Le Macaron

Min. Liquid Capital: $75,000

Total Investment: $84,350 - $361,500

Net Worth Required: $250,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000

Financing Available: Third Party

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 50

Company-Owned Units: 7

Average Sales Last Year: $473,877

About Le Macaron

Family owned and operated, Le Macaron French Pastries® is revolutionizing the retail bakery sector by offering a boutique-style French pâtisserie concept characterized by luxury and simplicity. We stand out as an upscale yet affordable retail experience centered around a French favorite, the macaron. Our exquisite product line is complete with handcrafted authentic French pastries, creamy French gelato, gourmet chocolates, handmade candies, artisanal European style coffees and, in some locations, wine and champagne.

Le Macaron gives Franchise Owners an opportunity to start a unique, market-tested, niche bakery business of their dreams with no experience necessary. Our owners enjoy simple, streamlined operations with no on-site baking as all of our delicacies are made from the highest quality ingredients and crafted at our confectionary by our master French chefs. This means no expensive kitchen equipment, flexible footprint and minimal staffing requirements. Our initial investment is much lower compared to other concepts within our industry, and we offer three different business models: café, kiosk, and cart to ensure there is a model for every type of investor!

With over 50 locations and counting, Le Macaron French Pastries® invites communities nationwide to indulge in a simpler way of life.

Why Le Macaron?

First-Time Entrepreneurs: While prior experience in the foodservice or retail industries would be extremely beneficial, it is not a requirement. Our Le Macaron French Pastries® support team offers a variety of resources to benefit both seasoned and emerging owners.

No On-Site Baking: We handle all baking and preparation in our Le Macaron French Pastries® Confectionary kitchens. By delivering all pastries to each location, we effectively eliminate on-site production; making the operational aspect of running a Le Macaron French Pastries® franchise that much easier!

Multiple Business Models: We offer cafés, kiosks, and carts to ensure there is a version of Le Macaron French Pastries® for everyone! By combining and utilizing multiple models, there is an amazing opportunity for Franchise Owners to have numerous options to expand and scale their business and take advantage of cross-marketing and multiple revenue streams.

Flexible Footprint: Our cafés require a small footprint, 800-1,000 square feet, which means finding real estate can be quick and easy. In addition, kiosks and carts offer many different venue options.

Outstanding Unit Economics: Our Item 19 shows average monthly gross sales of $38,943!


2019 Franchise Gator - Ranked #17 on its annual Top Emerging Franchises List

2018 Entrepreneur Magazine – Top Franchises Under $150k

2017 Entrepreneur Magazine – Ranked #415 on its 38th annual Top 500 Franchises

2017 Entrepreneur Magazine – Ranked #22 on its Top Best New Franchise Opportunities

2016 Entrepreneur Magazine – Ranked #56 on its Top Best New Franchise Opportunities

2016 Inc. Magazine - Ranked # 1476 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for Franchise Owners that:

  1. Have a passion for the Le Macaron French Pastries® product and business model. You seek authenticity, quality, and simplicity above all else.
  2. Have a desire to engage guests and a French level of passion for excellence in customer service.
  3. Have a strong sense of community.
  4. Have basic business knowledge and the willingness to learn.
  5. Have the ability to lead with a “team player” attitude.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk and determine if you might be an ideal Franchise Owner at Le Macaron French Pastries®.

Training And Support

As a newly awarded Le Macaron French Pastries Franchise Owner, you will start to feel the power of our training program immediately following your approval. Your initial training will take place over three days at the Le Macaron French Pastries Corporate offices in Sarasota, Florida. Upon completion, there will be a minimum of one additional day of training at the Franchise Owner’s new location, prior to opening day. These training sessions cover store setup, inventory management and ordering, POS system, product knowledge, operations and customer service, quality control, human resources, employee training and hiring, marketing best-practices, accounting, reporting, and more. There is a lot to cover in a short period of time, but it is our goal to make sure that you are thoroughly trained and confident when it comes to running your own Le Macaron French Pastries.

Training and support never ends as we are continually striving to improve the Le Macaron French Pastries system. Even after your location is up and running, we will continue to support you and your staff through refresher training courses, periodic field support visits, and annual Franchise Owner conferences. Our franchise support team’s purpose is to make sure every aspect of your business is up-to-date and running as efficiently as possible and to ensure that you remain up-to-date with industry trends, new menu items, or additional services developed by us.

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