Wild Bird Centers of America


A Wild Bird Center franchise is a specialty retail shop offering a complete line of products catering to those that love wild birds and nature. The stores sell top-quality, private-label bird seed scientifically formulated to attract the widest variety of birds in any yard. In addition, our franchises sell an extensive selection of private label feeders, birdbaths, nest boxes and other bird feeding products, including an exciting variety of backyard and nature-oriented items and gifts.

A Wild Bird Center thrives on providing the best shopping experience possible coupled with the expert advice and quality products; all designed to enhance and attract the natural world around any home or business.


Year Established: 1985
Year First Franchised: 1989
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 45
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 10

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


Registered: All except HI, SD, ND


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $175,000
Minimum Net Worth: $400,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 5.5%
Ad: N/A
Average # of Employees: 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: Yes


Total Investment: $125K average. WBCA recommends having $50K in additional working capitol.
Training Fee: $2K
Passive Ownership: Yes, with strong manager
Protected Territories: Yes
Broker Fee: $15,000

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: Yes


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: 50k - 75k
Total Investment: 150k - 175k


International opportunities now available in Canada!


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


5 Days Training at Home Office & 1 on site

Financial Assistance Provided: SBA Partner

Site Selection Assistance: Yes, including an on-site visit


Get Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development