What do Bruges Franchise Restaurants and Nebraska have in Common?

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Nebraska may be home to famous landmarks and rivers, but it is yet to be home to Bruges franchise restaurants. When it comes to studying the two, Nebraska and Bruges Waffles & Frites franchise restaurants actually have a lot in common. Here is our top ten list.

What’s in a Name?

Nebraska was originally known as the Tree Planter’s State, but in 1945 that changed to the Cornhusker State. Perhaps in the near future it will change to “The Waffle State.”

Sweet as Honey

The honeybee is the state insect of Nebraska. Honey can be a sweet topping for an authentic Belgian waffle.

Celebrating Victories

The University of Nebraska football team has produced more academic All-Americans than any other Division I school. We suggest celebrating with waffles!

Laws of Eating

Obscure laws still exist in Blue Hill, where a woman wearing a hat that would scare a timid person can not be seen eating onions in publc. She can, however, be seen eating waffles.

Swing into the Sunset

The world’s largest porch swing is in Hebron, and seats 25 adults. What better way to enjoy it than with a Bruges specialty waffle as you watch the sunset.

No Lights? No Problem!

Nebraska is home to Dr. Harold Edgerton, inventor of the strobe light. When it comes to eating waffles from Bruges, it doesn’t matter if you eat them under a strobe or by candlelight, the taste will still amaze you.

The Great Rush

Sidney, Nebraska was home to the starting point of the Black Hills Gold Rush. Next up, the authentic Belgian waffle rush…

Great References

Nebraska was once referred to as “The Great American Desert.” Maybe with the addition of a Bruges restaurant it will be changed to the home of “The Great American Dessert.”

Signature Sandwiches

Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich, and Bruges invented the Machine Gun Sandwich.  Try them both and determine your favorite!

Museums and More

Union Pacific Railroad’s museum is headquartered in Nebraska. Perhaps a Belgian waffle museum will be next?


With so much in common, there is no doubt that Bruges franchise restaurants belong in Nebraska. The only question left is, will you be the one to bring it here? If you can smell the waffles, and can visualize being the first to bring them to your Nebraska community, we invite you to continue on to our online discovery center to get answers to all your questions.

New Face to be Added to South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore?

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South Dakota is home to a lot of historical places, including the world’s greatest mountain carving, Mt. Rushmore. Sculpted in 1927 by Gutzon Borglum, Rushmore depicts the faces of famous American presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. As history continues to be made and Bruges Waffles & Frites strives to become one of the top restaurant franchises in the nation, we’d like to propose adding our trademark waffle monster to the monument as we bring our tasty goodness to South Dakota.

Legend of the Waffle Monster

The waffle monster was first spotted in the US in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the beginning of the Bruges brand. Little is known about this Belgian waffle cryptid except that he could be dangerous. While he loves freedom as much as the patriots of yore, he has a tendency to be a troublemaker, and preys on the curious nature of young and old alike, tempting them to try things they may not have before. This little monster is sneaky, and tends to lead people to addictive waffles.  As Bruges grows in popularity, waffle monster sightings will not be uncommon.  


WARNING: Bruges’ Waffle Monsters are extremely addictive. It only takes one monster and you will be craving it nonstop.

South Dakota Sightings

Even if he doesn’t make it as part of the famous Rushmore sculpture, there are several other places the waffle monster may be sighted in South Dakota. Here are a few:


  • Gambling in Deadwood
  • Drinking the ‘Free Ice Water’ at Wall Drug
  • Hitch hiking in the Badlands
  • Hiking in the Black Hills
  • Visiting ‘Stone Johnie’ in the geographical center of the US, Belle Fourche
  • Cheering on the mashed potato wrestling contest in Clark
  • Observing the bison in Custer State Park
  • Visiting the Sioux Nation Indian Tribes
  • Riding Harley’s at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • Visiting the world’s only corn palace in Mitchell
  • Checking on the progress of the Crazy Horse mountain carving

Bruges: Where Waffles & Culture Meet

Wherever the waffle monster is spotted in South Dakota, he brings with him authentic Belgian waffles and other Belgian specialties that are hard to pass up. As a top restaurant franchise, Bruges is also proud to bring a bit of Europe to the already historically-rich South Dakota.

