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Join a Thriving Franchise Network

Let’s get straight to the goods – last year (July ’19 – June ’20) , the top quartile of our bakeries earned OVER $310,000 in operating profit. If that were you, that means you could pay off your initial bakery investment within three years.

But the news isn’t good just for the bakeries at the top. Across all bakeries, the operating profit increased by at least 6%.

The COBS Support Team and our bakeries have been agile and responsive during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential business, it was critical for us to evolve to adapt to our customers’ changing needs. Those needs more bread. More treats. Our transaction size has drastically increased.

All that to say… it’s a great time to apply to open a COBS Bread bakery.

And we also have a pretty sweet deal– no initial franchise fee for new bakeries!

Why Choose COBS Bread?

The fastest growing bakery concept in Canada

COBS Bread started in 1980 in Australia as a family run business called Bakers Delight. There are now over 600 Bakers Delight locations in Australia and New Zealand. COBS Bread has been built on this success and experience with over 130 bakeries in Canada, and is on track to establish 200 bakeries in Canada by 2022.

Our franchisees use the strength of a nationally recognized brand to grow their businesses and give back to the community. We’ve proudly donated over $300 million in unsold products to local charities since 2003.

Learn to run a franchised business from scratch

No baking or business experience needed! We’ll teach you everything you need to know. You’ll get hands-on training during our 16-week program, which is designed to get you up to speed on everything you need to operate your bakery.

You’ll learn business planning, operations, HR, marketing, maintenance, financial management, customer service and more.

With the support your receive from your franchisor, you’ll be able to embrace our entrepreneurial spirit while receiving the benefit of a competitive advantage with a trusted brand.

Get support so you’re ready to roll

A franchise opportunity is perfect for entrepreneurial people who love systems and support, but want to minimize risk. As a COBS Bread franchisee, we’re here to help you with site selection and lease negotiations, construction, training, marketing, operations and more.

An Area Manager will provide continuous support from opening day and beyond. By helping you set goals, troubleshooting, tracking financial performance and connecting you to the broader franchise network, you’ll realize you’re never alone.

At this rate, it’s no surprise we’ve been a Franchisees’ Choice Award Winner for ten consecutive years!

We can help you find the dough

Whether you’re looking at investing in a new franchise or a business for sale, know that everyone finds their own way to finance their business.

We use our long-term relationships with top financial institutions and offer flexible financing options to help you get enough capital to build your dream.

Many of our franchisees are in the position to pay off their loans in less than 5 years. With our operating profit going up year over year, it is our goal to make this possible for all franchisees.


COBS 3 Key Principles

Franchise Financial Health

The success of our system depends on franchise profitability. It starts with a four month training program before you open your bakery, followed by a one year Franchisee Assessment program that supports you as you grow your business. You’ll have full access to network-wide financial results and benchmarks that encourage you to aim high and achieve higher.

Growing the Brand

We’re focused on building a strong, healthy, vibrant brand. You’ll get the benefits of a national marketing fund focused on driving traffic to your bakery, plus a local fund to support your community initiatives.

A Relentless Commitment to the Customer

The customer is the lifeblood of our business, and we deliver personalized service that’s unmatched in the industry. We provide a 16-week onboarding program and offer baker and sales certification programs so you can exceed expectations in every interaction.

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