House of Bread and Cafe

Sheila McCann opened the first House of Bread Bakery Caf? in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1996. Fueled by a passion for bread that her grandmother instilled in her at a young age, she brought her beloved Montana wheat fields to her California bakery.

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House of Bread and Cafe

House of Bread and Cafe Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

About Us

Since 1996, House of Bread Bakery Cafe has been rewarding all the senses of their beloved customers. The smell of freshly baked bread, sight of baker's engaged in the age old trade of kneading dough by hand, sound of a friendly greeting of an offer for a free slice of bread and finally, the incredibly delicious taste of real bread created the way nature intended. For the deli offering, we pair Boar's Head premium meats with our quality bread to produce the best sandwich in town!

Training and Support

House of Bread franchising provides you with all the tools necessary to start your own House of Bread Bakery and Caf?. We will support you from the beginning stages throughout the life of your business. We will provide you with technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Site selection including demographic requirements and recommendations
  • Store layout
  • Modern POS system specifically designed for House of Bread
  • Equipment and supplies list as well as procurement sources (new and used)
  • Owner and employee training materials and schedules
  • Operational control systems including employee handling recommendations, register controls, product pricing guidelines and production trouble shooting techniques
  • Use of the House of Bread accounting, billing and payroll systems
  • Marketing and publicity suggestions
  • Proven recipes and production schedules
  • Wholesale systems and strategies

Company Details

Established: 1996
First Unit Franchised: 1998
Franchised Units: 7
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Currently accepting applications for Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming. If strong candidate - please call.
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By House of Bread and Cafe

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: House of Bread franchising provides you with all the tools necessary to start your own House of Bread Bakery and Caf?. We will support you from the beginning stages throughout the life of your business. We will provide you with technical assistance in the following areas:
  • its selection including demographic requirements and recommendations
  • Store layout
  • Modern POS system specifically designed for House of Bread
  • Equipment and supplies list as well as procurement sources (new and used)
  • Owner and employee training materials and schedules
  • Operational control systems including employee handling recommendations, register controls, product pricing guidelines and production trouble shooting techniques
  • Use of the House of Bread accounting, billing and payroll systems
  • Marketing and publicity suggestions
  • Proven recipes and production schedules
  • Wholesale systems and strategies
Other Info: All bread is baked on location. There are no Par-bake products. All natural and healthy ingredients. Owner will need to be present at first location. Cafe offers breakfast and lunch. Locations do catering also. Open until 7:00 PM daily.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a House of Bread and Cafe Franchise.

What does a House of Bread and Cafe Franchise Cost?

House of Bread and Cafe franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $100,000 - $125,000
Total Investment: $157,000 - $347,000
Minimum Net Worth: $400,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 6
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes

Is House of Bread and Cafe a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. House of Bread and Cafe 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 House of Bread and Cafe a Home Based franchise?

No. House of Bread and Cafe is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do House of Bread and Cafe Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is House of Bread and Cafe a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. House of Bread and Cafe is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does House of Bread and Cafe Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. House of Bread and Cafe franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does House of Bread and Cafe Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. House of Bread and Cafe franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is House of Bread and Cafe Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. House of Bread and Cafe franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is House of Bread and Cafe Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. House of Bread and Cafe franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise

Yes

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

E2 Visa Franchise

Yes

House of Bread and Cafe Franchises for Sale

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