UCBC Bagels

The Upper Crust Bakery & Café’ (UCBC) Bagels franchise is a quick-service restaurant that serves bagels and more. The brand was established in 2010 and and has been franchising since  2017. Since then, it has expanded to nearly a dozen locations across the U.S. As a franchisee with UCBC Bagels, you will enjoy the opprotuntiy to expand the brand to a diverse array of fans. You will also enjoy the fact that you can get your piece of a booming industry. All franchisees are also receive great support and training from the franchisor, and a consultant will be there for you the entire time.  

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UCBC Bagels Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


You've heard the saying before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A popular breakfast item that many enjoy is bagels. If you want to cash in on the booming breakfast food related franchise industry, look no further than the Upper Crust Bakery & Café’ (UCBC) Bagels franchise. It was founded in 2010 by Charly Sahlia, who wanted to open a local bakery that allows people to meet up and enjoy delicious food. He also wanted a business that caters and delivers fresh bagels. The bagels are prepared the day before and are made the next day. Salads are also part of the franchise's menu, due to the demand for fresh food to compliment the baked goods. The best way to expand a business is to ingratiate itself into communities. UCBC does just that by forming relationships with local churches, schools, nonprofits, and more, through fundraising and sponsorships.
As a franchisee, you receive extensive training, including on how to make the bagels, as well as the the formula to make the dough and other baked goods. Since you can cater, you will learn how to properly serve your catering clients. You will be provided with marketing tools, site selection and grand opening assistance, and ongoing support and training. You can also expect an initial training program that takes place at corporate headquarters leading up to your grand opening. This program will be broken down in to on-the-job and classroom instruction. The operations manual will be your guide to running the business.

Company Details

Founded: 2010
First franchise: 2017
Headquarters: Darien, CT 
Canada: No
International: No 
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes 

Support and Training Offered By UCBC Bagels

In terms of support and training, you will be provided with marketing tools, site selection and grand opening assistance, and ongoing support and training. You can also expect an initial training program that takes place at corporate headquarters leading up to your grand opening. This program will be broken down in to on-the-job and classroom instruction.  

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a UCBC Bagels Franchise.

What does a UCBC Bagels Franchise Cost?

UCBC Bagels franchise fees for 2023:

Initial Investment: $182,900 - $433,900
Royalty Fee: 5%
Ad Royalty Fee: 2%
Initial Franchise Fee: $29,900
Third-party Financing: Yes

Is UCBC Bagels a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. UCBC 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 UCBC Bagels a Home Based franchise?

No. UCBC Bagels is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do UCBC Bagels Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is UCBC Bagels Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. UCBC Bagels franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is UCBC Bagels Looking for International franchisees?

No. UCBC Bagels franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


UCBC Bagels Franchises for Sale

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