Franchising Info

Franchising Information

Build-A-Bear Workshop is a powerful global brand!

International Opportunities

We offer exclusive franchise rights for countries other than the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom, which are company owned and operated.

Our franchisees are responsible to own and operate all Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores within the country; we do not permit sub-franchising. The ideal franchisee will have a strong background in retail or franchising, extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, a commitment to develop the Build-A-Bear Workshop culture as well as the financial resources to develop the entire territory (capital requirements vary by country, but the minimum capital requirement will be approximately US$5 million). Existing warehouse and logistics capabilities are a plus for franchisee candidates and residence in the territory is essential.

For more information about our international franchise program and to receive your Qualifications Profile Survey, please email our international team at futureworkshop@buildabear.com.

Company owned and operated

Currently, all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom, are company owned and operated and are not franchised. Our World Bearquarters is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. We are open to any suggestions for locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Email your suggestions to futureworkshop@buildabear.com.