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Franchise: House of Bread

Initial Investment
LOW:$157,000
HIGH: $347,000
Change in Units

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 10 days

Training at headquarters: 14 days

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 8

About House of Bread

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.

Founded

1996

Franchising Since

1998 (19 Years)

Corporate Address

299 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

CEO

Sheila McCann

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$157,000 - $347,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Financing Options

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

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Updated: October 15th, 2014

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