Seattle's Best Coffee

What Does a Seattle's Best Coffee Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$125,000
Net Worth Required:$1,000,000
Total Investment:$181,835 - $445,035

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Seattle's Best Coffee LLC
Industry:Retail Food
Subsector:Coffee and Tea
Total Units:77
Franchising Since:1992

Seattle's Best Coffee Franchise Information:

Seattle's Best Coffee
Seattle's Best Coffee is a featured brand within the Starbucks Corporation brand portfolio


Now's the time to change how the world enjoys coffee.
This is an exciting time for Seattle's Best Coffee -- and for anyone who loves great coffee. The opportunity for us to bring our unique, premium coffee to more people has never been bigger and brighter. For more than 40 years, Seattle's Best Coffee has been satisfying America's demand for smooth-tasting coffee, and we've been fueled by the simple notion that everybody deserves a more enjoyable coffee experience. Now, we're on a mission to bring Great Coffee Everywhere.


If you are ready to build on our momentum, join us and franchise with Seattle's Best Coffee.

Why Seattles Best Coffee?

  • Brand recognition: A strongly recognized brand helps build a customer base from day one.
    • A growing and vibrant national brand with a rich history and nearly 40 years of experience.
    • Seattle's Best Coffee has national distribution through branded cafes, grocery stores and foodservice locations including college campuses, restaurants, hotels and air and cruise lines.
    • Over 1 billion cups of Seattle's Best Coffee will be enjoyed this year.
  • Operation systems: Our established infrastructure provides the on-going support franchisees need.
    • Be Quick to Market
      We understand that your time is valuable. We provide design and development support, empowering you with quick-to-market solutions.
    • Open Fully Equipped
      Each concept includes a complete equipment package. There are no holes to fill. You'll have everything you need to get up and running quickly.
    • Start Strong with Team Training
      We take out the guesswork. With expert training, your team will confidently deliver the memorable Seattle's Best Coffee experience every time.
    • Receive Regional Support
      Ongoing field support means help is never far away. A Seattle's Best Coffee District Manager is dedicated to your business and readily accessible.
    • Sell More
      Leverage our 40 years of experience in keeping the Seattle's Best Coffee brand fresh. You'll enjoy seasonal marketing campaigns to drive trial and usage. Seattle's Best Coffee provides a comprehensive neighborhood marketing program designed to introduce and celebrate the Seattle's Best Coffee brand within local communities.
    • Get Answers
      Answers are always at hand. We'll provide you with comprehensive resource manuals, covering topics from operations to product information.
  • Flexible concepts: Seattles Best Coffee offers a full continuum of concepts to optimize operator profitability.
    • A diverse portfolio of cafe concepts, including street side cafes, kiosks and small free-standing drive0thrus.
  • Best of class menu: Everyday favorites, as well as seasonal specialties of the house, support all day parts.
    • Seattles Best Coffee has broad appeal among many coffee lovers palates.
    • Beverage program that builds customer loyalty by offering enticing options throughout the day.
    • Bakery program features pastries, warmed sandwiches, afternoon snacks and desserts to help drive traffic during multiple dayparts.

Why Coffee?
Customers want, and will pay a premium for, high-quality specialty coffee. With the proliferation of cafes and gourmet coffee retailers in the 1990s, specialty coffee has become one of the fastest-growing foodservice markets in the world. In 2007, specialty coffee businesses had total sales of $13.5 billion in the U.S. alone.*

For anyone looking for a highly recognized franchise business with a solid history and excellent growth potential, now is the time to get into the coffee industry with Seattle's Best Coffee.

*Specialty Coffee Association of America, SCA A research, 2008.

If you're ready to bring the Seattle's Best Coffee experience to your marketplace, we'd love to discuss the possibilities.

  • Year Established: 1970
  • Total Units Operating: 565+
  • Cash Investment Required: $125,000+
  • Total Investment Required: $181,835 to $445, 035
  • Minimum Net Worth Required: $1,000,000
  • Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Financial Assistance Offered: NO
  • Training and Support: YES
  • *Specialty Coffee Association of America, SCA A research, 2008.
    **Mintel's Coffeehouses and Donut Shops Report, February 2006.

    Please note this franchise is currently not accepting inquiries from outside the United States. Interested parties should have at least $100,000 to invest.

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    Seattle's Best Coffee is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

    Seattle's Best Coffee is also currently accepting inquiries from Canada and outside the U.S., but not from the European Union.

    Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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