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Lessons We Can Learn from Famous College Dropouts

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It’s one of the top requirements for most job listings—a college education. You are led to believe from an early age that you’ll never amount to anything without one. But is that really the truth?

Consider the most successful people, those who hold important positions and have changed the world. They all earned a degree from a prestigious university, right? The answer to this question may surprise you.

Steve Jobs

Famously known for being the co-founder and CEO of Apple, Jobs dropped out of Reed College in the early 1970s. Even without a formal college education, Jobs was able to find success in a career that required an in-depth understanding of technology and business practices, paving his own way to success with hard work.

Steven Spielberg

After being denied from the University of Southern California’s prestigious film school on three different occasions, Spielberg pursued a career in film at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), where he later dropped out altogether to pursue his dreams of movie making. Although he eventually went back and completed his degree at CSULB in the early 2000s, Spielberg had already established himself as an award-winning director.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, best known for his novel, The Great Gatsby, actually failed out of college. After he was placed on academic probation, Fitzgerald chose to leave Princeton and enlist in the military. His first novel was published a few years later, and his success and fame grew from there, not because of a college education, but rather his talent and perseverance.

Ellen DeGeneres

DeGeneres left college after just one semester when she realized how unhappy she was in school. She spent a decade working menial jobs as she pursued her dreams in the spotlight, ultimately catching her big break and establishing herself as one of the funniest entertainers in Hollywood.

Harry Truman

You know him as our 33rd president, but did you know Truman never graduated from college? Due to financial constraints, Truman was unable to attend his dream school, West Point, and when he finally did attend law school, he ended up dropping out because of time constraints. Even without a college education, Truman went on to lead the country to victory in World War II within months of taking office when he gave orders to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.

What’s Holding You Back?

Before finding their success, each of these people was just as ordinary as anyone else. Defining features of each is their determination to succeed and unwillingness to give up. They never let their lack of a college education hold them back—will you?

If you’re ready to write your own success story, it’s time to learn more about how a Bruges Waffles & Frites franchise may be what takes you from ordinary to extraordinary.

How To Know It’s Time To Go: 9 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

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To leave or not to leave; that is the question that haunts most people who are contemplating quitting their job. If you are one of the millions of people who feel overworked and undervalued, or even if you’re simply tired of working the nine-to-five grind, consider the following nine telltale signs that indicate when it’s time to pull the plug and quit your job.

You feel your work is undervalued

If you continually give your all day-in and day-out with no recognition or appreciation, it might be time to make a change. Afterall, feeling underappreciated is one of the leading causes of stress in the workplace.

You are genuinely bored on a day to day basis

Studies have found that being bored at work is the number-one killer of productivity. The good news is, being bored often means you have conquered your position and are no longer feeling challenged. Consider looking for a new job that will challenge your personal growth.

The company is sinking

Working for a company that is understaffed can put unbearable pressure on current employees. Not only do you end up being overworked, but chances are you also feel like the company is taking advantage of your time. Though leaving a company in this state can be conflicting, remember that you must put yourself and your happiness first.

There is little or no opportunity for growth or advancement

A recent study found that 35-percent of employees will pack up and leave if they don’t get a raise – and for a good reason. If you’ve pursued opportunities to advance within the company and haven’t been granted the position, it’s time to go.

Your health is deteriorating

One of the biggest signs it’s time to leave your job is if your health begins to deteriorate. Gaining weight, losing sleep, weakening immune systems, failing relationships, increasing sickness – these are all ways your body is telling you it needs a break.

You feel dispensable

Do you feel like your company wouldn’t miss you if you left? Having little or no support from leadership figures or management personnel is a sign that perhaps it’s time to find a job where you feel more valued.  

Your relationships begin to suffer

Sometimes having the wrong job can ruin a perfectly good relationship. Business Insider shares 16 different ways your work can be damaging the most important relationships in your life without you even knowing.  

Another opportunity entices you

Has another job opening or career opportunity sparked your interest? If so, do some further investigation to find out if it’s right for you. Compare the pros and cons of leaving your current job for the new one versus staying at your current job and let the list speak for itself.  

