you should look towards developing a Food cum BBQ related program on radio; a program where people can discuss everything about food especially as it relates to BBQ.

If your radio program is well packaged, you can easily attract corporate sponsorship and also you can compile various editions of your radio program on CD and sell to your audience to generate income.

  1. Open a BBQ Equipment Consignment Shop

Several stuffs can be sold in a consignment shop and if you are looking towards starting a barbecue related business that requires minimal startup capital, then you should consider opening a consignment shop that deals in barbecue equipment and accessories; a place where people with low income can purchase neatly used BBQ stands and accessories.

There is a large market for secondhand stuffs all over the globe, so if you intend starting a simple barbecue business, then you can open a consignment shop.

  1. Starting Blogging on BBQ

Another barbecue related business that an aspiring entrepreneur can start is blogging. Food cum barbecue blogging is all about educating or passing information to people on everything they need to know about barbecue. Blogging is one of the means people are making money from the internet.

Blogging is all about creating useful content for a targeted audience on the internet. If you think that you have good knowledge on barbecue, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.

This is how making money from blogging works; if you have good content on your blog, people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If you blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organizations. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.

Joy Nwokoro