Common Questions and Answers

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

Currently the range of investment is from $351,425 to $537,350 which includes the $35,000 initial franchise fee. The rest of the estimated costs include expenses to launch The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery in your local area, 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance and 3-months of working capital.

How big is the typical bakery?

Between 1,600 and 1,800 square feet with adequate parking and drive by traffic. We have specific site criteria which we will review with you and help you evaluate real estate for The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery.

How long does it take to open?

This depends on how quickly you secure a lease location for your bakery. You do not need to build a bakery from the ground up. You should lease a space in one of a variety of storefront or free-standing spaces available in your market. We help owners evaluate real estate, with step-by-step guidance to help fit out The Happy Mixer Gluten Free Bakery. Once you sign your lease, you should be able to open in as little as 3 to 6 months.

Do all recipes have to be gluten free?

Yes, this is our cornerstone and commitment to our customers. We are a100% dedicated gluten free facility! We also serve those who have other dietary restrictions and preferences. This includes dairy free, soy free and tree nut free options, as well as offerings for those on a vegan diet. Also, your staff will not be permitted to consume or bring foods into the bakery that contain gluten.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

We want our owners to be involved. Some may choose to hire a head baker to oversee day-to-day operations of bakery production, with the owner managing marketing, development and community outreach.

Can I own more than one bakery?

Yes. We believe qualified owners can own and operate multiple Happy Mixer locations.

How many people should be on the team in the bakery?

We recommend between 6 and 8 employees to start. You may decide to add staff as your following begins to grow!

How much will the business make in a year?

We will be able to share with you our Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19, in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the revenue potential for The Happy Mixer in your local area.

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