Between Rounds is a bakery café and bagel shop franchise that offers a wide range of menu items for all day parts and operates out of a Fast Casual dining environment while keeping a neighborhood/independent feel. The menu consists of baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffees, and a unique line of giftware.
Between Rounds was founded in 1990 as The Bagel Stop, and in 1993 the name changed to Between Rounds to reflect our wide variety of menu offerings. From our beginnings as a local bagel store business, and to this day, all of our bagels are freshly made from scratch in our own manufacturing facility and delivered to each store to be baked on site. This commitment to quality in our products is what keeps our customers loyal and coming back to us rather than go to the competition.
Our founders, Jerry and Joe Puiia, continue to operate the business today and are committed to helping our franchise partners operate a successful Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café in their community. If you’re interested in a investing in a fast casual restaurant opportunity with flexibility and growth potential, we’d be honored to make you a permanent part of the Between Rounds story.
Why A Bakery Café And Bagel Store Franchise
As a Between Rounds franchisee, you will operate retail bakery sandwich café locations as well as a manufacturing commissary in a protected territory.
Each retail location is a combination bakery café business, sandwich business and bagel shop business. This business diversity allows you to capture sales during breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as during off-peak hours when people want to come in and relax, have a coffee or meet some friends.
In addition, the manufacturing commissary allows you to build a vibrant wholesale business serving schools, businesses, convenience stores and other bulk purchasers of bagels. These sales create further brand awareness and demand in your local community and can add significantly to your bottom line.
Market Demand & Opportunity
According to a Technomic Study:
- Bakery cafés are one of the fastest growing dining segments
- Consumer patronage of bakery cafés is on the rise
- Bakery café segment sales have increased 12% since 2008 while other dining segments have declined
- Consumers consistently rank freshness as their highest priority when dining out or purchasing away from home food
According to IBIS World:
- Bagel shop industry revenue has increased over the last decade due to the growing popularity of bagels.