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When you’re talking about bagels, there’s only one place to go. Bruegger’s is the original bagel bakery, the company that helped launch a nationwide retail bagel craze with the first Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery back in 1983. Known for genuine New York-style bagels baked fresh throughout the day, Bruegger’s also offers a variety of menu items including fresh-baked breads, Vermont cream cheese, custom-roasted coffee, breakfast sandwiches, garden-fresh salads, hearty soups, lunch sandwiches and desserts. Bruegger’s is about bagels, baked fresh all day, every day, but it’s also about so much more.

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Liquid capital required
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$651,000 - $1,140,000
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Bruegger’s offers a rock solid investment opportunity for franchisees who have the drive to succeed in a nationally recognized concept that places strong emphasis on the success and satisfaction of its franchisees. The Bruegger’s bakery brand offers an upscale menu recognized for quality and variety, offering consumers healthy options and traditional favorites. Bruegger’s products are made with all-natural ingredients, always. Bruegger’s franchisees are hard-working, results-oriented people who appreciate the benefits of a proven system. They also care about customers and enjoy providing healthy, nutritious food at a good value.

Bruegger’s Franchise Opportunities – History

Bruegger’s was founded in 1983 in Burlington, Vermont, by Nord Brue and Mike Dressell, the first to bring New York-style bagels to neighborhoods across America. They first worked with a professional bagel baker in New York City for 2 years, perfecting their recipe. Then they developed their concept into a fast casual bagel bakery, a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or mid-day coffee break. Today, nearly 30 years after the first Bruegger’s opened, there are more than 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in 26 states and in Canada.

Bruegger’s Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Bruegger’s Franchise


The franchise fee for Bruegger’s is $30,000. The total investment to open and operate a Bruegger’s bakery franchise ranges from $368,600 to $575,600. Franchise Agreements are for 10 years, renewable for a $5,000 fee. A 5% royalty fee on gross sales of paid to the company.

Bruegger’s Business Opportunities: Other Information

The Bruegger’s philosophy is simple: Bruegger’s is a neighborhood bakery, and therefore becomes involved in the clubs, causes, events and people that make up the neighborhood, such as giving back through donations to area organizations, in the form of time, effort and, when possible, lots of bagels.


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