Mara's Cafe and Bakery

About Mara's Cafe and Bakery

The concept behind Mara's Cafe & Bakery got its start in 1984 when Mara and Glenn's "mom and pop" business began offering customers the highest quality, delectable desserts made fresh in our own bakery and served with freshly roasted coffee. It was with the encouragement of our family and friends that we began creating delicious desserts from traditional family recipes and Glenn, a coffee perfectionist, distinguished a unique line of roasted coffee products. It wasn't long before we had customers coming in and out daily, requesting more of their favorite tasty treats and coffee beverages!

In 2004, sons Ian and Devan joined the family business with great plans of expansion. After nearly twenty years of establishing a reputation for serving up the best coffee and desserts in town, we knew it was time to expand not only our business, but our menu as well. The first Mara's Cafe & Bakery was opened in Denville, NJ. With the addition of sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more, this simple "mom and pop" concept quickly became a family-run business - and the dining destination of choice during all hours of the day. Customers from all over soon realized Mara's was the best place to enjoy a delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere and began asking for more locations within their own communities. Thus, the idea to franchise our concept was conceived - after all, we couldn't let our customers down!

Now is the time for you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity and bring our amazing concept to your home town. Discover how becoming a Mara's Cafe & Bakery franchise owner can be the greatest reward of your career - and possibly your life. With the help of our team of experts, our exclusive, award-winning recipes, and our time- tested business model, opening your own Mara's Cafe & Bakery could be as easy as.... pie!

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Mara's Cafe & Bakery, The Magley Family

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% $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% $185,150-$330,700
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
Dunkin' $40,000-$90,000 5.9% 2% to 6% $228,620-$1,717,103
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% $160,050-$461,135
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 $30,000 5% 4% $392,875-$545,475
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
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 4% $340,900-$566,200
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% $185,150-$330,700
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
Dunkin'
$40,000-$90,000 5.9% 2% to 6% $228,620-$1,717,103
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Great American Cookie Company
$15,000-$35,000 6% 1.5% $160,050-$461,135
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
$30,000 5% 4% $392,875-$545,475
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
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
$40,000 6% 1% $121,200-$235,100
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos
$30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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 4% $340,900-$566,200
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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