How to open Starbucks

If you want to open your own Starbucks coffee, bad news. Starbucks is not a franchise, so no hope for your own coffee shop. But there is still possibility for Licensed shop, which means your store is owned by Starbucks.

Starbucks Franchise Costs for opening one Starbucks licensed store is roughly $315,000.

How to open Starbucks Franchise

Unless it is very popular, all All Starbucks stores are under the direct management of Starbucks Coffee. There are currently no plans to franchise.

  • Q: Does Starbucks Franchise?
  • A: No, Starbucks does not franchise to individuals. However, in situations in which a master concessionaire or other company controls or can provide improved access to desirable retail space (such as an airport), the Company may consider licensing its operations to such a company.

Starbucks has 10,000 stores worldwide, some 4,400 of them are licensed shops. It’s nearly impossible to open Starbucks store as franchise in US or Canada, but in other countries, there is always a possibility.

Franchising is a way to help stores to grow, but the coffee retailer prefers licensing to keep more control over stores and product quality. Licensees don’t own stores, as franchisees do; they basically rent the Starbucks brand by paying a licensing fee.

46 thoughts on “How to open Starbucks”

  1. I would really like to open a Starbuck in Italy, where I live, near Milano. If you have some company or some contact or someone in your staff that i could speak with, please tell me.I know that Starbuck does not franchise to individuals
    but I think that business is always open to widen.in particulary when people are
    very williness.
    In any case I hope for your answer.
    Your faithfully
    mirta

  2. hi mirta
    i have the same idea and would like to start.
    i am in a different region here in italy but I would like to know the very first steps to do business with starbucks.
    best wishes

  3. hi my name is Edwin and i wanna open a Starbucks in a very good area in Edmonton( location Windermere. Please get back to me Thanks for your time take care.

    Phone number ( 1780-713-9388)

  4. I have a loction thats perfect for starbucks can you starbucks email me i want to do any type of deal with you to get it started

    1. I would like to know who to contact and to open STARBUCKS in Newmarket, or Bradford Ontario Canada. Please email me all the required information.

      Thanks,
      HibaturRehman

  5. I am exploring the possibility of opening a Starbucks in Honesdale, PA 18431. Could you send me some information?

  6. I have the perfect place for a SB and wanted to open a store. After investigating I learned that the requirements are too restrictive and one-sided. So, I dropped my plan and instead just purchased SB stock. Now I don’t have to work day and night trying to keep a store profitable, instead I just watch my stock value grow and I don’t have to do anything!

  7. Sir,
    I want to open a franchise of star bucks in east delhi . Can u tell me the procedure & free to contact me without hesitation on my given below nos.
    9312214395 (india)

  8. I am opening a brand new resturant, bar and inn
    in palenville, catskill new york and would like to know if I can work wih you to
    have Starbucks coffee in my resturant.

  9. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would like to know if you are opening up Starbucks Coffee in Karachi, Pakistan. Starbucks would make lot of profits as other international coffee chains like Gloria Coffee (located in Dolmen Mall,Karachi) is the only international coffee chain. It will be a good competition and Starbucks can make more profits as most of the Pakistani knows and wants Starbucks to come into the market.
    Please let me know through email what’s stopping starbucks from entering the Pakistani Market as other international coffee chain were successful to enter this market.

    Waiting for your reply.
    THANK-you!

  10. Hello

    I have recently been to the USA, and loved Starbucks, every morning I woke up to go find the nearest shop, to get my daily dose.
    I would love to open one in South Africa, Please contact me so I can follow the proper procedures.

  11. I am interested to open a Starbucks in Africa. Do you guys have some ideas how to contact the management or maybe what is the first step to process?

    Thank you very much

  12. I just returned from a trip in Chai Ching China, I have an excellent place to open coffe shop with traffic of about one million people a day , I am very interested to run this project and I am very connected with local government
    David

  13. I just returned from a trip from Chingching ,China
    I have an excellent location with tragic of over one million peoples day , I am very interested to run this project, I have an excellent relationsheep with local government .
    Hope to here from you soon
    David

  14. Dear,
    I’m from poland but i live in Belarus in Minsk – capital, There is no Starbucks coffe and I think it’s good idea to open one here. I think I can do it but i need Your help because here is not enough information how can I make it.

