The Dirty Buffalo

The Dirty Buffalo franchise is a full-service sports bar and restaurant business. The brand was established in 2012 by Russell Gilbert, a Western N.Y. native. When he moved to Buffalo, he met his wife, Stephanie. After enduring harsh winters in the City of Good Neighbors, they moved to Virginia. But they couldn't find a good restaurant that served authentic buffalo wings. This gave them the idea to establish their own restaurant with their favorite western New York dishes. In 2012, The Dirty Buffalo started out as a small, quick-service restaurant with four employees, two TVs, and 12 tables. The brand is looking to expand with franchise partners across the country. 

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Background

A popular franchising concept is the full-service restaurant. A regional full-service restaurant to consider is The Dirty Buffalo. The brand was established in 2012 by Russell Gilbert, a Western N.Y. native. He met his wife in Buffalo and moved to Virigina after suffering cold New York winters. They saw the need to bring a full-service restaurant with authentic Westen New York food they've become accustomed to eating. After receiving a marketing degree at Old Dominion University, Gilbert set to work on creating a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar featuring his own interpretation of his favorite Western New York dishes. The brand's menu includes salads, hot dogs, wings, mac bowls, burgers, buffalo bites, and more. Customers can also enjoy draft beer in a family-friendly environment. Since opening its doors in 2012, the brand has expanded to several locations throughout Virigina. In addition to being a valued member of the community, The Dirty Buffalo franchisees can enjoy the added revenue from merchandise and online sales. An exciting moment for the brand was when it was featured on the Food Network's show "Diners, Dive-ins, and Dives." It was also a milestone when the brand signed its first franchisee. 
Franchisees will appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community. Customers can have an event or a fundraiser sponsored by The Dirty Buffalo. The ideal candidate should value honesty, teamwork, diversity and personal accountability. Priority is given to causes that promote the health, welfare and education of children as well as military members and their families.

Company Details

Headquarters: Norfolk, VA
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 2012
First franchise: 2018 
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Absentee: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Third-party financing: No

 

Support and Training Offered By The Dirty Buffalo

You will be enrolled in a comprehensive training program that instructs franchisees how to run the business properly. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. This support and training will be ongoing.   

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Dirty Buffalo Franchise.

What does a The Dirty Buffalo Franchise Cost?

The Dirty Buffalo franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: $8,000 off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
Initial Investment: $394,110 - $999,700
Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Cash Requirement: $50,000

Is The Dirty Buffalo a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. The Dirty Buffalo 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 The Dirty Buffalo a Home Based franchise?

No. The Dirty Buffalo is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Dirty Buffalo Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does The Dirty Buffalo Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Dirty Buffalo franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is The Dirty Buffalo Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. The Dirty Buffalo franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Dirty Buffalo Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Dirty Buffalo franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see The Dirty Buffalo'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

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

The Dirty Buffalo Franchises for Sale

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