Incubator Plan and Fast Casual franchise Between Rounds Café offer Fresh Start

location imageFast casual dining is the fastest growing segment in the restaurant industry. Looking to get in on the ground floor? Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café, a unique fast casual bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut, has rolled out an “Incubator Plan”, a low-entry Kiosk franchise option with a reduced franchise fee.

How it Works

With Between Rounds’ Incubator Plan, the franchise fee for a Between Rounds Kiosk store has been reduced from $20K to $5K. The franchise fee covers hard costs such as legal work, store design and menu board design.

Between Rounds’ Kiosk business model is unique in that it enables convenience and gas station store owners/operators (including third party owners who pay rent) to increase profits from their existing locations by offering Between Rounds fresh baked bagels and baked goods as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and specialty coffees. Ultimately, store traffic increases and leads to additional sales from products that are already sold. Patrons will enjoy Between Rounds’ neighborhood feel, their modern, comfortable interior and delicious food. Plus all locations offer free Wi-Fi for customers.

The overall investment for a Between Rounds Kiosk is approximately $120K. Financing for Kiosk operations is available through third parties.

Between Rounds franchised their first Kiosk store model in Tolland in 2013. That successful franchise, owned and operated by Sami Kahn, is located at 206 Merrow Road, at the Citgo Express Gas Station.  According to Kahn, “I had looked into a number of coffee and fast food opportunities and was very impressed with Between Rounds from the start.  The products are very high quality and very fresh because they are made every day.  That is my main motivation – to provide the best product possible to customers.”

For more information about the Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café opportunities, visit http://franchise.betweenroundsbagels.com.

About Between Rounds

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh baked bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware.  Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window.

Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available. In 2013, the company was selected as a Military Friendly Franchise®, which places Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café in an elite group and is testimony to the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.

Between Rounds’ current locations include South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Corporate headquarters are located at 19A John Fitch Blvd, Route 5 in South Windsor, CT.  For more information about Between Rounds franchise opportunities contact (860) 291-0323 or visit www.betweenroundsbagels.com.

Between Rounds Bagels Now Available at Wallingford and Southington ShopRite Stores

ShopRite Wallingford
ShopRite Wallingford

Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café, the unique bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut, has recently announced that ShopRite stores in Wallingford and Southington will carry Between Rounds fresh baked bagels.

The two ShopRite stores, owned by Don Drust and family, are located at 846 North Colony Street in Wallingford and 750 Queen Street in Southington. They have become a grocery partner of the family-owned Between Rounds and will offer their signature bagels in ShopRite bakery departments.

“The decision to add Between Rounds bagels to our bakery offerings was an easy one. Between Rounds offers a high quality, consistent product that is absolutely delicious and popular with our customers,” noted Drust.

He continued, “We’re a family-owned business and we enjoy partnering with local businesses. We try to carry as many local products as possible in our stores.”

Between Rounds is the brainchild of Staten Island brothers Jerry and Joe Puiia, who established Between Rounds cafés in Vernon, South Windsor, Manchester and Tolland. The Puiia hallmark is manufacturing and selling their own bagels, which set them apart from other cafés. The popularity of their bagels inspired the Puiias to partner with independent grocers.  The bagels are delivered to grocers fully-baked so no additional labor is required of the bakery department.

Between Rounds Bagels at Independent Grocers

Between Rounds bagels are offered at independent grocers throughout Connecticut including Highland Park Markets in Suffield, Farmington, Manchester, Coventry and Glastonbury; West Side Marketplace in Rocky Hill; Geissler’s Supermarkets in Agawam, Bloomfield, East Windsor, Granby, Somers and South Windsor; Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Market in Middlefield; Gardiner’s Market in South Glastonbury; and ShopRite of Manchester, East Harford, and most recently Southington and Wallingford.

Independent grocer owners or store managers interested in carrying Between Rounds bagels may contact Jerry or Joe Puiia at (860) 291-0323.

The ShopRite Cooperative

ShopRite is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. All ShopRite owners are members of Wakefern Food Corporation. To learn more about ShopRite, visit www.shoprite.com.

About Between Rounds

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh, baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware.  Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window.

Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available.  Between Rounds’ current locations include South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Corporate headquarters are located at 19A John Fitch Blvd, Route 5 in South Windsor, CT.  For more information about Between Rounds franchise opportunities contact (860) 291-0323 or visit www.betweenroundsbagels.com.

Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café Offers Financing Options for Kiosk Franchise

1Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café, the unique bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut recently announced new financing options for the Between Rounds’ Kiosk franchise program.

Between Rounds’ co-founder and franchisor, Jerry Puiia, has secured three financing companies, Benetrends, FranchiseLeasing.com and The Stratford Group, to help new franchisees with financing of Kiosk operations.

According to Puiia, “Our reputation for offering fresh, high quality food at affordable prices is key, and when combined with a lower entry point for the potential franchisee and special financing options, it’s a win.”

Between Rounds franchised their first Kiosk store model in Tolland in 2013. That successful franchise, owned and operated by Sami Kahn, is located at 206 Merrow Road, at the Citgo Express Gas Station.

