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an American

with Gross Sales at $2,385,822 and Adjusted
Gross Sales for a franchisee unit $2,171,098*
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Bob & Edith’s Diner is a classic American diner franchise
serving up fresh, made-to-order diner delights around the clock.

*as per Item 19 of the Bob & Edith’s Diner 2020 FDD, available on request

Fried steak with eggs and hashbrowns

1969 / Fast Casual – classic American diner

Dine-in, Delivery, Carry-out / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

Coffee and pie

2,600 sq. ft. (average) / 24 hours 7 days a week

man cooking in restaurant

Gregory Bolton

Our Story

Bob and Edith’s Diner has been a Washington, D.C. area favorite since 1969 when Robert L. Bolton and wife Edith Bolton opened the first beloved diner that continues to serve delicious diner classics today. Originally a 10-stool counter, the family-owned diner has continued to expand over the years in response to its overwhelming consumer demand.

For over 50 years, loyal customers ranging from D.C. natives, celebrities, athletes, politicians, and secret service officials have opened the doors to a Bob & Edith’s to enjoy its always delicious eats and supreme hospitality.

“We want to make sure that each customer feels welcomed – that’s why we have so many regulars who have been coming here since 1970. And who doesn’t want breakfast anytime they want it?” Bob and Edith’s owner, Gregory Bolton said.

Bob & Edith’s Diner, beloved by all who have been to the establishment, is simply the best diner franchise opportunity.

Franchise Advantage


Prime for inexpensive conversions of tired brands with excellent unit economics

Over 50+ years of strong, consistent customer loyalty at every location including a long list of celebrities, athletes, politicians, and secret service officials

Capitalizing on the quintessential American diner experience — American diner’s are culturally significant, offering consumers a reliable and comfortable place to eat

Only Clean Ingredients

Sets franchisees apart with limited competition around breakfast-oriented restaurants

Real estate, project management & full supply line support, plus training & operational support for franchisees, managers & employees

The Numbers




Full deposit 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit


6% of Gross Sales


2% of Gross Sales


1% of Gross Sales


$817,700 – $1,212,100

Awards & Honors

Awarded the best 24 hour restaurant in Virginia by Cosmopolitan

Northern Virginia Magazine awards Bob & Edith’s Diner the Best Breakfast in NoVA for 2020

Voted Best Diner in Arlington, VA by Yelp

Eater honors Bob & Ediths Diner as one of the top 5 Iconic Greasy Spoons in the D.C. Area

Target Franchisee

Bob & Edith’s Diner is looking for qualified investors who share the same passion for serving customers our highest quality diner classics across the United States. Prospective franchisee should have multi-unit food service operator experience, be hands-on in the operations of their restaurants and adhere to Bob & Edith’s Diner organizational structure requirements and brand guidelines.

Franchise Requirements

Operational experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional General Manager will be part of your team. Prospective Franchisees must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for a Bob & Edith’s Diner franchise.

  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K liquid capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum five unit territory in a major U.S. area

*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement

Franchise Support

Bob & Edith’s Diner franchise is committed to ensuring impeccable operations at every location. Bob & Edith’s Diner provides our franchise partners with the all the resources and support necessary to continually succeed and grow.

Support provided to franchisees includes:

  • Real estate / site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Point of Sale system
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

The Market

Alexandria, VA

Crystal City, Arlington

Columbia Pike, Arlington

Lee Hwy, North Arlington

Springfield, VA



Become a Bob and Edith’s Franchisee in 30-Days

Step 1

Submit an Inquiry Form

Step 2

Speak with Franchise Development Director
(within 24 hours)

Step 3

Submit the Franchise Application
(2 days)

Step 4

Review Application with Franchise Development Director
(3 days)

Step 5

Receive & review Franchise Disclosure Document with Franchise Development Director
(5 days)

Step 6

Schedule Discovery Day with Franchisor
(14 days)

Step 7

Execute letter of intent
(16 days)

Step 8

Become a Franchisee!
(30 days)

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