Currently operating in 30 states, Wayback Burgers’ potential has been demonstrated by our loyal following. From our first humble shop in Newark, DE, opened in 1991 as Jake’s Hamburgers and still a state favorite, we’ve now begun franchising worldwide. We are rapidly expanding our brand, recently reaching over 520 contracted locations with 156 currently operating. With new restaurants available nationwide, here’s the opportunity to set your course for success.
Wayback Burgers is uncomplicated and honest. It reflects its guests: hardworking people who want simple, uncomplicated things: A great burger, french fries (or chips), and a delicious hand-dipped milkshake. The comfortable, welcoming environment makes the short wait for made-to-order meals that much easier.
Wayback Burgers Community Involvement
Every Wayback Burgers franchisee specifically partners with local charities and organizations in its surrounding community to help raise money for a cause and/or organization. Every franchisee hosts multiple in-store fundraisers and donations each month. We take seriously responsibilities that come with being a leader. We help our customers build better communities and leverage our size, scope and resources to help make the communities a better place.
Wayback Burgers Corporate Responsibility
For Wayback Burgers, corporate responsibility is about living our values each day. It’s about taking action, achieving results and always maintaining open lines of communication with our customers and other key stakeholders. We also regularly make in-kind donations to local community events such as silent auctions, runs and walks, trivia nights and raffles.
Wayback Burgers Sustainability
We’re determined to continuously improve our social and environmental performance. We work hard, together with our suppliers and independent restaurant franchisees, to strive toward a sustainable future – for our company and the communities in which we operate.
Yes. We encourage franchisees who are qualified to open multiple locations through our Area Developer Program. Based on your application and financial information, you may be eligible to purchase more than one Wayback Burgers franchise up front and at a discounted rate. Alternatively, you may want to purchase a franchise, become familiar with the business, and then purchase your second or third franchise.
We highly encourage a hands-on approach in the ramp-up and development of your restaurant(s). Customer service and a great attitude are major factors and should not be taken for granted. As you develop your business and hire reliable managers, we still encourage your participation during peak business times and catering opportunities.
The initial franchise fee for your first franchise is $35,000. The initial franchise fee for multiple units may be discounted for additional franchises based on certain conditions and criteria. The estimated initial investment for a typical Wayback Burgers restaurant will be between $300,000 and $400,000.
Currently the advertising fees are 4% of gross sales. 2% of the fees go to National Marketing and 2% of the fees go to local marketing. Your Wayback Burgers representative will be able to give you more specifics.
Building sales takes effort on many different levels – from running your business with monitored food costs, to strong operations to local store marketing to most importantly, ensuring that you give every guest a reason to return. The Wayback Burgers marketing team, in addition to creative agencies and public relations firm, will assist you by creating national marketing initiatives and advertising to help build awareness and trial. Of course, operating a restaurant that delights customers and interacts well with the community is also critical for word-of-mouth and repeat business.
Wayback Burgers appeals to many different demographic groups. An appealing, accessible location is always critical. We will help you analyze potential buildings and locations based on our decades of experience to date. Your own observations of what has succeeded and what has not in your target markets are also invaluable.
Wayback Burgers has a national network of approved distributors that carry our contracted and proprietary products.
Wayback Burgers Discovery Day
Wayback Burgers invites you to a Discovery Day to explore the brand and gain direct information to better understand the Wayback Burgers Franchise Opportunity. During the Wayback Burgers Discovery Day, you will also meet the people behind the brand, as well as learn the brand story, our philosophy, mission and vision.
Discovery Day is held promptly from 08:30 AM – 02:00 PM at the Wayback Burgers corporate office with a visit to a Wayback Burgers Location. The corporate office is located at: 716 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410.
