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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$843K - $2.4M
Units as of 2015
184 31.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Corner Bakery started out as a bread bakery in downtown Chicago in 1991, and gradually evolved into a fast-casual cafe serving sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, breakfast and desserts. The brand began franchising in 2006.

About Corner Bakery Cafe

Industry
Food
Founded
1991
Leadership
Mike Hislop, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2006 (15 years)
# of Units
184 (as of 2015)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
12700 Park Central Dr., #1300
Dallas, TX 75251

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Corner Bakery Cafe franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$843,000 - $2,378,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Is franchise term renewable?
No

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Corner Bakery Cafe has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021