Franchising Opportunities

A great business opportunity and great bread!

Welcome to Breadsmith


If you have a passion for baking fresh, made-from-scratch artisan breads while actively serving your community, you may be interested in learning more about opening your own neighborhood Breadsmith. Learn why we’ve been named to Fishbowl’s 2016 list of “Top Ten Emerging Brands” and our requirements for getting started. Better yet, tell us more about yourself by completing our contact form.

Why Breadsmith?

  • Award-winning breads and time honored baking techniques
  • Multiple revenue streams, including retail and wholesale sales opportunities
  • Intensive, hands-on 3-week training program in artisan baking and business operations
  • Site selection assistance and more than 300 hours of on-site support for store opening
  • Ongoing support and assistance from a trusted franchise partner
Emerging Brands
In 2016, Breadsmith was named a “Top Ten Emerging Brand” by Fishbowl, a leading provider of restaurant marketing software.

By The Numbers

We’re excited to tell you more about franchising with Breadsmith. Here are some fast facts to get started.

Breadsmith Specialty Breads

300+

Our bakery owners can select from more than 300 product recipes when determining their locally customized menus.

Breadsmith Flour Bags

8.75M

Each year our bakeries use nearly 9 million pounds of our specially-milled flour.

Breadsmith Hearth Stone Oven

5.4

We bake each of our artisan breads and sweets in a 5.4 ton European hearth stone oven.

Breadsmith of Minnetonka

1994

We have been franchising bakeries since 1994 and our bakeries can be found in 16 states.

Breadsmith Store Exterior

32

Nearly three dozen Breadsmith bakeries operate throughout the nation, each meeting the distinct needs of the local communities they serve.

Breadsmith Customer

7% – 5%

New Breadsmith franchises pay royalties on a sliding scale – 7% in year 1, 6% in year 2, and 5% in year 3 and beyond.

Market Selection


  • Major US markets with populations of 150,000 or more
  • More than 80,000 people within a 3 mile radius of bakery location
  • Average household income of $50,000 or more
  • More than 75% owner occupied housing

Franchise Investment

Helping your Breadsmith franchise succeed.


$127,500 – 129,650

Equipment

$166,500 – 172,500

Construction

$354,250 – 399,900

Total Expense

Getting Started


Our experienced team is ready to guide you through each step of the franchising process. Before we celebrate the opening of your new neighborhood bakery, however, there are a few important first steps to take. We encourage you to read the following information and contact us with any questions you might have.

1

Explore

Fall in love with Breadsmith!

2

Contact

Tell us more about yourself.

3

Apply

Complete our no fee, no obligation pre-qualifying application. We’ll determine whether the area you are interested in is available and if you meet our basic financial criteria.

4

Discuss

Talk with one of our team members and receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

5

Consider

Complete the next steps in the approval process and explore a partnership with Breadsmith!

Additional Resources

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to open or purchase a franchised business. We encourage you to learn more about this complex investment by reviewing “A Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise” from the Federal Trade Commission.

Contact Us

414.962.1965
409 E. Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217