If you have decided that you wish to open up a wholesale or retail bakery, you have to also figure out which service style you prefer. Your bakery service method defines the way you move around products from your kitchen to all of your hungry customers. It will be even more critical when you go on to write your bakery’s business plan. There are many things you’ll need for each bakery service style, from restaurant supplies to kitchen supplies. Read on for a few different bakery service concepts for you to consider and what you’ll need for each!
A bakery café, otherwise known as a sit-down bakery, is a retail bakery that includes a dining spot for customers to sit back and enjoy their food. Opening this type of bakery with seating can be a bit more involved than other bakery business models since you need a spot with both back-of-house and front-of-house real estate. A lot of bakery-cafes also offer drinks and food along with their baked goods. For example, you may specialize in cupcakes, cookies, and muffins, but you might also want to consider serving popular restaurant items like tea, coffee, or sandwiches too.
Counter Service Bakery
A counter service bakery is quite similar to a sit-down establishment since both models require a space for customers to buy your products. However, counter service bakeries can be much smaller, and they do not have a dining area. This business model might potentially save you some money on overhead costs, and you could sell coffees and other food items. One additional benefit of a counter service bakery is that you could cater to walk-in customers who wish to focus on only a couple of items, along with customers who can call ahead for a larger, bulk order.
Food Truck Bakery
Bakery food trucks, much like cupcake trucks, are more popular than ever. They are relatively cheap to procure, and they give you the freedom to bounce around to different locations to sell your products. If you pick this service concept, you will probably need to load up on eco-friendly paper napkins, utensils, and plates before you hit the road. Luckily, H.C. Walterhoefer has all of these in bulk, so pop in today to grab some!
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