How to Start a Starbucks Franchise

A Starbucks business is noted as one of the biggest coffee restaurants in the world.

Though this corporation does not usually open its store for franchises, an aspiring Starbucks franchisee can still be able to apply for a franchise by following these guidelines.

The notion that Starbucks does not actually open its business for franchising is a fact. But despite of this fact, a business site emphasizes that there are other opportunities for an aspiring franchisee to be in touch with the Starbucks Corporation. If we review the license agreement of the Starbucks Corporation, we can see in one of its rules that it can allow a smaller company to operate by selling Starbucks quality products. The people under this venture have to bear in mind though that even they are able to sell Starbucks products, the operation is still solely owned by the Starbucks Corporation. Another possible way is through a joint venture scheme, which allows the interested company to line up itself with the Starbucks Corporation with high hopes of having a good relationship with the mentioned coffee company.

Another business-related site offers some tips on how to get in touch with one of the world’s leading coffee corporations. It offers four tips on how to have an opportunity to link with Starbucks.
One advice the business-related site emphasized is for an aspiring franchisee to get some good and strategic space for the business. The mentioned Internet site advises to get a location in places such as an airport, hospital, resort or university. The good thing in here, still according to the site, is that these places have a great multitude of potential Starbucks customers, but there may be no chance for the Starbucks Company itself to open its own branch there. By choosing a good and strategic place for the business, you may arouse the interest of the Starbucks Corporation to link with your business.

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Another advice says that the aspiring franchisee should be able to conceptualize a business that sells products or services that would coincide with what Starbucks sells. You may require larger retail space for this one. One can sell in this business anything related to coffee, because the Starbucks Corporation considers itself not just as a coffee business, but as a coffee culture. In this way, you can be able to show to everyone that you have the capacity to have linkages with the Starbucks Corporation.

A deal with Starbucks is of course impossible without keeping a contact with them. One can be able to contact them through their website or through the company headquarters in Seattle, Washington. By maintaining communication with them, you can be able to arrange a possible deal with them.

Starbucks can provide training sessions to hone your coffee skills, and also to hone the skills of your staff. The said corporation can be kind enough to provide you with their products, supply the things they use in making their coffee, and help you set up your version of a Starbucks company store. We just have to be flexible enough to let Starbucks do their thing, and the results shall be very fine.

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452 Comments

  • Iesza said on May 28, 2011
    Hello am a new businessman.. i wanted to open a starbucks cafe and gift shop. So where should i start register. What should i know terms and condition also fee to get be apart of starbucks companies member. my location is middle shopping center.i just rent that shop and it start operate when i get approval from your companies tq. Bandar seri begawan. Negara brunei darussalam
  • Belle said on June 8, 2011
    Hello, I am currently thinking of open a starbucks in my home country (Timor Leste) so far we haven't had any starbucks franchise here. How much money do I need to get the franchise and open a small starbucks? thanks
  • jayesh patel said on August 27, 2011
    hello sir i want to start starbucks in my city AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT , INDIA, SO SEND ME ALL DETAIL about that
  • Julia Edwards said on August 30, 2011
    I reside in South Africa and from my own experience we a nation consume copious amounts of coffee every day. If i was interested in promoting the Starbucks brand in South Africa what would be the next step?
  • leticia morasles said on October 29, 2011
    Just want small little machine like at the veterals hospital to sell starbucks little bit of equipment.please help have little bit of little money.
  • vipin taliyan said on November 3, 2011
    heloo sis/madam, i am an indian from the capital city new delhi and i want to open the starbucks outlet over here. Please forward the details for how i can get a franchise or their coordination along with their name. and also the amount i need to pay for the same.
  • Sunny said on December 30, 2011
    hello,sir i would like to know how should i get franchise starbucks in gujarat , vadodara and their is already barriest and coffee day .
