Lee's Sandwiches

About Lee's Sandwiches

Behind every great American entrepreneurial success story stands a united family. The Le Family in San Jose is one such example of hard-working Americans that have built a thriving restaurant and food service business.

In 2001, the family created a new concept a mixture of bright, energetic restaurant sandwich environment, entertainment cafe and Asian-American cuisine. In addition to the traditional Vietnamese ''banh mi'' sandwiches, there are traditional American sandwiches such as ham and cheese served on baguettes or croissants.

Lee's very own ''Lee's Coffee'' (cafe sua da,), has become world-famous, and a unique selection of more than a dozen smoothies provide a great beverage selection. Minh said: ''Let the customers come to Lee's Sandwiches, just because.. it's a Lee's sandwiches.''

Lee's attracts a diverse crowd from traditional Vietnamese-Americans to a younger crowd that is wowed by computer monitors suspended from the ceiling flashing special deals, full-color bilingual menu signs and chances to win free meals based on the number given to customers for their order.

The new Lee's Sandwiches concept has proved to be so successful that Lee's Sandwiches has become one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the West. By 2006, there are 31 Lee's Sandwiches in operation and development in California, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. The company projects that it will add another dozen stores in 2007, which will include the states of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, and will double the numbers every subsequent years.

Lee's Sandwiches' strong growth, combined with a commitment to the communities it serves, has been recognized by the Small Business Administration, which awarded Lee's Sandwiches its 2003 Regional Entrepreneurial Success Award. In Orange County in 2003, Chieu Le was recognized as the Business Person of the Year. In 2005, Lee's Sandwiches was recognized by Modern Baking as one of the ''Top 50'' Foodservice Bakery in the United States.

Baked Goods Franchise Opportunities

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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
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
Breadsmith $30,000 7% - 5% $380,250-$454,750
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
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
Breadsmith
$30,000 7% - 5% $380,250-$454,750
Bru-Go's Take-N-Bake Pizza Company
$19,500 4-5% $76,200-$137,950
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
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