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.