Big O Bagels

The Big O Bagels franchise is an Oregon-based bagel brand with several locations. The idea behind the bagel concept is to be an alternative to low-quality fast food. With four successful locations and thousands of customers, the brand is looking to expand with more storefront locations owned and operated by entrepreneurial franchise partners. The typical 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. The brand's simple model and delicious product have lead to two decades of growth.  

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Big O Bagels Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Bend, OR 
Founded: 1994
First franchise: 2022 
B2B: No 
International: No
Canada: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Mobile/home-based: No

Support and Training Offered By Big O Bagels

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. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Big O Bagels Franchise.

What does a Big O Bagels Franchise Cost?

Big O Bagels franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $273,000 - $477,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $25,000
Cash Requirement: $25,000
Third-party financing:  Yes
Advertising fee: 1% 

Is Big O Bagels a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Big O Bagels is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Big O Bagels a Home Based franchise?

No. Big O Bagels is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Big O Bagels Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Big O Bagels does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Big O Bagels a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Big O Bagels is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Big O Bagels Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Big O Bagels franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Big O Bagels Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Big O Bagels franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Big O Bagels Looking for International franchisees?

No. Big O Bagels franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Big O Bagels's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

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Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise


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Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




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Big O Bagels Franchises for Sale

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