Sometimes it may be difficult to find a quality bakery or fast-casual restaurant for breakfast. A fast-casual brand that is known for its specialty bagels is Big O Bagels. The Oregon-based brand opened its first location in 1994 and began offering franchise locations in 2022. With more than two decades of expeirence, entrepreneurial candidates can invest in a proven system and take advantage of the strong reputation that it has formed over the years in Oregon. Typically, a Big O Bagels location should be at least 1,000 square feet and does well in strip malls and other high traffic locations. Since the franchisor will provide you will the support and training you need to succeed, you don't necessarily need prior experience to successfully run the franchise. Since the base of the brand's bagels are made from flour, water, salt, honey, malt, and, yeast, customers can appreciate that the food doesn't have any chemicals or preservatives.
Franchisees are provided with great support and training. In terms of support and training, franchisees can expect an initial training program that consists of 132 hours of on-the-job and 20 hours of classroom training. During this instruction, you'll learn about the franchise's culture, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training will be ongoing. Franchisees can expect an initial Investment that ranges between $273,000 and $477,000, and a franchise fee of $25,000. You'll also be provided with an exclusive territory, which decreases your competition. You'll be the only representative of the Big O Bagels franchise in your exclusive territory.