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Investments

$162,992 – $324,267

Franchise fee

$30,000

All of this started very innocently at my parents convenience stores in 1997. After roaming the countryside chasing my dream to be a famous singer I landed back at home with out much of a direction.
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Investments

$228,000 – $2,546,075

Franchise fee

$10,000 - $40,000

In 1953, Harold Butler opened Danny's Donuts in Lakewood, California. Six years later, there were 20 shops in the chain and the company changed its name to Denny's. In 1966, the company went public, and in 1977, they introduced the Grand Slam breakfast. Today, Denny's locations serve breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its corporate headquarters is in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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Investments

$270,324 – $348,339

Maybe like us, you have been inspired by a grandmother, an aunt or your mom, whose love of baking has been handed down through the generations. As you learn more about the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop franchise opportunity you will recognize that we offer a remarkable career experience, as well as a life-enriching one.
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Investments

$181,100 – $604,700

Franchise fee

$49,000

Apple Spice Junction is the ultimate in quality, quick service food franchises offering several different profit sources including new and innovative opportunities in bakery goods, delicatessen, food delivery and catering
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Investments

$121,733 – $471,283

Wrap City was founded in 2015 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The original restaurant has since become a staple of the community and, based on its initial introduction, Wrap City is now launching a Franchise program.
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Investments

$314,500 – $621,500

Franchise fee

$35,000

The Carving Board is a place where great ingredients and unique ideas meet. We set out to give our customers the highest quality ingredients at a reasonable price. Our bread and cookies are baked fresh. We use high quality specialty meats; our turkey is roasted in house.
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Investments

$250,000 – $350,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

The Goose Feathers Café Franchise: Build a Strong Financial Future along with the Lifestyle you have Always Wanted.
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Investments

$30,000 – $50,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

From the flour mix to the fryer and more, we've put together the essentials of a profitable donut store. And as a Daylight operator, the profits are all yours.
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Investments

$125,000 – $400,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

A brand with high consumer recognition, a product with strong consumer demand and enticing, effective marketing programs are part of the Honey Dew Donuts franchise package.
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Investments

$205,200 – $327,000

Franchise fee

$15,000 - $25,000

Jeffrey Trip opened Pretzelvania in 1991, but the company's name was soon changed to Pretzelmaker for the purpose of franchising. In 2010, Pretzelmaker was merged with Pretzel Time, another company started in 1991 (originally under the name Mr. Pretzel). Pretzelmaker stores sell flavored hot pretzels, pretzel-wrapped hot dogs, lemonades and blended drinks. Pretzelmaker is part of Global Franchise Group, which also franchises Great American Cookies, MaggieMoo's and Marble Slab Creamery.
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Investments

$70,000 – $80,000

Franchise fee

$50,000

Uncle Fluffy's famous jiggly Japanese cheesecake is carefully made of ingredients in precise quantities, every ingredient is mixed and baked in a top secretive process. Be part of the Japanese cheesecake franchise family and take advantage of Uncle Fluffy best franchise opportunity.
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Investments

$1,200,000 – $2,600,000

Franchise fee

$25,000-$50,000

In today's market, the opportunity to buy a Perkins® couldn't be better for experienced restaurateurs interested in aligning with a concept that has withstood the test of time or investors seeking to expand their portfolio with a proven concept.
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Investments

$77,000 – $233,000

Franchise fee

$25,000

A great opportunity to be involved with a low-cost, hot, made-to-order mini donut concept. Our franchise model includes: unit sales, food truck sales, and catering sales opportunities.
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Investments

$393,700 – $837,900

Franchise fee

$50,000

Straight out of a fairytale, Wonderland Bakery mixes childhood favorites with dashes of Willy Wonka, Candyland and namesake Allyson in Wonderland to create a space and experience that is both vibrant and enchanted.
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Investments

$91,000 – $223,000

Franchise fee

$15,000

We're Rolling Pretzel Company was founded in 1996 in Alliance, Ohio, and began offering franchises in traditional and nontraditional locations in 2000. The menu features a variety of pretzel products, along with smoothies and lemonade.
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Investments

