Panera Bread Franchise
The Panera bread franchise specializes in cafe style bakeries which live long into the tradition of bringing fresh baked produce to neighborhoods and cities throughout the country, offering the unique opportunity of the business to any interested franchise applicant.
The Panera Bread Bakery goes through the long tradition of serving fresh, quality and artisan bread, daily to the local neighborhood populace.
There are several different kinds of baked breads served, from savory to sweet, all handcrafted artisan breads. Their menu also includes other delectable dishes such as salads, signature sandwiches and delicious soups. The Panera Bread Bakery has a warm and inviting cafe style environment that makes the customer feel right at home. The company also participates in several neighborhood programs and projects to assure the local community of the dedication and hard work that the company puts in not only its own restaurant, but in the local government itself.
The Panera Bread Company currently owns around 1,113 bakery style cafes under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co, operates more than 700 establishments in 35 states in the Americas, either company owned or franchised. Its home base is currently located at Clayton Road Richmond Heights.
When it comes to franchising with Panera Bread, bear in mind that the franchise does not sell single units, therefore it is necessary for the franchise applicant to open more than just one cafe. This is because what the franchiser sells is the actual market location rather than the establishment. What is required is an average of 15 bakery cafes in 6 years.
The qualification criteria for an applicant of the Panera Bread Franchise are as follows, he or she should first have experience in multi-unit restaurant operation, have an average net worth of at least $7.5 million with liquid assets reaching $3 million. It is also an advantage if the applicant has recognition as a top restaurant operator, possess the necessary infrastructure and resources fit to meet the franchisors development schedule. Having real estate experience in the market is also an advantage and he or she should definitely have complete and total commitment to the development and success of the Panera Bread band with the cultural fit and passion for their main product, fresh bread.
If you feel you meet with the requirements and qualifications of a franchise applicant of the Panera Bread Franchise then you may contact them directly or through their online site for more information and the specifics on applying for the franchise. Available on their website is the franchise information overview which includes the amounts required for the initial investment and franchise fees, including training support and management. Complete the franchise request form which is also available on the site and the Panera Bread Support team will contact you immediately to arrange for a meeting to discuss the specifics. IF in fact you do not possess the necessary financing for the franchise then you may still discuss the other available options that are open for you.