Starbucks Isn’t the Only Path to Owning an In-demand Coffee Shop
By Jocelyn Chavez
If you’ve ever dreamed of opening your own coffee shop franchise, owning a Starbucks Franchise is probably the first thing that came to mind. However, the Starbucks Corporation does not franchise their stores. Fortunately, coffee shops as a whole are booming. The coffee shop industry is the fastest growing segment of the restaurant business, with a 7% annual growth rate. There are several coffee retail franchise opportunities- beyond Dunkin’ Donuts- that will allow you to accomplish your lifestyle goals. Numerous coffee franchises provide specialty coffee products and a unique atmosphere for customers in need of their daily caffeine-fix.
Although Starbucks does offer a licensing program that allows smaller companies to sell Starbucks products, there are other popular licensing business opportunities with companies like Java Girls, High Point Coffee and Bear Creek Coffee. Coffee franchise opportunities also exist with The Sonoma Coffee Café Company, Maui Wowi and The Coffee Beanery.
Serve a Coffee-Loving Audience
Regardless of whether a coffee business opportunity or coffee franchise suits your needs best, there will always be customers looking for the delicious jolt a coffee beverage provides. Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States. Become part of the explosive growth of the specialty coffee industry by owning your own coffee shop. Whether you choose a licensing or franchising arrangement, owning your own business will allow you the freedom, flexibility and independence to run your own store- or stores in an in-demand industry.