Nothing Bundt Cakes is a successful, niche bakery concept with more than 260 bakeries across the U.S. Our specialty is providing an incomparable gift food product; which, when given or received, leaves a lasting impression both on presentation and taste. We compete by offering a delectable, new luxury product at an affordable price.
We are a unique franchise concept. When our guests visit our bakeries, they are often surprised to find out it is a franchise. Our stores have a “Mom and Pop shop” feel to them which alleviates a common business concern in franchising. We also grant a unique experience to our franchise owners with our positive work environment and family friendly work schedules.
Nothing Bundt Cakes is looking for like-minded candidates who are ready to jump at the opportunity of joining our growing and successful family of franchisees.
We look for owner/operators or investors with solid operators in mind who possess the following:
If you feel that you meet the ideal characteristics above, we would love to get to know you and find out if we are a good fit for each other. Please note, prior restaurant/baking experience is NOT required.
We offer our franchisees a protected territory for their Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise. Our protected territory is built around your location based upon our target customer demographics. The territory’s size and shape depend on the nature of the geographic area. Boundaries are defined by zip code, county and city lines, streets and highways, trade areas, and natural barriers.
Nothing Bundt Cakes has the franchise fee of up to $30,000, with total initial investment range of $408,187 to $588,587.
Initial investments: $408,187 - $588,587
Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000
Nothing Bundt Cakes Initial Investment
|Type of Expenditure||Low||High|
|Initial Franchise Fee||$30,000||$30,000|
|Rent and Security Deposit||$6,500||$8,500|
|Architect - Design||$9,800||$12,500|
|Fixtures and Equipment - Front of Bakery||$30,000||$40,000|
|Fixtures and Equipment - Back of Bakery||$110,000||$125,000|
|Point of Sale System and Technology Fee||$20,587|
|Opening Advertising Program||$5,000||$7,000|
|Additional Funds - 3 months||$30,000||$50,000|
|Total Estimated Initial Investment||$408,187||$588,587|
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Ad Royalty Fee: 4%
Nothing Bundt Cakes website: www.nothingbundtcakes.com
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Other fees for Nothing Bundt Cakes Franchise
|Type of Fee||Amount||Due Date|
|Royalty||5% of Bakery's weekly Net Revenues||Due on Tuesday of each week on Net Revenues during previous week ending Sunday|
|Marketing Production Fund (the "Fund")||1% of Bakery's weekly Net Revenues||Due on Tuesday of each week on Net Revenues during previous week ending Sunday|
|Local Advertising Fee||3% of Bakery's weekly Net Revenues||Due on Tuesday of each week on Net Revenues during previous week ending Sunday|
|Local Cooperative Fund||If we designate a Cooperative Fund for your Territory, you must participate in the Cooperative Fund, and your contributions will be credited towards your Local Advertising Fee payment.||Must be spent monthly|
|Initial Training for Additional or Replacement Operators||$2,500 per person, plus expenses||Beginning of training|
|Additional Training or Assistance during Franchise Term||Our then current fee. currently $300 per trainer per day plus expenses for training at our location: $500 per day plus expenses for training in your Territory.||When training or assistance begins|
|Renewal||50% of our then- current Initial Franchise Fee.||Upon request for renewal of your franchise|
|Transfer in the event of a sale of the Bakery||$5,000, plus any broker fees or commissions we incur.||Upon request for transfer|
|Transfer of the ownership interests of franchisee||$3,500, plus any broker fees or commissions we incur.||Upon request for transfer|
|Guest Experience Monitor ("GEM")||Then current fee, currently $462 annually||When billed|
|Operational Evaluation Fee||Our then-current per diem fee, plus reimbursement of our expenses. Current per diem fee is $300||On demand|
|Wholesale Account Approval Fee||$1,500 plus our costs of inspection and expenses including travel costs and per diem.||As incurred|
|Insufficient Funds. Interest, Late Fees. Collection Costs, and Default||$50 for each date payment payment, plus 18% interest or the highest lawful commercial interest rate: and the cost of any audit if you understate fees by more than 2%; and $500 per diem plus expenses if we step in to operate your Bakery upon default or if you are unable to meet your scheduled opening date and we need to reschedule opening assistance.||When billed|
|Indemnification||Will vary under circumstances||As incurred|
|Site Evaluation||$500, plus our travel, meal, and lodging expenses||On demand|
|Fee for Unauthorized Sales||If you make sales in another franchisee's territory, you must remit 100% of Net Revenues from the sale to the franchisee that owns the territory and make a contribution of $500 per incident to the Fund.||On demand|
|Real Estate Review and Coordination Expenses||$3,000||On demand|
|Audit Fee||Cost of audit, plus expenses incurred in connection with the audit (including travel, lodging and wage expenses, and reasonable accounting and legal costs).||When billed|
|Master Architect Program Fee||$500||On demand|
|Monthly Music Fee||Currently $20 per month. Additionally, there is a $2.99 per month fee for messaging on hold, as well as a $12.00 per month fee for media player lease. There is an option to own the media player for a onetime fee of $299.||Monthly|
|Digital Menu Board Service||Currently $35 per month||Monthly|