Bakers Delight

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Bakers Delight
Founded1980; 42 years ago (1980)
FounderRoger & Lesley Gillespie
Headquarters293 Camberwell Road, ,
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Elise and David Christie (CEO)
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 20 stores in New Zealand, including 13 in Auckland alone.[1]


Bakers Delight was established in May 1980 by husband and wife team, Roger and Lesley Gillespie. Roger, a third-generation baker, opened a single bakery on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, Victoria.[2][3]

Bakers Delight operates over 700 bakeries globally.[4] In 2000, the franchise had 12 stores in New Zealand and was planning further expansion.[5]

Bakers Delight entered the Canadian market in 2003, under the name COBS Bread, and now has over 130 bakeries in 5 provinces.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Bakers Delight". Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  2. ^ "About Bakers Delight AU". Bakers Delight. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  3. ^ Asa Wahlquist (17 April 2010). "The Rise and Fall of our daily bread". The Australian. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011.
  4. ^ Kate Kendall (30 July 2009). "Moments with Marketers: Chris Caldwell". Marketing Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009.
  5. ^ Sherer, Karen (30 June 2000). "Franchise aims for more dough". New Zealand Herald.
  6. ^ Ian Jacques (21 June 2018). "Cobs Opening at Tsawwassen Commons". Delta Optimist.
  7. ^ About Us Archived 12 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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