Choosing a Bakery Franchise: Le Macaron Franchise vs. Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise

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Both bakery franchises offer novelty. With Le Macaron, you get the delicate, bite-sized macarons with a light, crispy shell and chewy, cream-filled center. With Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise, you get smaller-than-usual donuts with a surprising assortment of toppings.

With both franchises, their signature items come in a wide variety of flavors. At Le Macaron, you might choose a Scicillian Pistachio, Basil White Chocolate, or Columbian Coffee flavored macaron. While at Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise you might opt for the Blueberry Pancake, Fruity Pebbles or Maple Bacon donut.

Both dessert franchises definitely cater to the sweet tooth in all of us with irresistible menu options. But that’s about as far as the similarities go when comparing a Le Macaron franchise with a Peace, Love and Little Donuts franchise.

So, which bakery franchise is right for you?

Which One is More Successful?

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Even though both franchises started up at about the same time, since 2009 Le Macaron has opened 60 locations, while the Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise only has 37 stores open. Why is that?

Well, while the donut is as all-American as the cookie, consumers are more health conscious now than they were before. Not only that, but more Americans have food sensitivities and are looking for alternatives to gluten-packed desserts. That may be the reason why the Le Macaron Franchise has been able to scale up more rapidly.

Do you really want to franchise with a company that can’t keep up with current dietary trends? Le Macaron offers gluten-free desserts that are low-calorie and are made with only the highest quality ingredients, making them a safer bet.

Which One has Greater Product Diversity?

Le Macaron French Pastries easily outshines Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise when it comes to having a diversified menu. The latter only offers an impressive array of donuts, and nothing else. In addition to delectable macarons, Le Macaron also sells éclairs, madeleines, pains au chocolat, French gelatos, cakes, candies, designer chocolates, waffles and tempting beverages. With so much to choose from, Le Macaron is able to draw in a wider variety of customers to please any appetite.

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Product Diversity

Offers

Peace Love and Little Donuts

Le Macaron French Pastries

Variety of offerings other than specialty

Cakes

Seasonal Flavors

Waffles

Online Ordering

Gluten Free

Customized Macarons

Chocolates

French Gelato

Other Assorted Pasteries

Parties

Authentic French Recipe

Low Calories?

Catering/Events

Gift Boxes

With such a variety to choose from, it’s no wonder our customers keep coming back - either to try something new, or to indulge in an old favorite.

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Éclairs

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Tarts

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Napoleons

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Madeleine Cookies

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Pain au Chocolats

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Gelatos

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Hand-crafted Chocolates

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European Beverages

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Which One has a Better Business Model?

One of the drawbacks to owning a Peace, Love and Little Donuts franchise is that you only have the option of opening a store. But what if you’d rather start small and see how things go before expanding? With Le Macaron, you can do just that by opening a low-cost mobile kiosk with as little as $90,350. Opening a shop with Peace, Love and Little Donuts Franchise takes at least $121,200 to get off the ground.

Franchise Differences

Offers

Peace Love and Little Donuts

Le Macaron French Pastries

Variety of revenue streams/products

No baking required

Strong marketing

Strong corporate support for FOs

Emphasis on foreign culture

Variety of Franchise Models

Family Owned

Veteran Discount

Strong Freedom/Flexibility

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Products made by Master Chef

Easily Scalable

Traditional, European design

Flexible Footprint

Franchise With Le Macaron Instead!

The Best and Most Authentic French Bakery Franchise

Bottom line is, if you’d like to go with the bakery franchise that has won multiple prestigious awards over the years, has a more thorough training and support program, and is trending in the right direction, you may have found your match with Le Macaron French Pastries. Inquire with us today.

Franchising with Le Macaron

With a unique, no-bake concept, French Bakery Franchise Le Macaron Development LLC is poised for national growth as a premier macaron franchise.

HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE?

The bakery café segment is growing more than twice as fast as all other food segments and we've also seen strong gains in the gluten-free, preservative free and low-calorie consumption segment which are expected to grow 9.3% over the coming 8 years. When you introduce a Le Macaron French Pastries into your market you'll not only own the most innovative specialty retail concept of its kind, you'll also tap into a high growth market with tremendous revenue potential.

As you go through the education process, you'll have the opportunity to speak with our Development Manager and look through our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). As you learn more about the economics, you'll be able to build a business plan and performance forecast.

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of our unit economics.

*As disclosed in our Item 19 of Le Macaron French Pastries Development, LLC's 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document. This figure reflects the average for the top quartile of 7 locations in the system, including 3 affiliate-owned and 4 franchise-owned locations. The results for new locations may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will sell as much.

$440,857*

Average Annual
Gross Revenues

60*

Franchise Units Open

29*

Additional Franchise
Units in Development

Discover Le Macaron French Pastries

Franchising gives us the edge for a win-win especially when you're equipped with the tools, resources and a passionate network of Le Macaron French Pastries franchise owners. Le Macaron French Pastries sees the time as now to leverage our unique niche opportunity.

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Truly Unique

From our authentically French recipes and premium French ingredients, all the way to the little details in design of our traditional pastry shop's and mobile kiosk, our French bakery franchise model is a fresh breath of air in every new market it opens in.

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Deliciously Simple

We handle all baking and preparation in our Le Macaron French Pastries Confectionary kitchens. By delivering all pastries fresh to each location, we effectively eliminate on-site production, making the operational aspect of running a Le Macaron French Pastries franchise that much easier!

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Freedom In Flexibility

While we are relentless in our focus on earning high levels of economic achievement in every Le Macaron location, we believe that time is just as important as a commodity. Building a business that allows you new levels of freedom and flexibility is something all our Franchise Owners value.

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Beautiful Scalabilty

We offer traditional pastry shops, mobile kiosks, and food trucks to ensure there is a version of Le Macaron French Pastries for everyone! By combining and utilizing multiple models, there is an amazing opportunity for Franchise Owners to have numerous options to expand and scale their business and take advantage of cross-marketing and multiple revenue streams.

Investment

We offer traditional pastry shops, mobile kiosks, and food trucks to ensure there is a version of Le Macaron French Pastries for everyone! By combining and utilizing multiple models, there is an amazing opportunity for Franchise Owners to have numerous options to expand and scale their business, take advantage of cross-marketing and multiple revenue streams.

Traditional Pastry Shop or Permanent Kiosk of a bakery franchise

Traditional Pastry Shop or Permanent Kiosk

Elegant and modern with authentic and indulgent French experience

With no onsite bakery, the build out costs are minimal

Invest with just $149,240 - $349,500

Mobile Kiosk of a cookie franchise

Mobile Kiosk

Designed to go where your customers are

Quickly scale into multiple events and venues

Low investment between $90,350 - $129,500

Food Truck of a dessert franchise

Food Truck

Designed to move to any location

Quickly move to multiple events and venues

Invest between $110,500 - $156,000

When you join the Le Macaron bakery franchise team, you’ll experience the sweetness of success.

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