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.

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.

Bruges Expansion Plans Cover Most of Western US

Opportunity for Franchising Restaurants with Bruges Just Got Bigger

SALT LAKE CITY– Bruges Waffles & Frites expansion plans have increased to include most of the western United States, with the exceptions of North Dakota and California. With these expansion plans, the opportunity for franchising restaurants with the authentic Belgian brand just got a lot bigger.

 

“We’re excited to offer our unique brand to more states throughout the US,” said Philippe Wyffels, Co-CEO of Bruges Franchising. “The vision has always been to carry the brand to more than one state. Franchising restaurants gives us the opportunity to grow and refine our business while keeping the authenticity the brand has to offer a top priority.”

 

The Bruges brand began when Belgian natives Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels met in downtown Salt Lake City and longed for the old world cuisine that is no longer readily available amidst the mass produces and highly processed options. The two set out to recreate the Liège waffles they remember from their youth, and once successful they debuted their creation at the local farmers market. The demand for authentic cuisine increased each season, and the brand soon opened a year-round restaurant location in the heart of downtown Salt Lake. Currently, the company owns four Utah restaurants, and is now offering franchising opportunities in the western US.

 

The successful franchise partner will be an active participant in their community and have solid leadership skills. The company is taking a different approach to franchising and has created a collaborative culture in which ideas and innovations are meant to be shared. The franchisees must hold the same core values and be committed to keeping the authenticity of the brand. As a company, Bruges is committed to using the freshest ingredients to create flavorful and indulgent food options that are meant to be enjoyed in the presence of family and friends.
For more information on franchising opportunities with Bruges, visit their website: brugesfranchising.com.

Bruges Restaurant Franchise Opportunities Expanding Through Western US

Help Find the First Franchisee, Win a Trip to Belgium

SALT LAKE CITY– Bruges Waffles & Frites is searching for the first franchisee to help them expand their brand throughout the Western United States. The popular Utah-based restaurant franchise is asking their customers for help in finding the right person to join them in this exciting adventure. As a reward for the person who refers the first franchisee, Bruges is offering a trip for two to Bruges, Belgium!

“We have a very loyal fan base in Utah, many of whom travel and have connections across the country,” said Philippe Wyffels, Belgian native and co-founder of Bruges Waffles & Frites. “It makes sense to have the customers who already know and love us assist us in our quest to find the right person to expand our concept. We can think of no better way to reward them than with a trip to the country where it all began!”

Bruges has experienced explosive growth over the past ten years in their Utah restaurants, and is now looking to expand their unique and authentic brand throughout the western United States. The chain has recently been approved to franchise in most states in the western half of the US, with the exceptions of North Dakota and California. The company seeks franchise partners who are active participants in their community, and are willing to carry on the brand’s core values while keeping the authenticity of the chain a priority.

“Bruges is about community,” explained Wyffels, “Each of our franchisees will be welcomed into our franchise community where the sharing of ideas and innovations is encouraged, and where each owner will play an important role in their respected communities.”

To become eligible for the referral prize, visit www.brugesfranchising.com/trip and share the information of anyone you know who may be interested in the restaurant franchise opportunity with Bruges. Once the person joins the Bruges family and becomes the first franchise owner in your state, the referring individual will receive a travel voucher worth up to $5,000 to be redeemed for a trip for two to Bruges (four nights) and Brussels (two nights) including airfare, rail and tour. More details can be found on the company’s website: www.brugesfranchising.com/trip

Bruges began in 2002 when Belgian natives Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels met in Salt Lake City, Utah and reminisced about the old world cuisine from their childhoods. The two set out to recreate the famous Liège waffle, and soon discovered the demand for authentic food options. Soon after debuting their creation at the farmers market, the brand was relocated to a year round location in the heart of downtown Salt Lake. Since then, they have expanded their menu, their media attention, and their loyal fan base. The company currently owns four Utah restaurant locations and is offering franchise opportunities. To learn more about Bruges, visit their website: www.brugesfranchising.com

Bruges Bounty Has Been Set

Help the Restaurant Franchise Find The First Franchise Owner, and Win a Trip to Belgium

 

SALT LAKE CITY– Bruges Waffles & Frites is on the hunt for the first franchise owner to help them expand their concept across the American West. They are turning to their loyal fans for help in this quest, and as a reward for referring the first owner, you and a guest can pack your bags for Bruges, Belgium!

“We have a very loyal fan base in Utah, many of whom travel and have connections across the country,” said Philippe Wyffels, Belgian native and co-founder of Bruges Waffles & Frites. “It makes sense to have the customers who already know and love us assist us in our quest to find the right person to expand our concept. We can think of no better way to reward them than with a trip to the country where it all began!”

The restaurant chain has experienced explosive growth in their loyal fan base from their Utah based locations. The concept began when Belgian natives Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels set out to recreate the authentic Liège waffle they remembered from their youth. They started sharing their creation on a waffle cart in downtown Salt Lake City’s farmers market and the rest is history. The company now owns four Utah locations and is ready to share the concept with other Western states.

The company is seeking for franchise candidates who are active in their community, and is willing to carry on the brand’s strong values. “Bruges is about community,” explained Wyffels, “Each of our franchisees will be welcomed into our franchise community where the sharing of ideas and innovations is encouraged, and where each owner will play an important role in their respected communities.”