You’ve lost all faith in your company’s core values

If you feel guilty for representing a company that no longer aligns with your core values or if you feel the company isn’t reflecting it’s mission statement, it’s time to say goodbye. You deserve working for a company you feel proud to be a part of.

If you feel you’ve outgrown your job and are looking for an opportunity to strive in the business industry, consider a career in the franchise industry. At Bruges Waffles and Frites, you can be your own boss and operate a successful business that’s backed by a reputable brand. Contact Bruges Waffles and Frites franchise to learn more.

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

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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

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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.

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  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

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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!

Food Franchise Industry Report 2016: What You Need To Know

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After hitting the web in early July, the 2016 Food Franchise Industry Report made waves in the world of fast food businesses. Not only has the fast food industry experienced significant growth in the past year, but the report also highlights that now is a better time than ever to invest in a food franchise – particularly those like Bruges Waffles and Frites, full-service franchises that specialize in bakery and breakfast items.

Below is a brief recap of the 2016 Food Franchise Industry Report.

What’s Trending?

When McDonald’s started serving breakfast all day in October 2015, they hoped to see their sales increase and their customer base boom; that’s exactly what they saw. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, the world-famous golden arches recorded an unprecedented 35% profit growth.

As exemplified by McDonald’s stunning turnaround after a two-year sales dip, consumers want more breakfast options despite the time of day. In fact, experts predict that breakfast and morning snack consumption are expected to grow by at least 5% over the next three years. Bruges Waffles & Frites has been serving breakfast since the business started in 2004. With over a dozen fresh-baked breakfast options available throughout the day, the Bruges Franchise is ahead of the all-day morning-cravings curb.

Full-service Franchises Expected To Find Success

Full-service franchise establishments are expected to experience a 6.3% growth in 2016 – in other terms, another 38,244 full-service franchises will join the industry by January 1, 2017. From casual family-style restaurants to upscale eateries, full-service franchises are the largest growing segment of the three core areas that make up 33% of the total franchise industry. As a community-favorite restaurant, Bruges’ offers everything from sweet, authentic Belgian waffles and warm, salty frites, to hardy waffle sandwiches and notorious Belgian cuisine. Diners are encouraged to enjoy their meal from the comfort of Bruges old world ambiance or wait amongst the aromas of melting butter and caramelizing sugar for a mouthwatering meal to-go – making Bruges the ideal full-service franchise.

Striving For Quick(er) Service

Along with full service and retail food franchises, the quick service – or fast food – franchise industry is a core element of total franchise establishments. Quick service restaurants (QSR) make up an estimated 20% of U.S. franchises and are expected to grow 1.5% in 2016. Unlike retail food franchises, QSRs typically offer customers delivery and take-out options that make immediate consumption possible. Some QSR franchises like Bruges Waffles & Frites also provide limited seating where guests can enjoy a warm, on-site meal.

Becoming A Franchisee

Overall, the 2016 Food Franchise Industry Report highlights that there is no better time than now to invest in a food franchise. As a full-service franchise that serves authentic Belgian breakfast foods, tasty sandwiches and more, Bruges is the ideal franchise to invest in. Contact us today to learn why Bruges Waffles & Frites is one of the fastest growing franchise opportunities and become part of our family, today!

Top 5 Things To Love About Bruges

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Ask anyone who’s traveled to Belgium what their favorite city was and they’ll likely answer “Bruges!” With a reputation as one of the last untouched medieval towns and crowded streets that prove its booming tourist industry, Bruges offers a charming vibe that you simply cannot experience in other European hot spots like Paris, London, and Rome.

For Belgium native Pierre Vandamme, Bruges held such a special place in his heart that he decided to bring the exquisite tastes of western Europe to the mouths of those in the western U.S. The rich smells and flavors engrained in the Bruges culture and his grandmother’s old-world culinary creations inspired him to found Bruges Waffles & Frites, a traditional Belgian-eatery franchise with locations throughout Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada.

When planning your trip, be sure to include these five must-do’s on your itinerary and experience Bruges like Vandamme and other locals who’ve developed an unwavering passion for the cuisine, culture, and cobblestone streets that give the town it’s truly unforgettable charm.

