Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits vs Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits vs Buffalo Wild Wings including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
Investment $1,637,430 - $2,359,000 $1,931,200 - $3,750,700
Franchise Fee $25,000 $40,000
Royalty Fee 4% 5%
Advertising Fee 1% 3.15%
Year Founded 1977 1982
Year Franchised 1978 1991
Term Of Agreement 20 years 10 years
Term Of Agreement 20 years 10 years
Renewal Fee 50% of original fee $5K


Business Experience Requirements

 
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
Experience
  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • General business experience
  • Track record of success

  • Financing Options

     
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
      In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/Yes No/No
    Start-up Costs No/Yes No/No
    Equipment No/No No/No
    Inventory No/Yes No/No
    Receivables No/Yes No/No
    Payroll No/Yes No/No

    Training & Support

     
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Training On-The-Job Training: 200-300 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours -
    Support Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Grand Opening Online Support Field Operations Site Selection Franchisee Intranet Platform Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
    Marketing Co-op Advertising Ad Templates Regional Advertising Social media Loyalty program/app Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising
    Operations Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 35 - 50 Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 40 - 60

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


    Expansion Plans

     
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    US Expansion Yes Yes
    Canada Expansion No No
    International Expansion Yes Yes

    Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

    Investment
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    $1,637,430 - $2,359,000
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    $1,931,200 - $3,750,700
    Franchise Fee
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    $25,000
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    $40,000
    Royalty Fee
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    4%
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    5%
    Advertising Fee
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    1%
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    3.15%
    Year Founded
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    1977
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    1982
    Year Franchised
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    1978
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    1991
    Term Of Agreement
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    20 years
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    10 years
    Renewal Fee
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    50% of original fee
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    $5K


    Business Experience Requirements

    Experience
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise

  • General business experience
  • Track record of success

  • Financing Options

      In-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No
    Start-up Costs
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No
    Equipment
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/No
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No
    Inventory
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No
    Receivables
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No
    Payroll
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No/Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No/No

    Training & Support

    Training
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    On-The-Job Training: 200-300 hours Classroom Training: 30 hours
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    -
    Support
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Grand Opening Online Support Field Operations Site Selection Franchisee Intranet Platform
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
    Marketing
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Co-op Advertising Ad Templates Regional Advertising Social media Loyalty program/app
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising
    Operations
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 35 - 50
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 40 - 60

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


    Expansion Plans

    US Expansion
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Yes
    Canada Expansion
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    No
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    No
    International Expansion
    Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Franchise
    Yes
    Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise
    Yes

    Company Overviews

    About Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

    Founded by Jack Faulk and Richard Thomas in 1977, Bojangle's serves Cajun-style chicken, buttermilk biscuits and other favorites to customers throughout the southeastern United States.
    Today the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company, which also has restaurants in Honduras and Jamaica, offers a menu that includes chicken, biscuits, rice, french fries and sandwiches. Bojangle's locations also serve breakfast.

    Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:

    Alabama, Central America, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Midwest, Mexico, North Carolina, South, South America, South Carolina, Southeast, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia   

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    #49 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

    About Buffalo Wild Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings got its start in 1981 after Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery moved from Buffalo, New York, to Kent, Ohio. Unable to find authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings in their new town, they decided to open up their own restaurant. Originally called Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (see Kummelweck) from which the abbreviation BW3 was created, the restaurant became a franchise with over 350 locations across most states of the U.S. The company later changed its name to Buffalo Wild Wings and is no longer uses the short name BW3. The restaurant's theme is a sports bar / restaurant, and each location features multiple large screen televisions that are viewable from all seats. All locations also have game consoles devoted to NTN Trivia. Buffalo Wild Wings is best-known for its buffalo wings with 12 signature sauces. They also have a full menu featuring salads, appetizers, burgers, and specialty items.

    United States Franchising

    We require that our U.S. franchise candidates have a minimum of USD 750,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of USD 1.5 million. Additionally, there is a minimum commitment to develop at least 2 restaurants.

    International Franchising

    We require that our international franchise candidates have a minimum of USD 5 million in liquid assets and net worth of USD 10 million. Additionally, there is a minimum commitment to develop at least 10 restaurants.

    #159 in Franchise 500 for 2020.