- What is The NBN?
- Who Are We?
- What Really Matters?
So, what exactly is the NBN ?
If you are a CBCL Franchisee, the National Bread Network is your Independent
The NBN is an open association where each of us supports the group for our common good. Running a business today is tough, so simply put: the NBN is about you getting a little help from your friends. Who understands your investment of time, money, sweat and tears better than your fellow Franchisees? NBN Membership gives you a chance to leverage the collective strength and knowledge of the network for your own benefit while helping your colleagues.
Participation by Franchisees like you ensures the current effectiveness and long-term stability of the Association.
In short, we —all of us,
are the Network.
This site provides a place for you to share information and ideas securely with other Registered Members in our forum and gain access to critical information and updates on our private weblog. We welcome your ideas/questions about Registered Membership in the NBN or about franchise business in general. Send email to
We are Franchisees
In law and "within the four corners of the contract" —We are franchisees. Franchising is a complex hybrid business arrangement which is often characterized by many misconceptions and confusing interpretations.
Under most North American laws, a commercial relationship
between parties can function in only one of three ways:
Which one actually applies to you -and why? *Hover
your mouse cursor over the three diagrams on the right
to see the basic difference between them. It's clear that
as a CBCL Franchisee, only No. 3 applies
In practice, the Franchisor : Franchisee relationship is rarely as "black and white" as our diagram. Our Franchise experts will help you to understand the characteristics of this unique relationship from the perspective of both parties and the NBN will work with all members to help them balance their needs and goals with those of the Franchisor —today and tomorrow.
Freedom of Association
In terms of Membership in the NBN, we believe it's important every Franchisee understands that Independent Franchisee Associations like ours are protected by provincial laws across Canada. Furthermore, our Franchisor has been clear about their acknowledgement and support for our rights under the law.
At present, three Canadian provinces have Franchise Laws which explicitly protect every Franchisee's Right to Associate:
Alberta (*To read an extract, click tab to open, once more to close.)
* We will be updating this section regularly. Please stay tuned.
Which Relationship Applies?
What really matters?
We believe our Franchisees are proud of their work and their system. We also believe that there is a lot more to life than working hard and making money —at any cost. The diagram on the right illustrates out concept of a healthy balance between the major aspects of our lives as CBCL Franchisees.
Personal Life : Physical,
Mental and Social
Financial Life : Business
Health, Profitability, Long-Term Success
Franchise Life : Franchisor
The NBN Model : A Healthy Balance