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The Great American Bagel Franchise

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About The Great American Bagel

The Great American Bagel bakery is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli specializing in big, fresh bagels mixed from scratch and steam-baked on site every day. Great American Bagels, with their homemade, hand-packed cream cheeses, appeal to appetites of all sizes. But if it’s not bagels customers are in the mood for, the Great American Bagel bakery also serves made-to-order deli sandwiches, savory soups and fresh salads, in addition to gourmet coffees, juices and teas.

Full Franchise Information

The Great American Bagel is always looking for strong partners to help extend it long-standing reputation for great food, good service and comfortable environment. Many Great American Bagel bakeries feature glass-enclosed bakeries so customers can enjoy a view of the entire bagel-making process. If you love The Great American Bagel bakery’s bagels and other delicious menu items, like the restaurant’s concept, and would enjoy the challenges and rewards of franchising, contact The Great American Bagel bakery for franchising details.

The Great American Bagel Franchise Opportunities – History

The Great American Bagel Bakery was founded in 1987 by Wayne Flately, in Westmont, Illinois. Flately continues to serve as company president. In 1994, with the help of Pat Ross, the retired founder and president of Rax Restaurants, TGAB began franchising, with locations opening throughout the Chicago area. Today, after continually expanding, TGAB has more than 52 locations across 12 U.S. states.

The Great American Bagel Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / The Great American Bagel Franchise Income

The initial franchise fee for The Great American Bagel Bakery is $20,000. The estimated development costs range from $200,000 to $300,000. A royalty fee of 4% on gross sales is paid to the company, in addition to a 2% advertising fee.

The Great American Bagel Business Opportunities: Other Information

The Great American Bagel offers a wide range of menu items for school lunches. It also delivers the lunch items directly to schools at an appointed time, and picks up storage containers afterward.

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