$50,000

I Love Panzerotti is a brand founded in 2018 with the mission to export one of Italy’s most beloved food: the Panzerotto. It was born as a crowdfunded campaign among 170 Italian friends.
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Investments

$157,000 – $347,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

After spending six years as a lawyer, Sheila McCann decided to do something different with her life. At Harvard Business School, she researched several business ideas before settling on a bread bakery. McCann had fond memories of baking with her grandmother as a child in Montana. Inspired by her grandmother’s spirit of independence and endurance, she founded House of Bread in San Luis Obispo in 1996.
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Investments

$228,620 – $1,691,200

Franchise fee

$40,000 - $90,000

In 1946, Bill Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services, a company that delivered meals and snacks to workers in the Boston area. The success of Industrial Luncheon Services convinced Rosenberg to start The Open Kettle, a doughnut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. Two years later, The Open Kettle changed its name to Dunkin' Donuts.
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Investments

$164,950 – $405,850

Franchise fee

$35,000

Former marketing executives Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel founded Wetzel's Pretzels in 1994. The private company began franchising in 1996 and now has units across the United States and internationally. It is based in Pasadena, California, and has co-branding relationships with Cold Stone Creamery, Juice It Up, Swensen's and others.
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Investments

$118,500 – $208,500

Franchise fee

$27,500

The history of bagels dates back over 300 years. Why not make some history of your own – with America’s premier bagel … and a premier bagel franchising concept. Why is NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop the Top Bagel Franchise? No other bagel can compare to our original New York bagel.
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Investments

$750,000 – $1,000,000

Mamoun's Falafel is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York, and one of the first Middle Eastern Restaurant in the United States.
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Investments

$112,700 – $178,100

Franchise fee

$17,500

The Waffle Cabin® was a concept started by Peter Creyf & Ingrid Heyrman. We originally called it "Leo's - Gaufres de Liege" operating from a pushcart at Quincy Market in Boston in May 1998. After varied results at this location and one at Boston Common Park we decided to try a new venue - ski resorts.
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Investments

$200,000 – $300,000

Franchise fee

$20,000

The Great American Bagel is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli concept specializing in big, fresh bagels mixed from scratch and steam-baked on premises daily. Since 1987, we have been using only the finest ingredients, offering a delicious array of fresh menu items served in a clean and friendly neighborhood setting.
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Investments

$250,000 – $350,000

The energy of Rising Roll Gourmet Café greets you as you walk in the door of this truly unique restaurant. Innovative thinking is behind every one of the made from scratch recipes, gourmet sandwiches, breakfast items, and baked goods.
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Investments

$250,000 – $450,000

Believing that there are no shortcuts to creating quality products, Brooklyn Water Bagel.® never deviates from the old-world artisan recipe for making bagels and uses only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, including our proprietary water.
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TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Baked goods cover a huge range of products, including bread, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, pretzels, bagels, and on and on. Pastries can be breakfast,  easy, inexpensive lunch, or an award after a hard day. Because of its low price, customers have been less likely to cut back on them during hard times like pandemics. That makes the bakery cafés business more stable.

 The industry has big names like Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Cinnabon and family-owned companies that offer uncommon concepts, from organic desserts to European sweets. Many franchises have the potential to generate additional income through supplying supermarkets and catering. 

Franchisees will perform managerial functions, so food experience is not needed. Anyway, at the franchisor's training, you will be taught the basics of baking and key aspects of business operation. 

We collected for you 40 of the best bakery franchises opportunities with great support and cost-effectiveness.

1. Dunkin' Donuts

  • Founded: 1950
  • Franchising since:1955
  • Initial investment: $228,620 – $1,691,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000 - $90,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5.9%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $125,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Dunkin’ Donuts: a franchise that needs no introduction. It is one of the biggest food franchises in the world with locations in over 32 countries. Not bad for a company that only 50 years ago was just a doughnut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition to famous donuts, the company offers bagels, muffins, and hot drinks. The franchisor has several options for the stores.

