Au Bon Pain Franchise

Cafe style restaurant

Because we want to prepare our franchise partners for optimal success from the beginning, we only sign Area Development Agreements (ADA) based on a territorial market with a minimum unit potential of 10-20 locations. (We do not sell single unit agreements.) This ADA multi-unit potential enables our franchisees to build a significant business in an area with solid earnings potential.

In order to be considered for an Au Bon Pain franchise, you must have the financial and management resources necessary to develop multiple cafes

Criteria include:
* Open cafes in one of the listed expansion areas.
* Offer quality real estate sites in the selected territory.
* Sign an ADA for a minimum of 10 units.
* Have a liquid net worth of $350k per unit, or approximately $2-3M.
* Provide poof of financing from a bank or other financial institution.
* Offer multi-unit restaurant business experience.
* Offer an established management infrastructure within the market you wish to franchise.
* Willingness to adhere to the Au Bon Pain system.
* A strong desire to succeed, work hard and be part of a winning team.

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How much does it cost to open a Au Bon Pain Franchise?

The investment required to open a Au Bon Pain Franchise is between $2,000,000-$3,000,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Au Bon Pain name.

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    2% Marketing commitment

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To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Au Bon Pain 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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Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain
One Au Bon Pain Way
Boston, MA


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