  • juan damasio p. said on December 31, 2011
    i would like to start e starbucks facility atb valencia, state of carabobo venezuela. please send me information if this is possible and what area the requirements to do it., Valencai is the third city of veenzuela, industrial area and has about 3 millions people as residents. I am a chemistry mayor graduated at the university of kansas and have experience of 32 years in the food industry in venezuela in companies such as heinz, cargill, quaker and actually gruma of mexico. i hope to get in contact and have an opportunity to install this prestigious franchise in my town of valencia. regards juan damasio
  • pooja singh said on January 20, 2012
    Hello... I put up at New Delhi.... And there is only 1 starbucks franchise in Delhi... So i want to know all the details for how to get a franchisee of starbucks... Thankuuu
  • aarti iyer said on February 2, 2012
    i would like to take the franchise of starbucks in ahmedabad, gujarat, India.. kindly guide with full details
  • Harish Kumar said on February 5, 2012
    I wish to have franchise for starbucks in Delhi/New Delhi, send me full details.
  • dhruv sonak said on February 24, 2012
    hello.. i reside in new delhi and wanted to open a starbucks outlet near my place! so i would like to get all the information regarding investment and where i can put up a starbucks store! thank you
  • Zara said on February 25, 2012
    Hello, I'd like to open a Starbucks in my country(Armenia, Erevan), please give me some information about conditions, for example-how much does a Starbucks franchise cost for small countries( the population of Armenia is about 3.5 million people), waiting for you answer, thank you!
  • Max said on March 19, 2012
    Hello! I'm businessman from Kazakhstan, and I want to know how open Starbucks in my country, how take license. Please send me information about it. Sorry for my English!
  • Jesus said on March 28, 2012
    I would like to open a Starbucks retail store in zapotlanejo Jalisco mexico, a city near to Guadalajara. Could you provide me some information on how can I get the equipment and all the needs? I'll appreciate it
  • Jamie Jones said on April 4, 2012
    I would like to open a Starbucks in Elizabethtown, KY how do I get started with this?
  • Anjali Changlani said on April 15, 2012
    Hello sir, i want to open starbucks franchise in my city Ahmedabad. Gujarat, India. And i'm desperate to open starbucks franchise at C.G. Road in ahmedabad, which is very popular location. There are many colleges, offices and hospitals around there. So please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you
  • prinkal patel said on April 22, 2012
    Hello sir. My self prinkal patel and i reside in ahmedabad, gujrat. i am a businessman and i want to open starbucks franchise in my city at prime location. so please give me a full detail about that as soon as possible . thank you .
  • Arely said on May 9, 2012
    Hello I am interested in opening a Starbucks in Mexico. Monclova, Mexico to be more specific. Please send me information on this. Thank you!
  • Jaspreet Singh said on May 16, 2012
    hey even i wanna open starbucks franchise in delhi india. please provide me the whole details as to requirements and cost involved. Thanks
  • usman Bharucha said on June 7, 2012
    Dear Sir, i am interested for Starbuck coffee franchise in surat. so plz send me full information and detail about as soon as possible. Thanks
  • andrea gomez said on June 11, 2012
    hi im from venezuela i would like to know how much is the cost and requirement to open a starbucks coffee at caracas venezuela.
  • Ronnita said on June 26, 2012
    I would like to open up a Starbucks in South Africa, Johannesburg, Sandton. Many proposals have been made in the past and i would like more information on how to open it here in South Africa.
  • Bryan Melvill said on June 30, 2012
    I am based in Durban, South Africa. We are a massive coffee drinking nation. I personally feel starbucks would do very well in SA. What would be my next step in setting up a relationn with starbucks so as to market and sell the product.
  • Nicholas said on July 2, 2012
    Hi I want to franchise a starbucks in my country- Malaysia. Please advice the procedure and the price for the cafe. Thanks Regard, Nicholas
  • Lancelot William said on July 2, 2012
    We are interested in starting an outlet of Starbuck Coffee Franchise at Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,India. Please send us your application form along with terms and conditions for the same. The venue is fully air-conditioned and a well furnished place in a multistoried shopping complex with potential for a coffee shop.
