Starbucks Coffee does not Offer Franchise Opportunities

June 23, 2010 | By

Cup of Coffee from StarbucksOne of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Franchise Solutions is how one can go about buying a Starbucks franchise. Unfortunately, Starbucks is not a “franchise”, and does not offer coffee franchises at this time. Here is an excerpt from the Starbucks FAQ on the company website:

Does Starbucks franchise?
Starbucks does not franchise operations and has no plans to franchise in the foreseeable future. In North America, the majority of our stores are company-operated. As an exception, Starbucks may enter into licensing arrangements, with companies who provide access to real estate which would otherwise be unavailable such as airport locations, national grocery chains, major food services corporations, college and university campuses and hospitals.

If you are interested in other coffee shops, there are several other opportunities in the coffee business. There are also a wide range of food and restaurant franchises that you may be interested in.

Here’s a video from the Starbucks YouTube Channel, “From Bean to Cup: Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee”;

For more information about Starbucks, visit the company website at

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