Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe

At a Glance

Products & Services: Bagels, baked goods, deli items, sandwiches, catering

Number of Locations: 4

Total Investment: $283K - $376K

Founded: 1990

Began Franchising: 1992

About Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe

When Jerry Puiia moved from New York to Connecticut he knew something wasn't right--there were no bagel shops. With the help of his brother Joe, Puiia opened The Bagel Stop in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1990. When the company began franchising in 1992, its name changed to Between Rounds.

Between Rounds shops combine a bagel shop and a catering service with two of the most profitable sections in a supermarket--the deli and the bakery.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 1 0 0 3
2012 0 0 0 3
2011 0 0 0 3
2010 0 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $283,000 - $376,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $1,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. As needed
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,