FOUNDED / SEGMENT
1969 / Fast Casual – classic American diner
REVENUE STREAM / DAY PARTS
Dine-in, Delivery, Carry-out / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FOOTPRINT / HOURS OF OPERATION
2,600 sq. ft. (average) / 24 hours 7 days a week
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.
Prime for inexpensive conversions of tired brands with excellent unit economics
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
50+ years of Strong, Consistent Customer Loyalty
Capitalizing on the quintessential American diner experience — American diner’s are culturally significant, offering consumers a reliable and comfortable place to eat
The Quintessential American Diner Experience
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
Real Estate and Project Management
MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT FEE
Full deposit 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit
6% of Gross Sales
WORLDWIDE CREATIVE FUND
2% of Gross Sales
LOCAL STORE MARKETING
1% of Gross Sales
START UP COSTS (MULTI-UNIT)
$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
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.
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
Bob & Edith’s Diner 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
Become a Bob and Edith’s Franchisee in 30-Days
Submit an Inquiry Form
Speak with Franchise Development Director
(within 24 hours)
Submit the Franchise Application
Review Application with Franchise Development Director
Receive & review Franchise Disclosure Document with Franchise Development Director
Schedule Discovery Day with Franchisor
Execute letter of intent
Become a Franchisee!