Franchise

The Human Bean strives to capitalize on the growing premium beverage market. Join us in providing consistent & delicious products with exceptional customer service.

Franchise - Coffee

What Makes Us Better

Unlike nearly all other franchises, we do not charge percentage-of-sales royalty or marketing fees. We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies ordered from our franchised locations. 

At The Human Bean, we work as a team with our franchisees; our franchisees don’t work for us by paying high royalties and marketing fees that take away from their bottom line. 

Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their investment while receiving the benefits of being part of The Human Bean franchise. 

Our building designs aren’t limited to double-sided drive-thrus. We offer a single-sided design with a menu board and order station that maintains the speed of our double-sided locations. In fact, our newest corporate store uses this design and we have found that it increases accuracy.  Click here to learn more. This innovative single-sided design paired with the order station increases flexibility when choosing site locations.

Having successfully managed several corporate locations ourselves, The Human Bean franchise team delivers the experience and expertise to assist you from start to finish in opening your own The Human Bean Espresso Drive-Thru business.

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Franchise With Us

Want to learn more or have questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page.

View our video to see how a new Human Bean franchise location is constructed.

Succeed With Us

There are many key components to a successful espresso drive-thru:

  • Site selection
    • Ease of entry and exit
    • High traffic volumes (at least 15,000 cars per day)
    • Located on main morning drive with great visibility from street
    • Superior and consistent product
    • Friendly and efficient staff
      • Specialized barista hiring & training
      • Building design
        • Equipment layout
        • And much, much more
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With minimal overhead costs, successful espresso drive-thrus have the potential to earn high-profit margins.

Through successfully operating our 13 high volume corporate espresso drive-thrus, The Human Bean franchise system is highly refined in drink preparation, specialty training and overall drive-thru operations.

What We Offer

Human Bean KioskFrom finding the perfect site to specialty training, our corporate team is ready to help:

  • Site selection assistance
  • Preliminary site plan design
    • Architectural drawings of building choices
    • Full equipment schedules for high volume drink production
    • Complete Operations Manual
  • Full branding with Trademarked name and logo
    • Branded signage, graphics & marketing tools
    • Branded Arabica coffee blends from our farm friendly programs
    • Branded cups and other merchandise
  • Specialized training prior to and during opening

Want to learn more or have questions? See below for our frequently asked questions.

Frequently ASked Questions

What areas are available for franchising?

Once we have received your franchise application, we will review your area for availability. We receive inquiries regularly about potential The Human Bean locations. We offer single store franchise agreements that provide a mile radius protection around each store and area development agreements which enable multi-store expansion for a chosen area.

Oregon areas that are not available: Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties

Colorado areas that are not available: Larimer and Weld Counties

Check our store location page for reference.  The Human Bean franchise may not yet be available in your state.

How much does it cost to get a franchise?

Costs may range from $152,750-$617,000 depending on the site development specifics of your location. If you choose to purchase land, those costs will elevate. In most instances, a franchisee must have the ability to obtain $250,000 to $300,000.

Do you offer a finance program?

No. However, 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 start-up cost can be financed.

Our franchise is recognized by SBA Franchise Registry, which may provide potential franchisees assistance through this government agency.

How much is the franchise fee?

$30,000

What kind of training do I get?

3-weeks at our training facility and corporate stores located in Southern Oregon. Training includes both classroom and live hands-on drive thru training on procedures that range from machine maintenance to drink production to inventory control.

What are the ongoing royalty fees?

We do not collect a royalty fee on sales.  We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee beans, cups, lids, and other supplies to our franchisees.

Is your coffee sustainable?

The Human Bean is pleased to help support programs that go beyond our immediate responsibility as a specialty coffee retailer. “Farm Friendly Direct” not only plays a vital role in creating relationships that will ensure the supply of superior coffees, but it also promotes conservation and sustainable coffee growing practices.

How do I get started?

Tell us about yourself through our online franchise application.

  • Arizona areas not available: Mohave County
    Colorado areas not available: Larimer and Weld Counties
    Idaho areas not available: Ada & Canyon Counties
    Massachusetts areas not available: Barnstable County
    Nevada areas not available: Washoe County
    North Carolina areas not available: Gaston, Mecklenburg, Wake, Durham, Union, Burke, and Cabarrus Counties
    Ohio areas not available: Kent, Green, Massillon Counties
    Oregon areas not available: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas, Coos, Lane, Benton, Linn, Marion, Clackamas, Yamhill and Washington Counties
    South Carolina areas not available: Richland, Lexington, Charleston & Berkeley Counties
    Texas areas not available: Reeves, Midland & Ector Counties
  • Note: Franchise candidates must have a minimum net worth of $250,000.
  • Note: Franchise candidates must have a minimum of $150,000 liquid assets.

Franchise Opportunities

We expect additional growth through approved franchisees throughout the nation. Moving forward, the brand will stay true to the successful operations on which The Human Bean was founded. With exceptional products, attractive and efficient facilities and an exceptionally trained and qualified team, we have the tools needed to be the consumers’ brand of choice.

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