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Charlie Graingers Hot Dogs

Charlie Graingers Hot Dogs

Charlie Graingers is a truly unique franchising opportunity. We have built Charlie Graingers to be the easiest and most profitable restaurant franchise opportunity available.

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Investment Range: $50,000 - $150,000 Franchise Units: 1
Franchise Fees: $25,000 Financing Available: Yes
Liquid Capital: $30,000 Training & Support: Yes


The Franchise Opportunity

75 Years after Charlie Grainger, himself, opened his hot dog stand at 702 S. 17th St. in Wilmington, North Carolina, we are finally ready to expand. Charlie Graingers is 75 years in the making, our President, Louis North, has been in the business for 40 years, perfecting the craft and creating the best restaurant opportunity on the market.

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The Charlie Graingers' story began in 1939 by Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Anne Grainger. Charlie Grainger was an accomplished musician traveling all over the country by train in his private railcar. He played the finest and most sought out venues across America playing Big Band and jazz sounds to packed orchestra houses. He met his wife Anne and set his sights on Wilmington, NC to start a new way of life. Settling on Queen Street he opened the "Peacock Alley" restaurant and became the first drive-in in Wilmington, NC. The Grainger’s retired in the 1980’s leaving a long legacy of hot dogs and stories behind. Many generations, young and old, fondly remember the smell and taste of the original Peacock Alley and it’s lasting memories made over the decades. 

Owner, Louis North purchased the site of the Original Peacock Alley in 2012. He demolished the too far dilapidated and condemned buildings and decided to rebuild. The new Peacock Alley opened in 2013, serving the same world-class hot dogs and southern cooking as the Original. In 2015, the name was changed to Charlie Graingers to honor the legendary founder. Charlie Graingers is positioned and built on the exact location as the original. North decided the new location needed a little more area than the original and built a brand new 908 square foot building; the original building was 310 square feet (after three additions and remodels). Charlie Graingers has 12 custom-made counter stools overlooking 17th Street.  Also one of the more unique features incorporated into the design are the 10 handmade gas lanterns on the interior. Not exactly the same drive-in service as yesteryear, Charlie Graingers does offer plenty of free parking and Curb-Side Pick Up. 

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We've created some truly mouthwatering recipes for you to enjoy and we're updating all the time so keep checking back!


Less is more and when it comes to our food we make sure that you get the perfect combination of flavors.

Easy Going

Good food equals good time. Visit us, bring your friends and relax over great food.

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  • Reasonable Investment - Less than $150k all-in for your restaurant. Most restaurants will cost less than $100k.
  • Small Spaces - Most Charlie Graingers locations will be less than 1000 sqft. Less space means lower overhead. 
  • Attractive Hours - Charlie Graingers is only open for lunch, 11-4, allowing franchisee to own a restaurant while maintaining a normal lifestyle. 
  • Easy Management - Most stores will have a staff of less than five employees. 
  • Simple Menu - Our menu consists of only five sandwiches, three side items, and drinks. We keep it simple, we keep it fresh, we keep our customers happy. 

If you are interested in owning your own Charlie Graingers restaurant, please fill out the form to the right and a member of our business development team will be in touch with you within 24 hours. 



Investment & Financial Info

Financial Information
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Liquid Capital: $30,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Franchise Units: 1
Financing Available: Yes
Training & Support: Yes

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