Frequently Asked Questions
This all sounds great, but I still have a few questions. We are glad you asked.
What does owning my own Bliss Cupcake Café cost me?
A standard Bliss Cupcake Café takes roughly $150,000-$175,000 to open, which includes the $30,000 franchising fee.
How much will I pay in royalties?
Our royalties begin at 4% of gross weekly sales the first year, 5% the second year, and 6% after that.
Bliss Cupcake Café has a development fund. What is the development fund, and how much do I contribute?
The development fund fee can be up to .5% of gross weekly sales. The development fund has been created to benefit all Bliss Cupcake Cafés and may be used for items like market studies, logo creation and modification, menu designs, contests, marketing, and website development.
What is the term of the agreement?
The initial term is 10 years, with an additional 10-year term available if both parties agree.
How long does it take to get my own Bliss Cupcake Cafe open?
There is not a hard and fast answer to this question, but typically a store can be ready to open in 60-120 days after a lease is executed. The quality of contractor can help or hinder this process significantly so can your preparedness or lack thereof.
How important is a baking background?
While certainly a plus, we can take even the most novice baker among us and coach them up to be the best cupcake slinger around.
What kind of training do you provide?
We require at least two of your bakers, which must include one owner, and you can bring up to four bakers, to spend two weeks learning the ins and outs in and around a Bliss Cupcake Café kitchen while learning how to bake our cupcakes from scratch. The initial training will take place in Northwest Arkansas. We will also send a minimum of one baker and one counter employee to assist you with opening week.
Will I get ongoing support after my initial training?
Absolutely! In fact, we hope you don’t get sick of our phone calls, text, emails, and on-site visits as we do our darnedest to set you up for success of owning your own Bliss Cupcake Café.
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