Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!
Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!

Wild Bird Centers of America

Franchise

Wild Bird Centers of America locations carry a complete line of birding products including bird seed, suet, feeders, baths, houses, books, hardware, and garden accessories. With over 100 locations, WBCA also provides educational events for both adults and children, ensuring that the wild bird environment remains healthy and undisturbed.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$33,000
Net worth required
$150,000
Investment
$94,900 - $149,300
Franchise fee
$23,000
Units in operation
63

Overview

Wild Bird Centers of America is a privately owned franchise that focuses on providing Bird-watching supplies, bird feed and feeding supplies as well as gardening accessories. Based in Glen Echo, Maryland, WBCA has spread across the U.S. and into Canada and is currently looking to expand more into Canada.

Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise Opportunities - History

Founded by George H. Petrides Sr. in 1985, WBCA stemmed from his love of bird- watching. Starting in Cabin John, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C.. In 1990 WBCA began looking for franchise partners and is also currently offering Wild Bird Crossing Stores, a subdivision of WBCA intended for smaller markets. By providing bird watching and feeding equipment as well as garden accessories. WBCA also provide demonstrations, educational events and children educational programs, ensuring that wild birds and humans interact properly. Currently there are over 75 U.S. Locations and a few Canadian locations.

Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / WBCA

Franchise Income

The total initial investment to start a WBCA location ranges from $94,900 to $149,300 with an initial franchise fee of $23,000 and an ongoing royalty fee of 3.5 to 5.5%. All franchisee applicants are required to have a minimum of $150,000 net worth and $33,000 to $50,000 in liquid assets. There is currently no estimated annual revenue from any WBCA locations.

Wild Bird Centers of America Business Opportunities: Other Information

Named in Bond's Magazine 2009 Top 50 Retail Franchises 2007 and 2008 Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 2008 America's Top Business Opportunity 2006, 2007 and 2008 Success Magazine Franchise Gold 100 (2006, ranked #40; 2007, ranked #33; 2008, ranked #22)

See what Wild Bird Centers of America is saying

Related

Is this your franchise?

Contact us to unlock your franchise's page to add content and get leads!