Big Apple Bagels Franchise Information

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

Big Apple Bagels Franchise

Big Apple Bagels was established by Paul Stolzer in the 1992 in Deerfield, Illinois. Big Apple Bagels, together with Brewster’s Coffee and My Favorite Muffin is under one parent company, BAB Inc. Currently, they have one company-owned store and 131 franchised branches in the United States.

What’s on the menu?

Big Apple Bagels carries not only bagels. They also have overstuffed sandwiches like the Classic Reuben with corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw and a wide range of sandwiches such as their Triple Decker Sandwiches, Gourmet Sandwiches, Specialty Sandwiches like Turkey and Havati, Toasted Sandwiches, Pizzas and Salads & Soups like Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad which is a Crisp Romaine with home-style croutons,  grilled chicken breast & shredded Parmesan cheese tossed in Caesar dressing.

Other brands are also available like the Brewster’s Coffee served with their breakfast menu and My Favorite Muffin. Another specialty are their Freshens Smoothies. This is interesting. They have Non-dairy, Low Calorie, Fat Free Dairy, and Energy Smoothies.

What makes this fanchise different is that it is a fusion of a restaurant and a bakery. They have complete breakfast and lunch menus. Each brand had its own bakery which means that everything is made from scratch and fresh out of the oven.  Another advantage of this is that it makes each branch capable of accepting large wholesale orders such for company events and special occasions. They even have gift basket and tin can options.

What are the financial requirements to franchise Big Apple Bagels?

First, you have to pass a credit check. Then, you have to have a net worth of at least $300,000 and liquid assets of at least $75,000.

They also require appropriate business experience.

They would also recommend a site with at least 1,600-1,900 sq. ft. of space.

If you choose to take out the franchise through financing it, you may do so. They are part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Franchise registry and you may apply for an SBA loan.

Another benefit is if you want to expand and have more than one, they will allow you to as long as it’s within and exclusive territory. On the other, you may also sell your franchise with their approval of the subsequent buyer.

What’s included in the Big Apple Bagels franchise package?

They give support on finding the right location and assistance on the construction from the ground up including layout and negotiating cost of equipments. You will also get support in marketing  the grand opening.  It’s important  to be able to be within reach with the headquarters which is why it’s part of the package for you to have access to the BAB Franchise Intranet. This assures you support all the way.

I have mentioned that everything is made from scratch. You may have asked who will do this. Big Apple Bagels  will give help to you when hiring staff and provide extensive training, from operations on a daily basis, to your marketing and advertising team, and even training on financial control measures.

Big Apple Bagels Contact Information

To contact them about a franchise, you need to go to this webpage
Address: 500 Lake Cook Road ·Suite 475 · Deerfield, Illinois 60015 · Phone: 800-251-6101
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