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!

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