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, and has more than 700 bakeries across Australia, New Zealand and Canada (where it operates as COBS Bread).
Global turnover for Bakers Delight and COBS Bread was $564M in 2011/12, and the company holds a healthy 13.8 % of the Australian bread market (Roy Morgan Single Source data May 2012).
Company-owned bakeries represent 10 percent of the network. They are an important asset as they provide not only a source of profit but an excellent training environment.
Behind every delighted customer there lies a Bakers Delight and COBS Bread bakery, a bakery operator, 140 specialist support employees and approximately 15,000 bakery employees serving around 2 million customers each and every week.
Both Bakers Delight and COBS Bread have won a number of franchising awards.
In 2010 and 2012, COBS Bread was presented with the CFA bronze award in recognition of excellence in franchisor/franchisee relationships in the traditional franchises new/emerging category.
In 2011 and 2012, COBS Bread received the CFA’s inaugural Franchisee’s Choice designation – an award based on ratings from current COBS franchisees.
Much of the company’s success is based on its proven business model and the transparency in sharing of ideas across the network.