12 Mouthwatering Quotes That Explain Why Bruges Waffles & Frites Are the Best Choice—Always


Good food is life changing, and at Bruges Waffles & Frites, we guarantee that our food is exactly that. Don’t believe us? Clearly you haven’t tried the waffles, frites, or delicious sandwiches at Bruges yet.

Here are 12 mouthwatering quotes that will no doubt tip the scales if you’re still not sure whether our waffles and frites are the best choice for you.

  1. “The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” John Walters
  2. “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child
  3. “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” Alan D. Wolfelt
  4. “I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.” Erma Bombeck
  5. “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” John Gunther
  6. “Great food is like great sex. The more you have, the more you want.” Gael Greene
  7. “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” Irish Proverb
  8. “First we eat and then we do everything else.” M.F.K. Fisher
  9. “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” Julia Child
  10. “We all eat and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” Anna Thomas
  11. “What I say is that if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” A.A. Milne
  12. “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.” Nora Ephron
  13. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” Leslie Knope

Feel Like You’re Dining in Belgium

Come in and try our delicious food today to find out foodies can’t get enough of us.

Are you interested in making waffles and frites a meal you can enjoy daily? Consider bringing a piece of Belgium to a neighborhood near you!

3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is The Best Choice in a Struggling Economy


Today, more and more people are turning to entrepreneurship for successful career paths. And though the concept of entrepreneurship has been around for thousands of years, authoritative sources like Harvard Business School, Entrepreneur, and Forbes say that modern entrepreneurs have made the best possible career choice, especially in today’s struggling economy.

The U.S. Has A Competitive Edge

Researchers at Harvard Business School recently released a report that discussed the success of U.S. based firms and how competitive they were in global economy. And despite the report’s overall tone of political pessimism, it was made clear that entrepreneurship – along with communication infrastructure – continues to experience rapid growth despite a shaky economic forecast.

The report’s authors say that perhaps the leading reason for this entrepreneurial success is that the U.S. has a desirable infrastructure and competitive edge. Along with massive payouts for high-quality ideas, the U.S. economy also provides a fairly manageable landscape for easily establishing new businesses. And if a business were to fail, owners wouldn’t face the shame and stigma that they might in differing economies.

Entrepreneurs Are Happy in the Economy

In 2013 the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report found that entrepreneurs truly are happier than other people. After surveying more than 197,000 entrepreneurs across 70 different economies, researchers found that American entrepreneurs reported the highest state of well-being because they don’t always suffer from the direct backlash of economic downfall. Instead of having to deal one-on-one with outside customers or other businesses, entrepreneurs are able to choose their clients in strategic ways that will help build their business.   

Whether these entrepreneurs are starting businesses from the ground up or are leading established organizations, nearly all reported a higher well-being than those who didn’t own or run a business. This was particularly true for women, who researchers found were even happier than male entrepreneurs.

Little Fear Of Losing A Job

In an economy that’s continuing to experience layoffs and budget cuts, entrepreneurs have found immunity. Because they are their own boss and aren’t under the thumb of massive corporate structures, entrepreneurs are able to flex and bend with an evolving economy without dissolving the business.

Furthermore, by protecting their businesses against economic turmoil, entrepreneurs have the ability to reap the benefits of prosperity. Not only do they have control over their business and can take pride in keeping their company safe from economic threats, but they also have the ability to grow an organization that can be passed from generation to generation without being morphed by economic influences.

How To Become An Entrepreneur

If you’re ready to become your own boss and build your own company without worrying about outside pressures from the economy, then it’s time to consider a career in entrepreneurship. At Bruges Franchising, we recognize the perks of being an entrepreneur and encourage you to join our franchise family to get your dream off the ground.

Backed by our proven support structure, endless resources, and a successful, reputable brand, you can reach your career goals quicker and easier than ever. Give us a call today to learn more about why partnering with Bruges is the right career move for you.


5 Attributes Shared By Millionaires Under 50

Ten years ago the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a historic high in new businesses and job creation: more than 700,000 business establishments were “born” in 2006 alone. Though this monumental peak experienced a brief fall-off in 2010, the past five years have seen entrepreneurship grow at a remarkably staggering rate.

In 2015, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study found that 27 million working-age Americans were either starting or running a new business. This trend has since continued its growth in 2016 and is expected to keep increasing in coming years.  

If you are one of the millions of people turning to entrepreneurship as an attractive career option, it might be helpful to better understand what personality traits are best suited to this path. Below are five attributes of young, successful millionaires who have grown their business from the ground up.


  1. They Balance The Fine Line Of Successful Thinking

  2. Most young entrepreneurs are able to walk a fine line between competing mindsets in order to approach and overcome challenges. Convergent thinking, for example, can help you knit together differing ideas when coming up with a more definitive solution to a problem. Alternatively, divergent thinking requires you to generate ideas, ask questions, and think outside the infamous box to find ways to improve your business. Successful millionaires know just how and when to use alternative thinking strategies to better the success of their business.

  3. They Capitalize On Strengths

  4. Most young, successful entrepreneurs are able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and build a network of support around those attributes. Business hopefuls who operate by the “do it yourself if you want it done right” mindset will inevitably fail because they simply don’t allow themselves to employ the strengths of others to help them succeed.

