Bakers Delight

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Bakers Delight
Founded 1980; 38 years ago (1980)
Founder Roger and Lesley Gillespie
Headquarters 293 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Area served
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States
Products Bread

Bakers Delight is a large Australian owned bakery franchise chain with outlets locally and also in New Zealand and Canada. It was established in 1980 as a single bakery on Glenferrie Road in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, Victoria.[1] Bakers Delight has over 700 bakeries globally.[2] Bakers Delight entered the Canadian market in 2003, trading as COBS Bread, and now has over 50 bakeries in 3 provinces.[3][4]All of the United States bakeries were shut down[when?] after an attempt to enter the US market was unsuccessful; however, as of 2016, Cobs is beginning to franchise location in the United States.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Asa Wahlquist (17 April 2010). "The Rise and Fall of our daily bread". The Australian. 
  2. ^ Kate Kendall (30 July 2009). "Moments with Marketers: Chris Caldwell". Marketing Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Jeanne Lang Jones (12 January 2007). "Bakery chain to heat up market". Puget Sound Business Journal. 
  4. ^ About Us, COBS Bread

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