Bagel franchises sell the round, doughy breakfast staple considered to be a New York specialty.
Early to rise
Bagels are generally more of a morning and lunch food, so stores tend to be open from early morning to late afternoon or early evening, closing earlier than most other food franchises.
Spread it out
An important decision to make with a bagel franchise is the size and scope; some are very limited, while some have more full service offerings.
To make it easier for you, generally franchise bagels are par-baked, and then sent to the store, which simply finishes baking them.
Bagels are big business
- Annual bagel revenues are $833 million.
- A growing segment within the bagel industry has been healthier whole grain bagels.