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Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Snacks

Works with Franchise Brokers

Yes

Year of Founding

2014

Fees

Marketing Fee

0

Royalty Fee

5.5%

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$40,000

Investment Range

$286K-$405K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

40

U.S. Franchised Units

37

U.S. Corporate Units

3

Headquarters (City)

Kansas City

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2014

Issuance of FDD Data

04/22/2022

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$286K-$405K

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$40,000

What to know about Three Dog Bakery franchise?

Three Dog Bakery is a gourmet dog food company that started in the United States in 1989. The company makes all-natural, oven-baked dog treats and dog food. Three Dog Bakery has won multiple awards for their products, including the American Kennel Club's "Seal of Approval" and the National Parenting Center's "Seal of Excellence." Three Dog Bakery's products are made with all-natural ingredients. The company uses human-grade flour, fruits, and vegetables in their recipes. Three Dog Bakery's treats and food are also free of preservatives, artificial flavors, and colors. The company offers a wide variety of treats and food for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Three Dog Bakakery's most popular products include their signature all-natural dog biscuits, gourmet wet food, dry food, and freeze-dried raw food.

Three Dog Bakery is based in Kansas City, MO. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Three Dog Bakery franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Three Dog Bakery franchise? Before starting a Three Dog Bakery franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Three Dog Bakery franchise is $285,872 and can go all the way up to $404,959. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Three Dog Bakery business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Three Dog Bakery franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Three Dog Bakery business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Three Dog Bakery franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 28 9 2 35
2017 33 7 1 39
2018 39 2 3 38
2019 38 5 1 42
2020 42 0 7 35
2021 35 4 2 37

Additional Details

How much does a Three Dog Bakery franchise owner make?

Three Dog Bakery franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Three Dog Bakery franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Three Dog Bakery discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Three Dog Bakery franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Three Dog Bakery franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Three Dog Bakery. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Three Dog Bakery owners were making.

Visit the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Three Dog Bakery franchise fee?

Owning a Three Dog Bakery franchise requires 5.5% royalty fee and 0% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Three Dog Bakery Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Three Dog Bakery franchise fee of $40,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $285,872 to $404,959. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Three Dog Bakery franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Three Dog Bakery franchise fee of $40,000.

Visit the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Three Dog Bakery founded?

Three Dog Bakery started offering franchises in 2014. Three Dog Bakery was founded 8 years ago in 2014.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Three Dog Bakery locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 37 locations across the U.S. There are also 3 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Three Dog Bakery have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Three Dog Bakery franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Three Dog Bakery has opened 9 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Three Dog Bakery franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Three Dog Bakery has closed 10 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Three Dog Bakery growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Three Dog Bakery over the past 3 years is -3%. Over the last year we have data for, Three Dog Bakery had a net unit growth rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Three Dog Bakery growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Three Dog Bakery. More info in the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab.

Is Three Dog Bakery franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Three Dog Bakery is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Three Dog Bakery franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S1791 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Three Dog Bakery that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Three Dog Bakery a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Three Dog Bakery meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Three Dog Bakery provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Three Dog Bakery.

What is the Three Dog Bakery Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Three Dog Bakery systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Three Dog Bakeryfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Three Dog Bakery franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 8%. Over the last year we have data for, Three Dog Bakery had a franchise for sale rate of 5%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Three Dog Bakery franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Three Dog Bakery. More info in the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab.

What is the Three Dog Bakery Franchise Failure Rate?

Three Dog Bakery franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Three Dog Bakery failure rate over the past 3 years is 27%. Over the last year we have data for, Three Dog Bakery had a franchise failure rate of 5%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Three Dog Bakery franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Three Dog Bakery. More info in the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Three Dog Bakery franchise?

Visit the Three Dog Bakery metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Three Dog Bakery

$345,416

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Three Dog Bakery

5.5%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Three Dog Bakery

$40,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Snacks

Works with Franchise Brokers

Yes

Year of Founding

2014

Fees

Marketing Fee

0

Royalty Fee

5.5%

Franchise Fee

$40,000-$40,000

Investment Range

$286K-$405K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

40

U.S. Franchised Units

37

U.S. Corporate Units

3

Headquarters (City)

Kansas City

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2014

Issuance of FDD Data

04/22/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Three Dog Bakery

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Three Dog Bakery below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Three Dog Bakery

-17%

-3%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Three Dog Bakery

0%

8%

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Three Dog Bakery

2%

27%

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Business details

Website

http://www.threedog.com/

Business email

j****@threedog.com

Mailing address

1656 Washington Street, Suite 150

State headquarters

Missouri

Contact Name

Three Dog Bakery

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Kansas City

Zip code

64108
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