Founded in 1987, Back Yard Burgers operates and franchises more than 180 restaurants throughout the Southeast. Its restaurants feature dining rooms and self-service beverage centers. The group specializes in beef burgers and chicken sandwiches. Its restaurants also provide seasoned waffle fries, shakes, salads, malts and lemonade. Additionally, the restaurants offer event catering services. Its burgers are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, onion rings and mayonnaise. Back Yard Burgers conducts a restaurant management course that includes classroom and in-store operational instruction. The group also manages a staff of field consultants who offer support services for franchisee restaurants.