run a works café in your town

We opened our first store in Manchester, Vermont in 1988. From the beginning, we have been an industry innovator, working to remain at the forefront of fast casual dining, the fastest growing market segment in the restaurant industry.

We expanded our brand in the spring of 2002 and became The Works Bakery Café, once again anticipating trends in the fast casual segment.

We are a community-centered business, committed to social and environmental responsibility, a healthy workplace, quality natural products, and world-class customer service.

Our menu features whole foods made from pure, natural ingredients with local and organic products used whenever possible, including organic quinoa bowls made with ancient grains, delicious paninis, creative sandwiches and wraps, New York-style bagels, artisan breads, decadent pastries, fresh fruit or veggie smoothies, freshly-made salads tossed with house-made dressing, Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, lattes, and more.

A lot of excitement has been generated over our healthy menu and our unique restaurant concept. The Works has been featured on The Today Show and National Public Television, and in Inc. Magazine and The Green Business Quarterly.

All of our cafés are designed to be warm and inviting, using sustainable or salvaged building materials. The result is a relaxing, earth-friendly environment where people can enjoy a meal or kick back with coffee and friends. All of our restaurants incorporate an innovative and inviting store design, utilizing sustainable building materials.

franchise details

  • Investment Range: $550,000 to $750,000 (including franchise fee)
  • Franchise Fee: $25,000
  • Royalty Structure: 5% of gross sales
  • Terms: Five years, with option for three additional successive 5-year terms

support services

  • Architectural plans and design specifications
  • Comprehensive four-week training program
  • Grand opening and training assistance
  • Operating and procedural manuals
  • Quality and inventory control programs
  • Protected territories
  • Ongoing community-based marketing support

for more information, contact:

Richard French, President
Works Franchising Corporation
120 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431