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.