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Beard Papa's Sweets Cafe


Beard Papa’s is a bakery chain, known as the bakery of the ‘World’s Best Cream Puffs,’ it’s signature sweet since the company was founded in 1999 in Osaka, Japan. Beard Papa’s, having found and perfected the ideal niche, cream puffs, has since expanded broadly around Asian Pacific countries, including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Tahiti and Malaysia, and beyond, to Russia, Canada and the United States. Meanwhile, the bakery chain has not changed, remaining committed to offering the highest quality cream puffs and desserts on the planet.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$173,000 - $238,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Bear Papa’s franchises are available throughout the United States and in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and locations in Central and South America, the Middle East and Asia. For a partnership with a world-class food company with a unique product and a strong market niche, look no further than Beard Papa’s Sweets Café. The key to Beard Papa’s strong franchising model is the company’s commitment to the partnerships it holds with franchisees, and the top priority it places on those relationships, offering constant support and access to its successful business experience.

Beard Papa’s Franchise Opportunities – History

Beard Papa’s was founded in 1999 by Yuji Hirota, who opened his first bakery in Osaka, Japan, cranking out his unique cream puffs to a growing customer base. Soon word spread about Beard Papa’s, and became acquainted with the head baker, whom they began calling Beard Papa, and his delicious cream puffs, known for their fluffy quality and creamy ingredients, with his proprietary recipe. The brand soon began to grow, and now numbers more than 270 bakeries in more than 17 countries.

Beard Papa’s Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Beard Papa’s Franchise


The total investment to become a Beard Papa’s franchisee ranges from $161,000 to $326,000, including a franchise fee of $15,000 to $40,000. A royalty fee of 5 % percent of gross monthly sales is paid to the company. The Term of Agreement is five years. Beard Papa’s has reported annual revenue of approximately $300 million.

Beard Papa’s Business Opportunities: Other Information

Beard Papa’s is of course known for their signature cream puffs, but also offers a menu of other sweets, including Mochi ice cream, the bite-size rice cake treats, with ice cream inside; a Mango Ice Shower, a shaved-ice dessert topped with mango chunks; Beard Papa’s Cheesecake, cut into a thin stick slice and layered with pie crust; and the Mont-Blanc, an exquisite combination of French chestnut cream layered on Beard Papa’s original vanilla custard. Yum!

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