Firkin Pubs

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $250,000
Total Investment: $297,850 - $1,002,000

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: City Wok

About Firkin Pubs

At Firkin Group of Pubs, we are a full-service restaurant and pub concerned with serving lunch, dinner, brunch and late-night fare. Our customers can also make reservations to celebrate special occasions with their friends and families.

Values & History

We are North America's largest growing chain of neighborhood English pubs and a welcoming place to meet friends for a pint, some fine food and a good time. This brilliant idea belongs to the Firkin founders, Stanley Adelson and Ian Fisher.

Our dine-in options also come with different events, giveaways, and specials that add to our loyal customer base and attract new prospects.

Industry Performance

Market & Competition

. We are the largest and most dominant English Pub Chain in North America and we are sure to become "Everyone's Neighborhood Pub". We are modeled after a traditional English pub with each of our Firkin set-ups to be unique to its neighborhood and carry a name of a familiar mascot paired with the Firkin, such as 'The Firkin & Fox' in Albany NY or the 'Firkin & Hound' in South Riding VA.

Our brand is cheeky, irreverent and appeals to a broad base of consumers. For over 20 years, our founders, franchisees and followers have been creating the authentic English Pub Experience. Firkin is now and always will be the largest and most dominant English pub chain in North America. Over the next few years, the Firkin foresees having over 1,000 more pubs in development.

Purchasing a Firkin Pubs Franchise

Start-up costs can range from $297,850 - $1,002,000 depending on the size and condition of the location. Financing is available to qualified candidates. Also, interested parties should have at least $250,000 to invest.

At Firkin we're all about experiences. From the atmosphere of our modern British pubs, our great food and an extensive drink selection to the famous Firkin Bus, everyone knows that Firkin means fun. When you partner with us, you're joining the ever-growing family of British pubs synonymous with good times in the Toronto area.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

  • Ambitious area developers and entrepreneurs who dream of building and operating a "company of pubs".
  • An ambitious entrepreneur who dreams of owning a large, multi-unit pub company covering either an entire market or a large section of a market to build and operate a "company of pubs".
  • Franchise owners that understand the power and value of penetrating a market.

Training & Support

Here's a taste of the Firkin support and assistance you receive from day one as a franchisee:

  • Real estate, design and construction assistance.
  • Vendor relationships.
  • Franchisee Support Intranet
  • Recruitment and selection of the right firkin team
  • Quality control checks
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Continuous upgrades to menus and recipes.
  • Training you, your management, kitchen staff and wait staff prior to the opening of your Firkin.
  • An intense, mandatory training session over the course of 4 weeks that encompasses every aspect of the Firkin business.
You'll also have access to highly coveted, one of a kind, training materials including:
  • F.U. Firkin University— in-house
  • F.U. Firkin University— online
  • Firkin Autopilot — franchisee intranet


Available In:

Firkin Pubs is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming