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Bonfare Markets


Bonfare Markets is a chain of retail grocery stores, located mostly across Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area. Bonfare Markets carry a wide range of products, including general groceries, bakery products, snacks, beverages and fresh produce; household supplies, beauty and baby needs, pet products and general home and auto needs; liquor and tobacco products; fuel service; and other items, such as magazines, batteries and film.

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Bonfare Markets, Inc., is in the business of selling franchises for the operation of Bonfare Market retail grocery stores. A typical Bonfare Markets franchise location has 2,500 to 3,000 square feet of retail area, each carrying a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of neighborhood communities. The company seeks business people with diverse backgrounds to become Bonfare franchisees. Bonfare Markets, Inc., assists franchisees throughout the process of franchising with training in all areas of operation and ongoing support.

Bonfare Markets Franchise Opportunities – History

Bonfare Markets, Inc., was founded in 1969 by Donald Kaplan. The company was acquired by the Kapoor brothers, Jag and Sean, in 1994, and has since grown with the addition of several new stores. In 2001, the franchise business added 11 stores, expanding to a total of 30 locations. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California. The Kapoor brothers also own Stop N. Save, Inc., retail grocers in the San Francisco Bay area.

Bonfare Markets Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Bonfare Markets

Franchise Income

To determine costs and initial investments required to open a Bonfare Markets franchise, contact Bonfare Markets Inc., Milpitas, California, 1-800-22-1798, or by email:

Bonfare Markets Business Opportunities: Other Information

Bonfare Markets believes in being good neighbors in the communities it operates retail locations, and contributes to the quality of life for people in their neighborhoods. The company sponsors events in schools and neighborhood organizations, provides computers for students, and organizes other activities. Bonfare Markets Charitable Foundation holds an Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for such programs.

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