Those wishing to qualify for the referral prize can visit www.brugesfranchising.com/trip where they can share referral information about anyone who may be interested in becoming a franchise partner with Bruges Waffles & Frites. Once the first person in your state joins the Bruges family, the referring individual will receive a travel voucher worth up to $5,000 that can be redeemed for a trip for two to Bruges (four nights) and Brussels (two nights) along with airfare, rail and tour. More details can be found at the company’s website: www.brugesfranchising.com/trip

Bruges Restaurant Franchise Has Caught the Wave

The Fast-Casual Restaurant Industry Has 10 Markers for Success, Bruges Meets Them All

SALT LAKE CITY– Bruges Waffles & Frites has caught the wave of the fast casual industry and is riding it to success. According to analysts of the explosively growing fast-casual restaurant industry, there are 10 markers for success in the industry–all of which Bruges meets.

 

They are:

  1. Quality of the Food
  2. Use of Higher Quality Ingredients
  3. Wholesome Food
  4. Perception of Freshness
  5. First Rate Decor
  6. Fair Pricing
  7. Fast Service
  8. Friendly Employees
  9. Flexible Offerings
  10. A Full View of How Food is Prepared

According to the analysts, we will see continued growth in this market segment for years to come, but meeting these 10 indicators will put a restaurant franchise on the fast track to success. The fast-casual restaurant industry increased their collective annual sales by 12.8 percent to $30 billion in 2014 alone. This growth rate is almost double the growth rate of any other restaurant segment. Since 1999, the industry has seen growth of 550%, and new restaurant franchise chains in the category are popping up each year. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/02/02/the-chipotle-effect-why-america-is-obsessed-with-fast-casual-food/)

“This is an exciting time for Bruges to be entering the market,” said Pierre Vandamme, Belgian native and co-founder of Bruges Waffles & Frites. “Though the market is being flooded with new concepts, our restaurant franchise offers a collection of unique menu items that cannot be found in other restaurants. We offer our customers the complete European dining experience, including food that is unlike any other.”

Bruges Waffles & Frites began in 2003 when Belgian natives Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels recreated the authentic Belgian waffle they remembered from their youth. The two began selling their creation in the Salt Lake City farmers market and saw first hand the demand for authentic and unique cuisine. Shortly thereafter they opened their first year round restaurant location, expanded their menu offerings and continued to build their fan base. Now, the chain has four Utah restaurant locations and is expanding their concept as a restaurant franchise across the American West.

For more information on Bruges and to learn more about their franchising opportunity, visit their website: www.brugesfranchising.com

 

French Fries V. Belgian Frites: They Are NOT All the Same

Bruges Franchising Restaurants Are Changing the Way We Look At Potatoes… Once Frite At a Time…

SALT LAKE CITY– Whoever says a fry is a fry hasn’t tasted frites at Bruges Waffles & Frites. The restaurant chain is determined to educate people on the difference between French Fries and the authentic and delicious Belgian Frite.

‘French’ Fries, contrary to popular belief, are not actually French. They originated in Belgium in 1680 where the residents of a small town would cook small fish as their main source of food. When the river the fished from froze, they began frying small strips of potatoes as their sustenance. In 1857, a Belgian newspaper ran a story about a man named Fritz, whom they referred to as “the king of fried potatoes” for selling fries at Belgian fairs.

Where the name “french” fries was derived is unclear. Some say it is from the Irish verb “To french” which translates to “to cut.” Still others say it came from the American Allies who tasted the fried potatoes when they landed on the Belgian Ardennes and called them french after the language that was spoken in the area. Either way, French fries have a rich Belgian history, and are not French. But, what makes them taste so different at Bruges Waffles & Frites franchising restaurants?

“Our frites are fried twice at two different temperatures to bring the inside to the perfect temperature and give the outside a crispier taste,” said Pierre Vandamme, Belgian native and co-founder of Bruges Waffles & Frites. “The color and crispness produced from this method of cooking is unlike any American French fry you’ve ever tried! Our frites are not your typical French fry!”

Bruges plans to educate their customers on the differences between what are typically called French Fries, and the authentic Belgian Frite. Their frites are somewhat famous in both local and national media and have won several awards including City Weekly’s Best French Fries, and a spot on Travel Channel’s popular Man V. Food. Though the menu is limited, their food creates an instant fan base, gains attention from media outlets, and does not disappoint.

Bruges began in 2003 selling their famous waffle creation in the Salt Lake CIty farmers market. The demand for the authentic cuisine drove them to expand quite quickly and they soon expanded into a year round restaurant location in downtown Salt Lake. After that expansion, they added frites to their menu along with their homemade dipping sauces, and appreciative fans continued to flock to the restaurant. Since then, they have added an additional three Utah restaurant locations, expanded the menu further and continued to capture the taste buds of those who visit their restaurants.

In 2015, Bruges began franchising restaurants and pushing toward expansion throughout the American West. “This is an opportunity to bring a unique concept to the market,” said Vandamme, “You will quickly see the demand for authentic Belgian waffles and frites as you introduce your community to the Bruges brand.”
For more information on Bruges and to learn about their franchising opportunity, visit their website: www.brugesfranchising.com