Big Boy Restaurants Int'l.
Family restaurant

Big Boy Restaurants Int'l.
Family restaurant

About
Founded

1936

Franchising Since

1952 (66 Years)

Corporate Address

4199 Marcy St.
Warren, MI 48091

CEO

Keith Sirois

Parent Company

Elias Brothers Restaurants, Inc.

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 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Additional Training:

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

40

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $861,800 High - $3,568,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: May 20th, 2014
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