Stacked Pickle, recently covered in StarPress article, is a burger, wings, and beer franchise owned by Gary Brackett, a former Indianapolis Colts player. Brackett channeled his love of sports and food into this sports-bar franchise, with screens and projectors located throughout for an optimal viewing experience. Stacked Pickle provides a welcoming sports-enthusiast atmosphere with excellent customer service, and serves menu items such as burgers, bar food, beer, and the quintessential fried pickle.
Stacked Pickle was launched in 2010, and has since grown to 9 locations within the state of Indiana. This burger franchise is continuing to expand, and is offering franchising opportunities in most states.
We are focused on small towns and college neighborhoods to expand our sports bar franchise business, and we are seeking motivated entrepreneurs and restaurateurs to help us build the company. If approved as a franchise owner, doors can be open in as little as 90 days. Our mission is to provide great food, excellent customer service, and a sports-focused environment. Stacked Pickle’s success is growing more quickly than ever!
Former Indianapolis Colts Champion Wants to Bring Stacked Pickle to Muncie
Gary Brackett’s memories of Muncie go back to when he played linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2000s. He and the team attended training camp in nearby Anderson. But it was almost a ritual; because the camp was so close to Muncie, afterward he would make that 20-mile trip north on Interstate 69 and see a movie or grab a bite to eat.
As the owner of a growing regional sports bar chain, the Stacked Pickle, the 2007 Super Bowl champion is eyeing Muncie as a place for a new location of his sports bar franchise. So much so, he reached out to the Star Press to share the interest. Now, he’s looking for a franchisee, preferably someone local who knows the area well.
“Because our restaurant franchise has a neighborhood focus, I think in small towns like Muncie, we’d do extremely well,” Brackett told the Star Press, also noting of the college atmosphere. (One of his nieces attends Ball State University.)
And no, the idea wasn’t sparked because sports bar Scotty’s Brewhouse closed its original restaurant in the Ball State Village in December.
New Business Ventures on the Horizon
Brackett hasn’t looked at specific locations in Muncie yet. He knows that will be an important task, but he needs to find someone to take the reins first, which he hopes will happen by the end of 2019. After a franchisee and location have been established, he said it should only take between 90 and 120 days to make that restaurant ready to open.
The Stacked Pickle menu includes appetizers like cheese curds, pretzel bites, chicken quesadillas and the restaurant’s signature fried pickles, while main dish options include sandwiches, wings, flatbreads, wraps, salads and burgers. Prices for most meals range from $8.99 to $12.99. There is also a kids’ menu.
In 2010, Brackett became the Owner of the Stacked Pickle, which over time has expanded to locations across central Indiana including Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Greenwood, West Lafayette, Southport, Westfield and Plainfield.
Brackett said he hopes to open six to eight new Stacked Pickle franchise locations in 2019. Along with Muncie, he mentioned interest in Fort Wayne and Bloomington.