Big C Waffles

The Big C Waffles franchise is a North Carolina-based business that specializes in gourmet waffles. The brand was established by Carl Richardson in 2014 and opened its first brick-and-mortar location three years later in 2017. Customers can enjoy the brand's unique options including The Bacon, Egg n Cheese, Thin Mint, Pecan, Blueberry, and Donut waffles. The idea behind the brand was to leave a legacy after the passing of Richardson's father. With a successful location in Kernersville, N.C., Big C Waffles is looking for franchise partners to expand the brand across the country. As a franchisee, you benefit from multiple streams of revenue including merchandise sales and catering.   

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Big C Waffles Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as the adage goes. A staple of breakfast is waffles. If you're looking to invest in a breakfast concept that specializes in gourmet waffles, then consider Big C Waffles. The brand was established by Carl Richardson in 2014 and opened its first brick-and-mortar location three years later in 2017. Customers can enjoy the brand's unique options including The Bacon, Egg n Cheese, Thin Mint, Pecan, Blueberry, and Donut waffles. The menu also features family packs that include waffles and chicken as well as combos. A turning point for Richardson was when his dad passed away, which inspired him to create a legacy that he could pass on and be proud of. He quit his corporate job and decided to go into business for himself. In addition to honoring his dad by naming the business Big C, Richardson pays respect to his Uncle Wayne by naming a chicken seasoning after him. The brand's tropical punch is a shoutout to his grandmother. As a franchisee, you benefit from multiple streams of revenue including catering, merchandise sales, and more.
You will also appreciate that the brand gives back. During a global pandemic, Richardson was able to provide meals to those in need with the Big C Waffles Care initiative. You will also receive great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that will teach you everything that you need to know about running the business. This includes food preparation, culture, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing.

Company Details

Headquarters: Durham, NC 27703
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
First franchise: 2022
Founded: 2014

Support and Training Offered By Big C Waffles

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that will teach you everything that you need to know about running the business. This includes food preparation, culture, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Big C Waffles Franchise.

What does a Big C Waffles Franchise Cost?

Big C Waffles franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $25,000
Cash Requirement: $25,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Initial Investment: $197,000 - $352,000
Third-party financing: Yes


Is Big C Waffles a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Big C Waffles is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Big C Waffles a Home Based franchise?

No. Big C Waffles is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Big C Waffles Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Big C Waffles franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Big C Waffles Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Big C Waffles franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Big C Waffles Looking for International franchisees?

No. Big C Waffles franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Big C Waffles's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Big C Waffles Franchises for Sale

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