  1. Take A Tour

  2. First and foremost, you need to get your bearings. Tour the city in style from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage or float the quaint canals during a boat trip. The Legends of Bruges Walking Tour is perhaps the best way to get a true sense of the city if you’re up for a small jaunt. Bruges native, self-proclaimed historian, and tour guide Simon gives visitors riveting insight on important landmarks, city economy, and stoic symbolism while also offering chocolate and beer samples and daily discounts.

  3. Have Your Fill of Waffles and Frites (and much more!)

  4. One bite of an authentic Belgian waffle and you’ll understand why Vandamme desperately wanted to spread the tasteful joy to the U.S. Belgium is famous for four key staples: waffles, frites, beer, and chocolate – all of which are easy to find throughout the city. Instead of the sweet, breakfast-only item we have in the States, stop by a food truck for a true Bruges experience. These savory, hot-off-the-griddle waffles will give you a different idea of what a Belgian waffle is – and should be. Wash down your waffles and fries with one of many infamous beers at The Hobbit and stop by any of the corner chocolate shops to sample a Bruges delicacy.  

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  5. Explore, Wander, and Wonder

  6. The medieval character makes Bruges a prime place to simply explore. Grab a coffee at li-o-lait  and head to one of four historical windmills or climb the twisting stairs of the Belfry Tower. Check out the Kantcentrum – or Lace Center – home of the renovated old lace school of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, and learn about the lace industry and lace education in an interactive way. If you find yourself around Oud Sint-Jan around 5 pm, be sure to catch the marvelous sounds produced by harpist Luc Van Laere as he offers a free concert Tuesday through Sunday.

  7. People Watch at the Markt

  8. Though known for people watching, the Markt is also the best place in the city to catch the last of the sun’s rays. Climb the steps of the Provincial Court and watch the sun set on Bruges narrow streets. Best of all, the Markt’s central location means you’ll have several unbeatable dining and drinking options just minutes away.

  9. Catch A Tune At the Concert Building

  10. Despite Bruges medieval facade, state-of-the-art architectural masterpieces like the Concert Building serve as a reminder of 2002, when the city was the Cultural Capital of Europe. From classical favorites to contemporary dance and everything in between, the Concert Building is a must-visit site when touring places that make Bruges so unique. Check out the event calendar to see what’s going on when you’re in town.

Still longing for a taste of Bruges after your trip? We understand. Find your nearest Bruges Waffles & Frites, and experience a little piece of Belgium heaven. No locations near you? Consider joining our franchise and spread the taste of Bruges in your community!

11 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

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Does it take you a long time to get energized and going each day? Do you see people around you that seem to have a day’s worth of tasks finished before you even finish your morning coffee?

If you’re ready to get more out of your day, try implementing some of these 11 tips that successful people do before breakfast to be more productive and have more energy.

1. Wake up before everyone else

Before the hustle and bustle of the day surrounds you, find time to quietly focus and meditate. Consider your tasks for the day, and what you’d like to do with your day. Sip on your coffee or caffeinated beverage of choice, preferably outside as the sun rises, and let the peaceful setting of the early morning help you start your day the right way.

2. Exercise

Once you get your heart pumping and muscles moving, you’ll perk right up for the day. Not to mention the blood flow to your brain will help clear your mind and help you focus, as well.

3. Write a to-do list

Get organized right off the bat by writing down everything you need to do that day, in order of importance. It’s easier to stay motivated and accomplished throughout the day if your tasks are clearly written out and in order.

4. Watch a motivational TED Talk

Find some external motivation in the form of a motivational speech. There are dozens of TED Talks that will do the trick and have you feeling like you can conquer the world. We recommend these three to start with:

Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating

Your body language shapes who you are

Why we do what we do

5. Drink water

You’ve probably heard that your body is made mostly of water, so doesn’t it only make sense that as our body uses that water, we need to keep replacing it? Like filling up your gas tank and changing your oil, your body needs PLENTY of water to operate smoothly, so if you’ve been looking for a new goal or habit to work on, drinking enough water each day should definitely be high on your list.

6. Do something you love

Start a project solely for pleasure that you can work on each morning. Maybe it’s an art project, a woodworking project, improving your jump shot, a scrapbook or other memoir-type project, etc. Taking the time to do something you love will give you the motivation to work hard each day.

