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Request Franchise Information

Interested in learning more about our franchise opportunities? Fill out the form below and someone from our team will reach out!

By clicking the ‘Submit’ button below, you understand that a local representative of the Gigglewaters franchise development team will follow up with a short conversation to answer any questions you may have. You consent to be contacted by SMS text and marketing messages; message and data rates may apply and you may opt-out at any time.

By clicking the ‘Submit’ button below, you understand that a local representative of the Gigglewaters franchise development team will follow up with a short conversation to answer any questions you may have. You consent to be contacted by SMS text and marketing messages; message and data rates may apply and you may opt-out at any time.

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We believe in bringing people together to a place of a thousand good times.
Your best night out, an experience you can’t help but love.

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We believe in bringing people together. Not just the guests, but the group of remarkable people looking to join our family as owner-operators of their very own Gigglewaters®.

When the idea for Gigglewaters was born in 2016, we had a vision of the experience we wanted to create. We knew top quality ingredients, mouthwatering, craveable entrees, exquisite cocktails and a well-curated bar, exemplary customer service and an exacting eye for details were paramount in creating an atmosphere of a thousand good times. As we’ve grown year after year, we’ve perfected how to create an experience you can’t help but love.

Gigglewaters is more than just another restaurant. It’s the heartbeat of a community. We’re there for first dates and wedding proposals, family reunions and baby showers, movies you know by heart and share with your kids for the first time. There’s nothing like walking out into your bar on a jumping Saturday night, seeing the ear-to-ear smiles on guests’ faces and knowing you helped put them there.

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Experience the magic of bringing people together.

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We’re looking for driven leaders who are passionate and enthusiastic. Owners who are willing to work hard and have the innate ability to inspire a team to accomplish something truly remarkable. Owners who understand that caring for your employees and your community is a critical component to your success. Owners who hold themselves and those around them to our extraordinarily high standards; who have the energy and aren’t afraid to learn every job from the ground up in order to build something magical.

Gigglewaters Restaurant

Brick & Mortar

Our full service restaurant, bar & one screen classic movie theater is unlike any concept we’ve come across and we’re looking for people who are equally extraordinary. From finding a location, to build out, grand opening & ongoing operations, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own Gigglewaters®, click the button below and take the first step.

Food Trucks

Our Gigglewaters® Mobile Kitchen combines our award-winning food with the excitement of life on the road! Set your own schedule, be your own boss and bring the Giggles to a neighborhood near you! Our state-of-the-art Food Trucks and Trailers set the standard for a mobile Gigglewaters experience. If you’ve always wanted to live a life full of adventure and travel while running a show-stopping Food Truck, click the button below and get started today.

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Invest in a place of a thousand good times.

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If you’ve dreamed of owning your own location, where your financial success is directly related to how well you hold to Gigglewaters’® core values, implement the systems we’ve developed, connect with your community & ensure that guests truly have their best night out, we’d love to invite you to join the Gigglewaters family of franchisees.

• Brick & Mortar • 

$718K – $1.29M

Initial Investment

$59,500

Franchise Fee*

$1M

Required Net Worth

$350K

Liquid Capital

• Food Truck •

$113K – $381K

Initial Investment

$37,850

Franchise Fee*

$450K

Required Net Worth

$100K

Liquid Capital

*Franchise Fee is Included in the Initial Investment.

The people behind the magic.

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Frank Fine

President

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Rachel Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Wilson

Chief Creative Officer

In business for yourself, but never by yourself.

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The Gigglewaters® team is with you every step of the way. We’ve worked hard over the past few years to build out a system and develop a support team so that you’re not in this alone. You’ll undergo an extensive hands-on training program where you’ll learn the critical details of operating your very own Gigglewaters. This training includes time in the field learning the ropes in our corporate store, working hand-in-hand with the key leadership staff at our Home Office, as well as on-site training at your location when you open. Our training and support helps you master everything you need to know to run a Gigglewaters. From how to hire and inspire a team to greatness, manage payroll, run inventories and track cost of goods, handle scheduling and recruiting, use technology to track key metrics, to marketing through community partnerships- we’re here as a resource and we’re in it with you for the long haul.

