Paris Baguette

Investment level
£250,001 - £500,000
Food & Drink Franchises

Paris Baguette is a world-renowned boulangerie that has been delighting guests across the globe with a feast of freshly baked treats for over 35 years. Following the successful launch of its first London stores at the iconic Battersea Power Station and on Kensington High Street, Paris Baguette is looking for franchise partners to expand its UK and European operations with the aim of rolling out 450 units across the continent by 2036.


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Paris Baguette’s mission is to re-establish the neighbourhood bakery café as the heart of the community. From iconic cities like New York, Paris, London and Seoul, to smaller towns around the world, Paris Baguette is the perfect addition to any neighbourhood. 

All of Paris Baguette’s menu items are made fresh in-house throughout the day, offering the perfect blend of a classic bakery, boulangerie and patisserie. The menu features over 25 premium dishes ranging from celebration cakes, bespoke baguette sandwiches, locally roasted coffee, French-inspired pastry, and artisan breads.

With proprietary recipes, an impressive lineup of food and desserts people love, a proven training model, and a record of global success, Paris Baguette offers franchise owners a compelling and rewarding business to be a part of. 

The Paris Baguette franchise package provides everything an aspiring franchisee needs to get started. The package includes a café opening roadmap with a checklist of 206 items, site selection support, supply chain set-up, design and construction facilitation, training programs, ongoing operational support, product development, advertising and marketing guidance. The company also provides franchisees with access to its proprietary recipes and baking techniques, ensuring that every product meets the company’s high standards.

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The initial franchise fee is £50,000 for one site or £40,000 for multiple sites. The minimum investment required to open a Paris Baguette franchise is £400,000.

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This includes the cost of site selection, construction, equipment, inventory, and two months of training for bakers, general managers, and front-of-house staff. With projected annual retail sales for a Paris Baguette café ranging from £1.5 million to £2 million, franchisees can expect to turn a profit within 3 years while earning a salary during the initial years.

In return for their investment, franchisees receive comprehensive support from the company. This includes assistance with sourcing contractors, designers, architects, and suppliers.

Franchisees will benefit from Paris Baguette’s established brand and reputation, which helps to drive footfall and generate sales. Additionally, franchisees receive ongoing support from the company’s management team who are committed to ensuring the success of every franchisee and will provide on-the-ground support for the first ten days of a café opening. 

In addition to the franchise fee, ongoing royalties of 5% of gross sales (exclusive of VAT) are required which covers the use of the Paris Baguette brand name and business development support. Franchisees are also responsible for signing the lease for the property that will be operated as a Paris Baguette site. 

Franchisees will be able to receive preferential terms with Paris Baguette’s lending partner ​​Citibank to help generate the funding required to start a Paris Baguette franchise if needed.

Since opening its first store in Seoul, South Korea in 1988, Paris Baguette has expanded globally with over 4,000 stores worldwide. In the UK, Paris Baguette has successfully opened its first company-owned stores at the iconic Battersea Power Station and on Kensington High Street. 

Paris Baguette is actively seeking franchise partners in the Greater London area (within 25 miles of central London). Beginning with London and the South East, Paris Baguette will then roll out across the rest of the UK over the next several years. 

Paris Baguette has plans to expand its European operations with the aim of rolling out 450 units across the continent by 2036 including 200 units in the UK. As the brand continues to expand, there are numerous opportunities for franchisees to achieve success and grow their business.

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Paris Baguette has a strong track record of success with over 4000 stores operating worldwide of which 3800 are franchised. The franchise has been successful in many different markets, including the United States, China, and Singapore, among others. 

The franchise model has been particularly successful in the U.S. where Paris Baguette is now opening a new café every week. Since first arriving on American shores in 2005, Paris Baguette already has 135 franchised locations, distinguishing itself as a dominant player in the bakery café industry. Many American franchisees are returning for multi-unit deals as they continue to see great success in existing locations with cafés that are producing upwards of $5 million in revenue.

Paris Baguette has won numerous awards for its exceptional-quality premium treats and franchise model. This year, the brand was recognised as the number-one Bakery Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. In 2022, Paris Baguette ranked 25th in the Franchise Times Top 500 list — the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales.

These accolades are a testament to Paris Baguette’s commitment to creating unique consumer experiences and a network of successful franchisee relationships.

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit, the ambition to help grow a business and believe in spreading joy through the art of baking? Or maybe you’re a franchise operator looking to add to your existing portfolio of brands. Either way, Paris Baguette could be an excellent fit for you.

Paris Baguette is looking for potential franchise owners with ambition and adventurous personalities who want to grow and develop with the brand. To succeed as a Paris Baguette franchisee, individuals should be passionate, committed to excellence, open-minded, and able to inspire action through excellent leadership and management skills. 

A passion for baked goods or experience in the hospitality industry is a bonus but not a requirement. Access to capital and maintaining exceptional standards is, however, key to Paris Baguette franchises. 

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