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Why la Madeleine?

Our Track Record

If you’re an experienced restaurateur, la Madeleine is an exciting opportunity with massive potential. Our commitment to meeting ever-changing customer needs has helped us develop an award-winning menu. And behind the scenes, we work even harder to provide support to our franchisees.


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Since opening our doors in 1983, we’ve worked hard to develop our franchise program while staying true to our French heritage. With over 85 successful locations nationwide today, people have taken notice.

Market Availability

Where We Need You

With your help, we plan to share the French dining experience with even more people across the country.

Franchisee Qualifications

Who We’re Looking For

La Madeleine is in search of someone who is dedicated, experienced and passionate about our brand.

  • Resources to develop and operate at least three Bakery Cafés in a given territory
  • Excellent knowledge of the local retail real estate market
  • $3.5 million net worth (total for the entire group if there are multiple partners)
  • $800,000 - $2 million liquidity (cash, stocks, bonds) (non-borrowed cash availability)
  • Strong track record as a multi-unit restaurant operator
  • Cultural fit for our la Madeleine family
Franchisee Support

We’re Here to Help

Our passion for French dishes and homey atmosphere makes us a favorite with guests and business partners alike. Our helpful and friendly attitude isn’t something we just keep in the kitchen, we continue it into all aspects of our business. Lending a helping hand is just one of the ways we would like to welcome you into the la Madeleine family as a franchisee.

With real estate, our in-house team will help you find a location that fits the business plan and make the proper negotiations.

  • Market evaluation and planning

  • Site selection assistance

  • LOI and contract negotiation assistance

  • In-house real estate resources

  • Identifying and securing local representation

From conducting site visits to monitoring construction, we are there every step of the way to help the project run smoothly.

  • Project review and site visits

  • Design review

  • Establish contractor bidder list

  • Prototype design

  • Post-construction punch list review

  • Monitor construction process

 La Madeleine will assist you with creating marketing materials and a plan for PR, starting before opening day and then every day thereafter. 

  • Grand opening assistance
  • PR resources and guest relations support

  • Local marketing support

  • Loyalty Program with corresponding Mobile App and Rewards
  • National promotional events

Once things are all up and running, we assist our franchisees with continuous support and training for day-to-day needs.

  • Ongoing field support

  • Store opening assistance

  • Continuous training

  • Extensive six-week training program for Operations Directors, General Managers and Managers

  • Ongoing culinary development

We make sure you stay all stocked up on everything you need with assistance with supplier communication and budget guidance.

  • Supplier and vendor negotiations

  • Purchasing assistance for equipment and non-food related items

  • Ongoing evaluation of product costs

System communication is smooth sailing with all of our technology integrations.

  • Integrated menu management from POS systems to online ordering systems

  • No tablets for approved integrated aggregators, online marketplaces and delivery services

  • Integrated loyalty system, online ordering and third-party delivery with POS

  • Catering Management System

*The materials on this website are for general information only and are not intended as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Certain states and countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with all applicable registration and disclosure requirements.