House of Bread Franchise

Bread bakery

After spending six years as a lawyer, Sheila McCann decided to do something different with her life. At Harvard Business School, she researched several business ideas before settling on a bread bakery. McCann had fond memories of baking with her grandmother as a child in Montana. Inspired by her grandmother's spirit of independence and endurance, she founded House of Bread in San Luis Obispo in 1996.

The company targets its specialty breads to young professionals, health-conscious consumers and baby boomers looking to increase fiber in their diets. House of Bread lets customers sample its healthful, whole-grain breads and watch the bread being made. All stores feature on-site milling.

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How much does it cost to open a House of Bread Franchise?

The investment required to open a House of Bread Franchise is between $157,000-$347,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the House of Bread name.

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House of Bread News & Press Releases

When did the first House of Bread open? 1996
When did House of Bread start Franchising? 1998

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 10 0 0 1
2004 10 0 0 1
2003 8 0 0 2
2002 6 0 0 2
2001 4 0 0 3
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at House of Bread 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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    House of Bread

    House of Bread

    House of Bread
    299 Marsh Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA


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