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We’re looking for born and bread self-starters. The kind of people who are eager to work for themselves and be immersed in their community as they strive for work-life balance.
When looking for suitable Franchisees to join our network, we consider people who share our values. That means being passionate, motivated, champion a strong work ethic and have a desire to work as part of a team with a hands-on approach. It goes without saying that it’s essential you respect and believe in the Bakers Delight brand.
Our multi-stage recruitment process involves a dedicated recruitment team who are there to encourage you on your journey. All you need is the right attitude and a love of good bread.
While we do have Franchisees within our network who are qualified bakers, it’s not a requirement to franchise with us. So you can put your rolling pin away (for now).
We welcome Franchisees from all walks of life. From tradespeople to corporate workers, no matter where you come from we know you can successfully transition to being a small business owner.
There are three expectations of being a Franchisee. To make fresh bread every day, fuel your local community and believe everything you do has the potential to delight.
Our expectation is that our Franchisees are owner-operators working hands-on within their business on a full-time basis. This means building relationships with your customers and local community and working hand in hand with Bakers Delight to uphold our brand initiatives and standards.
You’ll be the face of your business and a pillar of your community.
How thick is a slice of bread?
The cost to purchase an existing bakery is dependent on a number of factors. These include the length of the lease, the franchise agreement term, past performance, plant and equipment value and associated goodwill. The purchase price of an existing bakery is determined by the seller and varies between each business, as you can see on our Bakeries for Sale page.
To give you a rough idea, the establishment costs for new bakeries range between $500,000 and $600,000 on average, plus working capital and a 10-year franchise agreement.
Our franchise purchase fee is $50,000 plus GST to secure a franchise agreement term of 10
If you are purchasing an existing bakery, you will purchase the remaining term of the existing franchise agreement. It is the expectation of Bakers Delight that a 10-year agreement is in place at the time of purchase, therefore you may be required to top this up.
Yes, you’ve always got options.
As an established franchise system, we are accredited with a number of banks across Australia. As a general rule, a bank may lend up to 60% of the value of the purchase price; the purchaser is then required to fund the balance through cash or equity in assets.
We recommend that you consult and seek advice from an accountant or financial advisor to obtain direction on franchise financing arrangements.
Our royalty fee is 6.5% plus GST of Net Sales and our advertising contribution fee is 2% plus GST of Net Sales, payable weekly.
We’re always open to a conversation and options are available to assist potential Franchisees to manage franchise purchase fees. The options are to pay the franchise purchase fee upfront or elect to take up an increased royalty fee structure. If in doubt, talk it out.
Of course! Anyone worth their flour would want to know they’re equipped with the right training to succeed.
To ensure that you are fully capable to successfully operate your bakery, we require you to undertake 16 weeks of full-time training. You’ll need to show competency in all modules, including baking (so get that rolling pin out).
You will be mentored by an experienced Franchisee from our network and have the support of our training and development team to gain the relevant skills to run your business. Remember, you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself.
Absolutely! In fact, over 40% of our network are multi-site operators.
To become a multi-site operator you’ll need to meet the selection criteria, undertake additional training and be approved by Bakers Delight.
The cost of the program is $3,000 + GST. The fee covers online training modules, face to face validations and assessments, workshops and training resources.
No. Like most training courses, the fee is non-refundable.
No, there are no prerequisites to commence the training.
To successfully complete the course, you would require a moderate level of numeracy and literacy skills. This includes having strong communication skills.
Purchasing a bakery
Leasing a bakery*
*leases are negotiated between the Leasee and Lessor and must be commercially viable for all parties.
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