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2. Cinnabon 

  • Founded: 1985
  • Franchising since:1986
  • Initial investment: $182,750 – $327,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $400,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $120,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Cinnabon is a worldwide bakery franchise famous for its cinnamon rolls. The franchise locations can be found in shopping malls, airport terminals, and entertainment centers. Three franchise options are offered: full, express, or concession bakery. Also, both single and multi-unit are available. It is preferred to franchisees to previous restaurant management experience. Inexperienced franchisees must attend an additional evaluation program before the next steps.

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3. Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

  • Founded: 1988
  • Franchising since:1989
  • Initial investment: $199,475 – $385,100
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $400,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels started as a stand at a farmer’s market. The franchise serves hand-rolled soft pretzels and beverages in various locations, from malls to airports and military bases. The company offers two concepts: standard shop and concession shop – it can be a temporary stand, trailer, or food truck. The franchisor will provide vast support, including legal, accounting, crewmember training, and more.

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4. Nothing Bundt Cakes

  • Founded: 1997
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $392,875 – $545,475
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $600,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Nothing Bundt Cakes specialty is gift cakes: from single-serving size  Bundtlets to big birthday and anniversary cakes. The franchise bakeries use proprietary recipes and imaginative decorations. 

The ideal candidates have marketing or business management experience and are ready to follow a proven system. Baking or restaurant experience is not necessary. 

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5. Wetzel's Pretzels

  • Founded: 1994
  • Franchising since: 1996
  • Initial investment: $164,950 – $405,850
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $60,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Wetzel's Pretzels specializes in pretzels, frozen lemonade, and a frozen Italian dessert called granita. The franchise stores can be found in shopping malls, stadiums, airports. The business model is easy to operate and has extensive ongoing support from the franchisor. All franchisees will attend training programs about operations, customer service, sales & marketing.

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6. Duck Donuts

  • Founded: 2006
  • Franchising since:2013
  • Initial investment: $200,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Duck Donuts is known for made-to-order donuts and partnership with local communities. The franchise support system includes theoretical and hands-on training, pre-opening and ongoing support, and marketing assistance. Candidates must have business experience; a restaurant background is not required. 

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7. Great American Cookies

  • Founded: 1977
  • Franchising since:1977
  • Initial investment: $160,050 – $461,135
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000 - $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Chocolate chip cookie recipes become a turning point for creating Great American Cookies. The franchise location serves a wide range of cookies made from secret cookie dough exclusively from the company's plant in Atlanta. The store size ranges from 500 to 900 square feet, and for kiosks - about 250 square feet. The franchisor offers single and multi-unit options. Military veterans can have a discount for the franchise fee of the first store.

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8. Breadsmith 

  • Founded: 1993
  • Franchising since:1993
  • Initial investment: $354,250 – $399,900
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5-7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Breadsmith offers authentic artisan bread. The franchise bakeries use exclusive flour, steam-injected hearth ovens, and high-quality spices.

Franchisees may have money from retail and wholesale sales. An experienced team developed a proven business system that will make the opening process as smooth as possible. Besides, the franchisor will help with the local market and provide ongoing support.

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9. Cinnaholic 

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since:2014
  • Initial investment: $178,000 – $309,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Cinnaholic focused on vegan cinnamon rolls with a variety of flavors as well as lactose-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free options. The stores can be fitted in most locations, the franchisor will help with site selection. The franchise owners will receive support every step of the way, from training to marketing support and ongoing business consulting. Candidates must have a business-owning background; baking experience will be helpful but not required.

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10. Kolache Factory

  • Founded: 1981
  • Franchising since: 2000
  • Initial investment: $407,830 – $712,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,0000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

A quick-service bakery-cafe franchise serves Eastern European kolaches. Kolache Factory freshly baked pastries are neat to eat and can be with different fillings, from fruits to meat. The franchisor is committed to franchisees' success and supports them in many aspects, from training to marketing communications. 

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11. Le Macaron

  • Initial investment: $91,750 – $373,500
  • Initial franchise fee: Single: $45,000; Three: $99,000; Five: $150,000 
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,0000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $65,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Le Macaron specializes in French pastries, gelato, gourmet chocolates, and handmade candies alongside European-style coffees. The boutiques can be open in one of three forms: café, kiosk, or cart. The franchisor will handle all baking and preparation, so no on-site baking required. The franchise can be owner-operated or be a semi-absentee investment.

