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Bakers Delight

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Bakers Delight
Company typeFranchise
Founded1980; 44 years ago (1980)
FounderRoger Gillespie
Number of locations
Area served
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • United States
Key people
Roger Gillespie, Lesley Gillespie (founders)
ProductsBread, pastries

Bakers Delight is an Australian-owned multinational bakery franchise chain, with franchisors in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

There are over 700 stores worldwide, with Australia having the highest number of stores with over 500 bakeries.


Bakers Delight was established on May 1st, 1980 by Roger Gillespie. Roger, a first-generation baker, opened a single bakery on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, Victoria.[1][2]

Bakers Delight operates over 700 bakeries globally.[3] In 2000, the franchise had 12 stores in New Zealand and was planning further expansion.[4]

Bakers Delight entered the Canadian market in 2003, under the name COBS Bread, and now has over 130 bakeries in 5 provinces.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "About Bakers Delight AU". Bakers Delight. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  2. ^ Asa Wahlquist (17 April 2010). "The Rise and Fall of our daily bread". The Australian. Archived from the original on 6 April 2011.
  3. ^ Kate Kendall (30 July 2009). "Moments with Marketers: Chris Caldwell". Marketing Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009.
  4. ^ Sherer, Karen (30 June 2000). "Franchise aims for more dough". New Zealand Herald.
  5. ^ Ian Jacques (21 June 2018). "Cobs Opening at Tsawwassen Commons". Delta Optimist.
  6. ^ About Us Archived 12 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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