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Bruges Waffles & Frites


Bruges Waffles & Frites is one of the hottest new fast-casual brands to enter the restaurant market. Bruges offers a unique, delicious menu that you won’t find anywhere else. Read on to learn how you can become part of our exciting new franchise system and bring a little bit of Europe to your community!

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$171,000 - $283,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


About Us

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The Bruges concept began as a street cart in downtown Salt Lake City and quickly became one of the most sought after food vendors around town and at the local farmers market. Belgian natives Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels started by wanting to share the rich, comforting food they enjoyed growing up in Belgium. Starting with family recipes and their memories from childhood, they worked diligently until they were able to recreate perfectly the authentic Liège waffle of their youth—it was an instant success! They quickly expanded operations to include genuine Belgian frites and other Belgian specialties. Featured on Man V. Food and adored by the local and national press, customers from all over the world have enjoyed Bruges’ warm, comforting atmosphere and flavorful cuisine. Bruges Waffles & Frites is now looking for franchise owner-operators to help us share the Bruges experience with the American West.

Why Choose Bruges?

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You could be the first to bring this unique and original restaurant to your community. In today’s competitive restaurant market, it’s more important than ever to offer something fresh and exciting that will get customers talking about you. Our mouth-watering choices appeal to people from every walk of life and can be enjoyed any time of day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as an evening treat. With its fresh, artisanal menu, Bruges Waffles & Frites delivers a fun and indulgent experience that people will want to share with their family and friends—again and again!

A New Approach to Franchising

Bruges’ approach to franchising is the same as our approach to running a restaurant—we are all about community! We strongly value every member of the franchise family, and we believe that by sharing our successes, we can all improve and become better.

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With a Bruges Waffles & Frites franchise, you’ll get:

  • A unique, artisanal, delicious menu not found anywhere else
  • Proprietary recipes that result in a loyal fan base and repeat/referral customers
  • Products appropriate for any time of day and any occasion
  • Affordable entry—under $500K to open
  • Complete training—no food service experience required
  • Turn-key launch support and online franchisee information center
  • Knowledgeable, friendly, and engaged executive and support teams
  • A collaborative, community-oriented culture
  • Strong branding and marketing support

Ideal Candidate

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We are looking for owner-operators who are energetic and comfortable in a fast-paced environment, active in their local community, and have natural communications and leadership skills. No restaurant experience is required, but you must be financially sound with a clean background.

The ideal Bruges franchisee will be able to create the Bruges experience for our customers – fun, friendly, and cultured (but never pretentious!). As the representative of our brand, you should be able to make your customers feel like they have experienced a little bit of Europe when they visit your restaurant—from the quality, made-to-order food to the wonderful service.

Bienvenue! Welkom! Come join our family!

Bruges Waffles & Frites is currently offering territories in the following states:Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska,Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

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