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12. Peace, Love & Little Donuts

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2016
  • Initial investment: $121,200 – $235,100
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Peace, Love & Little Donuts cafes serve mini donuts with frostings and a selection of toppings, coffee, and branded merchandise. After getting permits and licenses, and the date for completion of the construction, the franchisor will schedule staff training. The franchise owners will also have operations support and advertising guidance.

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13. Nestlé® Toll House® Café

  • Franchising since: 2000
  • Initial investment: $150,000 – $475,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%, Marketing: 1.5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,0000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Nestle Toll House Cafe offers a variety of Nestle products like cookies, brownies, muffins, espresso-based drinks, ice cream, smoothies, grilled flatbreads, and more. Bakery cafés are located at shopping malls, outlet centers, or lifestyle centers. The franchise model doesn't require previous franchising experience, thanks to comprehensive assistance in all aspects of business operation. 

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14. Pretzelmaker 

  • Founded: 1991
  • Franchising since: 1992
  • Initial investment: $205,200 – $327,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000 - $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Pretzelmaker has over 30 years of experience in making hand-twisted pretzels and pretzel dogs. The franchise menu also includes snacks, fresh lemonade, and cold beverages. Traditional and non-traditional store types are available. The franchisor offers both single and multi-unit opportunities. The franchise owners must have strong leadership and customer service skills. 

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15. Ben's Soft Pretzels

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $117,300 – $332,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Ben's Soft Pretzels uses an Amish-inspired recipe for their on-site baked pretzels that are twice bigger than most of the competitors. The franchise has comprehensive training, ongoing support, and a master lease and licenses agreement with Walmart and Meijer so franchisees can open locations in their high-traffic areas. 

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16. Krispy Kreme

  • Founded: 1937
  • Franchising since: 1947
  • Initial investment: $440,500 – $2,750,000
  • Initial franchise fee:  $12,500 - $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4,5%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Since 1937 Krispy Kreme Doughnut serves signature hot glazed doughnuts, coffee, and beverages. The franchise has the following store formats: factory store that manufactures fresh doughnuts on-site, and retail sales facility with limited manufacturing capabilities — tunnel oven shop, fresh shop, box shop. For stores with limited manufacturing, doughnuts are produced by commissary facilities. 

With over 70 years of experience in franchising behind the back, the company developed a proven franchise system that helps owners successfully operate their stores.

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17. Great Harvest

  • Founded: 1976
  • Franchising since: 1978
  • Initial investment: $242,620 – $589,762
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000 - $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $130,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Great Harvest offerings include made from scratch authentic bread and pastries, sandwiches, grain bowls, and soups. The franchise has two concepts: Hub - full bakery-cafes and Spoke, which operate as cafes. The franchise business model is suitable for multi-unit ownership. The franchisor will provide training and personal coach, and comprehensive pre-opening assistance. While previous baking experience is not required, candidates must have a strong track record of business success. 

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18. Philly Pretzel Factory

  • Founded: 1998
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $133,999 – $351,393
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

One more pretzel franchise on our list - Philly Pretzel Factory. In addition to traditional pretzels, the franchise menu offers pretzel twists such as mini pretzels, pretzel dogs, cheesesteak pretzels. The support provided by Franchise Support Managers includes classroom instruction and hands-on training, construction assistance, operations and marketing manuals. 

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19. Big Apple Bagels

  • Founded: 1993
  • Franchising since: 1993
  • Initial investment: $277,800 – $394,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Big Apple Bagels is loved by customers for its fresh bagels, muffins, sandwiches, and branded coffee. The franchisor guarantees guidance and assistance at key aspects of business operation and coordination with national and regional suppliers. 

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20. The Dapper Doughnut

  • Founded: 2015
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $77,000 – $233,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

The Dapper Doughnut offers hot mini doughnuts with unique topping combinations. The store concepts include a full-service retail store, kiosk, and cart. The franchise locations can be found in traffic areas, for example, malls, city locations, sports arenas, hotels, airports, etc. The store concepts include a full-service retail store, kiosk, and cart. Franchisees benefit from catering opportunities, largely protected territories, multi-phase training, and marketing support.

