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How Much Does It Cost To Open a Paris Baguette Franchise?

The global bakery café franchise gives franchisees the opportunity to break into the booming industry, starting at just $652,565.

By Victoria CampisiStaff Writer
Updated 11:11AM 02/26/24

Paris Baguette is well on its way to dominating the more than $17 billion U.S. bakery cafe industry. With 4,000 locations around the world, the brand has become a popular choice for passionate entrepreneurs who want to bring its freshly baked cakes, breads, pastries and customizable beverages to their communities. 

The Investment

The total initial investment required to begin the operation of a Paris Baguette bakery café is $652,565–$1.8 million. This includes the following costs:

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Real Estate or Advance Rent and Security Deposit, other Prepaid Expenses and Costs: $10,000–$90,000
  • Building Costs, Leasehold Improvements: $250,000–$1 million
  • Equipment and Fixtures: $167,956–$242,800
  • Signs: $19,500–$49,000
  • Smallwares: $25,000–$30,000
  • Point of Sale System, Hardware, Software and Surveillance Equipment: $8,000–$14,500
  • Opening Inventory: $36,000–$48,000
  • Grand Opening Promotion: $10,000
  • Licenses, Permits, Fees and Deposits: $4,510–$18,710
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $11,159–$16,500
  • Insurance: $3,405–$4,890
  • Attorney Fees and Business Consultants: $3,035–$7,500
  • Travel and Living Expenses While Training: $20,000–$65,000
  • Cost of Goods During Training: $4,000
  • Additional Funds (Three Months): $30,000–$100,000

The franchise also offers Area Development agreements that require a minimum of four bakery cafés to be developed in a given geography. Area Developers pay a $20,000 development fee for each café that they plan to develop, then this amount is credited toward the initial franchise fee for each café developed. The total initial investment for each Paris Baguette opened under an Area Development Agreement is the same as that of a single-unit agreement except for a $10,000 franchise fee reduction per café.

How Paris Baguette Stands Out

In return for their investment, Paris Baguette owners enjoy enviable sales volumes. According to the brand’s Franchise Disclosure Document, stores saw a whopping $2.7 million average unit volume across the system.

Additionally, franchise owners benefit from plenty of internal education and support. In addition to multi-week, pre-opening training, franchisees are connected with mentors in the system who have already gone through the experience. They also receive ongoing corporate support to maintain strong marketing efforts, a beneficial labor model and seasonal offerings for guests to enjoy.

On the backend, Paris Baguette empowers franchisees with a streamlined operational model for multi-unit operations and a dedication to quality craftsmanship. Artisan bakers, cakers and baristas make the high-quality goods live, in-house — and they do so in a way that doesn’t break the bank on labor costs. 

As it continues to dominate the market around the United States, Paris Baguette is looking to expand in markets such as Orlando and Tampa, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; and South Carolina.

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*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.