Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ Comes to Illinois!

(RestaurantNews.comCrave Hot Dogs & BBQ is taking over the BBQ and Hot Dog sector one state at a time.  This past week, Crave announced their newest franchisee in Bloomington, Illinois! They have plans on opening this upcoming winter in 2022, and plan to have multiple units throughout the state.

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ was established in 2018, with 35 units sold and 5 trucks on the road. Crave has food trucks as well as brick and mortar units. The brand has been noted as one of the fastest growing franchises in the country two years in a row. They pride themselves in having a menu that suits everyone – ranging from all beef hot dogs grilled to perfection, to the mouthwatering BBQ sandwiches and meals. The BBQ here does not compare, with fresh and delicious pulled pork, pulled chicken, and smoked brisket. In the restaurants, Crave features a self-serve beer wall, with 18-48 local crafts on tap, as well as mixed drinks in select locations. This creates a fun atmosphere, leaving the customers with full stomachs, and smiles on their faces.

Crave also has a warm family dynamic, with kids’ meals, kids eat free on Wednesdays, and in select stores there are modern, yet cozy, outdoor patios with tons of fun games! Be sure to come by for your favorite sports game as well; watching on one of their many TVs is too much fun.

Crave could not be more excited to enter the Illinois market, adding another state to their long list, especially with Illinois’ thriving culture! We know Bloomington, Illinois will love their food, as well as welcome them into their family.

Be sure to download the Crave app to see their newest offerings, specials, events and more. You can earn free food and rewards too, as well as get delivery, curbside pickup or even takeout!

Be sure to join them, and #BEATTHECRAVING!

Crave is not your typical franchise company. The culture that was created is a family first one, and the corporate team supports its franchisees every step of the way.  With Crave you will receive:

Operational Assistance
Ongoing training
Real Estate Assistance
Experienced management
Delicious menu
Beautiful design
And More!

For more information on owning a Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ, and to be in business for yourself, not by yourself, visit or email

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