Big Boy Restaurants Franchise

Family restaurant

The Big Boy itself began with Bob Wian in Glendale, California. Bob sold his car for $350.00 and opened a small restaurant called Bob's Pantry. He set into operation a policy that persists today throughout all Big Boy restaurants ... the finest quality food and the best service.

Members of an orchestra playing in the vicinity stopped in the restaurant and asked Bob Wian if he could dream up something different than just a plain hamburger. "Why not," Wian mused.

As if his hands were guided by an unseen force, he cut a regulation hamburger bun into three slices, and inserted not one but two hamburger patties into place. It was then garnished with a special and very delectable relish he had prepared. Wian handed the innovation to the players and anxiously awaited the decision.

"Wow," they chorused. "This is it!" and it was. Other customers saw him preparing it and asked for one. They agreed with the musicians. Wian had made a better hamburger.

One day a chubby youngster walked into Wian's now flourishing restaurant. "He was about six," Bob recalled, - and rolls of fat protruded where his shirt and pants were designed to meet. I was so amused by the youngster -- jolly, healthy looking and obviously a lover of good things to eat, I called him Big Boy.. - So why not name the new hamburger Big Boy? Wian did. That was the birth of the first double-decker hamburger.

At Big Boy, we thank all of those who served our country. For your service and dedication, Big Boy Franchise Management has created an incentive program for veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For qualified veterans, Big Boy has greatly reduced the initial Franchise Fee for your first Franchise Agreement.

Initial Franchise Fee - $40,000
Military Incentive Program Initial Franchise Fee - $20,000

Being a Big Boy franchisee means you'll be part of one of America's most iconic brands. It also means you'll be backed by an exceptional team that will support your franchise and help it become successful. Learn more about owning your own Big Boy franchise by taking a look at our Virtual Brochure. There you can see what it could be like being your own burger boss.

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How much does it cost to open a Big Boy Restaurants Franchise?

The investment required to open a Big Boy Restaurants Franchise is between $861,800-$3,568,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Big Boy Restaurants name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
  • Advertising Fee:
    1% local +2% Nat'l
  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years

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When did the first Big Boy Restaurants open? 1936
When did Big Boy Restaurants start Franchising? 1952

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 131 0 93 23
2004 131 0 93 24
2003 136 0 93 24
2002 141 0 93 24
2001 138 0 93 21
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

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

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 60

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry & general business experience preferred

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Big Boy Restaurants Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Big Boy Restaurants

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    Big Boy Restaurants International
    4199 Marcy St.
    Warren, MI


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