Wayback Burgers Named 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review


Wayback Burgers Named 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review
Independent Survey Highlights Burger Joint’s Franchisee Growth and Satisfaction

Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint and one of the nation’s fastest-growing burger franchises, today announced its recognition as a 2023 Top Franchise by market research firm, Franchise Business Review, in the 2023 annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

“We are honored and humbled to have received recognition as a 2023 Top Franchise,” said Patrick Conlin, President of Wayback Burgers. “At Wayback Burgers, we lead and live by our mission statement – to create a culture of belonging. Achieving our mission starts with the ‘Way’ – the way we treat our guests, support our team members and source our products. It is incredibly fulfilling to receive this feedback from our new and existing franchisees, and we’re proud to celebrate this recognition with them.”

Out of 360 franchise brands and nearly 38,000 franchise owners surveyed, Wayback Burgers received positive data and praise, ultimately securing its spot amongst the top 200 franchises. Franchisees were asked 33 benchmark questions regarding franchisee experience, performance and satisfaction; employee engagement, support and training; franchise operations and systems; franchisor and franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. Wayback Burgers’ survey data resulted in the following:
• 94% of new franchises see strong long term growth opportunity for their restaurant.
• 91% of existing franchisees would recommend Wayback Burgers franchise opportunity.
• 90% of existing franchisees see a clear vision from leadership for the future of the organization.
• 87% of new franchisees say the total investment of time and money has met their expectations.
• 83% of existing franchisees would do it all over again knowing what they know now.

“Franchisee satisfaction levels hit an all-time high last year despite the pandemic, and we are pleased to report that our 2023 research shows satisfaction has remained sky high,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them.”

Wayback Burgers offers a variety of made-to-order, delicious burgers available as a single patty or classic double patties. The “Cheeeesy” is a fan favorite and comes with four slices of melted American cheese and two beef patties made-to-order, sandwiched between an inverted, grilled and buttered bun. Going “way” beyond the burger, Wayback Burgers also offers cheesesteaks, crispy and grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, Impossible Burgers, chicken tenders, fresh salads, and delicious sides, including fries, tater tots, onion rings and mac and cheese bites. As a perfect complement to any meal, Wayback Burgers is famous for its rich, hand-dipped milkshakes, crafted to order with Blue Bunny® ice cream and milk.

For more information on Wayback Burgers, please visit WaybackBurgers.com, or visit our social pages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information about the Wayback Burgers franchise opportunity, visit WaybackBurgers.com.

Founded in 1991 in Newark, Delaware, Wayback Burgers is a Connecticut-based fast-casual franchise with a reputation for made-to-order burgers and thick, hand-dipped milkshakes, served in an environment that hearkens back to a simpler place and time — when customer service meant something, and everyone felt the warmth of the community. Since 2018, Wayback Burgers has served as a proud partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, having raised over $825,000 to date through donating a portion of the proceeds made for every burger and sandwich sold. Wayback Burgers currently operates in 35 states with over 170 locations nationally and internationally in Brunei, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Japan and 7 provinces in Canada. Through its executed international master franchise agreements, Wayback Burgers is also developing in 16 provinces/countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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