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Number of units 77
Investment Level $500,001 ~ $1,000,000
Franchising Since2006
Royalty Fee7%
cobs bread franchise canadaApproved Canadian Franchisor



At COBS Bread you get the growth of a start-up, backed by the world’s most successful franchise bakery network – Bakers Delight. The company’s success can be attributed to the quality of our product, the development of our people and our warm and friendly customer service. Every day, in every bakery, COBS Bread bakers create a range of traditional and gourmet breads. All products are baked from scratch, fresh daily on the premises. At the end of each day, most unsold products are donated to local charities.

COBS Bread bakeries are distinctive in appearance, branding, product quality and customer experience. We are committed to establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships with all our business partners – employees, franchisees, suppliers, and customers.

Our History – Our Exciting Journey

COBS Bread is part of one of the most successful franchise bakery networks in the world – Bakers Delight. An Australian owned company, Bakers Delight has been in operation for more than 30 years, with more than 700 bakeries across Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Bakers Delight (trading as COBS Bread in Canada), Australia and New Zealand’s largest retail bakery business was established in 1980 as a single bakery on Glenferrie Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. The founders of that bakery, fourth generation baker Roger Gillespie and his wife Lesley have since grown the company into one of Australia’s most successful and celebrated retail operations.

COBS Bread was launched in Canada on November 13, 2003, with the first location in Edgemont Village in North Vancouver. The family owned business has since grown to more than 75 bakeries and more than 55 franchised bakeries across three Canadian Provinces.


Why Join the COBS Bread Family?

  • Part of the world’s most successful retail bakery franchise.
  • Proven business formula for more than 30 years with more than 700 bakeries worldwide.
  • Entry into a turnkey operation.
  • Full training before operation, including how to bake.
  • Ongoing operational assistance.
  • Franchises available for new and existing bakeries.
  • Over 75 bakeries and growing across Canada.
  • Award Winning - COBS Bread was awarded the Bronze Award in recognition of excellence in franchisor/franchisee relationships in the category of Traditional Franchises New / Emerging by the Canadian Franchise Association in 2010 and 2012. COBS Bread received the CFA's inaugural Franchisee's Choice designation - an award based on ratings from current COBS franchisees in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, COBS Bread was honoured to receive the CFA’s Corporate Citizen award recognizing our ongoing commitment to being contributing members of our local communities.

Next Steps

Excited to join the COBS Bread Family? We are sure that you have a number of questions and we are excited about working with you during this due diligence stage in order to provide the answers needed for you to make an informed decision. Please fill out the form to the right for further details.




Oct 23, 2013

COBS Bread - Vice President, John Gilson

John joined COBS Bread in March 2003 after working at CBRE Ltd. as a Tenant Representation Specialist in the retail brokerage field for seven years. Prior to this, John worked in the UK for 10 years...
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Dec 24, 2013

COBS Bread Franchisee - Ryan Klassen

Ryan Klassen is a perfect example of the great people who work with COBS Bread. In this personal interview with him, you'll realize how he is just like you with his personal goals, professional...
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Dec 24, 2013

COBS Bread Franchisee - Ryan Klassen

Ryan Klassen is a perfect example of the great people who work with COBS Bread. In this personal interview with him, you'll realize how he is just like you with his personal goals, professional...
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Dec 18, 2013

COBS Bread Franchisee - Kyle Narzt

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