“Scott loved Wayback Burgers so much, he would fill up on their burgers during the day, then tell me he wasn’t hungry for the dinners I prepared at night. When he finally ‘fessed up, he told me how great they were, and offered to take me to one of their restaurants. I got hooked, too! That’s when I decided to investigate franchise opportunities with Wayback Burgers. When I met with the leadership team, I was impressed with their enthusiasm, commitment to quality and customer service. Plus, they shared their detailed, proven support system for franchisees, letting me know their focus was on our success first.” Scott and Jackie Ammerman | Multi-unit Owner
“Hi my name is Phil Dzienciol and I am a franchisee in Evansville, Indiana. We recently had the opportunity to open our 2nd Wayback on November 12th. Everyone at Jake’s Franchising was great to work with and helped me so much along the way. It is a pleasure working with every department. When we did our first store in 2012, we were F56, now we are F150. Back then I felt my opinion had value…today I feel the same. They are “moving the needle forward” ..they are staying in touch from top to bottom. I believe the infrastructure they have put in place is sound and will continue to move the system forward in brand recognition. Wayback has given us sound footing to work with…I, as the franchisee must get out there and engage the local community in which we work and serve. By doing this; we are improving the value of the Wayback brand; along with increasing the value of P&D Burgers Inc.” Phil Dzienciol | Multi-Unit Owner
“When searching for franchise opportunities we were seeking that X-factor, and with Wayback Burgers using some of the best ingredients to create such high-quality food, it was a no-brainer. We have received such incredible support from the corporate leadership team and can’t wait to introduce this new burger concept to our community.” Karen SchmitzWoodbury, MN | Franchise Owner
Georgia ‘Wayback Burgers’ Franchise Owner is Winning on Customer Service
Waymond Bogans is frequently asked if he is the founder of the Wayback Burgers franchise chain. The answer is no, but what he will tell you is that it’s because the two names are so similar, Wayback Burgers “found him.” While he can’t take credit for starting Wayback Burgers, he does have a lot he can take credit for as the owner of the Lawrenceville, Georgia location. Continue reading
Put Retirement Boredom To Rest: Three Reasons Why Franchise Ownership Makes Sense For Retirees
Most people dream of retiring and relaxing on a lounge chair with the waves crashing at their feet, but the beach isn’t for everyone. You can get sunburned. The sand is hot. And if you’re somewhere popular and scenic, it’s probably crowded. Don’t get me wrong -- I love the surf and sun as much as anyone, but retirement isn’t for everyone. Plenty of people leave the workforce too early or simply believe their post-career life is less fulfilling than they envisioned. Continue reading
Wayback Burgers: 7 Essential Ingredients for Grand Opening Success
You only get one chance to make a first impression. It’s as true for a franchise business as it is for a job candidate or a first date. That’s why a successful grand opening event is such an important part of introducing a new franchise location to a local community. Continue reading
Where to go in SW Connecticut on National French Fry Day
Yes, it's Friday the 13th. But how bad can it be when today is also National French Fry Day?
There are plenty of locations to celebrate this unofficial holiday across Connecticut. Special deals are being offered at chains such as McDonald's (free medium order of fries with any McDonald's app purchase) and Wayback Burgers (bottomless fries with the purchase of a burger or sandwich). Continue reading
Wayback Burgers: FREE bottomless fries with purchase on Friday, 7/13
To celebrate National French Fry Day on Friday, July 13, Wayback Burgers is offering bottomless fries with the purchase of a burger or sandwich! Continue reading
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness: Encourage Validation That Goes Beyond Earnings
My No. 1 rule for having a successful franchise business is this: You need to make sure your franchise partners are happy. Then, worry about your guests, your products and everything else. Continue reading
Inside the Blazing Growth of Wayback Burgers
When Bill Chemero and John Eucalitto came on board in 2008, Wayback Burgers had 10 restaurants—eight company-run stores and two franchises. They took a year to solidify operations before embarking on a growth tear few brands in its space could rival. Continue reading
Wayback Burgers Now Open in Little Rock
Wayback Burgers Now Open on Chenal Parkway in Little Rock Watch video
Wayback Burgers Continues Momentum Into 2018
Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, is riding a wave of momentum in 2018. The company is approaching major milestones while introducing its world-famous burgers, fries and milkshakes to fans in brand new states and countries. This surge comes on the heels of a prosperous 2017. Continue reading
Wayback Burgers featured in Wall Street Journal
Wayback Burgers was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s May 1, 2018 Focus on Franchising. See image for the full story entitled “The Lure of Emerging Brands." Continue reading
Wayback Burgers launches in Pakistan
Wayback Burgers has opened its newest restaurant in Johar Town in Lahore, Pakistan. The country's master franchisees — Ejaz Chaudhry, Imran Zahoor, Kamran Zahoor and Imtiaz Chaudhry — opened the unit last week but have managed and owned several concepts for a number of years, including a Wayback Burgers restaurant in Washington state, according to a company press release. Keep reading on FastCasual.com
How To Capitalize On High-Upside Middle Eastern Markets
The future is calling, and Dubai and the Middle East will be playing a big role. Dubai is the epicenter of tech development: There, a train is being developed that will reach speeds of 700 miles per hour and will travel 100 miles in 12 minutes, electric-powered driverless vehicles are being tested, as are flying taxis, and Dubai even has a Museum of the Future.
