Big Apple Bagels®

What Does a Big Apple Bagels® Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$300,000
Total Investment:$284,500 - $394,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:84
Year Founded:1993
Franchising Since:1993

About Us

Big Apple Bagels is on the forefront of the growing Bakery Café Segment, which continues to be the fastest category within the Fast Casual market. We stand apart from the crowd because we have a unique offering not found in other venues.

The Big Apple Bagels bakery cafe concept was developed to delight the customers and our franchise owner-operators as well. You will be able to produce: made from scratch Big Apple Bagels, My Favorite Muffin branded gourmet muffins, a selection of delicious sandwiches, and serve our own Brewster's brand of brewed coffee and specialty drinks.

As a franchisor, BAB Systems, Inc. has always focused heavily on the level of support it provides to its franchisees and the importance of open lines of communication to foster strong franchise relationships. Franchisees know they can count on us to watch our position within the industry and do what it takes to keep up with the ever-changing consumer preferences.

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Guidance & Assistance

As a Big Apple Bagels franchisee, you'll receive guidance and assistance with the key steps involved in getting your business up and running.

Pre-opening support includes:
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Restaurant layout and design
  • Coordination with national and regional suppliers
  • Equipment,
  • Merchandise and services at negotiated rates
  • Grand Opening marketing campaign

Our goal is to help you achieve excellence in every aspect of your business. Towards that ambitious goal, you and your key personnel will receive extensive training that covers all areas of the operations.

The time is now. The opportunity is here.

We have no doubt that we are in the right place at the right time. We need the right people to grow with us, if you have the drive and the ambition to build a business...backed by the support of a dedicated franchising company, we invite you to consider this franchise and encourage you visit our web site and explore our brands.


"Rachel and I have been Big Apple Bagels franchisees since 2004. We currently have two stores located in Kalamazoo and Portage MI. Our business allows us to be enjoy the benefits of ownership and still have quality family time."
- Jason and Rachel Boussom, Kalamazoo, Michigan

"The two Centennial, Colorado My Favorite Muffin locations are owned and operated by local residents Eric Abbott and Mark Rank. Friends since their days at The University of Iowa, the two left behind corporate jobs to open the first Colorado My Favorite Muffin on Arapahoe Road in 1995. Two years later they opened the Dry Creek location."
- Eric Abbott and Mark Rank, Centennial, Colorado

"My family and I have been in the system since 2008; we love all the products and enjoy the smiles on our customers' faces on a daily basis as they always tell us how much they enjoy the store. The support we receive is there when we need it but the corporate staff allows us to run our business within the guidelines without micro-managing us on a daily basis."
- Kurt Rietsch, Clinton Township, MI

"My partner and I opened the store in 2007 and have been enjoying positive sales since the beginning. It is a pleasure to watch the transactions continue to grow and all it takes is: hard work, great products, great service and a comfortable environment. It is nice to have the operations and marketing assistance to help grow our business."
- Keith Brackin, Greg Hoop, Lutz, Florida

"Our store has been here since 1999. Meeting new people daily as well working with our regulars is always a joy. Having a product people love and support from the franchisor helps keep us a successful business. All of the staff at BAB is always quick to answer our questions and hear our ideas."
- Ed and Marianne Elgindy, Aurora, Illinois

"Shelly and I have one My Favorite Muffin store in Ohio, (Centerville). We have owned the store since May of 2008. We have seen strong sales growth since we purchased the store and enjoy seeing our locations filled with customers throughout the day."
- Rich and Shelly Kate, Centerville, Ohio

Consumer Comments

"The service was superb. I will go back and tell everyone I know about the restaurant!"

"The Holey Guacamole sandwich was overstuffed and beautifully presented. The warm fresh baked everything bagel was filled with appetizing white turkey meat. The turkey meat was enhanced by the fresh lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slices, and slivers of green pepper. A fresh sour pickle was placed on the side. It was delicious and nutritious, and I enjoyed every bite."

"I would definitely return to this restaurant. It was cozy, and the food was great. I was impressed, I plan to return."

"This restaurant was affordable for the high quality product I got. It was high quality food with real ingredients presented in a deli type of way and I got a good deal for the price. It was obvious that everything was made from scratch. I will definitely go back to this location."

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Please Note:

Big Apple Bagels® is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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