Wafels & Dinges

The Wafels & Dinges franchise is a food concept that specializes in waffles. The brand was established in 2007 in a 1968 Chevy truck by Thomas DeGeest and Rossanna Figuera in New York City. The idea behind the business is to give the Belgian waffle an upgrade. The brand's waffles come with a variety of toppings, or dinges, including hot coca, sugar, and more. This unique franchise opportunity is based on a custom kiosk design that typically has a footprint that ranges between 100 to 600 sq. ft. The business is also simple to operate and require a low investment. You will be supported from beginning to end. 

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Wafels & Dinges Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Desserts are more than a trend. According to Statista, about 39% of Americans buy dessert at least once a week. The Center for Generational Kinetics’ research shows that Gen-Zers and Millennials a big drivers of the market and think about eating dessert daily. An emerging dessert brand to consider is Wafels & Dinges. The franchise speicalizes in waffles and was established in 2007 to give an upgrade to Belgian waffles in the U.S. It originally operated from an old Chevy truck that was driven around New York City to give New Yorkers "real Belgian" waffles. The franchise opportunity is based on a custom kiosk design that typically ranges between 100 - 600 sq. ft., is easy to operate and requires a low investment. Locations perform best in a setting that is surrounded by seating and is adjacent to high foot-traffic. You can expect an total initial investment that starts as low as $250,000 for each store. As a franchisee, you should align with the brand's values of taking pride in what you do, inspiring others, and taking responsibility for your actions. You will be trained and supported from beginning to end. 
There will be an initial training program to explain everything that you need to know about running the business. This includes the brand's history, marketing and advertising, site selection, construction and more. You can add more revenue to your business through catering, online ordering, and merchandise sales. The brand ships nationwide and offers combo boxes as well as vegan, gluten free and speicality waffles. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Lone Tree, CO
First franchise: 2022
Founded: 2007
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
B2B: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: No

Support and Training Offered By Wafels & Dinges

There will be an initial training program to explain everything that you need to know about running the business. This includes the brand's history, marketing and advertising, site selection, construction and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Wafels & Dinges Franchise.

What does a Wafels & Dinges Franchise Cost?

Wafels & Dinges franchise fees for 2024:

Net Worth Requirement: $200,000
Cash Requirement: $60,000
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Initial Investment: $217,800 - $498,650

Is Wafels & Dinges a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Wafels & Dinges 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 Wafels & Dinges a Home Based franchise?

No. Wafels & Dinges is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Wafels & Dinges Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Wafels & Dinges Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Wafels & Dinges franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Wafels & Dinges Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Wafels & Dinges franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Wafels & Dinges Looking for International franchisees?

No. Wafels & Dinges franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Wafels & Dinges's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Wafels & Dinges Franchises for Sale

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