Voted #1 in 2014 by Franchise Business Review in the Retail Category, Wild Birds Unlimited was the first and is now the largest franchise system of back yard bird feeding and nature appreciation stores in North America, with over 285 locations in the US and Canada, and many locations still available. Wild Birds Unlimited is an ideal franchise choice for first time franchisees, offering a detailed system of best practices. Known for top-notch training and support, the Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Support Center boasts a team of over 40 professionals dedicated to helping franchisees meet their goals. Wild Birds Unlimited is ranked #123 by Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of America’s Top Global Franchises for 2013 and USA Today’s Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans.
Wild Birds Unlimited launched in 1981 when owner Jim Carpenter decided to marry his passion for birds and nature with his knowledge of retailing. Offering a wide variety of bird feeders, bird houses, bird food, bird baths, books, binoculars and nature-related products and gift items, Wild Birds Unlimited has gained a loyal following among birdwatchers and nature lovers. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise store owners are the back yard bird feeding specialists within their local community and a premiere source for quality products, as well as local nature information.
Retail (Brick and Mortar)
Year Established: 1981
States referrals areaccepted in:
Financial / Terms
Royalty Fee Structure: 4% of Gross Sales
Ad Fee Structure: .5% of Gross Sales
Financial Terms Notes:
International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Single Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
No plans for international expansion beyond Canada at this point.
Support & Training Provided
Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Support and Training Notes:
Financial Assistance Provided: 3rd Party
We encourage every franchisee to utilize our 33+ years of expertise in running their business.
From the very first day of exploring the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise opportunity to your Grand Opening and beyond, we are here to give you comprehensive, step-by-step support in the critical areas of:
Franchise Development, Human Resources, Retail Operations, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Communications, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Information Systems and Training