Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe

Bagels, baked goods, deli items, sandwiches
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Initial investment
$166K - $525K
Units as of 2023
4 Increase 0.0% over 3 years

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe may be an excellent bakery cafe and bagel shop where hungry customers can feed on fresh, baked-onsite dishes. Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe also serves specialty coffees and a unique line of giftware.

When the store first started in Connecticut, it was named the Bagel Stop. In 1992, the business began to franchise. It was then that the company’s name was changed to Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe. 

Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe is seeking to add more franchisees to its repertoire.

Why You May Want to Start a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe Franchise

Since 1992, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe has begun franchising to help them own and grow in more defined and protected areas. This strategy has allowed Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe franchisees to maximize efficiencies in labor, food, and energy costs while creating an avenue for success.

Opening a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe franchise could have more predictable outcomes than investing in a newer brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

What Might Make a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe Franchise a Good Choice?

Being a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe franchisee means that you may gain the appeal of a locally-owned store in which your community members can gather and share delicious meals ranging from deli-style sandwiches to soups and salads.

To be part of the Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How to Open a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe Franchise

As is the case with any other franchise opportunity, you need to research Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe franchises to ensure that yours will do well in your community. While healthy competition is often a good thing, too much of it can inhibit your Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe’s location growth. Due diligence is also essential before making any commitments or signing any documents. You may want to speak to current franchisees of Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe to get a clearer picture of a franchisee's expectations. 

A typical franchise agreement with Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe runs for ten years. Franchisees may be allowed to renew their contract if they meet Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe's requirements.

If awarded a franchise, franchisees may receive support from the Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to pre-opening training, franchisees could receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction. Franchisees may also receive hands-on training and continued support after opening their franchise location.

It may be a good idea to speak with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure if you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe franchise.

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Company Overview

About Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe

Industry Food
Related Categories Miscellaneous Baked Goods, Bagels, Baked Goods, Breakfast/Brunch Restaurants
Founded 1990
Parent Company Between Rounds Franchise Corp.
Leadership Jerry Puiia, President
Corporate Address 19A John Fitch Blvd., Rte. 5
South Windsor, CT 06074
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1992 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ 3
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont

# of Units 4 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich 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 Information Circle
$22,500 - $25,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$165,500 - $525,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$50,000 - $200,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

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

In-House Financing Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 108 hours
Classroom Training 10 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 8
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022