Original Cupcakes

About Original Cupcakes

Owning and operating a Cupcakes Retail Bakery can be exciting and very rewarding. Your passion, drive and
perseverance are necessary prerequisites as a franchisee, particularly during the start up period. Your success will
depend upon your personal involvement, commitment and ability to follow the standards and philosophy created at
Cupcakes.
Cupcakes considers the hiring process for potential franchisee's a very serious step. In order to maintain the
culture that Cupcakes and its brand are so well recognized for, Cupcakes has established the following minimum
franchisee requirements:
􏰀 You must have a minimum of 2 years business and/or management experience
􏰀 You must be prepared to work full time in your store(s) with eagerness and enthusiasm
􏰀 You must be in good health; operating your own business can be physically and mentally demanding
􏰀 You must be willing to follow the systems and manuals provided to you by Cupcakes
In addition, every Franchisee must have, at a minimum, a satisfactory financial rating and the ability to finance the
total capital investment, ongoing operating costs and working capital for the store as required.

Baked Goods Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Original Cupcakes against other Baked Goods franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Original Cupcakes 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% $199,475-$385,100
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% $284,500-$394,000
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% $354,250-$399,900
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% $108,500-$368,100
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 $12,500-$35,000 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% 2% to 6% $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
Gigi's Cupcakes $35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
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 $120,000
Great Harvest $20,000-$30,000 5% 2.5% $242,620-$589,762
Honey Dew Donuts N/A $240,000-$525,000
House of Bread $28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
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% $500,000-$675,000
Kettleman's Bagel $25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme $12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $275,000-$1,911,250
LaMar's Donuts $28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries $45,000 6% 0.5% $91,750-$373,500
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% $180,000-$247,000
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% $273,300-$397,100
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip $30,000 6% 1.5% $150,300-$526,300
Nothing Bundt Cakes $35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop $29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
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
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos $30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll $95,000 see above see above $541,000-$1,393,000
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
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 $80,500-$145,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company $15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels $35,000 7% 1% $164,950-$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% $199,475-$385,100
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% $284,500-$394,000
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% $354,250-$399,900
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% $108,500-$368,100
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
$12,500-$35,000 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% 2% to 6% $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
Gigi's Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 2.5% $226,700-$425,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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 $120,000
Great Harvest
$20,000-$30,000 5% 2.5% $242,620-$589,762
Honey Dew Donuts
N/A $240,000-$525,000
House of Bread
$28,000 6% $153,000-$346,000
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% $500,000-$675,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Kettleman's Bagel
$25,000 6% $300,000-$450,000
Krispy Kreme
$12,500-$25,000 4.5% 1.5% $275,000-$1,911,250
LaMar's Donuts
$28,500 5% $288,500-$366,500
Le Macaron French Pastries
$45,000 6% 0.5% $91,750-$373,500
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% $180,000-$247,000
Mrs. Powell's Bakery Eatery
$25,000 5% 3% $125,000-$160,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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% $273,300-$397,100
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
$30,000 6% 1.5% $150,300-$526,300
Nothing Bundt Cakes
$35,000 5% 4% $431,587-$600,387
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop
$29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos
$30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rise'n Roll
$95,000 see above see above $541,000-$1,393,000
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
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Waffle Cabin
$17,500 5% of Gross Sales $80,500-$145,100
We're Rolling Pretzel Company
$15,000 5% 2% $91,000-$223,000
Wetzel's Pretzels
$35,000 7% 1% $164,950-$405,850
WOOPS!
$15,000-$25,000 4% $59,800-$298,000
Yummy Cupcakes
$35,000 5% 1% $185,679-$325,665