7. Respond to and send emails

Get your emails out of the way so you can focus on your tasks at hand. Check your email at set intervals throughout the day so they don’t become a time-sink.

8. Spend quality time connecting with your family

Even if it’s not in person you can still write a note to leave your spouse, send a nice email to a family member, and make sure to give your children a kiss before you leave. This will help you keep your priorities straight throughout the day and give purpose to your work.

9. Meditate

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by our thoughts and the pressure of our daily tasks, but taking the time to clear our mind can help you relax and focus. Clarity is valuable in today’s over-stimulated society, so don’t underestimate the power of simplicity and calm.

10. Skim the news

Take a few minutes to get the highlights of the current events and affairs going on. This will be useful for workplace conversation and may even be relevant to your work.

11. Network over coffee

Think of those in line with you at the coffee shop as friends you haven’t met yet, and strike up a conversation with those around you. You never know if you’re standing next to a lifelong friend or even your future spouse, so don’t be shy!

Whatever it is you’re preparing to do each day, make sure that it’s something you love. Consider becoming a franchisee of Bruges Waffles and Frites to find that fulfilling aspect of your life that will keep you motivated and smiling every day.

13 Reasons Waffles Are Better Than Pancakes

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There’s no doubt that breakfast food is far superior to any other type of food in existence. Trying to argue otherwise would be a moot point. Today we want to talk waffles and pancakes and put to rest once and for all the age-old question of which is better. Because the answer is most clearly waffles. Every. Single. Time.

1. A Grid to Cut By

Have you ever seen a pancake with a built in guide that allows you to cut it into perfectly portioned sections? No. Because if you did, it would be a waffle.

2. Toppings

Pancakes are no match for waffles when toppings are thrown into the mix. Where syrup, fruit, and any other delicious toppers falls right off of a pancake, waffles can hold tightly to their toppers courtesy of the above-mentioned grid.

3. Bigger Is Better

Size-wise, it’s no contest—one waffle equates to at least two pancakes. And where pancakes tend to end up burned on the outside and gooey on the inside the bigger they get, waffles always maintain that perfect delicious golden brown exterior, with a light, fluffy interior. Yeah, our mouths are watering too just thinking about it.

4. All Food Wants to Be Served in Waffle Form

Waffle fries. Waffle cones. Need we say more?

5. You Can’t Put Ice Cream on a Pancake

Have you ever seen a pancake topped with ice cream? Heavens no. That would just be wrong. But a waffle topped with ice cream? Well, the thought of that is just getting us all kinds of excited.

6. Anything Can Be Waffle-ized

If you’ve visited Pinterest anytime recently, then you know all about the million different meals that can be cooked on a waffle iron. Brownies, cookies, omelets, grilled cheese sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, stuffed pizzas—do I need to go on?

7. Chicken and Waffles

Enough said.

8. Delicious Fresh or Frozen

Is there a person alive who can say they never enjoyed an Eggo Waffle for breakfast as a child? Frozen pancakes never reheat right, but frozen waffles most certainly do.

9. Waffle Trucks Are All the Rage

At a time when food trucks seem to rule the world, waffle trucks have found their place as the ruler supreme. Why is that? Because regardless of the time of day, everyone loves a good waffle.

10. Perfect On the Go

Need to eat breakfast on the run? Look no further than a waffle. Roll one up, stuff it with toppings, and eat it like a delicious, oversized taquito.

11. The Star of the Continental Breakfast

When was the last time you saw a pancake bar at a continental breakfast? Never. Because waffles are infinitely easier to make and cook to perfection. What would a hotel stay be without them?

12. They’re Leslie Knope Approved

There’s no doubt about it—Leslie Knope loves waffles. Probably more than about anything else in the world. According to Leslie, “Everyone should love waffles. If they don’t they’re crazy.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

13. Sweet or Savory

These delicious, fluffy, dewdrops from heaven can be made to accommodate your sweet tooth, or be prepared to savory perfection. You could eat waffles for every meal and never get sick of them. On that note, we’ll excuse ourselves to go make some waffles…

Now Go Eat Waffles!

Bring waffle happiness to your neighborhood with Bruges Waffles & Frites.