  • Soudaphone said on July 13, 2012
    I would like to start opening Starbucks in Laos, how could I get the license?
  • Komal said on July 16, 2012
    hi i am planning to open an starbucks outlet in ahmedabad which is in Gujarat, India. please help me with all the details.
  • Sohal said on July 20, 2012
    Hello, Right Now I Am Living in Germany Sooner Or Later I will Move to Ahmedabad And I am willing To take a Franchise of Starbucks In Ahmedabad So Whats The next Step
  • Mariam said on July 22, 2012
    Hi there. I'm interested in opening a Starbucks in South Africa. Please supply me with more information.
  • Jackson said on August 6, 2012
    Hi. I'm a businessman in South Africa looking to open a Starbucks in Durban. Please provide with relevant information.
  • Nirvana said on August 7, 2012
    Hi, I'd like to receive more information regarding the Starbucks Franchise. I'm from South Africa. Thanks.
  • Elena said on August 16, 2012
    Hello. We would like to open Starbucks in Krasnoyarsk (a city with a population of over 1 000 000, it's located in Siberia, Russia), please provide us with necessary information. Your prompt reply will be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  • Maria said on August 31, 2012
    Can you please give some information about opening a starbucks in Malta? How much money would I need?
  • sachin arora said on September 13, 2012
    hi i want to open the store in delhi at delhi airport , pls send ur details & norms of opening the cafe there
  • erik de la o said on September 20, 2012
    mexia, texas usa. please send info. on starting a starbucks, want to sell starbucks coffee but not have a starbucks store.
  • Nino said on September 26, 2012
    Hello, I wish to open starbucks coffee in Tbilissi,capital of Georgia. Please, send me information about the license of opening starbucks store. Thank you in advance.
  • Shqiprim said on September 26, 2012
    Hi i am Shqiprim Mustafa and i am interested to take a starbucks franchise, i am from Kosovo i will give few information that maybe u need to know, i live in capital city of Kosovo in Prishtina very dynamic city, the population of Kosovo is 2.5 million, most of people they know about starbucks, thats why i create the idea to open the starbucks coffee shop, so please let me know about the license or anything that i need for this franchise.
  • somnath ganesan said on October 1, 2012
    good day, I am from india. Like to open starbucks franchise in my state kerala, in trivandrum the capital city. pls gime the details Thanking you, somnath ganesan
  • satish verma said on October 6, 2012
    like to open starbuck franchise in connaught place new delhi. space available ground floor 1500sqft first floor 1100sqft ,SECOND floor 1200 sqft .both side entry, ample parking, sufficient electricity load and water connection. contact owner satish verma 9899801233
  • Sam said on October 9, 2012
    Hello, i would like to know if i can open a Starbuck coffee in malta and how much does it cost for that ? Thanks Sam
  • Gourang sarraf said on October 12, 2012
    hii. interested in starbucks franchisee at jaipur, RAJAsTHAN. big space at poshest area available. thanks. waiting...
  • garnish said on October 20, 2012
    Sir, i am from jalandhar, punjab, india. we have about 900 sqft of prime land in the city. we are ready to bare all expenses. please guide us towards starbucks cafe
  • shashidhar said on October 22, 2012
    hi i want to open the store in hyderabad (india ), pls send ur details & norms of opening thanks waiting ..
