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Franchising FAQ
What is the cost of opening a Coffee Time?

The cost of opening a Coffee Time location can vary depending on the type of location and the size. Typically it can range from $250,000.00 to $500,000.00.

Naturally, a large portion of the cost may be financed, though we recommend a minimum cash investment of at least 40%. Please review the franchise fee overview on the Franchise Program page, or contact our national office.

Will Coffee Time® select the location and build the store for me?

Coffee Time is actively seeking prime locations. In certain instances, you may choose to open a store in a location of your choice, however this location must be evaluated and approved by Coffee Time. Construction of the store will also be conducted or supervised by Coffee Time.

I have little experience negotiating leases; will Coffee Time® offer assistance in this area?

Yes. Coffee Time will fully negotiate or aid in lease negotiations for franchisees.

What hours will the store be open?

In a typical location, the store would be open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hours of operation may change in site-specific circumstances.

Is the franchisee required to buy supplies and ingredients directly from Coffee Time?

Quality specifications and recommended sources of equipment and supplies are provided to each franchisee. The franchisee purchases specified supplies through a designated food distributor.

Must a franchisee have prior experience in food retailing?

No. Though fast food experience is helpful, Coffee Time will provide comprehensive training and operational guidance. The interest and effort of the Franchisee is more important than hospitality or retailing experience.

Can a Coffee Time franchisee own more than one Coffee Time Franchise?

Yes. A franchisee who has demonstrated success in organizing and operating a profitable Coffee Time® store may be eligible for new franchise opportunities.

What training and store opening assistance are provided to franchisees?

Coffee Time will provide an extensive training program covering all aspects of store operations including food preparation, operating policies, equipment maintenance, selling and merchandising, management and financial control, etc. This program is four weeks in duration and is held at our Training Facility or another designated location depending on your requirements.

What level of income can a Franchise expect to earn?

There are many factors involved in determining the level of revenues and expenses of an individual store. The franchisees’ skills, location, overhead costs, etc., will affect the outlets profitability. Accordingly, Coffee Time cannot guarantee that any store will achieve certain level of sales, profit or cash flow. However, Coffee Time stands behind its franchisees, providing a robust program to maximize your store’s sales and revenue potential.

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