Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.125-Wild Birds Unlimited-US
Products & Services: Bird-feeding supplies & nature gift items
Number of Locations: 283
Total Investment: $95.26K – 161.83K
Began Franchising: 1983
About Wild Birds Unlimited
Jim Carpenter opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited store in Indianapolis in 1981. In 1983 he began franchising, and the company is now based in Carmel, Indiana. Each store sells bird-feeding and bird-watching supplies, including birdhouses, feeders, food and binoculars.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $18,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
25% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
At any one of our more than 270 Wild Birds Unlimited stores in North America, our Certified Bird feeding Specialists™ are trained to show you how to turn your yard into a bird feeding habitat that not only brings song, color and life to your home, but also benefits wild birds and the environment.
Based on more than 30 years of research and experience, our bird supplies are designed to be the highest quality bird feeders and bird feeding equipment on the market today. We’re so confident about our designs that many of our products carry a lifetime guarantee.
We also have the freshest bird food in town, and we can prove it. Our exclusive regional blends aren’t just fresh; they’re specially formulated from 100% edible seed that your backyard birds will love.
Wild Birds Unlimited doesn’t just sell bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths and bird food. We pride ourselves on providing the most accurate information and knowledge about your local birds, including hummingbirds. It is our goal for you to have the best possible experience from your bird feeding hobby. Backyard bird feeding is the most relaxing, fulfilling, educational and exciting hobby that anyone, young or old, can enjoy.
Franchise Business Review
#1 in franchisee satisfaction for 2012 in the category of Specialty Retail. #10 in Large Class Franchises (systems with more than 200 Units) and #17 overall.