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Founded in 1997, Upper Crust Bakery & Café (UCBC) is a popular bagel shop and café that started Darien, Connecticut. UCBC serves breakfast and lunch daily with a full menu including bagels and muffins, specialty sandwiches and salads and a wide selection of beverages. Our selection of beverages include premium coffees, hot chocolate, smoothies, juice blends, sodas and iced tea products. Locals consider UCBC bagels to be the best as evidenced by the many awards won over the past 20 years, including the “best of the Gold Coast”.

Upper Crust Bakery & Café uses the freshest available ingredients to offer customers a variety of choices and the chance to not only have their favourites, but also to try something new. UCBC prides itself on providing customers with a clean and inviting environment, backed by friendly and courteous service. Each restaurant caters to the needs of individuals, families and area businesses with both eat in as well as catering and delivery service.

After 20 years, Upper Crust Bakery Café decided to offer franchise opportunities nationwide to those who have a desire to own their own successful bakery/deli/bagel restaurant in their community.


In the crowded industry of bagel shops and delis, Upper Crust Bakery & Café’s 20 years of experience resulting in multiple awards, has become a leader amongst its competition. A cornerstone in its local community, each UCBC enjoys a diverse customer base. As a franchisee, you will enjoy the opportunity to expand this base as you open your franchise.

As a franchisee you will have a personalized consultant who will work closely with you to help develop your own Upper Crust Bakery and Café. An easy to run business with delicious bagels that appeal to everyone, you’ll be sure to see a fast return on your investment.


Owning an Upper Crust Bakery & Café will afford you the chance to be a part of a lucrative brand in a competitive industry. UCBC, along with a team of business experts, will work with you to make the development of your franchise a rewarding experience. You will have access to our Operations Manual and develop a close rapport with the founder, allowing you to stay up to date with UCBC practices and industry trends. On-going support will be made available to you after your grand opening to answer any questions or concerns that you might have.

If you are looking for an opportunity to run a business that will become a cornerstone of your community, an Upper Crust Bakery & Café franchise is the right choice for you.

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