Au Bon Pain

About Au Bon Pain

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 ABP system.
* A strong desire to succeed, work hard and be part of a winning team.

Specialty Food Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Au Bon Pain against other Specialty Food franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Au Bon Pain 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
3 Potato 4 N/A $86,000-$110,000
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas $75,000 5% 0.8% $1,250,000-$2,000,000
Amsterdam Falafelshop $29,500 $365,000-$493,000
Barry's Cheesesteaks $30,000 $223,262-$439,767
Beef Jerky Experience $44,900 6% 2% $215,750-$778,800
Bento Sushi $500-$25,000 7% $2,500-$187,700
Black Rock Bar & Grill $50,000 4% 1% $1,519,940-$2,957,625
Cafe Fondue $35,000 4% $136,000-$307,000
Cargo & James Tea $25,000 7% $100,000-$250,000
Corn Dog Factory $20,000 $130,000
Crepe Delicious $25,000 6% 3% $149,000-$400,000
Different Twist N/A $45,000-$100,000
Doc Popcorn $37,500-$69,500 6% N/A $72,000-$186,325
Dream Dinners $35,000 6% $230,000-$340,000
Edible Arrangements $30,000 5% 5% $189,750-$348,950
Everbowl $20,000 $99,047-$267,250
Fire and Rice N/A $76,860-$131,850
FruitFlowers $35,000 5 % of gross sales up to 2% of gross sales $147,000-$218,950
Frutation N/A 5% 2% $119,450-$253,145
German Doner Kebab $19,290 $257,200-$385,801
Great Wraps $22,500 5.5% $159,500-$485,500
Halal Guys, The N/A $231,600-$834,000
Hissho Sushi $4,200 $21,050-$88,950
I Heart Mac and Cheese $30,000 5% 1% $251,000-$464,500
Incredibly Edible Delites $30,000 4.5% $100,000-$150,000
Kernels Popcorn N/A $160,000
KnowFat! $35,000 5% 1.5- 2.5% $488,500-$647,000
Mahana Fresh $49,500 $101,700-$498,775
Mandler's The Original Sausage Company $25,000 6% up to 3% of gross $200,000
Marvelous Market $25,000 $200,000-$399,000
Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe $25,000 6% $200,000-$400,000
Melting Pot Restaurants $20,000-$45,000 5% 1.19-3% $1,404,320-$1,824,210
Mr. Pretzels $20,000 6% 3.5% $50,000-$250,000
Muscle Maker Grill $35,000 5% 1% $141,000-$340,000
Nature's Way Cafe $20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York Butcher Shoppe, The $25,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
New York Fries $30,000 $125,000-$175,000
O'Naturals $25,000 5% $764,000-$1,000,000
Oilerie USA $30,000-$37,500 $141,486-$223,947
Penn Station East Coast Subs $25,000 to8% 2-3% $383,844-$613,764
Philly Pretzel Factory $35,000 6% 2% $133,999-$351,193
Philly's Own Soft Pretzel Bakery $29,500 7% $100/ month $163,750-$243,500
Pita Land $25,000 $212,800-$388,000
Pita Pit $30,000 5% 1% $321,934-$497,382
Pop's $25,000 3% $577,200-$1,228,000
Potatopia $35,000 6% 1.5% - 2% $182,725-$475,150
Pretzel Time $25,000 7% 1-3% $145,000-$254,000
Pretzelmaker $15,000-$25,000 7% 1.5% $205,200-$327,000
Pretzels Plus $10,000 4% $59,000-$125,000
Repicci's Italian Ice $20,000-$30,000 $3,600 per year $135,000-$160,000
Roll On In $30,000 $98,257-$525,752
Scandinavian Shave Ice $30,000 $131,400-$297,700
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn $28,000 6% 1-2% $160,500-$442,500
Shuckin' Shack $45,000 3.5-5.5% 1.5% $252,700-$841,750
Simple Greek, The $25,000 $318,700-$651,250
Smoke's Poutinerie $30,000 6% 2% $350,000-$450,000
SnoWizard N/A $2,708-$9,492
Sofi's Crepes $30,000 6% 2% local +1%Nat'l $106,033-$254,500
Sushi Shop $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
SushiFork N/A $196,000-$388,000
Taste of Philly $5,000 $142,200-$290,000
