Crescent City Franchise

New Orleans-style cafe

As natives of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Bunch family wanted to share the New Orleans caf'xperience with the rest of America. So in 1997, they opened the first Crescent City Beignets location in Houston. Today, each caf'n the chain serves muffins, coffee drinks, Creole dishes like gumbo and crawfish, and beignets, the fried pastry also known as the French doughnut.

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How much does it cost to open a Crescent City Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Crescent City Franchise is between $330,800-$448,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Crescent City name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    15% of current franchise fee

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Crescent City News & Press Releases

When did the first Crescent City open? 1997
When did Crescent City start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 7 0 0 1
2004 16 0 0 1
2003 10 0 0 1
2002 5 0 0 1
2001 6 0 0 1
Year U.S.A.
2005 7
2004 16
2003 10
2002 5
2001 6
Year Canada
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
Year International
2005 0
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
Year Corporate
2005 1
2004 1
2003 1
2002 1
2001 1
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Crescent City Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Crescent City

    Crescent City

    Crescent City
    3272 Westheimer, #1
    Houston, TX


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