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.
Full Franchise Information
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)