We don’t stop when you start.

Of course we’ll be at your Grand Opening. But our commitment to you goes far beyond that. You can count on long term, ongoing support from the entire corporate team. We believe it’s extraordinarily important to schedule regular check-ins to make sure operations are running smoothly, target metrics are being met and you’re achieving your fiscal goals. We take pride in our leadership team truly being just a phone call away.

Frank, Rachel & Richie - the corporate Gigglewaters team

FAQs

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Have questions about franchising a Gigglewaters®? Read our FAQs below.

We are looking to open the initial franchise locations in Florida, focusing primarily throughout West Central Florida to start.

It’s important to be an engaged owner with your finger on the pulse of your business. We expect that our owners will be involved in the daily business and do not allow passive investors. That being said, an owner-operator could have partners in their franchise that are passive investors.

We require a minimum of $100K in liquid assets and a $450K net worth for the food truck and a minimum of $350K in liquid assets and a $1M net worth for the brick and mortar. 

Our Initial Franchise Fee for a Brick & Mortar is $59,500, the Royalty Fee is 5% of Gross Sales and the Ad Fund is 1% of Gross Sales. Our Initial Franchise Fee for a Food Truck is $37,850. Food Truck Royalties are 5% of sales against a monthly minimum, and the Ad Fund is 1% of Gross Sales.

Although Gigglewaters does not provide direct financing, we have experience working with third-party lenders who can assist you in obtaining the necessary funding to launch your business. The market offers a wide range of financing options, and with the guidance of a third-party lender, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of the available choices and select the one that best suits your needs. Let’s see if you qualify!

Yes. Our Brick & Mortar agreement stipulates a 5 mile radius/10 mile diameter* from another brick & mortar location. Our Food Truck territories are based on contiguous zip codes of 500,000 population*, excluding a half mile radius from any established Brick & Mortar. *Exceptions are listed in the FDD for densely populated areas.

You can definitely still own and operate a Gigglewaters® because we give you all the training and support you need. We’re looking for candidates with a willingness to work hard and a great attitude; we can teach you the rest.

An ideal neighborhood is a walkable, lively community. We appeal to all ages- we’ve got first dates, young families & retirees all enjoying the classic movies, delicious food, and award-winning cocktails. There’s something for everyone in every community.

Yes! The food truck is a standalone franchise opportunity for those investors looking for a lower cost mobile business. It’s also a great way to get started in the Gigglewaters franchise family with potential to expand to a brick and mortar restaurant! We have options for both trucks and trailers, with an Initial Investment starting from only $113,000!

We have a comprehensive, 4-week training program where we’ll teach you all facets of the business. That training is a combination of virtual, in-person and hands-on in our flagship location in Safety Harbor, and then additional on-site training will be provided at your Gigglewaters location. Training and support continues well after your opening; we’re always here to help.

Simply complete and submit the brief inquiry form below now and someone from our Franchise Development team will contact you shortly.

Best Neighborhood Bar Award
Best Restaurant Award
Best Cocktail Bar Award
Best Whiskey Bar Award
Best of Safety Harbor Award
Best Cocktails Award
Best Food Truck Award
Best Burger Award
Best Tequila Bar Award
Best Brunch Award
Best Gourmet Popcorn Award
Best Waitstaff Award
Best Romantic Restaurant Award
Best New Restaurant Award
Best Grilled Cheese Award
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We Don’t Just Make a Burger
We Make a Difference.

We’ve won countless awards, including ‘Best Burger in Tampa Bay’, ‘Best Cocktails’, ‘Best Brunch’, and more. However, that’s not what we’re most proud of at Gigglewaters®. It’s a program we created called “Giggles for Good”.