Bruegger's Bagels

At a Glance

Products & Services: Bagels, breads, sandwiches, soups, salads

Number of Locations: 293

Total Investment: $389.6K - $591.6K

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1993

About Bruegger's Bagels

In 1983, after two-and-a-half years working with a professional baker to perfect their bagel recipe, Nord Brue and Mike Dressell opened their first Bruegger's Bagels. In additional to bagels baked fresh throughout the day, Bruegger's menu offers breads, cream cheese, coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 103 0 0 190
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Midwest, Northeast, Nevada, Rhode Island, South, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Virginia, West.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $389,600 - $591,600
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $335,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
95% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (66% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 40 hours. On-the-job training in a corporate bakery : 4-8 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #203 (2014), #180 (2011),
America's Top Global: #142 (2011),