Breadsmith

About Breadsmith

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.
An
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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Baked Goods Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Breadsmith against other Baked Goods franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Breadsmith with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A Grande Finale $35,000-$60,000 5%-6% 2% local 1% corp. $125,938-$237,750
Arizona Bread Company $25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company $40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels $30,000 7% 1% $98,350-$445,000
Bagel Bagel $20,000-$25,000 5% 2% $170,000-$425,000
bagel BAR, The $32,000 5% 2% $240,000-$320,000
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs $10,000 4.5% 0.5% $100,000-$200,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins $26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beard Papa's Sweets Cafe $15,000-$40,000 5% $161,000-$326,000
BeaverTails $30,000 5% 3% $85,000-$150,000
Ben's Soft Pretzels $30,000 6% 1.5% $107,200-$339,500
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe $22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Big Dad's Pies N/A $220,000-$250,000
Blue Chip Cookies Drive N/A $11,000-$15,000
Bountiful Bread $37,500 $750,000-$1,200,000
Bread Basket $20,000 $172,400-$294,450
Bread Poets Baking Company $24,000 4% $166,000-$259,000
Bru-Go's Take-N-Bake Pizza Company $19,500 4-5% $76,200-$137,950
Bruegger's $30,000 5% $389,600-$591,600
Cheesecake Shop, The N/A 9% 2% $150,000-$700,000
Chock full o' Nuts $3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
CHURROMANIA $30,000 8% $135,000-$335,000
Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls $25,000 5% $69,000-$130,500
Cinnabon $30,000 6% 1.5% $23,100-$430,900
Cinnaholic $35,000 5% 2% $178,000-$308,500
Cinnamon City $25,000 6% $79,900-$119,900
Cinnzeo $15,000 7% $214,000-$621,000
COBS Bread $25,000 7% 3% $400,000-$750,000
Cookie Advantage $25,000 5%--3% $50,000-$70,000
Cookie Factory Bakery $15,000 5% $98,000-$237,500
Cookie Man N/A 0 $250,000
Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet $25,000 6% $90,000-$180,000
Corner Bakery Cafe $25,000 5% $854,000-$2,375,000
Croissant Plus $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Crumb & Get It Cookie Co. $30,000 6% 2% $128,700-$178,500
Cupcakes $50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Dixie Cream $25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Don Pan Bakeries $35,000-$58,750 6% 2% $150,000-$800,000
Donut Baker, The $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $68,000-$150,000
Donut King $55,000 7% 3% $295,000-$340,000
Dreamy Donuts $60,000 7% 3% $300,000-$400,000
Duck Donuts $30,000 5% 2% $348,350-$568,000
Dunkin' $40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Erik's DeliCafe $20,000 5% $274,000
Factory Donuts $20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Fractured Prune, The $27,500 5% 1% $143,950-$270,450
Frullati Cafe & Bakery $30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
GFG Bakery-Cafe $25,000 $187,100-$1,311,000
Gigi's Cupcakes $35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
Grand Traverse $25,000 5% $400,000-$500,000
Great American Bagel $20,000 4% 2% $230,000-$300,000
Great American Cookie Company $15,000-$35,000 6% 1.5% $177,700-$476,135
Great Canadian Bagel $20,000 $85,000-$350,000
Great Harvest $35,000 5% 2.5% $69,613-$704,873
Honey Dew Donuts $35,000 $125,000-$400,000
House of Bread $28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
Hurts Donut Company $35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
Insomnia Cookies $25,000 6% $65,600-$111,400
Jo to Go $25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Joey Bag a Donuts $30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Just Fresh $25,000 5% $475,000-$650,000
Kettleman's Bagel $25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme $12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $200,500-$4,115,000
