House of Bread Locations

If you’ve visited more than one House of Bread Bakery Cafe you’ve noticed that, like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. We are proud of our recreation of Grandma’s kitchen and we encourage our bakery owners to express themselves in their stores, making each location inviting and perfectly suited to its geographic region and clientele.

Our bakery owners come from diverse backgrounds, some were even high-level executives from Fortune 500 companies. We recruit the friendliest, most generous people, who are sticklers for serving the best products – be it a deli sandwich, a blueberry muffin or a loaf of bread. Our company culture is based on providing excellent product quality, customer service and giving whole-heartedly to the community.

Check out some of our locations and owners below and see first-hand why we’re proud to have them as part of the House of Bread Bakery Cafe family. For more information about being a franchise owner, visit our franchising page here.

Sheila opened the first House of Bread Bakery Cafe in San Luis Obispo, California in 1996. She brought her beloved Montana wheat fields to her California bakery. While many consumers may believe that all flour is created equal, don’t be fooled. The best wheat for bread is grown in high mountainous four season regions, such as Montana.

With the bakery flourishing, Sheila was beginning to be inundated with requests for franchises. Her research while at Harvard Business School showed that there were no known national bread companies, other than Wonder Bread. Sheila saw this as an opportunity to bring House of Bread Bakery Cafe to new markets and in the breadboxes of all Americans.