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21. House of Chimney Cakes

  • Founded: 2017
  • Franchising since: 2019
  • Initial investment: $103,720 – $171,850
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000 - $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

House of Chimney Cakes specialization is a traditional Hungarian dessert made with cylinder-shaped dough with fillings and toppings. The company offers two options: single-unit and area development franchises. Previous baking or business experience is not mandatory to own the franchise cake shop. The franchisor will equip franchisees with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to operate the business by providing multi-phased training.  

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22. Woops!

  • Founded: 2012
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $197,727
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Woops! franchise location sells authentic French macarons, pastries from cuisines from all over the world, coffee and tea. For franchisees, there are two options available: a kiosk and a bakeshop store. Regardless of the chosen concept, the franchisor will provide back-office business operations training and equipment operation training that will vary for kiosk and bakeshop franchisees. No baking experience is required, but it is recommended for candidates to have managerial experience.

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23. Einstein Bros. Bagels

  • Founded: 1995
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $564,300 – $935,850
  • Initial franchise fee:  $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a bakery franchise that focuses on bagels and bagel sandwiches, baked snacks, sweets,  and coffee. Full franchise support will be provided to the franchise owners, including but not limited to site selection and construction, training, product development, and marketing.

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24. Shipley Do-Nuts

  • Founded: 1936
  • Franchising since: 1987
  • Initial investment: $340,900 – $556,200
  • Initial franchise fee:  $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $600,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $200,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

For the last eighty-five years, Shipley Do-Nuts has been making its proprietary donuts. Now, the franchise menu also offers different varieties of pastries. The company has flexible location requirements, from 1800 sq. feet to2200 sq. feet. The franchisor developed comprehensive training and a proven business system with ongoing support, using the background of operation of company-owned stores.

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25. Bruegger’s Bagels

  • Founded: 1983
  • Franchising since: 1993
  • Initial investment: $500,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $200,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Bruegger’s Bagels offer fresh-baked bagels, breakfast and lunch options. 

The company is looking for entrepreneurs with strong leadership skills and restaurant management experience. The franchisor's trainers will provide extensive training and support system.

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26. Cupcake Charlie's

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $199,250 – $413,500
  • Initial franchise fee:  $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Cupcake Charlie's serves fresh daily-baked cupcakes. The franchise stores have an open kitchen and a family-friendly environment. The franchisees must have a passion for baking, while management experience will be beneficial but not obligatory. The franchisor will provide initial training and pre-opening assistance. 

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27. Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop

  • Founded: 2011
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $257,000 – $446,550
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  6%

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop franchise offers various pastries like cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and wedding catering. The company is eco-friendly: it uses natural and organic ingredients, sustainable bakery boxes and supports local organic and fair trade farms. Franchisees must be equally passionate about the environment and organic desserts.

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28. Donut Bar 

  • Founded: 2013
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $308,700 – $699,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  10%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $700,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Donut Bar was established by Chef Santiago Campa and co-founder Wendy Bartels. The franchise specializes in made-from-scratch, award-winning donuts. The franchisor will assist with business launching and provide initial training, operational manuals, marketing guidance. 

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29. The Donut Experiment

  • Initial investment:  $275,000 – $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

The franchise offers made in front of the customer donuts with a large selection of icings and toppings, including maple bacon and Sriracha. Footprints of The Donut Experiment store approximately 1,300 square feet. Franchisees will benefit from an exclusive territory, additional revenue from catering, and a semi-absentee model. Both single and multi-unit options are available.

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30. Golden Krust

  • Founded: 1989
  • Franchising since: 1996
  • Initial investment: $159,200 – $564,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000 - $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  3%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $3,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill menu offerings are based on Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine. In addition, the company distributes its food products to supermarkets, schools, hospitals. The franchise offers a traditional restaurant and drive-thru restaurant concepts. Support systems include training, pre-opening assistance, operational and marketing support.