Between Rounds’ Kiosk business model is unique in that it enables convenience and gas station store owners to increase profits from their existing locations through repeat customers who not only purchase gas but also Between Rounds specialty coffee, fresh made breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh baked bagels and assorted bakery items.  Ultimately, store traffic increases and leads to additional sales from products that are already sold.

The Between Rounds Kiosk store has low start-up costs and requires an overall investment of approximately $120K for a standard store with no drive-thru.

He continued, “The Between Rounds Kiosk franchise opportunity has low start-up costs compared to similar franchises, and utility and facility maintenance costs are only minimally increased.  Best of all, we make it easy to operate and train existing staff using our detailed training guides and checklists.  Not only does an owner enjoy additional profits from their existing location…all those profits from increased sales stay in the owner’s pocket.”

For more information about the Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café opportunities, visit http://franchise.betweenroundsbagels.com.

About Between Rounds

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh, baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware.  Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window.

Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available. In 2013, the company was selected as a Military Friendly Franchise®, which places Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café in an elite group and is testimony to the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.

Between Rounds’ current locations include South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Corporate headquarters are located at 19A John Fitch Blvd, Route 5 in South Windsor, CT.  For more information about Between Rounds franchise opportunities contact (860) 291-0323 or visit www.betweenroundsbagels.com.

 

Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café Offers Financing Options for Kiosk Franchise

1Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café, the unique bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut recently announced new financing options for the Between Rounds’ Kiosk franchise program.

Between Rounds’ co-founder and franchisor, Jerry Puiia, has secured three financing companies, Benetrends, FranchiseLeasing.com and The Stratford Group, to help new franchisees with financing of Kiosk operations.

According to Puiia, “Our reputation for offering fresh, high quality food at affordable prices is key, and when combined with a lower entry point for the potential franchisee and special financing options, it’s a win.”

Between Rounds franchised their first Kiosk store model in Tolland in 2013. That successful franchise, owned and operated by Sami Kahn, is located at 206 Merrow Road, at the Citgo Express Gas Station.

Between Rounds’ Kiosk business model is unique in that it enables convenience and gas station store owners to increase profits from their existing locations through repeat customers who not only purchase gas but also Between Rounds specialty coffee, fresh made breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fresh baked bagels and assorted bakery items.  Ultimately, store traffic increases and leads to additional sales from products that are already sold.

The Between Rounds Kiosk store has low start-up costs and requires an overall investment of approximately $120K for a standard store with no drive-thru.

He continued, “The Between Rounds Kiosk franchise opportunity has low start-up costs compared to similar franchises, and utility and facility maintenance costs are only minimally increased.  Best of all, we make it easy to operate and train existing staff using our detailed training guides and checklists.  Not only does an owner enjoy additional profits from their existing location…all those profits from increased sales stay in the owner’s pocket.”

For more information about the Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café opportunities, visit http://franchise.betweenroundsbagels.com.

About Between Rounds

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh, baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware.  Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window.

Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available. In 2013, the company was selected as a Military Friendly Franchise®, which places Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café in an elite group and is testimony to the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.

Between Rounds’ current locations include South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Corporate headquarters are located at 19A John Fitch Blvd, Route 5 in South Windsor, CT.  For more information about Between Rounds franchise opportunities contact (860) 291-0323 or visit www.betweenroundsbagels.com.

 

Between Rounds Rolls Out Giant Party Bagel for Holiday Celebrations

Between RoundsBetween Rounds, the unique bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut has rolled out their Giant Party Bagel, just in time for holiday celebrations.

Perfect for holiday and office parties, New Year’s Eve gatherings, birthdays and football games, Between Rounds’ Giant Party Bagel is sure to please everyone.

The Giant Party Bagel is a two-pound bagel comprised of a delicious selection of fresh premium Boar’s Head brand deli-meats and cheeses, and completed with a garlic bagel chip-filled center.  The Giant Party Bagel may be created in custom designed shapes and logos to make an event extra special.  The Giant Party Bagel is sliced into 16 pieces.

According to Between Rounds founder Jerry Puiia, “We have the ability to shape the bagel into your desired design.  Our mouth-watering Giant Party Bagels make it easy to satisfy a hungry crowd.”

The Giant Party Bagel “rounds out” Between Rounds catering services. Whether it’s a small get-together or a large corporate event, Between Rounds Catering can help take the stress out of event planning. Delivery is available and corporate accounts are available.

Delicious Holiday Treats and Gifts

Between Rounds unique giftware
Between Rounds unique giftware

New this season – Between Rounds offers decadent Peppermint Hot Chocolate and White Chocolate Coffee, which pair well with the bakery’s bagels, muffins and other sweet treats.

Between Rounds offers holiday wrapped Cookie Platters and holiday giftware including mugs, ornaments, frames and more. Gift cards are also available.

About Between Rounds

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh, baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware.  Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window.

Between Rounds’ current locations include South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Corporate headquarters are located at 19A John Fitch Blvd, Route 5 in South Windsor, CT.  Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available.

For more information about Between Rounds, visit www.betweenroundsbagels.com.