What Are the Startup Costs, and What Do They Include?

Currently, the range of investment is from $879,500 to $1,737,500, which includes the $65,000 initial franchise fee. The rest of the estimated costs include expenses to fit out your L.A. BAKERY CAFE, equipment and inventory, third-party professional advisory fees, insurance, and three months of working capital. The range is also due largely to the size and condition of your potential store as well as where it is located. We will work with you to find a location that will fit your budget.

Your stand-alone shop should be between 2500 and 4000 square feet, with adequate parking and drive-by traffic. We have specific site criteria to help guide you in site selection and a master broker who will evaluate your local real estate options to ensure we find a good fit for your L.A. BAKERY CAFE.

Opening your L.A. BAKERY CAFE depends on how quickly you find a location and sign a lease. As part of our pre-opening support, we help you evaluate real estate and offer step-by-step guidance to help fit out your L.A. BAKERY CAFE. Once you sign your lease, you should be able to open in as few as six to twelve months.

Our model is set up perfectly for an owner to be involved.

We are happy to share our Financial Performance Representation, called Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document, with all serious candidates. This useful tool highlights affiliate performance and history. Once you apply, we will provide this for your review and help you better understand the information and our business model.