Top Restaurant Franchises Serve ‘Must Have’ Cuisine

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Recently, popular food blogger, Aileen Adalid of ‘I am Aileen, ’posted an article on her blog about the 25 foods people must eat while in Belgium. Among others, the list included authentic Belgian frites, Liege waffles, Belgian chocolate, Speculoos, creative sandwiches, and sausages. Luckily, those who live close to a Bruges restaurant franchise don’t have to travel to Belgium to experience these authentic dishes as they are served daily in our restaurants.

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Bruges has discovered one of the secrets of the nation’s top restaurant franchises… serving ‘must have cuisine.’ The top three items mentioned on the above Belgium food list are dishes we specialize in at Bruges. Our authentic and delicious Belgian frites are best when dipped into one our many choices of homemade, mayonnaise based dipping sauces. Belgian natives love them, and so do our raving fans.


Our Liege waffles are what put us on the map. When Belgian natives Pierre Van Damme and Philippe Wyffels met in Salt Lake City, they reminisced on the flavorful and authentic cuisine of their childhoods, and set out to recreate the waffle they both loved so much. Now, hundreds of fans are enjoy these efforts so they don’t have to travel to Belgium to experience a real Belgian treat.


As for the chocolate and speculoos, these toppings along with a variety of others are what make our waffles complete. Whether you add the extra sweetness on top or have the chocolate stuffed inside the waffles ridges torpedo style, you know it is authentic every time. Bruges has also become known for our many signature sandwich options which appeal to a variety of palettes.

Top Restaurant Franchises Continue to Invent

The top restaurant franchises stay on top of restaurant industry trends by periodically introducing new menu items. As Bruges has grown, we have also expanded our menu by introducing frites, and then our specialty sandwiches, flemish stew, and now a kids menu. As we continue to attract new customers and retain our loyal fans, we know that new menu items are a must.


In March, Bruges held a Facebook contest for our fans to name our newest waffle creation. The savory and sweet concoction features a Liege waffle topped with creme fraiche, bacon, and caramel sauce. Jen Meecham, from Clinton, Utah, suggested the name “Cochon on a Cloud.” Cochon is the French word for domestic pig, and is the perfect description for our new item. Meecham will receive a free Cochon on a Cloud as well as a gift card to our restaurants.


As we continue to grow and serve pleasing dishes to our customers, we are also seeking franchise partners to help us expand the Bruges brand into neighboring states. If you can smell the waffles, we invite you to learn more about our founders and our franchise opportunities at our online discovery center.

Will You be the Next Famous Person in Kansas? Bruges Restaurant Franchising Can Help.

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Many famous people got their start in the state of Kansas. Some of these famous people are:

  • Susan Madora Salter– First US Woman Mayor (1887)
  • Hattie McDaniel– First black woman to win an Academy Award for her performance in Gone with the Wind.
  • Almon Stowger– Inventor of the dial telephone in 1889
  • William Purvis & Charles Wilson– Inventors of the helicopter in 1909
  • Omar Knedlik– Inventor of the first frozen carbonated drink machine in 1961
  • Amelia Earhart– First woman to receive a pilot’s license and fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower– 34th President of the US
  • Buster Keaton– Silent Comedian famous for early film success
  • George Washington Carver– Botanist who discovered more than 300 products that could be made from a peanut
  • YOUR NAME HERE– For introducing Bruges restaurant franchising to your Kansas community!

Why Kansas State Needs Bruges Restaurant Franchising

With the many famous people stating Kansas is their home, the state has many claims to fame.  Now add the name of the Bruges first restaurant franchise owner to that list of famous people. Here are a few reasons why Bruges is a great fit for your Kansas community:


  1. Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas. It has never been illegal to serve our homemade creme fraiche on waffles.
  2. Smith County, Kansas may be the geographical center of the contiguous United States, but Bruges Waffles & Frites is at the center of the waffle revolution.
  3. Another Kansas claim to fame is its wheat. In fact, Kansas produced 492 million bushels in 1997 which is actually enough to produce 35.9 billion loaves of bread…and some waffles!
  4. Pizza Hut began its restaurant franchising business in Kansas, and Bruges wants to follow in their footsteps.  
  5. Manhattan, Kansas is home to the American Institute of Baking. Since baking waffles is our passion, we think we would get along great!
  6. Garden City boasts a public swimming pool that occupies half a city block and holds more than 2.5 million gallons of water. We can’t think of a more perfect day than one that includes swimming and waffles…as long as you wait the proper amount of time after eating before taking that plunge!!!
  7. Coffeyville. The name just sounds like it pairs well with authentic and delicious Belgian waffles.