LaMar's Donuts $28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries $45,000 6% 0.5% $131,500-$361,500
Lee's Sandwiches $35,000-$75,000 6.9% 2%local +2%Nat'l $235,830-$1,830,000
Lox of Bagels $19,000 $135,000-$165,000
Michel's Baguette $40,000 $350,000-$800,000
Mister Donut $34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Mrs. Fields $30,000 6% $166,806-$410,500
Mrs. Powell's Bakery Eatery $25,000 5% 3% $125,000-$160,000
Muffin Break N/A $195,000-$245,000
Muffins Plus $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
My Favorite Muffin $25,000 5% 3% $104,500-$405,000
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip $30,000 6% 1.5% $43,900-$499,100
Nothing Bundt Cakes $35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop $29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
Original Cupcakes $50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Company $35,000 5% $1,010,985-$2,252,846
Paradise Bakery & Cafe $40,000 5% $480,000-$1,205,000
Paris Baguette $50,000 3% - 5% 1% $719,271-$1,401,546
Peace, Love & Little Donuts $40,000 6% 1% $121,200-$235,100
Quack Daddy Donuts $50,000 $236,200-$333,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos $30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll $95,000 3% 1% $485,500-$1,597,000
Robins Donuts $25,000 $325,000
Saint Cinnamon $25,000 6% $144,100-$264,700
San Francisco Bread Company $35,000 5% $370,000-$450,000
Shipley Do-Nuts $35,000-$50,000 5% $410,000-$771,500
Smallcakes A Cupcakery $30,000 3% $70,000-$120,000
Sprinkles Cupcakes N/A $576,000-$1,075,000
Subs Plus $12,000 $140,000-$170,000
T.J. Cinnamons $5,000 Varies $22,100-$39,200
Treats $25,000 7% 1% $121,000-$260,000
UCBC Bagels $29,900 5% 2% $182,900-$433,900
Waffle Cabin $17,500 5% of Gross Sales $117,700-$301,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company $15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels $35,000 7% 1% $126,600-$405,850
WOOPS! $15,000-$25,000 4% $59,800-$298,000
Yummy Cupcakes $35,000 5% 1% $185,679-$325,665
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
A Grande Finale
$35,000-$60,000 5%-6% 2% local 1% corp. $125,938-$237,750
Arizona Bread Company
$25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company
$40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$30,000 7% 1% $98,350-$445,000
Bagel Bagel
$20,000-$25,000 5% 2% $170,000-$425,000
bagel BAR, The
$32,000 5% 2% $240,000-$320,000
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
$10,000 4.5% 0.5% $100,000-$200,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins
$26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beard Papa's Sweets Cafe
$15,000-$40,000 5% $161,000-$326,000
BeaverTails
$30,000 5% 3% $85,000-$150,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ben's Soft Pretzels
$30,000 6% 1.5% $107,200-$339,500
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe
$22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Big Dad's Pies
N/A $220,000-$250,000
Blue Chip Cookies Drive
N/A $11,000-$15,000
Bountiful Bread
$37,500 $750,000-$1,200,000
Bread Basket
$20,000 $172,400-$294,450
Bread Poets Baking Company
$24,000 4% $166,000-$259,000
Bru-Go's Take-N-Bake Pizza Company
$19,500 4-5% $76,200-$137,950
Bruegger's
$30,000 5% $389,600-$591,600
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cheesecake Shop, The
N/A 9% 2% $150,000-$700,000
Chock full o' Nuts
$3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
CHURROMANIA
$30,000 8% $135,000-$335,000
Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls
$25,000 5% $69,000-$130,500
Cinnabon
$30,000 6% 1.5% $23,100-$430,900
Cinnaholic
$35,000 5% 2% $178,000-$308,500
Cinnamon City
$25,000 6% $79,900-$119,900
Cinnzeo
$15,000 7% $214,000-$621,000
COBS Bread
$25,000 7% 3% $400,000-$750,000
Cookie Advantage
$25,000 5%--3% $50,000-$70,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cookie Factory Bakery
$15,000 5% $98,000-$237,500
Cookie Man
N/A 0 $250,000
Cookies By Design/Cookie Bouquet
$25,000 6% $90,000-$180,000
Corner Bakery Cafe
$25,000 5% $854,000-$2,375,000
Croissant Plus
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Crumb & Get It Cookie Co.