  • Anudeep Khemariya said on October 22, 2012
    Hey would like to know about the Starbucks Franchise model, whether through membership or company owned pattern they will work, I have some finest locations in Madhya Pradesh which will be good for business. Kindly provide me the details of point of contact , rest i'll do
  • Nikunj bakshi said on October 22, 2012
    Dear Sir, i am interested for Starbuck coffee franchise in jaipur(Rajasthan). plz send me full information and detail about membership or company pattern how they work, as soon as possible. waiting for your positive response . Thanks
  • Rachna said on October 23, 2012
    i am interested in opening a coffee outlet with your Francine in Alwar city rajasthan, Plz send me the details. waiting your positive response. with warm regards. Rachna
  • sheeba said on October 28, 2012
    trivandrum, kerala, india. let me know how to get franchise of star bucks. kindly send me the details
  • nagarjun said on October 30, 2012
    Visakhapatnam, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA. i need the info about starbucks franchise. i am interested in opening a starbucks outlet in Visakhapatnam. please send me the required details for obtaining starbucks franchise
  • Vijeta said on October 31, 2012
    Hello Sir/mam I want to open Starbucks franchise in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. please let me know the procedure and prices and all other related details. Thanks
  • zorawar singh said on October 31, 2012
    I am in interested in opening your outlet in mohali/chandigarh (punjab),please send me the details and requirements for the same.thanks..
  • Mithun said on November 1, 2012
    have prime location in MG rd tvm.. would like to start a starbucks coffee shop.. need help with same
  • Chitra said on November 5, 2012
    Hi, i'm from Bangalore, India. I am interested in a franchise for Starbucks. Plz let me know the required formalities
  • shailesh said on November 5, 2012
    i am in USA currently from 10 yrs planning to come down to india for good and take starbucks franchise . can you pleas let me know the process to establish the same.
  • emily sivori said on November 5, 2012
    Want a starbucks opened in fern creek, Ky. Great location between Bardstown Road and Old Bardtown Rd. Property is for sale. It is an island between two major roads and should have double drive-thrus. One on each side of the building.
  • rohit verma said on November 6, 2012
    hi,I want to open a StarBucks franchise in DELHI,please let me know the procedure
  • Manasa said on November 8, 2012
    Hyderabad, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA. I need the info about starbucks franchise. i am interested in opening a starbucks outlet in Hyderabad. please send me the required details for obtaining starbucks franchise.
  • AmyJoubert said on November 8, 2012
    I am a South African from Johannesburg who is very interested in opening a Starbucks Shop. There is NO DOUBT that Starbucks would boom in Johannesburg!
  • HASIB BIN HASHEM said on November 10, 2012
    hi, I want to open a StarBucks franchise in DHAKA, BANGLADESH, please let me know the procedure. There is NO DOUBT that Starbucks would boom in BANGLADESH. So plz send me full information and detail about the procedure as soon as possible. Thanks
  • Mohiet Aanand said on November 19, 2012
    Hello sir/madam' i want to open starbucks franchise in my city New Delhi/NCR (INDIA) And i'm desperate to open starbucks franchise at NINEX MALL AT SOHNA ROAD, GURGAON my space is 1400 SQ FT , GROUND FLOOR , which is very popular location. There are many Hotel's, Offices and hospitals around there. So please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you. Regards: Mohiet Aanand 09899779007
  • mehjabeeb barwani said on November 24, 2012
    we own a place at a very prime location in juhu We would like to give our place on rent to starbucks Your person can meet us or call us on 9892809360 Thank you
  • Prachi Gupta said on November 27, 2012
    I am interested in opening a Starbucks franchise in Lagos, Nigeria. I would appreciate it if i could get more information regarding this.
  • ashim said on November 27, 2012
    Location: Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Area: 650 sq ft ground floor of a building. Upper floors of the building occupied by premier blue-chip companies. Neighborhood: This is the hub of the IT industry in this city. Facilities: Adequate power, water supply, power backup, 24 hour security. We own the building and offer it on rent for starbucks
  • Hari said on December 1, 2012
    Hello Sir, I would like to open starbucks location in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, India. Please let us know the details.
