Coffee Franchise Opportunities: Does Starbucks Franchise?... and Other Coffee Business Franchises
Does the aroma of brewing coffee transport you to a sensory paradise? Is a steaming latte your idea of comfort food? Do you consider coffee its own
separate food group? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then a coffee franchise may be for you! When someone says "coffee shop,"
the name that most often comes to mind is Starbucks. So it's only natural that coffee connoisseurs and entrepreneurs will immediately want to know if
this wildly successful java chain offers the opportunity to buy Starbucks franchises.
Despite its seemingly ubiquitous presence the Starbucks brand does not franchise or sub-franchise its operations. Rather, the company operates most
North American Starbucks stores. The exception to this is situations in which Starbucks will enter into an agreement with companies that may provide
physical locations that might otherwise not be available to Starbucks, such as space in airports, grocery chains, hospitals, and on college and
university campuses. In addition, in certain areas, Starbucks may enter into an agreement with a group of individuals or a company in which the
company or group is permitted to manage and operate Starbucks outlets within a certain region.
The unavailability of Starbucks franchises, however, should in no way dissuade the coffee lover from pursuing a coffee franchise business opportunity.
There are numerous coffee companies that do, indeed, franchise their operations, and many even venture beyond the traditional coffee bean to
provide gourmet coffees, food options, and even catering services.
The following represents a partial listing of the many coffee franchise opportunities available to java lovers everywhere.
With its "60-second guarantee," Caffino is a drive-through coffee bar that first opened its company doors in 1993 in Napa, California. Franchising
since 2003, Caffino currently has 27 locations in 3 states, and it is actively expanding. Caffin