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Member - Provisional
Food & Drink
Steve Lampshire
07585 709136
30 Staveleigh Mall, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7JQ

About bake&TAKE


Company Overview

bake&TAKE is a fully self-service bakery and coffee shop selling high quality baked goods and products. Our franchise exists to fulfil a gap in the market and provide our customers with high quality, freshly prepared range of up to 250 different products.

The concept originated in Germany as backWERK. The first shop opened in 2001 and they now have 360+ stores across Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland. A pilot operation has been running successfully in Manchester for two years and franchisees are confirming sites around the UK.

Franchise Overview

Created by backWERK in Germany in 2001, the company started off with a single store and went on to become Europe’s number one self service bakery with more than 360 stores, winning Franchisor of the Year in 2011 (Germany) and 2013 (Austria).

Bake&TAKE offer a huge pan European product list, self-service, sit in and takeaway, modern comfortable surroundings and free WiFi. Your customers will visit time and time again to enjoy familiar favourites or to try something fresh, exciting, affordable and new.


Key Information

  • Network Size: 0-10 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £80,000+
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £30,000+
  • Franchise Location: Retail Unit
  • Market: B2B & B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


You will spend two weeks with us at our flagship store in Manchester learning every aspect of the business. A further week of on-site training will continue once you are ready to open.


Daily Life of a Franchisee

For the first couple of years at least, franchisees will be on-site running their store for the majority of the time, in addition to securing local partnerships and corporate clients.

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