  • YASH CHAUDHARY said on December 1, 2012
    Hello am a new businessman.. i wanted to open a starbucks cafe shop. So where should i start register. What should i know terms and condition also fee to get be apart of starbucks companies member. my location is Gurgaon India. i just rent a shop and it start operate when i get approval from your companies tq. Y. Negara brunei darussalam Exp: YAASH SECTOR-56, GOLF COURSE ROAD, GURGAON, INDIA
  • Srivatsa said on December 5, 2012
    Hello, I would like to open a starbucks cafe shop. Can you please let me know on the registration formalities. What are the terms and condition and also the fee to be apart of starbucks franchise. my location is Bangalore, India. Thanks
  • Meet Ramani said on December 6, 2012
    Hello sir i would like to open starbucks coffee shop in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. So could you please send me the necessary details regarding it. Thank you.
  • vinay said on December 7, 2012
    hello, I would like to open starbucks cafe shop in delhi. please send all the details required for it.
  • Sushma kankaria said on December 7, 2012
    Hi... With already into business for many companies as franchisee... Was also looking forward for starbucks.. As it is one pf my favorites... Pl revert back for anything in gujarat... Thank you
  • priya said on December 10, 2012
    The name it self speaks'STARBUCK' help me to know more about how to take franchisee i'm from Faridabad on my way is Agra i think it can be suggested the best venue for STARBUCKS. Rgds Priya
  • wahidah said on December 11, 2012
    Hi, I am very keen to open Starbucks at my business area located at Island in Penang, Malaysia. How do i go about. Thank you
  • Madhav said on December 12, 2012
    Hi I reside in lucknow- india. I want to open a star bucks outlet. I have space in one of the best office complexes. Where most of the mnc are present.
  • Manotej said on December 13, 2012
    Hello sir this is manotej wanted to know the details to open the franchise of Starbucks in INDIA city HYDERABAD . HYDERABAD is very famous for coffee shops etc. HYDERABAD is having lot of coffee shops with good public in place called jubilee hills were I am planning to keep your coffee shop . Please send me the details of franchise . I am planning to keep the coffee shop with huge amount with good interiors . I am ready to pay the amount how much ever you ask. Waiting for your answer and my email I'd is [email protected] . Thank you
  • shiv karan said on December 18, 2012
    hello i reside in ludhiana i want to open a Starbucks outlet can you plzz tell the procedure. thank you
  • annie tan said on December 19, 2012
    Hi, i would like to open a franchise of Starbucks at Bayu Tinggi, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Could you please send me the details? Thank you very much..
  • Jignesh Patel said on December 19, 2012
    Hello, I would like to open a franchise of Starbucks at Vadodara. could you send me the details asap? Thank you very much. We wait for your reply.
  • ravi said on December 20, 2012
    Hello, Very interested in opening a Starbucks in Tamil Naidu, India . Please provide details. Thank You
  • Antonio said on December 20, 2012
    I am living in USA for 22 yrs I am planning to go back to Mexico City and I would like to find more information about how to get one starbucks franchise . Can you please let me know the process to establish it. Thank You.
  • Jenice said on December 22, 2012
    Dear Starbuck, i am interested in opening a Starbuck outlet over Malaysia and may i know about all details and requirement to start a business of coffee culture. thanks. best regard, jenice
  • Sarala said on December 24, 2012
    Hello sir, I'm interested in opening Starbucks franchise in Hyderabad. please give the complete details. so please reply to my mail
  • Khali said on December 27, 2012
    Good day! i'm from Kazakhstan, Aktau city. I'm interested in a opening Starbucks coffee shops in our country. Please could you send me full information and detail about membership or company pattern how they work, as soon as possible. waiting for your positive response . Thanks in advance
  • SACHIN GOYAL said on December 31, 2012
    HELLO SIR, I AM INTERESTED IN OPENING STAR BUCKS FRANCHISE IN AHMEDABAD. PLEASE GIVE THE COMPLETE DETAILS. SO REVERT US.
  • nav said on January 2, 2013
    Hello Sir/ Madam, I am currently residing in India, and want to open a starbucks franchise in Jalandhar punjab. I would be very grateful if I can have a good info about it. Thanks
  • sajjad rahman said on January 3, 2013
    East kent uk. I'm a chef of 16 years I specialize in indian food. My dream is to start a cafe selling starbucks on the side. And serving beautiful food such as baguettes etc. Please help me to open the door to starbucks. Kent, Me10, Please contact me for any more information. Thank you.
