About Wayback burgers

$100,000 Liquid Capital Required

Join one of the Hottest, Fast-Casual Restaurants - Wayback Burgers! Learn more about this amazing and rapidly growing burger business.


Join one of the Hottest, Fast-Casual Restaurants - Wayback Burgers!

Wayback Burgers is celebrating 25 years since our first store opened and our 7th year of national expansion. Wayback Burgers is strategically poised to grow dynamically by year’s end 2016 from 100 stores to over 135, operating in 26 states, of which are all franchisee owned. Wayback Burgers also continues its international master expansion into 31 countries, with locations currently SOLD in the Middle East, North Africa, Argentina, Canada, Brunei and Pakistan.

  • Founded in 1991, with over 25 years of steady growth
  • Franchising since 2009, projected to have 135 units operating by year end 2016
  • Award-winning premium burgers handmade from 100% fresh beef
  • Voted Top 500 brands in 2015, #2 in the Fast Casual Burger Market-EntrepreneurMagazine
  • Voted Top 50 Brands 2014 & 2015-Technomics
  • Focused leadership with over 50 years of franchisor experience

Value-based initial investment with discounts for multi-unit buyers.

  • Investment range: $250,000 -- $350,000 including initial franchise fee, with liquid cash of $100,000
  • Financing available through recommended 3rd party lenders
  • Recommended unit size between 900 & 1,800 sq. ft., with 5 different models
  • Low royalty fee of only 5% gross sales (excluding sales tax)

Strong corporate infrastructure to support unit and system growth.

  • Comprehensive training process includes in-depth initial and ongoing training
  • We work closely with you to make your opening GRAND
  • Excellent corporate support team and field consultants committed to providing quality support and focused on your success
  • Full marketing support, with professional advertising and promotional materials 

Delicious menu that brings customers back again and again.

  • Wayback Burgers is famous for award-winning, handmade premium burgers, from 100% fresh, never-frozen beef.
  • Award-winning, hand-dipped milkshakes
  • Fresh salads
  • Juicy signature Dogs
  • Great signature sandwiches with chicken, turkey and even veggie 

Add Wayback Burgers to your existing portfolio and watch it become a favorite.

Whether you're looking to open several units, a few, or even just one, we'd love to talk to you. We offer multi-unit discounts and we're Area Developer friendly, too. Plus, our affordable investment level also makes Wayback Burgers the perfect opportunity for those wanting to open just one store. 

Franchise Owner Testimonials

“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
Evansville, IN | Franchise 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 Schmitz
Woodbury, MN | Franchise Owner 

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