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Succeed with our Coffee and Espresso Franchise

There are numerous key components to a successful double-sided espresso drive-thru. Specifics range from site selection, building design, and equipment layout to barista hiring and training to assure consistent quality products and facilitate the repetitive positive customer experience. The Human Bean franchise system delivers the experience and expertise to assist you from start to finish in opening your own The Human Bean Espresso Drive-Thru business. 

Our system was designed by operators for operators. Most operational nuances only become apparent through successful operation of high volume double-sided drive-thrus. Unlike nearly all other franchises, we do not charge percentage-of-sales royalty fees or set monthly fees. The Human Bean realizes that as an independent business owner, franchisees should be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor while receiving the benefits of being part of The Human Bean franchise. Do you have questions? See our frequently asked questions here.


Coffee Franchise: What We Offer

- Full branding with the coolest Trademarked name and logo in the industry.
- Site selection assistance
- Preliminary site plan design
- Architectural drawings of building choices are available
- Full equipment schedules for high volume drink production
- Branded signage, graphics and marketing tools
- Branded Arabica coffee blends from our farm friendly
- Branded cups and other merchandise
- Training prior to and during opening
- Complete Operations Manual

Starting a coffee espresso franchise: The Basics

Franchisees can choose between our site-built or pre-fabricated 12'x36' building designs. Total start-up costs vary by area. Site development fees, real-estate values, and the degree to which a site has been developed will determine the entry cost. Applicable engineering and permit fees also have a wide range of variability from region to region. In addition to the site specific development and real estate cost, hard costs also include expenses for building and building signage and dress, interior equipment, decking, menu boards, awnings, a freestanding pole or monument sign, and the $20,000 franchise fee.

A few of the most important factors in a successful drive-thru are: 1) superior and consistent product, 2) being located on the predominant morning drive pattern with great visibility, 3) easy ingress and egress, 4) high traffic volumes (at least 15,000 cars per day), 5) friendly and effective staff.

Many beginning and seasoned entrepreneurs find equipment leasing a valuable tool. Equipment leasing allows business owners to retain their cash, and saves them from the often-tedious experience of standard financial lending. Further, a large portion of the initial startup cost can be financed.  The Human Bean does not offer equipment leasing or financial lending. For your convenience we are registered with the SBA Franchise Registry .