  • Victor Anusim said on January 3, 2013
    Interested in a Starbucks or Subway Franchise in Lagos Nigeria West Africa with adequate funds. Please advise on the way forward. Thanks
  • Tarun Bajaj said on January 4, 2013
    Hi, I have been a long time fan of Starbucks after living in Melbourne for 10 years. I am moving back to India and looking for a Starbucks restaurant opportunity in the state of Meghalaya,, Shillong. My number is +918575915645
  • vivek said on January 10, 2013
    Hi, I'm interested in owing a starbucks franchise in india. please forward the details inder to get the franchise to [email protected] thanks.
  • Zuka said on January 13, 2013
    Hello , I want to know if I can open Starbucks in my city Georgia, Tbilisi. there is no Starbucks but it is very popular there and i promise you it will be very profit to open it . Write to me as soon an you can please . Thanks .
  • Hiren Devani said on January 16, 2013
    Hi I am a businessman in MUMBAI ,Want to know the details about opening the Starbucks franchise in Mumbai. Nearby Western Suburbs of Mumbai ! Preferred Area - MALAD / Kandivali / Borivali West. Please reply ASAP with details & fees & procedure !
  • Roelof Pretorius said on January 16, 2013
    Hi I am interested in opening a Starbuscks franchise in South Africa either Cape Town or Pretoria Please reply ASAP with details & fees and process to get started
  • sid parmar said on January 16, 2013
    I want to open an franchise of starbucks in mumbai or surat, i have been trying to get in touch but no response, can you help me out ? number is 9619056843
  • Gerhard van Heerden said on January 20, 2013
    HI i am interested in opening a Starbucks Franchise in South Africa Rustenburg North West. Need the following information Starup cost of Franchise and the fees. Lived in England for 5 years loved Starbucks and in my role as General Manager of an catering company i worked with Starbucks products and machines.
  • Raghu.M said on January 21, 2013
    Hi this is Raghu i want to introduce Starbucks in Hyderabad so i didn't get a exact contact from these...please get me the details thanks you
  • FEROZ ISMAIL said on January 21, 2013
    HI I'M INTERESTED IN OPENING A STARBUCKS FRANCHISE IN CENTURIAN PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA PLEASE SEND ME DETAILS OF REQUIREMENTS. THANK U
  • mohammed umar chunawala said on January 22, 2013
    Hi i have 1400 carpet area, one min walk from lokhandwala (andheri, mumbai) and interested in franchise of starbucks provide me the details req.thanks
  • Narender said on January 24, 2013
    Hi, I am an businessman and as i am fan of starbucks, would like to get an franchise or equity shareholder of the starbucks for a store in Hyderabad india. can i have the contacts for TATA or starbucks whom i need to contact for the starbucks franchise or opening a store in Hyderabad another IT major in INDIA.
  • Sundar Lakshmanan said on January 24, 2013
    Dear Sir, I am from Chennai - The Southern capital of India. As growing food and beverages industry across the country, the south contributes more than 50%. I would like to explore in detail about the opening of Starbucks in India. I appreciate if you can let me know the process and procedures. Thank you, Sundar Lakshmanan
  • nipun Khan said on January 24, 2013
    Hi, i want to start star bucks coffee shop in my home country in bangladesh, Dhaka. can u give me any info how can i register .
  • kamrul hasan said on January 25, 2013
    Hello sir, i live in Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh. There is still no Starbucks franchise here. So i am interested to open a Starbucks coffee shop here. What should i follow for this?
  • Hazel Yut said on January 26, 2013
    Hi, I'm Hazel from Bintulu Sarawak, Malaysia. Since other divisions in Sarawak do have Starbucks I would love to have Starbucks in my own hometown, Bintulu. Where can I get the license?
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