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Own Your Very Own J. Gumbo's

Thanks for your interest in partnering with us at J. Gumbo’s. 
We’re poised to become the leading Cajun and Creole brand in the fast-casual restaurant category. How? By offering a winning combination of great-tasting food, served fast, in large portions, and at reasonable prices. If you are serious about owning a J. Gumbo's, click the Partnership Application button below.

Partnership Application

Voodoo Chicken Nachos
Bourbon Street Chicken: Tender Chicken Slow-Cooked In A Lightly Sweet Hoisin Sauce (On The Mild Side)
Southern Bread Pudding: Pulled Bread Tossed In Our Sweet Custard And Slowly Baked To Perfection. Topped With Rum Sauce

Work At J. Gumbo's

Click the button below to download and complete the Employment Application, for a position at your local J. Gumbo's Restaurant.

Employment Application

Simple Concept. Complex Flavors.

J. Gumbo’s founder Billy Fox, Jr. has developed a winning formula of stores for serving up great-tasting Cajun and Creole cuisine at low prices and lightning speed.

What makes our concept special?

• Great food. We serve simple yet unforgettable cuisine that appeals to a broad range of palates.
• Simplicity. The concept requires minimal training, staff, and only limited cooking skills.
• Affordable. J. Gumbo’s is one of the lowest total investments in the fast-casual restaurant category. Area Development Agreements are available.
• Support. We provide our Partners with the marketing tools, training, and resources they need to bring diners to the door … and keep them coming back!
• Consistency. Diners can expect the same great-tasting food and fast service at every J. Gumbo’s restaurant.

Crawfish Etouffée, Shrimp Etouffée & Spinach & Mushroom Etouffée
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Bumblebee Stew & Shrimp Etouffée

Our Concept 

What sets J. Gumbo’s apart from other restaurant franchises?
It’s simple.

We’ve created a concept that is easy to implement in all kinds of spaces. And with minimal equipment requirements, we’ve reduced both the complexity of the kitchen and the labor required to run it.

Minimal kitchen, lower buy-in

Most equipment packages can be obtained for minimal cost.

That’s it. Sounds simple. And it is.

Authenticity Counts

J. Gumbo’s is the real deal. Our big bowl entrees are based on recipes our founder Billy Fox, Jr. learned in his grandmother’s kitchen in his native Louisiana.
The fresh, bold flavors of the Bayou State imbue every one of our dishes — from our Jambalaya to our cheesy Etouffee, our Red Beans & Rice to our spicy hot VooDoo Chicken.
We do more than serve up the great flavors of Louisiana — we serve them up in style! J. Gumbo’s is famous for heapin’ portions and value prices — two key ingredients for winning customers over and driving repeat visits.
Awesome food. Huge servings. Low prices. And a simple concept. Sounds like the recipe for a great restaurant partnership.

The perfect place for your space.

One of the strengths of the J. Gumbo’s concept is that our stores can fit in all kinds of spaces. With our compact footprint and minimal kitchen requirements, you can set up a J. Gumbo’s dine-in restaurant in a space as small as 1,000 square feet and in even smaller spaces at food courts and other carry-out venues.
We’re big proponents of adaptive reuse: converting unique or historic buildings for a new life as a J. Gumbo’s restaurant.

J. Gumbo’s is an ideal choice for a variety of locations, including:
College campuses
Downtown
Strip centers
Mall/Airport food courts
Entertainment complexes
Stand-alone restaurants

Helping you find the right place. 

We’ve been down this road many times before and have a few tips for finding the perfect location for your J. Gumbo’s restaurant.
Our real estate team will help guide you through the lease process. And once you’ve secured your space, we’ll be close at hand from development through the grand opening to see that your store opens without a hitch.

Works at their space, too.

When it comes to catering, our concept is about as easy it gets. We have the tools and resources to help our partners serve our product to groups of all sizes.

Indiana
Ohio
Illinois

We are expanding in many regions and cities.

Currently, there are excellent opportunities to work with our site location experts
to find the perfect spot for your new J. Gumbo’s. But don’t wait too long.

To be considered for owning a J. Gumbo’s ,

you must …

Have knowledge of trade area(s) in which your location(s) will operate

Be committed to meet obligations of J. Gumbo’s Partnership Agreement

Have a sound business reputation; values aligned with J. Gumbo’s

Be a U.S. citizen or possess a valid Permanent Resident Card (green card)

Does this sound like you?

Dedicated interest in the business

Focused and driven to succeed

Interest in healthier eating/active lifestyle

Commitment to community involvement

Outgoing, engaging personality

Ability to lead teams of younger workers

Kentucky
Tennessee

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to
contact us for additional information.

The following list is intended to provide you with an overview of the steps you need to take in order to become a J. Gumbo’s Owner or Partner.

We encourage you to carefully review all materials. Becoming a partner is a financial investment and a personal commitment that requires serious consideration.

For our part, we are committed to offering you full support as you explore becoming a partner. From submitting your application, through the review process, to the day that you open your store – and every day thereafter – we’ll work closely with you to help build your business and achieve your goals.

1. Complete the Partnership Application Below.
2. Once we receive and review your application, you will be contacted to start the Qualification Process. You should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Verification of assets
  • Copy of your Birth Certificate and Social Security number or resident alien status (green card) to verify citizenship status. You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • We will ask you to complete a Business Experience and Work History form and to sign a Consent and Release so we can perform a credit check and background search.

Partnership Application