First Watch Restaurants

About First Watch Restaurants

First Watch Restaurants was founded in 1983 in Pacific Grove, CA on the simple concept of putting customers first. In other words, we strive to provide unexpectedly extraordinary experiences everyday. It's all part of our "YOU FIRST" service philosophy - our commitment to doing whatever it takes to make our customers' visits memorable. First Watch Restaurants begin each day at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up our French toast batter from scratch. We're committed to freshness using - some of the finest ingredients available - never compromising quality. First Watch Restaurants' unique Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch creations are freshly prepared to each order. When customers arrive, we welcome them with a pot of our coffee, complimentary newspapers and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Today, First Watch Restaurants, Inc. is one of the largest privately owned, daytime-only restaurant companies in the country. Headquartered in Bradenton, FL, and operating more than 80 restaurants in 11 states, First Watch Restaurants offers something for everyone, from traditional Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorites to our signature creations. Business or pleasure, we take pride in meeting the special needs of our customers.

If you have experience operating, managing or owning successful restaurants, are passionate about the First Watch Restaurants brand and truly want to succeed and be part of something fresh and unique, then you're just the kind of person we are looking for!

All-Day Breakfast Restaurant Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of First Watch Restaurants against other All-Day Breakfast Restaurant franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of First Watch Restaurants with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Breakers Fresh Food Cafe Ltd. $30,000 5% 1% + $100 per month $200,000-$300,000
Chez Cora N/A 5% $500,000-$700,000
Cora's $45,000 5% of net 2% National Fund; 1% Local Fund $550,000-$900,000
De Dutch Pannekoek House $30,000 5% 3% $350,000-$450,000
Egg and I Restaurants, The $45,000 4.5% 2% $442,000-And Up
Eggs Up Grill $35,000 4% 1% $510,414-$887,897
Eggsmart $15,000 5% 2% $215,000-$320,000
Famous Toastery $40,000 5% 1%-2% $600,500-$1,024,500
Flying Biscuit Cafe $35,000 5% 2% $550,000-$750,000
Golden Griddle $25,000 5% $100,000-$450,000
Green Beans Coffee Company $25,000 5% 1%Nat'l + 1/2%Local $249,500-$502,000
Huddle House $25,000-$35,000 4% $444,192-$796,670
IHOP $20,000 $639,000-$2,834,000
J.Christopher's N/A 5% 1% $450,000-$550,000
Jimmy's Egg $20,000 4% Nat'l 0.5% Local 3% $234,200-$746,000
Le Peep N/A 5% $100,000-$550,000
Ricky's Cafe $45,000 5% 3% $550,000-And Up
Ricky's Hotel Partnership Program $45,000 5% 3% $650,000-And Up
Scrambler Marie's $25,000 $373,000-$520,000
Sunnyside Grill $25,000 4% 1% $200,000-$400,000
Tutti Frutti $30,000-$50,000 $450,000-$550,000
Waffle Brothers $40,000 5% $161,000-And Up
Waffy's $30,000 6% 1% Nat'l 2% Local $126,500-$264,561
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Breakers Fresh Food Cafe Ltd.
$30,000 5% 1% + $100 per month $200,000-$300,000
Chez Cora
N/A 5% $500,000-$700,000
Cora's
$45,000 5% of net 2% National Fund; 1% Local Fund $550,000-$900,000
De Dutch Pannekoek House
$30,000 5% 3% $350,000-$450,000
Egg and I Restaurants, The
$45,000 4.5% 2% $442,000-And Up
Eggs Up Grill
$35,000 4% 1% $510,414-$887,897
Eggsmart
$15,000 5% 2% $215,000-$320,000
Famous Toastery
$40,000 5% 1%-2% $600,500-$1,024,500
Flying Biscuit Cafe
$35,000 5% 2% $550,000-$750,000
Golden Griddle
$25,000 5% $100,000-$450,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Green Beans Coffee Company
$25,000 5% 1%Nat'l + 1/2%Local $249,500-$502,000
Huddle House
$25,000-$35,000 4% $444,192-$796,670
IHOP
$20,000 $639,000-$2,834,000
J.Christopher's
N/A 5% 1% $450,000-$550,000
Jimmy's Egg
$20,000 4% Nat'l 0.5% Local 3% $234,200-$746,000
Le Peep
N/A 5% $100,000-$550,000
Ricky's Cafe
$45,000 5% 3% $550,000-And Up
Ricky's Hotel Partnership Program
$45,000 5% 3% $650,000-And Up
Scrambler Marie's
$25,000 $373,000-$520,000
Sunnyside Grill
$25,000 4% 1% $200,000-$400,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Tutti Frutti
$30,000-$50,000 $450,000-$550,000
Waffle Brothers
$40,000 5% $161,000-And Up
Waffy's
$30,000 6% 1% Nat'l 2% Local $126,500-$264,561