Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise

Bird watching and feeding supplies and educational programs

Longtime bird-watching enthusiast George H. Petrides Sr. opened his first Wild Bird store in 1985 in Cabin John, Maryland. In 1990 the company began franchising. In addition to its Wild Bird Centers of America Inc., the company also offers Wild Bird Crossing stores designed for smaller markets.

Besides selling bird watching and feeding equipment and gifts, Wild Bird Centers and Wild Bird Crossings provide demonstrations, kids' programs and other educational events.

Wild Bird Centers has locations throughout the United States and Canada and is now based in Glen Echo, Maryland.

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How much does it cost to open a Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise?

The investment required to open a Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise is between $120,250-$195,350. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Wild Bird Centers of America name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years

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Wild Bird Centers of America News & Press Releases

When did the first Wild Bird Centers of America open? 1985
When did Wild Bird Centers of America start Franchising? 1990

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 97 2 0 1
2004 93 2 0 2
2003 88 2 0 2
2002 85 2 0 2
2001 79 2 0 1
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

3% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Birding hobby knowledge

  • Your income potential as a Wild Bird Centers of America Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Wild Bird Centers of America

    Wild Bird Centers of America

    Wild Bird Centers of America Inc.
    7370 MacArthur Blvd.
    Glen Echo, MD


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