$30,000 6% 2% $128,700-$178,500
Cupcakes
$50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Dixie Cream
$25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Don Pan Bakeries
$35,000-$58,750 6% 2% $150,000-$800,000
Donut Baker, The
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $68,000-$150,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Donut King
$55,000 7% 3% $295,000-$340,000
Dreamy Donuts
$60,000 7% 3% $300,000-$400,000
Duck Donuts
$30,000 5% 2% $348,350-$568,000
Dunkin'
$40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Erik's DeliCafe
$20,000 5% $274,000
Factory Donuts
$20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Fractured Prune, The
$27,500 5% 1% $143,950-$270,450
Frullati Cafe & Bakery
$30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
GFG Bakery-Cafe
$25,000 $187,100-$1,311,000
Gigi's Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Grand Traverse
$25,000 5% $400,000-$500,000
Great American Bagel
$20,000 4% 2% $230,000-$300,000
Great American Cookie Company
$15,000-$35,000 6% 1.5% $177,700-$476,135
Great Canadian Bagel
$20,000 $85,000-$350,000
Great Harvest
$35,000 5% 2.5% $69,613-$704,873
Honey Dew Donuts
$35,000 $125,000-$400,000
House of Bread
$28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
Hurts Donut Company
$35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
Insomnia Cookies
$25,000 6% $65,600-$111,400
Jo to Go
$25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Joey Bag a Donuts
$30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Just Fresh
$25,000 5% $475,000-$650,000
Kettleman's Bagel
$25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme
$12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $200,500-$4,115,000
LaMar's Donuts
$28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries
$45,000 6% 0.5% $131,500-$361,500
Lee's Sandwiches
$35,000-$75,000 6.9% 2%local +2%Nat'l $235,830-$1,830,000
Lox of Bagels
$19,000 $135,000-$165,000
Michel's Baguette
$40,000 $350,000-$800,000
Mister Donut
$34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Mrs. Fields
$30,000 6% $166,806-$410,500
Mrs. Powell's Bakery Eatery
$25,000 5% 3% $125,000-$160,000
Muffin Break
N/A $195,000-$245,000
Muffins Plus
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
My Favorite Muffin
$25,000 5% 3% $104,500-$405,000
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
$30,000 6% 1.5% $43,900-$499,100
Nothing Bundt Cakes
$35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop
$29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
Original Cupcakes
$50,000 $267,500-$381,000
Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Company
$35,000 5% $1,010,985-$2,252,846
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Paradise Bakery & Cafe
$40,000 5% $480,000-$1,205,000
Paris Baguette
$50,000 3% - 5% 1% $719,271-$1,401,546
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
$40,000 6% 1% $121,200-$235,100
Quack Daddy Donuts
$50,000 $236,200-$333,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos
$30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll
$95,000 3% 1% $485,500-$1,597,000
Robins Donuts
$25,000 $325,000
Saint Cinnamon
$25,000 6% $144,100-$264,700
San Francisco Bread Company
$35,000 5% $370,000-$450,000
Shipley Do-Nuts
$35,000-$50,000 5% $410,000-$771,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Smallcakes A Cupcakery
$30,000 3% $70,000-$120,000
Sprinkles Cupcakes
N/A $576,000-$1,075,000
Subs Plus
$12,000 $140,000-$170,000
T.J. Cinnamons
$5,000 Varies $22,100-$39,200
Treats
$25,000 7% 1% $121,000-$260,000
UCBC Bagels
$29,900 5% 2% $182,900-$433,900
Waffle Cabin
$17,500 5% of Gross Sales $117,700-$301,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company
$15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels
$35,000 7% 1% $126,600-$405,850
WOOPS!
$15,000-$25,000 4% $59,800-$298,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Yummy Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 1% $185,679-$325,665