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Franchising Information

Welcome To A Modern Coffee House With Old World Style

Take a dash of old Colonial Boston atmosphere, the finest coffee and the most innovative hot and cold coffee drinks and add delicious casual gourmet restaurant offerings in a warm, friendly atmosphere and you’ve got Boston Coffeehouse®.

Don’t let the name fool you, this is not your ordinary coffeehouse. This is a full-blown fast/casual dining experience that is committed to providing a quality experience for its customers, and the word is out.

From humble beginnings 15 years ago in a restored brick building in DeLand, Florida, Boston Coffeehouse® rapidly became the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown entertainment area and a favorite meeting place for business lunches and community groups.

It’s the perfect place to meet with friends, host a luncheon or event, or relax and enjoy a great meal.


About Us - So Much More Than Just A Coffee House

Boston Coffeehouse’s® success is not by accident. The Coffeehouse was the brainchild of Joe Valente, a Boston native and a graduate of the Boston University with an MA in City Planning. He moved to DeLand, Florida in 1996 to work for the City of DeLand, enamored of its small-town southern charm.

Joe quickly perceived the need for a good coffee shop and a better sandwich, and starting from scratch, renovated an old building and the first Boston Coffeehouse® was born.

The attraction is the deliciously unique assortment of specialty drinks and the award winning food selection as well as the finest coffees.

There is also a private meeting room available for special occasions and other functions. Throw in free wifi for internet browsing and a lounge with comfortable sofas to sit back and relax, and you have something for everyone; great coffee, delicious breakfast and lunch menus, a place to meet for business or social occasions, or a place to grab a cup of coffee and a fabulous dessert and relax for a while with a good book.


The Market - The Coffeeshop / Casual Dining Industry

Americans love to eat out! Almost half of the average American’s food expenditures are spent dining out, and this number is growing. The numbers are staggering. Presently, nearly one in five persons (18%) visit quick-serve restaurants ten or more times per month, making for a very attractive opportunity.

The restaurant industry in the U.S. is projected to top $558 billion dollars in food and drink sales in 2009, an average of over $1.5 billion a day. The fast-food and quick-service restaurant segment accounts for more than a third of the total, more than $180 billion.

In addition, people love coffee; Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, or equivalent to 146,000,000,000 (146 Billion) cups of coffee per year; making the United States the LEADING CONSUMER of coffee in the world. And, coffee shops make up the FASTEST GROWING part of the restaurant business, checking in with a 7% annual growth rate!


The Opportunity - Serving Up A Complete Dining Experience

Boston Coffeehouse® has the perfect combination of coffeeshop, gourmet menu and community involvement to win the lion’s share of the casual dining/coffeehouse market. The breakfast menu includes a variety of favorites from specialty waffles and pancakes to unique breakfast sandwiches like the French Toast Panini.

An impressive lunch menu features gourmet sandwiches like the Rosemary Rotisserie Chicken, scrumptious soups including our signature Chicken Velvet, and delicious salads like the Mango Salsa Salad. Add to this a decadent, exquisite dessert menu and, whatever your tastes, Boston Coffeehouse® will impress and satisfy your appetite.

The offerings are not an empty promise. Breakfast is served all day, using only fresh eggs, gourmet sandwiches are made using artisan breads and the finest quality meats, and salads feature fresh vegetables. And the desserts are specially crafted. It’s no wonder Boston Coffeehouse® has received numerous awards and mentions for their coffees and lunches!


The Franchise - The Franchise Opportunity

Franchising offers a tremendous opportunity to be your own boss without the risks associated with starting a business from scratch. Franchised businesses account for nearly 10 percent of the private-sector economic output and no other business segment has more franchise success stories in the United States than restaurants.

In fact, most of the money that is spent on dining out is spent at franchised restaurants. Diners appreciate the quality and consistency that comes with a franchise, and business owners appreciate having a system to follow.


FAQs

What type of franchise is available?
Boston Coffeehouse® offers you the opportunity to own and operate a Boston Coffeehouse® franchise featuring our exceptional coffees as well as breakfast and lunch favorites in a comfortable old world Boston. Boston Coffeehouse® is available for shopping centers, multi use developments, lifestyle centers, mega centers, entertainment centers, and urban locations between 1,400 and 2,000 square feet.

How much will I need to invest?
The estimated initial investments to establish a Boston Coffeehouse® franchise will be between $174,750 to $300,000. This includes a franchise fee of $25,000 as well as the leasehold improvements, equipment, signage, security deposits, three months’ rent, blue prints and permits, point of sale system, furnishings, training and working capital to open your restaurant.

Do you offer financing?
Boston Coffeehouse® does not offer any direct financing but can recommend some third party financing options for you. Equipment leases are very common in the industry and we can help you with lease providers.

How do I know if this is a good business for my area?
Coffee has become a regular part of most people’s lifestyle. With great coffee and convenient locations, Boston Coffeehouse® is able to capture the affection of coffee drinkers by providing a relaxing neighborhood environment. But Boston Coffeehouse® is much more than coffee and offers a full line of gourmet sandwiches, delicious deserts and hot and cold beverages.

Boston Coffeehouse®® operates in a small category of restaurants that combine great coffee with fresh bakery products and sandwiches providing a great local environment for a cup of coffee or a full meal. The result is a loyalty. If your neighborhood does not have a restaurant that fills this niche between national coffee chains and full service bakery restaurants then it could be a good market for a Boston Coffeehouse®.

If you find yourself stuck in the routine of going to the same places to get coffee all the time, then you are not alone. There are likely countless others looking for something different, but not exotic or expensive. Boston Coffeehouse® serves people just like you. Your restaurant will draw from residential as well as business clients and primarily serves the living and working community within two miles of the restaurant. So that you can create a neighborhood atmosphere you should have at least 30,000 people within two mile radius of your location.

What is the royalty fee?
The royalty fee covers the ongoing support services that you will receive as a Boston Coffeehouse® franchisee, as well as entitling you to the use of the Boston Coffeehouse® recipes, service marks, proprietary business system and marketing assistance. The royalty fee is a six percent of gross sales.

How much money can I make with a Boston Coffeehouse® franchise?
The Federal Trade Commission regulates what Boston Coffeehouse® is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing your Boston Coffeehouse® business, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity.

What is the next step?
Simply, complete the Request for Consideration Form. Upon receiving the form we will contact you. Also feel free to contact us at (386) 490-1022 or email Joe Valente at Franchising@TheBostonCoffeehouse.com.


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