The Scramblers Story
Franchise ownership is made-to-order with Scramblers family restaurant franchise. From our founding principles to enabling a better lifestyle, discover the story behind Scramblers and how we became a family restaurant franchise.
In the late 1980s, patriarch Philip Buerk and son Shain wanted to carry on – and share – our tradition of eating meals as a family, so we opened our own restaurant – Café Marie.
Finding Our Niche
While many restaurants were positioning themselves by offering a broad menu to their target market, our team believed in the power of specializing. By targeting core hours and becoming experts at just two segments – breakfast and lunch – we created a clever, new restaurant concept that allowed us to close our doors in mid-afternoon, letting other restaurants handle the dinner rush while we spent evenings with our families.
The Family Restaurant Franchise Grows
Focusing on our niche — doing only what we do best — we decided that all locations should adopt a name that communicated their expertise, and Scramblers was born. Weekly, eager customers packed our restaurants for breakfast on Sunday mornings. With obvious growth potential in sight, in 2005 Scramblers became a family restaurant franchise, much to the delight of eager business partners.
As Scramblers customer base became younger and more mobile, we leveraged our brunch expertise and paired it with what our younger patrons were asking for. The result? A fast-causal option known as City Egg.
Growing Our Footprint
The Scramblers family continues to see record growth in the Upper Midwest and is expanding through corporate and franchised stores. Scramblers would love to have you become part of our family restaurant franchise. See our list of available markets.