Franchising FAQs

Here are frequently asked questions about Blenz Coffee franchising opportunities.

  • What are the minimum financial requirements for becoming a Blenz franchise partner?

    Blenz franchise candidates are required to have at least $150,000 in non-borrowed, unencumbered cash or liquid assets. Candidates are also required to have a minimum net worth of $400,000.

  • What are the typical costs of opening a Blenz store?

    The total investment for an individual store varies by location and generally ranges from $250,000-$550,000. This provides you with a turnkey Blenz location including site construction, equipment, signage, furniture, training and franchise fees.

  • Does Blenz provide assistance with securing financing?

    Blenz recommends contacting your preferred financial institution. We are happy to communicate with your Financial Advisor if required.

  • How long is the training program?

    The initial training program at Blenz is six weeks. the training is both classroom and BLENZ store setting. Additional grand opening and on-going support is provided.

  • How much are the initial franchise fees, royalties and advertising fund contributions?

    The initial franchise fee is $35,000. Royalties are 8% of gross revenue, and advertising fund contributions are 2% of gross revenue.

  • Can I own more than one BLENZ location?

    Yes. In fact, we have several multi-unit franchise partners in the system currently. We do generally recommend that Franchise Partners begin with one Blenz location for at least 18 months. You can apply for multiple stores thereafter.

  • How much money can I make if I am awarded a Blenz franchise?

    The profitability of your Blenz store depends on a variety of factors. These include the passion you bring to operating the business, and the time and attention you commit to your business’ success.

  • I haven’t worked in specialty coffee before. Can I still purchase a Blenz Franchise Partner?

    Yes. We will fully train you to operate your Blenz store.

  • How long does the process take to become a BLENZ Franchise Partner?

    The timing of the process will vary, depending on each situation. In general, you can expect your candidacy to take 3 – 12 months.

  • How is my site approved?

    For a site to be approved, our Real Estate department must analyze each potential location to ensure it meets Blenz’ established criteria. Our Real Estate department has over 25 years of experience in approving successful sites for Blenz locations.

  • What support will I receive after I’ve opened a BLENZ store?

    In addition to the comprehensive training, you will receive prior to opening your store, the Blenz Store Support Centre will provide you with on-going support with operations, finance, supply chain management and marketing. You will be assigned an experienced Operations Advisor who will act as the central point of contact to help with every support you may need.

  • What are my next steps from here?

    If you would like to move forward in the process of becoming a BLENZ franchise partner, please fill out an application to help us get to know you better. Upon completing the application, Blenz’s Franchise Business Manager, Ian Buck, will contact you with additional information about how to proceed.