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, it’s time to learn more about opening your own neighborhood Breadsmith. Take a look at why franchising with Breadsmith is a great business opportunity and learn more about 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
Whitefish Bay Lobby
Our visually appealing bakeries are designed to please our guests and maximize your retail sales opportunities.

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


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

Breadsmith Flour Bags


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

Breadsmith Hearth Stone Oven


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

Breadsmith of Minnetonka


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

Breadsmith Store Exterior


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


$166,500 – 172,500


$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.



Fall in love with Breadsmith!



Tell us more about yourself.



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.



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



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

409 E. Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217