DO I NEED RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE TO OWN A BRUGES WAFFLES & FRITES FRANCHISE?
Restaurant experience is a plus, but not required. We provide you with a thorough training program to prepare you to run a successful restaurant. Our Franchise Support team will help you master all of the recipes, preparations, processes and systems to ensure your success.
DO I HAVE TO WORK IN THE RESTAURANT?
Yes. Bruges is looking for owner operators who are actively engaged in the day-to-day operations and management of their franchise and who will embody the Bruges brand. Although you may have investing partners, the owner-operator must maintain at least 10% ownership and control of the business, and be involved full-time with no other professional activities.
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT?
You will need to invest from $171,000 to $283,000 (plus initial working capital) to open your franchise. Visit the Discovery Center for more details on your initial investment, royalties and marketing fund expenses.
HOW MUCH PROFIT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY BRUGES WAFFLES & FRITES FRANCHISE?
Revenues and expenses of each restaurant vary depending upon size and location, your business ability and efforts, and many other factors. Financial performance information for our existing Bruges Waffles & Frites Restaurants can be found in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which will be provided to you as part of the discovery process. Visit the Discovery Center to get started.
CAN I OWN MORE THAN ONE RESTAURANT?
We are currently seeking qualified candidates to open single franchises. However, as the primary location stabilizes and grows to a greater degree of self-sufficiency, multi-unit expansion often becomes an attractive option. We seek motivated owner-operators with ambition for growth beyond one unit once their first restaurant is successfully in full operation.
WILL I HAVE A PROTECTED TERRITORY?
Yes, you will have a protected area surrounding your restaurant that will be calculated based on population density in your city. Bruges’ location placement strategy allows for sustainable growth in a way that ensures that all locations strengthen one another and the brand as a whole.
DOES BRUGES OFFER FINANCING?
Bruges does not currently offer in-house financing, however, the FDD will be of assistance to you in seeking third-party funding, whether through SBA or alternative sources. Bruges is listed on the Franchise Registry and pre-approved for lending, which will expedite the loan approval process for securing SBA loans through your bank or credit union. If multiple partners will fund a franchise, all partners will be subject to the due diligence process.
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