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What Does It Cost to Open a BIGGBY® COFFEE Franchise?

With a goal of helping entrepreneurs build a life they love, BIGGBY® COFFEE costs of entry are lower than many other coffee shop franchises.

By Victoria CampisiStaff Writer
2:14PM 03/07/24

Want to join the 165.7 billion coffee shop marketBIGGBY® COFFEE, the high-energy coffee franchise with 379 units nationwide, is a great franchise you should definitely consider. 

With a relatively affordable investment requirement of $246,305 to $564,626 and major growth plans on the horizon, BIGGBY® COFFEE is a prime opportunity for aspiring franchise owners. Here’s a look into what you can expect to pay and to get in return. 

BIGGBY® COFFEE Initial Investment

Below is a breakdown of the initial investment for BIGGBY® COFFEE

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000
  • Real Property Rental: $2,305 - $21,326
  • Leasehold Improvements: $135,000 - $290,000
  • Furniture, Equipment and Decor: $48,000 - $82,000
  • Drive-Through Equipment: $0 - $16,500
  • Blueprints, Plans and Permits: $5,500 - $34,800
  • Interior and Exterior Signage: $4,000 - $18,000
  • Initial Inventory: $9,000 - $14,000
  • Insurance: $3,500 - $4,500
  • Utility Expense: $500 - $4,000
  • License Permits and Other: $1,000 - $2,500
  • Initial Advertising and Grand Opening Promotions: $9,500
  • Misc. Travel and Living Expenses for Training: $500 - $5,000
  • Organizational Expenses: $2,000 - $2,500
  • Additional Funds - Three Months: $5,000 - $40,000
  • Total Estimated Initial Investment: $246,305 - $564,626

The total costs include access to the brand’s support platform, as well as buildout, equipment costs, and more. To help franchisees keep costs low on an ongoing basis, BIGGBY® COFFEE has developed a streamlined business model to reduce labor costs, as well as significant technology to help franchisees manage inventory and sales. 

BIGGBY® COFFEE provides a 50% discount on the initial franchise fee for qualified, honorably discharged United States Military Veterans who are interested in owning a business. 

When it comes to financing, the franchise has relationships with third-party lenders who will help franchisees through the process. 

BIGGBY® COFFEE Expected Sales

BIGGBY® COFFEE boasts higher than average sales compared to the rest of the coffee shop industry, it says on its website. The business model is designed to help franchise owners maximize profitability and operate effectively, while shops are streamlined to reduce ongoing costs, and the simple menu is engineered for speed and efficiency.

According to the franchise’s 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document, average gross sales systemwide in 2022 were $750,029. 

BIGGBY® COFFEE Support Offered

When investing in a BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise, franchisees can expect support in the following areas: 

Site Selection & Buildout: An experienced team assists in choosing the best location, determining the ideal business model, negotiating lease agreements, and overseeing the entire buildout process.

Initial Hands-On Training: Multi-day training at the brand’s headquarters includes classroom sessions covering marketing, business plan development, community networking, and more. Owners also gain practical experience by working in an operational BIGGBY® COFFEE location, learning menu preparation, guest interactions, inventory management, and POS system usage.

Marketing Support: BIGGBY® COFFEE offers extensive marketing support to franchisees, covering various aspects of community outreach and engagement. This includes digital marketing, social media management, design and distribution of promotional materials, and more. 

Ongoing Support: The franchise provides continuous support to franchise owners through regular webinars, phone calls, and in-person visits to ensure smooth business operations and address any questions. An online database of training videos and materials is accessible for ongoing assistance. Franchisees are encouraged to reach out to the support team at any time, emphasizing the importance of their voices being heard.

Ready to Buy a BIGGBY® COFFEE Franchise?

If all of this sounds good to you, BIGGBY® COFFEE is actively seeking passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to make a difference. The franchise plans to reach the 500-unit mark by the end of next year and the 1,000-unit mark by 2028. And with wide-open territory available in prime markets, the time has never been better. 

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