Breadsmith

The Breadsmith franchise is known for its European-style bread that is baked daily using high-quality ingredients without preservatives or additives. In addition to delicious bread, Breadsmith's menu includes cookies, scones, cakes, and more. The brand was founded in 1993 and began franchising the next year in 1994. Since that time, Breadsmith has expanded to dozen of locations across 14 states. As a franchisee, you have the opportunity to enter into wholesale distribution agreements with specialty stores and supermarkets. Additionally, you could supply cafes and restaurants with freshly baked goods. Depending on the baking capacity and location of your Breadsmith franchise, you may be asked to service national or regional accounts.  

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Breadsmith Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

A unique baked good franchise to consider is the Breadsmith franchise. The Breadsmith franchise is known for its European-style bread that is baked daily using high-quality ingredients without preservatives or additives. In addition to delicious bread, Breadsmith's menu includes cookies, scones, cakes, and more. The brand was founded in 1993 by Dan Sterling and began franchising the next year in 1994. Since that time, Breadsmith has expanded to dozen of locations across 14 states. As a franchisee, you have the opportunity to enter into wholesale distribution agreements with specialty stores and supermarkets. Additionally, you could supply cafes and restaurants with freshly baked goods. Depending on the baking capacity and location of your Breadsmith franchise, you may be asked to service national or regional accounts. The ideal franchisee is passionate about great customer service and giving back to the community. Breadsmith donates 100 tons of bread to soup kitchens, non-profits and food pantries. The brand also partners with the Hunger Task Force to raise money and awareness for the cause hunger. Additionally, gets their ingredients from local farms. You will also receive great support and training. 
In terms of support and training, you can expect a three week comprehensive training program that explains everything you need to know about the franchise. This includes, sales, hiring, marketing, site selection assistance and more than 300 hours of on-site support for store opening. The support and training is ongoing. Veterans are incentivized to invest in the Breadsmith franchise with a 10% discount on the initial franchise fee, which is $30,000. 

Company Details

Founded: 1993
First franchise: 1994
Headquarters: Whitefish Bay, WI 
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Canada: No
International: No

 

Support and Training Offered By Breadsmith

In terms of support and training, you can expect a three week comprehensive training program that explains everything you need to know about the franchise. This includes, sales, hiring, marketing, site selection assistance and more than 300 hours of on-site support for store opening. The support and training is ongoing. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Breadsmith Franchise.

What does a Breadsmith Franchise Cost?

Breadsmith franchise fees for 2022:

Initial investment: $354,250 – 399,900
Veteran Incentives: Yes; 10% off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Royalty Fee: 7-5%
Net Worth Requirement: $300,000
Cash Requirement: $150,000
Third-party franchising: Yes

Is Breadsmith a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Breadsmith 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 Breadsmith a Home Based franchise?

No. Breadsmith is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Breadsmith Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Breadsmith Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Breadsmith franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Breadsmith Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Breadsmith franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Breadsmith Looking for International franchisees?

No. Breadsmith franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

Yes

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Breadsmith Franchises for Sale

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