    Thus, in order to become a successful millionaire, you must be honest with yourself about which strengths you embody that could help your business grow. This can often be done by first identifying your weaknesses and harnessing a network of people who can counterbalance these voids. With the support of surrounding individuals, you can then focus 100% on your strengths and skills.

  5. The Know How To Balance Opposites

  6. The most successful millionaires are masters at understanding when and how to act; instead of being frantic about their work, these individuals are brimming with an energy and passion that they can keep under control. Instead of coming off as hyperactive and scatterbrained, successful entrepreneurs are able to use hard work, focus, and concentration as ways to drive company growth and inspire others.

    If you’re passionate about brainstorming, networking, and problem-solving, and if you find overcoming challenges incredibly satisfying, chances are you’ll also find gratification in being able to work seriously while doing what you love. It’s this trait that enables the most successful millionaires to continuously cross the meridian between work and play.

  7. They Never Say “I’ll Get To It Someday”

  8. This simple, common phrase – “I’ll get to it someday” – is largely responsible for so many unaccomplished goals and unmet dreams. This is also a phrase that most young millionaires never use. Instead, these talented individuals operate with an incessant sense of urgency and take full advantage of every opportunity thrown their way.

    It should be noted, too, that there is a fine line between being urgent and being frantic. Instead of being overly excited, unfocused, and unable to concentrate on a single task, as a prospective millionaire, you should be able to reach for new goals and ambitions with a sense of urgency and confidence that allows you to be opportunistic.

  9. They Are Proud And Humble

  10. Lastly, one of the biggest attributes that young millionaires share is their ability to take pride in their success without coming off as boastful or arrogant. In order to be truly prosperous as an entrepreneur, you have to take pride in your work while also acknowledging that your success would not have been made possible without the people who came before you or those who’ve helped you succeed in your journey.

Being humble also means that you know your success was not solely your own. Without the challenges and setbacks you encountered along the way, as well as the support and assistance of others, you wouldn’t have the lucrative business you have today.
If you’re tired of saying “I’ll get to it someday” and are ready to get your entrepreneurial dreams off the ground, learn how joining our franchise family can accelerate your success. As a leader in the franchise industry, Bruges Waffles and Frites knows just what it takes to help individuals launch the career of their dreams. Call us today to learn why Bruges is the best franchise fit for you.

Interested in Opening a Bruges Franchise? Here are the FAQs


Are you interested in owning your own business and opening a Bruges franchise in your area? Read the FAQs and find your answers so you can get on your way to being your own boss!

Why Should I Choose Bruges?

Since there are many franchise opportunities available, why should you choose Bruges? Simple. Our authentic Belgian waffles and frites already have a wide fan base of repeat customers. We are also really good at winning over new ones every day!

Our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly. We strive for a collaborative partnership with our franchise owners. We are focused on our community and believe in doing things the right way. You’ll love being part of our family.

Is There a Franchise Opportunity in My Area?

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to open single franchises in locations that offer stable, continual growth. We are now offering prime territories in major metropolitan areas in the western US. Contact Bruges for more information.

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Bruges Restaurant?

To be considered for a Bruges franchise, you must meet a minimum net worth totaling more than $190k with $65k in liquid assets.

To open your franchise, you will need to invest between $171,000 and $283,000, plus initial working capital. Royalties and marketing fees also need to be paid and you can find more information on those when you visit our Discovery Center.

Bruges does not currently offer in-house financing. However, we are listed on the Franchise Registry and are pre-approved for lending. Contact your bank or credit union for more information on obtaining a business loan.

How Much Profit Can I Expect to Earn?

Your franchise’s profit will vary depending on the size of your restaurant, its location, your management skills, your work ethics, and your dedication. For specific performance information for our existing Bruges Waffles & Frites restaurants, visit the Discovery Center.

What Type of Training and Support Will I Get?

We have designed our franchise system to keep training and support strong as our brand continues to grow. We offer every franchisee:

  • A fun and informative “A Day in Bruges” pre-signing visit
  • A comprehensive onboarding program that includes both online and in-person instruction
  • Hands-on “Bruges Academy” operations training
  • Attentive on-site support for your Grand Opening
  • Customizable local marketing and public relations plans
  • Regularly scheduled support calls and webinars
  • Ongoing in-service training
  • A resource-rich franchise intranet
  • A responsive franchise helpdesk support team

I’m Ready to Apply. What Are the Steps to Bruges Ownership?

It’s easy to get on your way to Bruges ownership! Here are the steps:

Step 1: Visit our online discovery center to see if a Bruges franchise is a good fit for you.

Step 2: Complete a brief questionnaire to ensure you qualify.

Step 3: Receive and review the franchise disclosure document.

Step 4: Participate in a call with your Bruges Guide to get your questions answered.

Step 5: Join us for “A Day in Bruges” at our Salt Lake City headquarters.

Step 6: Finalize your territory and sign the franchise agreement.

Step 7: Register for Bruges Academy and begin preparing for your grand opening.
Are you ready to Join Our Family? Take an online tour of our Discovery Center or Go For It now!