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Highrail, Southern Eatery Franchise Brings A Personal Touch To Homestyle Cuisine

Ready to bring your business savvy, energy, and community spirit to the American restaurant franchise landscape?

Highrail, Southern Eatery franchise is looking for enthusiastic entrepreneurs who are interested in potentially investing in the future of the restaurant and bar.

At Highrail, Southern Eatery, we treat our guests like family, and we bring that approach to every restaurant franchise for sale that we offer.

Our contemporary casual dining model emphasizes service, guest satisfaction, and meal quality above all, and we’re excited to find potential owners to help us spread the Highrail, Southern Eatery word.


The Potential of Owning a Contemporary Casual Dining American Restaurant Franchise

Modern customers want their favorite American restaurant franchise to make them feel like they’re home in every way possible, and we’re positioned to lead the way in this dining style.

Here’s food for thought: Many Americans have cash and are ready to spend it; savings rates have spiked for many households.

With so many potential dining customers ready to spend, this could be a favorable moment to own a restaurant and bar franchise that moves with the times.

That’s not all, though. Here are a few more reasons to start considering Highrail, Southern Eatery when you begin looking at restaurant franchises for sale.

  • Chain restaurants in the U.S. enjoy a market size of $125.4 billion.
  • The chain restaurant industry is projected to see an increase in customer spending over the next few years.
  • Younger diners, including millennials, value communal dining and view eating out as a group experience, making community and a family atmosphere an essential element of a modern approach to the American restaurant franchise.

The combination of consumer savings, restaurant growth trends, and a renewed focus on an inclusive and community spirit makes this an exciting moment to consider becoming a Highrail, Southern Eatery owner.


Casual dining isn’t just a way to eat; it’s a way to connect.

Investment and Revenue Potential

Highrail, Southern Eatery is on the lookout for potential owners who see the value in offering quality meals, top-shelf drinks, and a sense of family and belonging to our guests, employees, and community.

When you invest in Highrail, Southern Eatery, you join an American restaurant franchise that wants to give you the opportunity to become a go-to destination for your guests for all occasions when they want to feel like they’re home:

  • Special Events
  • Date night
  • After-work gatherings
  • Sunday brunch
  • Family events

How Much Does our Restaurant Franchise Cost?

  • Total Investment: $435,000 to $795,000
  • Minimum Liquid Capital: $150,000

(Refer to our FDD Item 7 for specifics on startup costs.)


Ready to Join the Highrail, Southern Eatery  Franchise Community?

Highrail, Southern Eatery is on the move, and we’re looking for kindred spirits to come along with us on our journey.

Interested in helping us spread our take on the American restaurant franchise industry across the southern U.S.?

We’ve got restaurant franchise opportunities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Click below to learn more about ownership of a Southern Eatery Franchise:

1. How to Find the Best Restaurant Franchises to Buy and Start Your New Career

2. Why Owning Bar and Grill Franchises for Sale in Georgia Might Be a Smart Career Move

3. Four Reasons Highrail Could Be the Right Bar and Grill Franchise for You

Highrail, Southern Eatery Stands

Behind our Franchise Investors

Highrail, Southern Eatery knows that your success is our success. Owner growth equals franchise growth, and the key to that is solid support and a sense of family.

Here’s what to expect from our franchise team.

Territory selection – Work with our expert team to find the right area that fits your personal and financial needs.

Initial training – Get a full introduction to systems and processes that help your operation run efficiently.

An experienced team – Utilize our expertise and experience to prepare yourself for restaurant ownership.

Vendor relationships – Leverage the buying power that comes with an established set of approved vendors for key supplies and services.

Marketing – Tap into our online marketing platforms to spread the word about your Highrail Southern Eatery franchise.

Ongoing support – Leverage our experienced team of operations and marketing professionals to guide you from pre-launch to Day One and beyond.

Our team is ready to work with you and show you how love of food, folks, and friendships can help to create an unforgettable dining destination. Join the Highrail, Southern Eatery family, and launch your new career.


Ken and Lisa Sweet, Highrail Southern Eatery Founders

Meet Our Founders

Many restaurant owners arrive at their careers after establishing themselves in a different field. You might be in that situation yourself! And that’s where Ken and Lisa Sweet found themselves in 2011.

Ken and Lisa love traveling and dining. The pair recognized that the experience of enjoying a good meal, and the camaraderie of friends old and new, was a special and precious commodity. They were determined to recreate those experiences in a
restaurant of their own.

After successful careers at The Boeing Company, Ken and Lisa retired and relocated to a small town near Augusta, Georgia. The couple renovated a turn-of-the-century department store, keeping the best of the old and incorporating the new, and Highrail, Southern Eatery opened its doors in May 2018.

Today, this American restaurant franchise provides its guests with chef-created, high-quality Southern and American cuisine, accompanied by top-shelf and specialty cocktails and a feeling of community.

Coming to Highrail, Southern Eatery is like coming home, and it all starts with Ken and Lisa Sweet’s spirit and love of family.

Steps to Ownership

Ready to open a Highrail, Southern Eatery franchise of your own? Here’s how our step-by-step process works.


Introduce Yourself

Help us get to know you
and learn what sets us
apart from the competition.


Start the Application

Review our franchise financial
disclosure documents.


Talk With Our
Leadership Team

Find out about financing, available
territories, and more.


Join Us for Discovery Day

Meet our management team.


Sign Franchise Agreements

Become part of our Highrail,
Southern Eatery team!

How to Grow an Exciting Restaurant Franchise

Southern Hospitality and Food Trends Drive the Market

Discover how contemporary casual dining could be the future of American restaurant franchises, and learn how Highrail, Southern Eatery leads the way