Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Kneaders family! At Kneaders we feel that our success is directly tied to our amazing Franchise Operating Partners. Because of this, we are very carful in selecting exceptional individuals to become Operating Partners. It’s what we expect and what our other Franchise Operating Partners expect.
Q: What franchise opportunities are available?
A: Kneaders Bakery and Café offers individuals who pass our rigorous application process the opportunity to operate a single franchised Kneaders Bakery and Café business. This is a hands-on business. Most of our Operating Partners work 55+ hours per week and even more during the holidays. Our stores are typically a freestanding building with a drive thru. We do not offer multi-unit franchise opportunities to initial applicants.
Q: What kind of support can I expect as a Kneaders Franchise Operating Partner?
A: Kneaders Corporate and area developer staffs provide ongoing support in a variety of areas, such as store operations, leadership development, baking and pastry production, retail, marketing and limited technical support. Our goal at Kneaders is to allow our Operating Partners to concentrate on what matters most: Delighting our guests in ways that create loyalty.
Q: Describe the Kneaders Brand:
A: Our brand is built on delighting our guests in a way that creates loyalty. We do this by offering fresh, high quality food, provide comfort to the guests and building meaningful relationships with our guests, community, employees, vendors and suppliers. We are looking for individuals who can provide fresh, comfort and caring relationships to join our team.
Q: How long will it take me to become a Kneaders Operating Partner?
A: That depends on you. Part of the application process is spending time in one of our stores. Those that have a food or hospitality management background may progress more quickly (typically 6 -12 months), while those that have a management background in a field other then food or hospitality may take longer (typically 12 – 18 months) before they are ready to be an operating partner. If you have no management experience, we can help with that too! Use this link to apply for a management position in one of our stores.
Q: It seems like most of your stores are closed on Sunday, is that a requirement?
A: Most of our stores are closed on Sunday. We feel it important to offer a day for our Operating Partners and Employees to rest and spend time with their families.