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A Premier Cigar, Cocktail & Whiskey Lounge

Tailored Smoke was founded in 2015 as an online retailer that specialized in online sales and providing tailored cigar experiences at social events. It expanded from events, to its first intimate location at the EpiCentre, to a larger location at the EpiCentre and now to a second location at Concord Mills. Our mission is to be known throughout the cigar industry for providing an unparalleled cigar experience for each customer at each location and each event. Our courteous, knowledgeable, and professional staff WILL BE second to none.

Tailored Smoke is the Charlotte regions premier cigar, cocktail, and whiskey lounge. We have one location in the heart of Charlotte at the EpiCentre and another location at one of the regions premier shopping locations, Concord Mills. Our lounges are a sanctuary for lovers of fine cigars and spirits. Tailored Smoke offers a luxurious selection of more than 400 premium cigar choices, fine whiskeys and spirits, plus seasonal craft cocktails. Our whiskey collection features Single Malt Scotch, Blended Scotch, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, and limited vintages. Tailored Smoke is dedicated to offering a Tailored Experience for both the cigar connoisseur and novice alike. 

In addition to our signature events, Live Music every Sunday and our annual Customer Appreciation/Anniversary Event, we keep a full calendar tailored for all of our customers, such as cigar and spirit tastings with the manufacturers, Cigars 101 for the novice, and fun events like Long Ash contests. In collaboration with manufacturers, we are always giving away tons of branded swag. 

In addition to running the lounges, we stick to our roots and continue to provide the Tailored Experience at outside events. If you would like to upgrade your private or charity event with our upscale cigar experience we can do that. This is an additional source of revenue as a Tailored Smoke franchisee.

Why You Should Franchise With Tailored Smoke?

Tailored Smoke provides an upscale sanctuary for cigar smokers and lovers of fine spirits. Our experience doing this allows for a business model that allows for franchise replication. The increased consumer inclination toward products complimenting the opulent lifestyles, along with the rapidly growing premiumization of cigars, has been lifting the cigar market locally and globally year after year. Franchising with Tailored Smoke gets you instant access to the major players in the cigar industry. These are relationships that we’ve taken years to build, instantly available to you. Some of the major players include, Montecristo, Cohiba, Plasencia, Davidoff, Drew Estate, H. Upmann, Romeo Y Julieta, etc. 

Let’s not forget that we’ve made this very simple for you. Our locations are simple to operate. We have an efficient structure that allows for ease of operation. Our model was made for ease of replication. Franchising with Tailored Smoke is efficient and streamlined. Our leadership team has developed a proven system and processes that work. With the growth of the cigar & spirits industry, our streamlined process and the consistent delivery of a quality experience, there is a strong potential ROI. You are also investing in a proven winner. Tailored Smoke has won numerous accolades across the country. We have won Stogie Press Cigar Lounge of the Year, we have won Elevate Lifestyle #1 Cigar Lounge, we have won Spades Cigar Fest Cigar Lounge of the Year and numerous other #1 Cigar Lounge Awards. Most of these awards have been chosen by the people. We have also been recognized by Woodford Reserve and Uncle Nearest for our continued success with their spirits. Finally, you are investing into proven leadership. Our franchisor has over 25 years of global leadership experience at a Fortune 500 company, with the last 10 years being at the executive level. 

Are You A Good Fit for Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounges?

We are seeking franchisees who have the following qualities to join our team, incredible work ethic, discipline and integrity. They must also possess strong sales and customer service skills. They must have a leadership mentality and last but not least, meet our financial requirements. 

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