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Einstein Bros Bagels


Einstein Bros. Bagels is about much more than just bagels. People keep coming back to Einstein Bros. Bagels for their quick, tasty lunches, of innovative salads, hearty soups and creative sandwiches. The Einstein Bros. restaurants are spacious, comfortable and casual, and the diverse menu offers a range of high-quality, delicious selections, including baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches and decadent desserts. Of course, bagels are Einstein Bros.’ specialty, but there’s no limit to the creative culinary possibilities at their restaurants. At Einstein Bros., they’ve pioneered originality, and their restaurants are the perfect blend of breakfast place, coffee shop and sandwich shop.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$492,100 - $858,400
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Einstein Bros. has long hung its hat on staples like Darn Good Coffee and a bagel-baking heritage that has become the cornerstone of their freshly baked products, and of their franchise model. From in-store environments that ooze warmth and a menu stuffed with delicious possibilities, Einstein Bros. has become a franchise segment leader, ranked 8th in Fast Casual’s ‘Top 100 Mover and Shakers.’ Einstein Bros. franchisees enjoy a solid corporate infrastructure, filled with industry veterans and experienced leadership at all levels. Franchisees have access to topical training materials and ongoing field support.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Opportunities – History

Einstein Bros. Bagels was created in 1995 by the chain restaurant corporation Boston Chicken (now Boston Market), which acquired four bagel chains and combined them to form Einstein Bros. The Einstein Bros. brand expanded quickly, opening its 500th location in 1997, becoming the largest retail bagel company in the nation. Einstein Bros. is part of the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. There are currently more than 300 Einstein Bros. Bagels locations operating in 27 states nationwide.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Einstein Bros. Bagels is $35,000 for a single restaurant. The initial investment to open and operate an Einstein Bros. Bagel franchise ranges from $536,300 to $828,850. A 5% royalty fee on gross sales is paid to the company, in addition to an advertising fee of up to 5%.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Business Opportunities: Other Information

Einstein Bros. Bagels parent company, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., (formerly New World Restaurant Group), also owns Noah’s Bagels, Manhattan Bagel, Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, and New World Coffee.

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