If you are searching for a way to be the next famous person from Kansas, let Bruges restaurant franchising help! Learn more about us on our online discovery center.

Bruges Restaurant Franchises in Search of Sooners

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History tells us that in 1889, people were swarming to Oklahoma to stake their claim on a plot of land. To be fair, all settlers were supposed to start at the same time at the stroke of noon, but those who started early were referred to as ‘Sooners.’ Later, the term began to be synonymous with progressivism, and referenced energetic people who traveled ahead of human procession. A ‘Sooner’ was known to be prosperous, ambitious, and have a can-do attitude. These are the same characteristics we look for in owners of Bruges restaurant franchises. Here are the top reasons why Oklahoma is a good home from Bruges.

Labor Omnia Vincit

The state motto, ‘Labor Conquers all Things,’ is a motto that rings true to Bruges.  With dedication and hard work, owners or our restaurant franchises will quickly turn a profit.

Hopes & Dreams

Residents of Perry may be familiar with the statue depicting an historical couple coming to the newly opened western frontier. At Bruges, our hopes and dreams are for our restaurant franchises to settle in Oklahoma.

Astronauts & Waffles

In Weatherford, Thomas P. Stafford has his own life size statue honoring his astronaut NASA missions. We’d be willing to bet our authentic Belgian waffles are every bit as good in space as they are on earth.

Pecans & Waffles

The annual Pecan Festival in Okmulgee draws thousands of people in during its festivities. While the city already owns the world records for largest pecan pie, pecan cookie, pecan brownie and biggest ice cream and cookie party, it has yet to claim the biggest pecan topped waffle.

Cow Chip Throw

The town of Beaver has become known for their annual cow chip throw each April. Bruges restaurant franchises would love to be a caterer at this event, but encourages participants to wash their hands before eating!

Parking Permits

In 1935, Oklahoma City became home to the world’s first parking meter. These meters are generally coin operated, but Bruges is willing to validate for those who try our delicious and authentic Belgian waffles & frites.

Bruges restaurant franchises are on the hunt for those who are actively involved in their Oklahoma communities to bring our brand to your town. If you can smell the waffles, learn more about the Bruges opportunity on our online discovery center.

All Roads Lead to Bruges: Why New Mexico Needs Bruges Franchise Restaurants

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In the dry New Mexico climate, residents don’t worry about the roads washing away. ¾ of the roads are even left unpaved. For the first owner of a Bruges Waffles & Frites franchise restaurant, this could mean that many different roads lead to their franchise! As Bruges begins to expand across the American West, we are excited to offer our opportunity to those in New Mexico communities. We gathered the top 7 reasons why Bruges is a good fit for New Mexico.

No Matter the Language, a Waffle is a Waffle…

The state constitution of New Mexico declares it as a bilingual state and ⅓ of New Mexico families speak Spanish in their homes. The good news is that no matter the language it is ordered in, our authentic Belgian waffles will change the way you see waffles in the future.

Floating on Air

Albuquerque is home to the world’s largest international hot air balloon festival. While people from far and wide come to catch a glimpse of the beautiful balloons, they can also have their taste buds feel as if they are floating on air when they taste Bruges Waffles.

Four Corners Expand

New Mexico is part of the famous Four Corners region that borders Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. The questions has been asked that if someone stands in the Four Corners while eating a Belgian waffle, are they standing in five places at once?

Spicy Vs. Savory

As the Green Chile Capital of the World, the Hatch Valley Chile Festival draws many participants to eating contests, dances, and other festivities. Even though green chilies are not yet part of our menu, when paired with the authentic spices offered by Hatch, it soon could be!

Government or Bruges?

The Federal Government serves as a major employer throughout the state along with state and local government offices. When Bruges franchise restaurants comes to town, we could also serve as a major employer.

Higher Elevations

Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the US and sits at 7,000 feet above sea level. Did you know that some things may taste different at higher elevations? Our authentic Belgian waffles are not one of them.

Education Doesn’t Change Waffles

In 1888 not a single public college or high school existed in the New Mexico territory, and public education as a whole was virtually non existent. Now the state is home to several colleges, universities and trade schools, but the fact remains, you don’t have to be highly educated to know that menu items served at Bruges Waffles & Frites are the best authentic Belgian specialties in the country.