Toastique $45,000 $280,750-$482,200
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
3 Potato 4
N/A $86,000-$110,000
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
$75,000 5% 0.8% $1,250,000-$2,000,000
Amsterdam Falafelshop
$29,500 $365,000-$493,000
Barry's Cheesesteaks
$30,000 $223,262-$439,767
Beef Jerky Experience
$44,900 6% 2% $215,750-$778,800
Bento Sushi
$500-$25,000 7% $2,500-$187,700
Black Rock Bar & Grill
$50,000 4% 1% $1,519,940-$2,957,625
Cafe Fondue
$35,000 4% $136,000-$307,000
Cargo & James Tea
$25,000 7% $100,000-$250,000
Corn Dog Factory
$20,000 $130,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Crepe Delicious
$25,000 6% 3% $149,000-$400,000
Different Twist
N/A $45,000-$100,000
Doc Popcorn
$37,500-$69,500 6% N/A $72,000-$186,325
Dream Dinners
$35,000 6% $230,000-$340,000
Edible Arrangements
$30,000 5% 5% $189,750-$348,950
Everbowl
$20,000 $99,047-$267,250
Fire and Rice
N/A $76,860-$131,850
FruitFlowers
$35,000 5 % of gross sales up to 2% of gross sales $147,000-$218,950
Frutation
N/A 5% 2% $119,450-$253,145
German Doner Kebab
$19,290 $257,200-$385,801
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Great Wraps
$22,500 5.5% $159,500-$485,500
Halal Guys, The
N/A $231,600-$834,000
Hissho Sushi
$4,200 $21,050-$88,950
I Heart Mac and Cheese
$30,000 5% 1% $251,000-$464,500
Incredibly Edible Delites
$30,000 4.5% $100,000-$150,000
Kernels Popcorn
N/A N/A
KnowFat!
$35,000 5% 1.5- 2.5% $488,500-$647,000
Mahana Fresh
$49,500 $101,700-$498,775
Mandler's The Original Sausage Company
$25,000 6% up to 3% of gross $200,000
Marvelous Market
$25,000 $200,000-$399,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe
$25,000 6% $200,000-$400,000
Melting Pot Restaurants
$20,000-$45,000 5% 1.19-3% $1,404,320-$1,824,210
Mr. Pretzels
$20,000 6% 3.5% $50,000-$250,000
Muscle Maker Grill
$35,000 5% 1% $141,000-$340,000
Nature's Way Cafe
$20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York Butcher Shoppe, The
$25,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
New York Fries
$30,000 $125,000-$175,000
O'Naturals
$25,000 5% $764,000-$1,000,000
Oilerie USA
$30,000-$37,500 $141,486-$223,947
Penn Station East Coast Subs
$25,000 to8% 2-3% $383,844-$613,764
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Philly Pretzel Factory
$35,000 6% 2% $133,999-$351,193
Philly's Own Soft Pretzel Bakery
$29,500 7% $100/ month $163,750-$243,500
Pita Land
$25,000 $212,800-$388,000
Pita Pit
$30,000 5% 1% $321,934-$497,382
Pop's
$25,000 3% $577,200-$1,228,000
Potatopia
$35,000 6% 1.5% - 2% $182,725-$475,150
Pretzel Time
$25,000 7% 1-3% $145,000-$254,000
Pretzelmaker
$15,000-$25,000 7% 1.5% $205,200-$327,000
Pretzels Plus
$10,000 4% $59,000-$125,000
Repicci's Italian Ice
$20,000-$30,000 $3,600 per year $135,000-$160,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Roll On In
$30,000 $98,257-$525,752
Scandinavian Shave Ice
$30,000 $131,400-$297,700
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn
$28,000 6% 1-2% $160,500-$442,500
Shuckin' Shack
$45,000 3.5-5.5% 1.5% $252,700-$841,750
Simple Greek, The
$25,000 $318,700-$651,250
Smoke's Poutinerie
$30,000 6% 2% $350,000-$450,000
SnoWizard
N/A $2,708-$9,492
Sofi's Crepes
$30,000 6% 2% local +1%Nat'l $106,033-$254,500
Sushi Shop
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
SushiFork
N/A $196,000-$388,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Taste of Philly
$5,000 $142,200-$290,000
Toastique
$45,000 $280,750-$482,200