Crescent City Beignets

2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$75,000 - $500,000


Crescent City Beignets Franchise Information:

Like No Other

New Orleans is known worldwide for its unique style of food. New Orleans cuisine has evolved as a result of influences of the French and Spanish in addition to the Cajun, Caribbean and African American cultures.

At Crescent City Beignets we have developed a menu that is designed to offer the three foods most often linked to the French Quarter – Beignets & Café au Lait, Creole dishes and New Orleans style sandwiches. At our restaurants we do this in an incredibly authentic manner. The Po-boys are made on real French bread. The authentic beignet recipe is blended to our specifications making it the real deal as well. Our coffee is prepared in the New Orleans tradition, which provides us with the unique product of coffee and chicory, which we blend with hot milk to make our café au lait. Finally, the Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee and gumbo are produced according to Louisiana family recipes that have evolved over years.

For those in New Orleans and South Louisiana, sitting down to a meal is a special occasion. A meal is not something that is to be rushed but rather a social event that is to be savored and remembered.

About Us

In the spring of 1997, Baton Rouge, Louisiana born siblings began an ambitious project - exporting the authentic experience of an old style New Orleans coffee house to another part of the country. Having grown up with the rich history of the New Orleans French Quarter, they felt confident in their ability to recreate this tradition. Early in 2002 a franchisee, Dr. Kenneth Williams, negotiated to acquire the concept and formed the French Quarter Group to continue the expansion of the brand naming Shaenon Cray as Corporate Executive Officer.

The history of these coffee houses began in the early 1800\'s when a simple coffee house opened near the city\'s open market, presently the French Market. By the end of the Civil War, this coffee house had established a French Quarter tradition of serving up strong coffee (some say it was purposely made extra strong to dissuade the unaccustomed palates of the unwelcome Union military) and its famous beignets - fried squares of pastry topped with powdered sugar. Coffee houses flourished in the century that followed, the strong coffee with chicory and beignets or French Market doughnuts becoming a symbol of New Orleans.

Our team understands that the appeal of this concept involves the art of providing beignets, café au lait, Creole food, po-boys and other food products consistent with the traditions of South Louisiana and the French Quarter. We guarantee both the freshness and authenticity of all Crescent City products.

What We Offer

The core product combination of beignets & café au lait, Creole dishes and po-boys are unique to the franchise market and, as our customers tell us, "better than we can get in the French Quarter."

Should you qualify for a franchise, Crescent City Beignets will commit the following resources to your new business:

  • Use of the trademarked name and logos
  • Use of the Crescent City Beignets developed trade dress
  • Restaurant and kitchen design package
  • Design of complete furniture, fixtures and equipment package
  • Assistance with site location utilizing our selection criteria and Director of Real Estate
  • Comprehensive training covering every aspect of store management
  • Opening team to assist with the soft opening and grand opening of your store
  • Complete Operations Manual System
  • Advertising kit for help with marketing and promotions
  • Access to Crescent City\'s proprietary food products and preparation recipes
  • Distribution sources for all proprietary and non-proprietary food and paper products.

We have come to understand that the success of this concept involves the art of providing beignets & café au lait, creole dishes and po-boys as well as other New Orleans style food products in a dining atmosphere that is consistent with the traditions of South Louisiana and the Crescent City. We take great pride in offering you a fast casual, specialty food concept that does just that.

As Crescent City Beignets moves into its ninth year of operations, our team is confident they have created a fast casual specialty food service concept unique to today\'s franchise market. The menu, while simple and easy to manage, has received exceptional reviews for its authenticity and quality. Both the products offered by Crescent City and the casual dining atmosphere appeal to a full cross section of customers from families to couples to the elderly.

Please note this franchise is not accepting inquiries from outside the United States. Interested parties should have at least $75,000 to invest.
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