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Initial investment
$157K - $347K
Units as of 2014
9 Decrease

Company Overview

After spending six years as a lawyer, Sheila McCann decided to do something different with her life. At Harvard Business School, she researched several business ideas before settling on a bread bakery. McCann had fond memories of baking with her grandmother as a child in Montana. Inspired by her grandmother’s spirit of independence and endurance, she founded House of Bread in San Luis Obispo in 1996.

The company targets its specialty breads to young professionals, health-conscious consumers and baby boomers looking to increase fiber in their diets. House of Bread lets customers sample its healthful, whole-grain breads and watch the bread being made. All stores feature on-site milling.

About House of Bread

Industry Food
Related Categories Baked Goods, Miscellaneous Baked Goods
Founded 1996
Leadership Sheila McCann, CEO
Corporate Address 299 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1998 (26 years)
# of employees at HQ 18
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions:

# of Units 9 (as of 2014)

Information for Franchisees

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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
$35,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$157,000 - $347,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$150,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
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.

Third Party Financing House of Bread has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 10 days
Classroom Training 14 days
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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