Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's is an internationally-recognized bakery concept delivering delicious cream puffs that stand out in the industry. This is a very cravable brand with a strong following.

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Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Beard Papa's is an internationally-recognized bakery concept delivering delicious cream puffs that stand out in the industry. This is a very cravable brand with a strong following.

Founded in 1999 with over 400 locations operating in 17 countries, we might be the largest dessert franchise you've never heard of. Beard Papa's products include a variety of filled to order cream puffs, crispy custard filled almond rings, cheesecake, molten chocolate lava cake, mocha ice cream, custard blended smoothies, and signature coffee and teas. We boast a simple model, streamlined production, and the backing of a $1 billion parent company.

Company Details

Established: 1999
First Unit Franchised: 1999
Franchised Units: 400
Company Owned Units: 4
States Registered In: All except- HI,MD,WA. 
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Beard Papa's

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 3-5 days for you,manager. We come to your location for grand open.
Other Info: Kiosk option or Stand alone in shopping center locations.malls,strip centers. Airports,retail commercial locations.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Beard Papa's Franchise.

What does a Beard Papa's Franchise Cost?

Beard Papa's franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $50,000 - $100,000
Total Investment: $150,000 - $420,000
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 1%
Average Number of Employees: 3 per shift
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Beard Papa's a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Beard Papa's is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Beard Papa's a Home Based franchise?

No. Beard Papa's is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Beard Papa's Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Beard Papa's franchisees make. Beard Papa's offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Beard Papa's a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Beard Papa's is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Beard Papa's Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Beard Papa's franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Beard Papa's Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Beard Papa's franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Beard Papa's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Beard Papa's franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Beard Papa's Looking for International franchisees?

No. Beard Papa's franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Beard Papa's's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Coffee, Food & Restaurants, Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Beard Papa's Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Beard Papa's franchises for sale. We may have Beard Papa's franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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