If you are willing to take a chance on the waffle monster, and be the first to bring him to your South Dakota community, we invite you to visit our online discovery center for more information.

Wyoming: Home to the First National Monument and the First Bruges Franchise Restaurant?

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Devils Tower, Wyoming was named America’s first national monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The site attracts thousands of visitors each year, and even made an appearance in Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Likewise, Bruges Waffles & Frites has unofficially been named as America’s best waffles, and wants to make Wyoming home to our first franchise restaurant.


Bruges is a charming town in Belgium that was the childhood home to both Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels. When the two met in in Salt Lake City in 2002, they reminisced about the cuisine of their youth and set out to recreate the famous Liège waffle they both remembered. What started as a waffle cart in Salt Lake City has grown to include 4 Utah restaurant locations and the brand is now offering franchise restaurant opportunities in Wyoming. Here are a five more reasons Bruges and Wyoming would make a good team:

Right to Vote

Wyoming was the first state in the nation to give women the right to vote. Bruges also supports everyone’s right to vote—-especially if it means they are voting for us as America’s best waffles.

Franchises are Not a New Concept to Wyoming

In 1902, the first JC Penney store was opened in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Now the chain has grown to includes thousands of stores nationwide. Bruges also wants to make Wyoming home to our first franchise restaurant as we continue to reach toward our expansion goal.

Increased Population

Of all the states in the nation, Wyoming has the lowest population. By adding a Bruges franchise restaurant, these numbers are sure to improve as residents and tourists flock to the state for a taste of our authentic and delicious Belgian waffles.

Celebrity Endorsements

Jackson boasts famous property owners that include Charles Schwab, Tiger Woods, Dick Cheney, and Harrison Ford. What better place for authentic Belgian food?  We’re going to Jackson . . .

Hats are Welcome

While there is an obscure law on Wyoming books stating that wearing hats that obstruct others views in a public theater or place of amusement is illegal, Bruges welcomes hats of all kinds on our loyal fans.

If you can smell the waffles, and can visualize being the first to bring them to your Wyoming community, we invite you to continue on to our online discovery center to get answers to all your questions.

Bruges Pioneers into the Montana Frontier

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It’s a well known fact that Montana’s human population is far outnumbered by the population of elk, eagles, antelope and deer. Out of the 56 counties in Montana, 46 of them are considered ‘frontier counties’ with the average population of people being less than 6 per square mile. But, with the arrival of Bruges Waffles & Frites restaurant franchises, this fact is about to change. As residents and tourists alike begin to flock to the state for a taste of our authentic and delicious Belgian specialties, the population boom may be enough to finally outnumber the animal population!

The Treasure State Gets a New Treasure

Since Montana is known for being the Treasure State, Bruges restaurant franchises fit right in, with their own indulgent Belgian treasures to offer the state. Our many loyal fans treasure our Belgian waffles, frites and other Belgian specialties, and you could be the first franchise owner in the state to make new fans in Montana.  When you bring a little piece of Belgium to Montana, you may just go down in history as the person who introduced the newest treasure to the state.


Lolo Hot Springs in Montana is the site of the first luge run in North America. “Lolo” in Hawaiian actually means ‘crazy person.’ While some people may think it takes a crazy person to go on the luge run, they would not think it’s crazy if the run ended with a stop at Bruges, though our customers do crazy over our amazing food.  No Montana history would be complete without the mention of the Plains Indians. As the earliest known inhabitants of Montana, they fought in the historic Last Stand Battle at Little Bighorn and still reside across many areas of the state.  Our Belgian franchise restaurants would bring just another interesting culture facet to the Montana landscape.

National Parks

Both Yellowstone and Glacier National Park are located partly in Montana. If Montana residents were to bring a Bruges restaurant franchise to their community, the Montana side of both parks may be more frequented. It is said that the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier Park is considered one of the most scenic drives in the nation. Imagine how much more enjoyable it would be with a Bruges waffle to go.

If you can smell the waffles, and  can visualize being the first to bring them to your Montana community, we invite you to continue on to our online discovery center to get answers to all your questions.