Paul

Paul
Average: 3.3 (23 votes)

Paul is a French chain of bakery/café restaurants established in 1889 in the city of Croix, in Northern France, by Charlemagne Mayot. It specializes in serving French products including breads, crêpes, sandwiches, macarons, soups, cakes, pastries, coffee, wine, and beer. Paul belongs to Groupe Holder, which also owns the French luxury bakery Ladurée.

Julien Holder married Suzanne, the granddaughter of Charlemagne Mayot. The Holders opened their own bakery in Lille, in 1935. The Holders and their son Francis took over a better known bakery-pâtisserie owned by the Paul family, and kept the "Paul" name. Following the death of his father in 1958, Francis Holder took over the family bakery in Lille. With his mother's assistance he expanded the business and when the Nouvelles Galeries opened in 1965, he immediately offered to supply their bread. Under the “Moulin Bleu” Francis Holder provided bread to Auchan and Monoprix from his bakery in Lambersa...read more

Country of origin 
FR France
Business established 
1889
Franchising since 
2003
Number of units (worldwide) 
449
Target countries 
AR AR
AU AU
AT AT
BR BR
BG BG
HR HR
CZ CZ
FI FI
FR FR
DE DE
HU HU
IT IT
MX MX
NO NO
PY PY
PE PE
PL PL
PT PT
MD MD
RO RO
RU RU
RS RS
SE SE
UA UA
AE AE
GB GB
US US
Contract type 
Contract duration (years) 
10
Investment level 
Franchise fee 
39.000 EUR
Royalty 
5,00 % of TO/month
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