Panera Bread is a Franchise Grade Made The Grade™ franchise, which means it's ranked well by our analysts.
Panera Bread Bakery-Cafes specialize in the retail sale of fresh bakery goods, sandwiches, soups, salads, and custom-roasted coffees.
Panera Bread has a franchise fee of up to $35,000, with a overall upfront investment range from $1,059,915 to $3,606,025.
The upfront purchase price of any franchise opportunity includes many fees. Check out this franchise opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to buy an Panera Bread, such as franchise fees, leasehold improvement costs, pre-opening advertising, and technology fees. It should be noted that, franchisors must to provide you with details about all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay.
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As with any new franchised business, the franchise owner's salary and the revenue from a Panera Bread business depends on many factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a Panera Bread franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. Typically, profits and owner's salary are equitable to the size of the investment and number of locations you own. Demand for your products, the labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a large role in your bottom line and your personal salary
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As of the 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 1,045 franchised Panera Bread locations throughout the USA.
Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.
Based on 2016 FDD data, Panera Bread has franchise locations in 38 states. There may be no locations in several states as each franchise plans their growth strategy differently. Certain states also require franchise companies to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to awarding franchise opportunities to residents in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to confirm it satisfies state regulatory requirements. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that require franchise companies to file their franchise within the state. In most instances the filing is simply a notice with the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not review the FDD.
Based on our research Panera Bread is expanding into new markets and might be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be considering what is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to assess that your city has a need or customers for this franchise. Even the most popular franchises have states that they are not successful in. The reasons why a specific franchised location can fail are plentiful. You need to analyze not only the franchised business itself, but review locations where you believe it has a more profitable opportunity.
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Last Reviewed: 2016
Sector: Quick Service Restaurants
Category: Subs, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads
Yes, they have an initial training program of 891 hours. This includes 96 hours of classroom training, 795 hours of on-the-job training, and N/A hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.
Panera Bread offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.
Yes, Panera Bread offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.
They began franchising in 1993. The average Subs, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads franchise began franchising in 1999.
No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.