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Wayback Burgers’ Bill Chemero Appointed a Forbes Business Development Council Contributor
A wealth of executive experience helped Bill Chemero, Executive Vice President of Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint, earn a coveted role on the Forbes Business Development Council. Continue reading on PRWeb
New Item from Wayback Burgers
Jungle Crumble Milkshake: Vanilla bean ice cream spun with Oreo cookies and Hershey’s chocolate syrup topped with more Oreos and gummy worms, $4.79-$5.49 depending on size and location. Continue reading on nrn.com
How To Capitalize On High-Upside Middle Eastern Markets
Wayback Burgers Announces Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Partnership with Jungle Crumble Milkshake, Free Wayback Classic Burger Coupons
Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, is rolling out the red carpet for its coveted guests with the cool Jungle Crumble Milkshake and Free Wayback Classic burger coupons. Continue reading
The Power Of Partnerships: How To Develop International Master Franchisee Relationships
If you want a successful international franchise, pay attention to more than just the business model. When business experts talk about how to run a successful franchise, you’ll consistently hear that the product or service must be phenomenal and worth copying again and again and again. Continue reading
Wayback Burgers Announces New Master Franchise Agreement, Expands Reach to the Netherlands
Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, has announced a new master franchise agreement that paves the way for expansion into the Netherlands and Northwestern Europe. Continue reading
Forbes Business Development Council Member Companies Launch E-Book, Celebrate Growth and Acquisition
On the heels of what it called a “monstrous and prosperous” Q4, Wayback Burgers is trumpeting its rapid growth and franchise development throughout 2017, in hopes of continuing the momentum throughout the new year. Continue reading
5 Reasons Wayback Burgers should be in your Friday plans
Have you heard of Wayback Burgers? It’s the newest burger joint near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, and it has some of the freshest and juiciest burgers around! Why should you add them to your Friday plans? Oh, let’s count thee ways! Continue Reading on habitatgwinnett.org
Wayback Burgers’ Stocking Stuffers Now Available
Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, is bringing the heat this holiday season with cool new stocking stuffers. Continue Reading on qsrmagazine.com
Forbes Business Development Council Member Company Spreads Holiday Cheer
Christmas is only a few days away, and member companies are getting in on the gift-giving spirit. Forbes Biz Dev Council member company Wayback Burgers is offering fun stocking stuffers that will make great gifts for friends and family. Below, we highlight this stocking swag. Continue Reading on Forbescouncils.com
Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, is rolling out a triple taste sensation just in time for the cooler days of fall. Continue Reading on qsrmagazine.com
Wayback Burgers Announces Free Bacon Promotion and Introduces “Super” and “Sweet and Spice-y” LTO’s for September Menu
One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Burger Franchises Unveils International Bacon Day Promotion and Two Tasty LTO’s - the “Super Single” and Pumpkin Pie Milkshake - Perfect for Fall Weather Continue Reading on Franchising.com
Wayback Burgers Announces International Bacon Day Promotion and Introduces “Super” and “Sweet and Spice-y” LTO’s for September Menu
Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, is rolling out a triple taste sensation just in time for the cooler days of fall. Continue Reading on prweb.com
Wayback Burgers Shatters Records with ‘Free Shake Day’
Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint and one of the nation’s fastest growing burger franchises, celebrated the first day of summer 2017 in a record breaking way with the chain’s annual “Free Shake Day” promotion. Continue Reading on qsrmagazine.com
Where to eat a nine-patty, nine-cheese burger for National Cheeseburger Day
Starting Monday, a behemoth burger returns to Wayback Burgers restaurants nationwide, challenging diners to a National Cheeseburger Day eating contest. Continue Reading on cltampa.com
Wayback Burgers report solid growth in 2017
Wayback Burgers reported that it opened 26 units during 2017, ending the year with 148 units and plans to keep growing, according to a company press release. Continue reading
Betting on a Better Burger (and Shakes): John Eucalitto Leads Wayback into the Future
The "better burger" marketplace may seem crowded, but for Wayback Burgers the competition makes for exciting challenges and opportunities. Continue reading
How 1 day of free shakes led to a 17% sales bump for Wayback Burgers
Giving away shakes on the first day of summer proved a good investment for Wayback Burgers. The 136-unit burger joint reported a 17.22 percent increase in store sales, over the same day in 2016, due to its Free Shake Day promotion, according to a press release. Continue reading
Wayback Burgers’ Rapid Domestic and International Franchise Growth
Wayback Burgers is growing their franchise system in the U.S. and abroad. In the first six months of 2017, the hometown burger joint is on pace to shatter their franchise development numbers from 2016. Wayback Burgers President, John Eucalitto, credits the corporate staff and franchisees for introducing and embracing game changing ideas that have positioned the brand for consistent and sustainable growth. Continue reading
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