Country of Origin: Ireland
Operational Countries:8
Headquarters: Dublin
Units Open:16
Units in Development:Over 30

The Brand Concept

Bagel is a bread product originally founded in Poland in the 16th century, Bagels have become a popular bread product in the United States, Canada, Europe, and many more with different ways of making bagels. ‘The Bagel Bar coffee house’ was founded in response to a growing demand by working professionals for a healthier option to the standard sandwich, whilst incorporating a more international taste to the range of fillings and sauces used in creating our unique signature bagel sandwiches.

Since opening our doors on Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2 in 2001, demand for our product has been so great that we have expanded our business and currently operate 16 franchised stores worldwide in Ireland, UAE, Kuwait with more stores in development in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. We believe this reflects the high quality and standards of our products and our continued commitment to customer service.

The basic concept of The Bagel Bar is to offer a more sophisticated coffee/sandwich alternative, where people can enjoy excellent quality food in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We pride ourselves on our customer service and have built a reputation as an eatery that offers a varied menu with excellent standards.

Our work in developing the business has been recognized by The Irish Franchise Association, winning “Franchise Person of the Year” (Ray Cowzer) in 2004 followed by “Best Emerging Franchise” in 2005.

Why the Bagel Bar Coffee House?

  • Winner of “Best Emerging Franchise 2005″ at the Irish Franchise Associations annual awards
  • Realistic Costs Your total initial investment will depend on many factors including location, rent, outlet size and equipment. The Bagel Bar Coffee House will work with our prospective Franchisee so as to provide you with realistic costings for fit out & equipment. These costings are based on local agents and location of the Franchisee.
  • High Earnings & Transparency In agreeing the terms the Master Franchisee and prospective Franchisee will also agree specific store specifications (materials used and equipment required), store design, layout and proprietary food products to be used. All of these terms are agreed to protect the brand’s quality and service whilst also pursuing realistic costs and Earnings for all parties concerned.Our billing system is 100% transparent.
  • Growth Potential You will become part of a successful and recognized brand, in the rapidly expanding International coffee house / cafe market. Our unique selling point of signature bagel sandwiches and a varied and wide range of other food options, including our gourmet coffee and healthy smoothies.
  • Independence Each Franchisee of The Bagel Bar Coffee House brand operates as a separate, independent business. You become your own boss but you benefit from our extensive experience and skill in all aspects of the business system and brand.
  • Store Recognition and Sales You will immediately receive store recognition being part of a successful and recognized brand, in the rapidly expanding International coffee house / cafe market.

Comprehensive Training& store Management

Each Franchisee as part of the agreement terms will provide a minimum of 2 staff members who will receive an extensive four week training session on-site at one of the Master franchisee’s company owned stores. The training covers all aspects of operating / managing a Bagel Bar Coffee House outlet. The training programme’s objective is to develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, practices and policies of all functions necessary to successfully operate and manage a Bagel Bar Coffee House franchise outlet.

Detailed Operations Manual

Each Franchisee receives as part of the agreement terms an operations manual to guide you in all aspects of your business.You will also be provided with a food safety manual and a health & safety manual along with a number of other in-house training manuals. Each Franchisee may be required to amend, translate and or adjust all manuals depending on the specific territory and the company or regional laws appropriate to that jurisdiction.

Property Sourcing and Negotiation

The Bagel Bar Coffee House will assist our prospective Franchisees in sourcing units in desired locations within the agreed territory. However part of the franchisee selection criteria will be the Franchisee’s ability and or expertise through their current and / or previous business experience in developing and expanding a brand or business


Each Franchisee will benefit from a centralized marketing strategy as set out in the terms of the franchise agreement. The basis of which is to increase the brand and store recognition in the agreed region or territory. The marketing budget agreed will enable advertising on broadcast and print media, engendering brand awareness and loyalty.

Ongoing Support

After the initial training program, you may call on us for support and information. Ongoing help is available from our experienced Bagel Bar Coffee House team as per the terms set out in the franchise agreement.

Sharing of Information and Ideas

You will always have the opportunity to suggest and share your ideas as well as sharing information relevant to operational improvements within The Bagel Bar Coffee House concept. The Bagel Bar as a brand encourage communication and are happy to review ideas and suggestions that may help develop and expand the brand using local expertise and cultural tastes.

Our Commitment to You

The Bagel Bar Coffee House wants you to succeed and share in the rewards that come from being part of The Bagel Bar Coffee House brand. From the time we receive and accept you as a prospective Franchisee, and throughout our business relationship, we are dedicated and committed to helping you succeed.

The Bagel Bar Coffee House is 100% committed to making your new venture a success.

Franchise Fee:

Upon Application


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