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How do you pronounce Bruxie?
What does Bruxie mean/How did you come up with the name Bruxie?
In French, Brussels is spelled “Bruxelles,” so Brux comes from the French spelling. “Belgie” is a Flemish term for Belgium and is also used as a slang term for a Belgian person. We combined the “Brux” from Bruxelles with the “ie” from Belgie, incorporated the umlaut (two dots over the “e” from German, which is also a common language in Belgium) and the dot for the “i” (English artistic license), and thus, we created the Bruxië brand! The color of our three dots represent the colors of the flag of Belgium: black, yellow, and red.
What do you sell/what kind of restaurant is it?
We sell waffle sandwiches, also known as Bruxies. Imagine a Panini, if you will, but instead of bread it’s a delicious light, airy and crisp waffle! There are savory and sweet waffle sandwich options, including Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle and S’mores. Bruxie is not just about waffles, we also have a variety of fresh gourmet Salads, such as our Caesar and signature Bruxie Salad. We serve an assortment of beverages, including Pure Cane Sugar Sodas, real Wisconsin Frozen Custard, Shakes, Floats, and our own BOLD BLEND Custom Crafted Coffee.
How did you come up with this concept?
In 1999, while traveling in Belgium on business, Dean was fascinated with the local farmers markets and street vendors, in particular, the homemade waffles prepared to order. In 2006 after developing the waffle recipe, reminiscent of the Brussels street food experience, “Brux Waffles” was born. Over the next several years, Brux Waffles sold product to some of America’s finest hotels and cruise ships. In 2009, Chef Kelly Mullarney was hired as a consultant to Brux Waffles in hopes of expanding sales to multi-unit foodservice operations and developing recipes that utilized waffles outside the traditional “breakfast only” mindset. During the collaboration between Dean and Kelly, the idea of making this waffle an all-day offering was created. While traveling in Asia, Kelly experienced dessert-style sweets that were offered by street vendors similar to what was observed in Belgium. Because of the unique characteristics of the Brux Waffle, Dean and Kelly began pairing up a wide variety of sweet and savory combinations. The waffle was made thinner, and then folded to make it portable… Bruxie AKA “The Bold Fold” was born!
Where can I get an application?
Please download an application on the CAREERS page of our website. Please bring the completed form down to any of our restaurant locations. Please stop by Monday through Friday between 3PM and 5PM. We’d love to meet you!
Is this a chain?
No, it is not a chain. Our first and flagship location is in Old Towne Orange. All restaurants are owned and operated by the same owners. Also, we are not a franchise and do not offer franchising opportunities at this time.
Do you give donations?
Yes! Though we do not approve every donation, we do consider those that are submitted to us. Please email your donation requests along with a valid Non-Profit Tax ID Number to email@example.com with at least 4 weeks advanced notice of your event.
Do you take reservations?
Unfortunately, we do not. In Orange, we are a walk-up window with outdoor seating only. It is first come, first serve. All of our other locations are also first come, first serve, much like most fast casual restaurants.
Do you offer franchising opportunities?
Unfortunately, at this time we are not offering franchising opportunities. Please stay tuned to our Facebook site for any future information.
Can I smoke at Bruxie?
Bruxie is a smoke-free environment. We politely ask you to smoke off our facilities. Also, due to the family-friendly nature of Bruxie and Guest perception, we respectfully request that e-cigarettes and vaporizers be utilized outside of our restaurant and patio areas. Thank you very much for understanding!
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, Bruxie is pet-friendly! Guests are welcome to bring their dogs to the outside patios of our restaurants. If Guests require the assistance of a service animal, such as a guide dog, they are welcome inside the establishments.
What’s the difference between a Brussels and Liege?
The Brussels waffle is the platform in which all of our sandwiches are made. It is light, crispy and made with yeast. It is not sweet at all. The Liege waffle is more dense and sweet like a breakfast pastry. It has chunks of pearl sugar that gets caramelized into a sugary crust on the waffle.
Can I purchase some waffle mix to make at home?
Unfortunately, we currently do not sell our waffle mix for retail.
Do you have any vegetarian and/or gluten free options?
Yes, we do!
- Cheesy Bruxie – Cheddar and Gruyere Cheese melted onto the waffle. You can add Avocados, Tomatoes, and pretty much anything we have on our menu!
- Roasted Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruxie – with Laura Chenel’s Chevre Goat Cheese, Fresh Basil, Arugula and Balsamic Reduction.
- Bruxie Salad (request without chicken) – Romaine & Arugula, Roasted Mushrooms, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Lemon Vinaigrette & Balsamic Reduction
- Caesar Salad (without chicken)
- Tomato Basil Soup – Vegetarian and gluten-free!
- Irish Nachos (request without bacon) – Crispy Waffle Fries with Homemade Cheese Sauce, Sour Cream & Chives
We offer a variety of salads for those who may have a gluten allergy. Our Orange location offers different salads on our Specials board. Other than these options, if we have the ingredients, we can make it to your specifications!
Do you have Coke or Pepsi?
We do not carry Coca Cola or Pepsi products. Our sodas are locally crafted by artisans who use pure cane sugar and have been specifically produced for Bruxie. The Diet is made with Splenda. No high fructose corn syrup here! And all of our sodas are caffeine-free with the exception of Cola and Diet Cola.
What’s with charging $1 for maple syrup?
Our 100% pure maple syrup is included with our original Brussels Waffle. Our dedication to quality in food extends to our maple syrup. We offer 100% pure Vermont maple syrup for purchase. We also now offer a waffle syrup blend free of charge for guests to enjoy with their waffle sandwiches.
What is frozen custard?
Fresh Frozen Custard is a rich fresh ice cream enhanced with egg yolks.
Where do you get your frozen custard?
It is from Wisconsin. Other than that… if we told you, we’d have to kill you.
I have an allergy to Peanuts and Soy. Do any of your products contain these ingredients?
Our fries and chicken are no longer fried in Peanut Oil. We now use a canola oil blend that is trans fat free. We do, however, have menu offerings that contain peanuts and other foods may come in contact with peanuts. Please let the cashier know of your allergy and we will take special caution and measures to ensure your food does not come in contact with peanuts.The only soy item that we carry is soy milk that you may substitute for our coffee beverages.
Is the waffle fried?
No, it is not fried. We cook our waffles in waffle irons. The only items that are fried are the chicken breast for our Chicken and Waffles and our Waffle Fries.
What are waffle fries?
Waffle fries are criss cut fries made from Idaho potatoes. They are simply fried and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Do you know Dairy Treet is misspelled?
It’s not misspelled! Before Bruxië came along in Orange the restaurant was called Dairy Treet. It was established in 1949 and was the oldest hamburger stand in Orange. They offered burgers, fries, and soft serve ice cream. This portion of our menu is a tribute to “Dairy Treet”.
Do you have nutritional facts for your menu/waffles?
Unfortunately, we do not have complete nutritional facts for our menu items at this time. The waffle itself, however, is approximately 250 calories – about the equivalent to two slices of bread!