Rise & Shine: 5 Franchises Sure to Get Your Morning Started Right

If you've ever considered investing in a coffee franchise, consider this: coffee franchises are booming. In today's economy, the neighborhood coffeehouse offers customers the opportunity to have an affordable breakfast, lunch or snack away from home. Additionally, statistics show that coffee is more popular than ever, with 14 billion cups consumed in Canada each year. Studies also show that consumers tend to show more loyalty to their favorite coffeehouse than to any other type of fast food restaurant or cafe.

As you research available coffee franchise opportunities, here are five you should consider:

Second Cup

Since its founding in 1975, Second Cup has grown to become Canada's largest specialty coffeehouse franchise business, with more than 350 locations providing 1,000,000 cups of fair-trade coffee and tea each week. Second Cup has a reputation for the quality of its coffee beans, which are fresh-roasted in small batches.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Company with a proven track record of success
  • Exceptional reputation for local small business support and networking
  • Daily supply deliveries from local sources

Presse Cafe

Famed for its stylish, European-inspired atmosphere, Presse Cafe is an innovative, fresh take on the contemporary coffee house. With an extensive menu featuring everything from buttery pastries to healthy salads and soups, delicious hot meals and extravagant desserts, Presse Cafe is also renowned for the quality of its cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and espresso coffee drinks.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Proven successful track record
  • Innovative, exciting and dynamic business model
  • Assistance with site location and lease negotiations
  • Assistance with financing preparations and legal documents
  • Support and assistance in developing a management plan
  • Six-week training program

Tutti Frutti

As one of the nation's most successful breakfast restaurants, Tutti Frutti is famous for its tempting menu of traditional breakfast foods and fresh, artistically-arranged fruit platters. Every year since 2001, Tutti Frutti has been the top winner in nationwide consumer's choice awards.

Franchisee benefits include:

  • Proven track record of success
  • Assistance in site selection
  • Efficient training programs for superior business management

Good Earth Coffeehouse

Since 1991, Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery has gained an edge on the competition by combining a comfortable, down-to-earth, coffeehouse atmosphere with quality menu items. From small-batch-roasted coffee drinks to buttery baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables and trendy paninis, Good Earth offers a modern take on the old fashioned coffeehouse.

Franchisee benefits include:
  • Successful, recognized brand with a proven track record
    • Successful business model and operating system
    • Established supplier relationships
    • Assistance in site selection, lease negotiation and caff design and development
    • Six-week operational training program

      Country Style Coffee

      Since its founding in Toronto in 1963, Country Style Coffee has grown to become Canada's second-biggest coffee/donut chain, with 500 locations nationwide. Today, Country Style Coffee has expanded to include fresh soups, salads and deli sandwiches.

      Franchisee benefits include:

      • Proven successful track record
      • Recognized, reputable brand
      • Support, assistance and training to franchise owners
      • Co-branding opportunities with other partnering brands such as Thai Express and TCBY

      Business analysts agree: food franchises can offer huge opportunities for impressive profit margins. As a coffee franchise owner, you'll have an extra edge on the market, by filling a specialized demand in one of the most successful sectors of the restaurant industry.