Big Boy Restaurants Int'l.

Big Boy Restaurants Int'l.

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Initial Investment

LOW: $861,800
HIGH: $3,568,000

Change in Units

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1936

Franchising Since

1952 (64 Years)

Corporate Address

4199 Marcy St. Warren, MI 48091

CEO

Keith Sirois

Parent Company

Elias Brothers Restaurants, Inc.

About Big Boy Restaurants Int'l.

In 1936, Bob Wian sold his DeSoto Roadster and used the money to buy a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California, naming it Bob's Pantry. A customer request inspired him to create the first double-decker hamburger, and another customer, a six-year-old boy who would often help sweep up the restaurant in exchange for a free hamburger, inspired him to name it the Big Boy. Franchising of Big Boy Restaurants began in 1952, and today the company is headquartered in Warren, Michigan.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$861,800 - $3,568,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$250,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Veteran Incentives


50% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 444
  • 2012 - 440

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Additional Training: At certified training store, at franchisee's location, via Intranet

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 40

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Updated: May 20th, 2014

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