The Human Bean Drive-Thru Franchise
The Human Bean opened its first store in Ashland, Oregon, in 1998. Early success and positive customer reception encouraged us to open additional locations throughout Southern Oregon during the next five years. We now own and operate twelve corporate stores with plans for modest corporate store growth in the Pacific Northwest. The most significant growth of the brand has occurred through franchising.
In early 2002, we began franchising our brand and system. The Human Bean is now 50 locations strong in 8 states with several more pending permits or currently under construction. Our numbers have increased due to the current franchisees' operational strength and positive attitudes toward the brand and the system. Working together, The Human Bean representatives and franchisees have developed new markets for the specialty coffee and drive-thru industry that have not previously existed. The goal of The Human Bean is to affiliate with determined and positive individuals who are committed to developing the best drive-thru espresso brand.
We expect additional growth through approved franchisees throughout the nation. Moving forward, the brand will remain on the proven path that successful operations are founded with exceptional product, attractive and efficient facilities, and training which provides qualified people the tools needed to be the consumers' brand of choice. If you are interested in learning more about coffee franchise opportunities in areas that remain open for development, please refer to the Franchise section of this website.