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Great Food, Good People, Cheap Prices

Hard Times Cafe is an American Chili Parlor theme restaurant with a 32 year history in the Washington DC area.

World Famous for it's Chili recipes, Hard Times serves Chili, Chili Macs, Wings, Onion Rings, Nachos, Chili Dogs, Char-Grilled Burgers and more.

Some Hard Times have large Sports Bars attached to them and Hard Times is considered one of the Premier Sports Viewing places in the Washington DC area.

To be considered as a Franchisee you must have 5 years restaurant operational experience with a minimum cash investment ability of $250,000 and sufficient net worth to secure financing for the development of a Hard Times Cafe.

If you meet these requirements and would like to discuss the possibility of opening your own Hard Times, please email your information to

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