Buffalo's Cafe

The Buffalo's Cafe franchise is one of the restaurant brands with the umbrella corporation FAT Brands and specializes in buffalo wings. It was founded in 1985 and began franchising in 1991. Since that time, the franchise has grown to more than a dozen locations across the country with no signs of stopping. As part of the FAT Brands, prospective candidates will benefit from great support and training, site selection and buildout support, and ongoing support that will last the duration of their franchise agreement. The ideal candidate has great references, a strong work ethic, and is looking to own multiple locations. This will add more streams of revenue for you and the business.

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Buffalo's Cafe Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

A fun food concept to consider is the Buffalo's Cafe franchise. The brand specializes in buffalo wild wings and sets itself apart from the competition with its homemade buffalo wing sauces. Other items on the Buffalo’s Cafe menu also include burgers,  ribs,  steak, desserts, the Buffalo’s Cafe bar, chicken, fries, salad, and more.  The brand was founded in 1985 and began franchising in 1991. Since that time, the franchise has grown to more than a dozen locations across the country. As part of the FAT Brands family of franchises, prospective candidates will benefit from great support and training, site selection and buildout support, and ongoing support that will last the duration of their franchise agreement. The ideal candidate has great references, a strong work ethic, and is looking to own multiple locations. This will add more streams of revenue for you and the business.
The candidate will have two models to choose from: the full service Buffalo's Cafe or the fast causal Buffalo's Express. The Buffalo's Cafe has a number of alternative models, including concession stands and arenas, a modular shipping container, and a mobile and stationary food truck. Other alternative models include co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express locations. The ideal space for one of the franchise's locations ranges between 1,700 - 3,500 square feet. Additionally, the optimal size depends on several factors, such as climate, space, clientele, economics, and configuration. Alternative models, such as food court or kiosk locations, may be as small as 800 - 1,000 square feet. The franchise also offers exclusive territories, which will decrease your competition in your area. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Founded: 1985
First Franchise: 1991
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Home or Mobile unit: No 
Exclusive Territory:  Yes

Support and Training Offered By Buffalo's Cafe

Franchise owners can expect great support and training from FAT Brands. Your comprehensive training program will include instruction about marketing, site selection, restaurant management, safety and health, local store marketing and more. You will receive an operations manual that contains everything that you need to know about running the business properly. The support and training will last the entire length of your time with the franchise. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Buffalo's Cafe Franchise.

What does a Buffalo's Cafe Franchise Cost?

Buffalo's Cafe franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $500,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
Net Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
Initial Investment: $491,500 - $1,464,000
Third-Party Financing: Yes

Is Buffalo's Cafe a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Buffalo's Cafe 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 Buffalo's Cafe a Home Based franchise?

No. Buffalo's Cafe is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Buffalo's Cafe Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Buffalo's Cafe franchisees make. Buffalo's Cafe offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Buffalo's Cafe Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Buffalo's Cafe franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Buffalo's Cafe Looking for International franchisees?

No. Buffalo's Cafe franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Buffalo's Cafe'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

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Buffalo's Cafe Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Buffalo's Cafe franchises for sale. We may have Buffalo's Cafe franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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