SITE CRITERIA


Demographics1 Mile2 Mile3 Mile
Households8,700+21,000+36,000+
Population20,000+40,000+100,000+
Daytime Employment10,000+30,000+50,000+
Household Income Median60k+60k+60k+
Per Capita Income21k+21k+21k+
H/H Income Average70k+70k+70k+
H/H Size (Approx.)2.2-2.32.2-2.82.2-2.3
Average Age35-4535-4535-45 > 40%
Median Age32-4032-4032-40
Household Growth1.5%1.5%2.0%
Education: College + 50%50%50%

IDEAL SPACE

FULL SERVICE – BUFFALO’S CAFE

  • BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND BAR BUSINESS

  • 3000-4500 Sq. Ft.

  • Free-standing or end cap locations

  • 160-200 seats plus 30-50 patio seats (on outside patio or deck)

  • Full service breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar business

FAST CASUAL

  • 1500-2300 Sq. Ft. 

  • Free Standing, Inline, end cap locations

  • 40-50 seats plus Patio seats (on outside patio or deck) 

  • Drive-thru, Bar (optional) 

  • Fast casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night

CO-BRANDED

  • 800-2300 Sq. Ft. 

  • Free standing, inline, end cap locations

  • Serve both Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express menu items

  • Shared kitchen and labor, serve two complimentary cuisines

  • Drive-thru, Bar (Optional) 

  • Fast casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night

Here are some qualifications we look for when our expert team assists in targeting potential locations.

+ ACCESS

  • Easy access
  • Signaled entry and intersection
  • Two to three curb cuts to center
  • Entry from two streets, in both directions
  • Left turn unobstructed

+ ACTIVITY GENERATORS

  • Going home traffic side
  • Easily accessible for lunchtime traffic (pedestrian andautomobile)
  • High-frequency specialty retail such as Staples, Target, Home Depot, Costco, etc.
  • High-traffic storefront urban corridors with convenient parking - High-density daytime population (preferably white collar)
  • Frequent retail employees
  • Retail/entertainment centers/town centers
  • Amusements/attractions/museums/clubs/bars/casinos
  • High-density residential population
  • Universities/hospitals - “Mega” bookstore
  • Health clubs Average Daily Traffic

+ AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC

  • 35,000+

+ LEASE TERMS

  • 5-year minimum with four 5-year options
  • Fixed rates preferred - See letter of intent

+ VISIBILITY

  • Site and signage must be highly visible from street and/or traffic generators
  • Visibility of in-store signage is important
  • Ideally visible at least 500 feet from two directions
  • Monument and/or pylon signage

SITE SELECTION

The strategy for seeking and acquiring prime locations in the primary focus markets, the market areas and specific locations within the same area have been predicated on the following location parameters:

LOCATION PARAMETERS:

1. In-line, end-cap or freestanding locations (2,200 - 4500 square feet + patio) where the market is strong enough to support a successful Buffalo’s Cafe unit. In high density-markets, the size of the restaurant will vary to meet market-specific conditions. In-line locations will be considered where visibility, access, parking and signage offset the impact of being surrounded by other tenants. Drive-thru locations shall be evaluated on a location-by-location basis. The landlord will be expected to provide Buffalo’s Cafe demised premises, a vanilla shell, plus a contribution or tenant improvement upgrades consistent with Buffalo’s Cafe tenant improvement requirements which are currently valued at approximately $20.00 per sq. ft.

2. Kiosk or food court locations of 800–1,500 square feet where the venue (regional malls, casino, office building, airport, office corridors, universities, etc.) qualifies under Buffalo’s Cafe’s criteria and no other opportunities are available.

3. Sharing of freestanding locations with compatible co-tenant, including video stores, bookstores, cellular phone stores, florists, coffee houses, juice concepts and high quality quick-service restaurants (Asian, Italian, pizza or sandwich concepts) where there are synergies and we can mutually benefit from traffic generators in the adjacent retail market.

4. Specialty centers, super-store centers or entertainment-oriented commercial/retail centers with anchor sales of $50 million+ a year or mixed-use entertainment, retail and restaurants.

5. The landlord takes control of a previously occupied location, which qualifies under Buffalo’s Cafe site criteria, and restructures a new deal to accommodate the new Buffalo’s Cafe location.

6. In certain circumstances, the only available option for market entry may require the purchase and conversion of an existing compatible restaurant facility or the conversion of the same to a Buffalo’s Cafe restaurant. (In select markets)

7. In an international setting, a franchisee in concert with the franchisor will adjust these parameters as appropriate for the local market.