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Big Apple Bagels/My Favorite Muffin

2014 Franchise 500
#491
At a Glance

Products & Services: Bagels, sandwiches, muffins, coffee, smoothies

Number of Locations: 96

Total Investment: $274.3K - $381.5K

Founded: 1993

Began Franchising: 1993

About Big Apple Bagels/My Favorite Muffin

Big Apple Bagels was founded in Deerfield, Illinois in 1993. In addition to bagels, the restaurant's menu includes muffins, omelets, coffee, sandwiches, salads and soups.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 96 0 0 0
2012 98 0 0 0
2011 97 0 0 1
2010 99 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $274,345 - $381,530
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $350,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 days. At franchisee's location: 8-15 days. Additional training as needed
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: In-store POP materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #491 (2014), #433 (2013), #420 (2012), #412 (2011), #452 (2010),

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