Breadsmith Franchise

Bread bakery.

While studying in Norway, college student Dan Sterling got his first taste of European bread. Sterling returned to the United States and graduated from Harvard Business School before starting his own company. But he never lost his love of bread, and after volunteering to help a local bakery with its accounting, he decided to launch a bakery of his own. He opened the first Breadsmith location in 1993, and the company began franchising in 1994.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Breadsmith
primary franchise store is $380,250 to $449,750 ($377,250 - $451,750 for
veterans). This includes $100,000 to $115,000 (less $3,000 if you are a
veteran) that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.
additional investment of $95,500 to $163,500 is necessary if a satellite
location is opened in connection with the primary store. This includes
$5,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.
Veteran Incentives  10% off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Breadsmith Franchise?

The investment required to open a Breadsmith Franchise is between $380,250-$454,750. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Breadsmith name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Royalty Fee:
    7% - 5%
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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years
  • Renewal Fee:

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When did the first Breadsmith open? 1993
When did Breadsmith start Franchising? 1993

United States: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

On-The-Job Training: 219.5 hours
Classroom Training: 51 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Ad Templates
Social media
Website development
Email marketing

10% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills helpful but not necessary

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Breadsmith Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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