Bread Poets

Bread Poets is a unique retail bread bakery/sandwich shop specializing in fresh stone ground wheat bread products and popular signature sandwiches that are made to order.

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Bread Poets Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Bread Poets provides a unique opportunity to make an incredible tangible product and immediately see the fruits of your labor. Sure it's hard work but having been in this business for almost 15 years, we can honestly say that it is extremely gratifying!

We take the franchising end of our business very seriously and are committed to giving our franchisees all the tools necessary to succeed. However, with any business venture, the recipe for success falls squarely on the shoulders of the individuals running each location. There's an old adage in the franchise business: "You're in business for yourself but not by yourself". Therein lays the strength of a franchise system. We've been through many hardships, constantly refined our systems and recipes, and basically know this business inside and out. You not only invest in the name Bread Poets and our products, but you benefit from the lessons we've already learned - giving you the advantage to hit the ground running with a tried and true system that works and a product that will simply amaze your customers!

We hope you've had the chance to visit Bread Poets - soaking in the atmosphere of busy bakers hoppin' around the bakery to an upbeat melody as the fresh bread is being pulled from the oven. The sight, the sound, the smell and the taste leave an indelible impression on all who walk through our doors. The products are unique only to us and the chatter at the bread board affirms that there is nothing quite like Bread Poets bread.

If you should be among the chosen to open a Bread Poets you will spend time in our Bismarck location learning how to run a bakery - from doing the doughs, to baking, to customer service up at the counter. We will cover it all. There will also be office training that covers bookkeeping, recordkeeping, ordering and staffing.

Company Details

Established: 1998
First Unit Franchised: 0
Franchised Units: 1
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: North Dakota
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Bread Poets

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No

Training: 1 week at flagship store in Bismarck, ND. 1 week on site.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bread Poets Franchise.

What does a Bread Poets Franchise Cost?

Bread Poets franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $90,000
Total Investment: $220,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $18,000
Royalty: 3%
Ad: 0
Average Number of Employees: 12
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Bread Poets a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bread Poets 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 Bread Poets a Home Based franchise?

No. Bread Poets is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bread Poets Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Bread Poets a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Bread Poets is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Bread Poets Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Bread Poets franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Bread Poets Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Bread Poets franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bread Poets Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bread Poets franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bread Poets Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bread Poets franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


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


Bread Poets Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Bread Poets franchises for sale. We may have Bread Poets 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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