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31. House of Bread

  • Founded: 1996
  • Franchising since: 1998
  • Initial investment: $157,000 – $347,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

House of Bread offers in-store baked bread, pastries, and sandwiches for both retail and wholesale. The franchise has a single-unit model and multi-unit franchise opportunity available with a franchise fee discount. The franchisor will provide a comprehensive initial training program for owners and key staff. Franchisees must be ready to make a full-time commitment for the first year.

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32. Pinkabella 

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $97,260 – $189,100
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  3-5%

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Pinkabella is a cupcake bakery store and catering franchise. The franchisor expects that candidates have a management or business background and will be actively involved in the operation of the store daily. Qualified candidates will have all the needed assistance. 

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33. Joey Bag a Donuts

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment:  $207,700 – $587,800
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $250,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Joey Bag a Donuts combines three concepts in one by offering donuts, bagels, and coffee. The franchise shops may also offer muffins, breakfast sandwiches, strombolis, and frappes. Franchisees will have flexibility in designs for donuts, but they must adhere to company standards. 

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34. Randy's Donuts

  • Founded: 1962
  • Franchising since: 2019
  • Initial investment: $369,250 – $526,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $300,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Randy's Donuts is known for appearances in Iron Man and other movies, numerous music videos, and television shows. The franchisor criteria for candidates include experience in the multi-unit operation of food service or retail businesses and living in the territory they wish to franchise. 

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35. Metro Bagel & Sandwich

  • Founded: 2013
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $83,000 – $227,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $26,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  $750/mo.
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $50,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Metro Bagel & Sandwich shops daily offer a variety of bagels and lunch sandwiches made with natural ingredients, a large selection of beverages. The franchise owners are result-oriented entrepreneurs who are ready to follow a proven system.

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36. Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken

  • Founded: 2012
  • Franchising since: 2014
  • Initial investment:  $393,600 – $676,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $2,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $500,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken was founded by chef Tom Ferguson. The fast-casual restaurants with a swift service line serve Southern cuisine-inspired meals such as biscuits filled with savory ingredients, donuts, and chicken. The franchise provides multi-unit development opportunities for at least three units. Franchisees will have site selection and build-out support, training, grand opening assistance, operational support, and marketing guidance. 

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37. House of Cupcakes

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $259,250 – $271,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $300,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

House of Cupcakes franchise was created by the winners of Cupcake Wars. The franchise offers over 40 flavors of cupcakes, gourmet cookies with a frozen center, pull apart cakes, wedding towers, cake pop and push-up cupcake pops, especially loved by kids. The company is looking for experienced entrepreneurs with a passion for desserts. 

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38. UCBC Bagels

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $182,900 – $433,900
  • Initial franchise fee: $29,900
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $29,900
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $29,900

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Upper Crust Bakery & Café (or UCBC) is a bagel cafe and shop. Franchisees will serve breakfast and lunch items such as bagels, specialty sandwiches, salads, muffins, and a wide range of beverages. The franchisor will provide each owner a personalized consultant who will provide support from the first day, along with a team of experts. 

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39. Yummy Cupcakes

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $185,679 – $325,665
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $150,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

Yummy Cupcakes is a family-owned and operated franchise that offers gourmet-style cupcakes. The company has three franchise programs: single bakeshop, area development agreement for minimum 2- 3 bakeshops, and satellite development program – a hub bakeshop and 2-3 satellite retail stores. The franchisor will provide comprehensive training covering business management and baking, proprietary recipes, operational and marketing manuals, and ongoing support. Ideal candidates have experience in the retail food world, but applications from candidates without experience will be considered too. 

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40. We're Rolling Pretzel

  • Founded: 1996
  • Franchising since: 2000
  • Initial investment: $91,000 – $223,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $100,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $50,000

TOP-40 Bakery and Donuts franchises in USA 2021

We're Rolling Pretzel bakeries serve hand-rolled pretzels made with secret recipe dough, stuffed pretzel items, and a wide range of cold lemonades, iced tea and coffee. Franchisees will be supported by foodservice professionals. The franchisor also provides initial training and training materials, an operational manual, and many types of marketing assistance. Single unit, multi-unit, and area development franchise opportunities are available.

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