Breadsmith

  • Breadsmith Franchising, Inc.
409 E. Silver Spring Dr.
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
  • (888) 273-2371 / (414) 962-1965
  • (414) 431-5789 (Fax)

Award-winning, European, hearth-bread bakery, featuring fresh-from-scratch crusty breads, scones, muffins, gourmet jams and oils. Open kitchen concept reveals a six-ton, stone hearth oven imported from Europe used to bake the hand-crafted loaves each morning. BREADSMITH has been ranked by Bon Appetit, Best in 11 cities across the country.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1993

Franchising Since: 1993

Operating Units

Franchised Units 31 93.9%
Company-Owned Units 2 6.1%
Total Operating Units 33 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 34 100.0% In 10 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 34 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Michigan 10
Illinois 7

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 10
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Corporate Store 4 Weeks
Franchisee Store 1 Week
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $500K
Cash Investment $100-250K
Total Investment $238-317K
Average Total Investment $278K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee $30K
On-Going Royalty 7/6/5%
Average Royalty 7%
Advertising Fee 0%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 6
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 12
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,800
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 2
Formal Education 4
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 15
Term of Renewal Period 15
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 1 year
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 5
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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