    If You are interested please contact with me.
    my mobile + 375 44 74 18 707

  15. Dear Starbuck company, I live in Cambodia located in siem reap, I would like to open one in my country. Pls inform me if I can have a business with you. I’m waiting to seeing your reply. Thx

  16. Hi

    I’m a teenage girl. I’m 18 years old. And next year when i’m done with school i want to study for marketing management. And since i was 14 i wanted to drink starbucks coffee. So next year im going to au pair in Holland and drink my first starbucks. And it got me thinking that i really with all my heart want to open my own coffee shop since 5 years old. And that i maybe can open a starbucks franchise in South-Africa in Cape Town and Johannesburg where there is a lot of people. Because South-Africans would do anything for starbucks coffee.

    Regards.
    Hope to hear from you. =)

  17. I own a building in a great upscale area and I want to open a Starbucks. Please email me so I know what steps to take if any.

    Thanks,
    Salatheo Johnson

  18. i live in como and so desperate to open starbucks here in como… my origin is manila philippines and starbucks have been my second home back then. ive been here in italy for like 18 years and have to go to switzerland just to have the taste of my so-called 2nd home hahaha! there’s arnold’s coffee shop in milan which i’ve tried lots of times which gives me a lil taste of starbucks but not really that close… hope franchising will be approved soon

  19. i want franchise licence from starbicks
    in order to open it in south of saudi arabia on the beach with franchised restorant

  20. Hi,

    I am very keen to open Starbucks licensed shop here in Haryana. This place is a prime location please let me know more details.

    Regards
    Sanjay

  21. I leave in Miami Beach Florida and I had already send in a request for a location for a new Starbucks and that was Bal Harbor and Harding Ave, yes that locations was opened and I never got a reply…… I have another location and my two sons and I want to open a Starbucks and be part of your team…..
    Thank you< hope to hear from you this time around

    Sincerely

    Patricia Hernandez

  22. I am a valued costumer for Starbucks. I am interested to open a Starbucks around Grand Rapids MI.] . Do you guys have some ideas how to contact the management or maybe what is the first step to process?
    Aberra

  23. I am a valued costumer for Starbucks. I am interested to open a Starbucks around Grand Rapids MI. How to contact the management or what is the first step to process?
    Aberra

  24. I am interested in opening a Starbucks in Istanbul Turkey, can please assist me on the licensing process, I would greatly appreciate any information you may be able to send me.

    Thank You
    Mike Napoli
    832-875-1272

  25. I have recently been to the USA, and loved Starbucks, every morning I woke up to go find the nearest shop, to get my daily dose.
    I would love to open one in Ahmadabad India, Please contact me so I can follow the proper procedures.
    REPLY

  26. How to get the licence shop. What kind of procedure is necessary to get the licence? How much money is necessary to put in the store? I’m from Europe, Slovenia.

    Andreja Rajh

  27. I want the creamy crowd of my city to have a refreshing cup of coffee everyday. I want to start a starbuck in my city. You may contact me on my e-mail for any Further discussion. My Mail id is tapan.orion@live.com

  28. I am interested to open a Starbucks in India , Gujarat . Do you guys have some ideas how to contact the management or maybe what is the first step to process?

  29. We live in Pikeville ky, which is home to upike (major college) and Pikeville medical center one of the largest hospitals in eastern US. The closest Starbucks is about 2hours away I think you base location on population but more people past thru this town daily than they live here

  30. We would like to open a Starbucks coffee store in our hotel in jaipur rajasthan. This hotel is again managed by a international brand and its on market driven. we have a perfect outlet space for the store. In case anyone can help us for this would be very grateful. Do let me know if you required any further information.

  31. I’m arnulfo and would like to open a Starbucks in a border town were the there is no Starbucks on either side of the border of USA and MEX. thx

  32. I love Starbucks, it is more than coffee. I love to open one in Iraqi Kurdistan. This can be a step forward because Kurdish people love American touches in their places. How can I get a reply from Starbucks on this. I know this is not an official Starbucks site but you may help me with this.

  33. HEY.HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR ALL OF YOU))HAVE the same idea above to opening STARBUCKS coffe in LATVIA.IF someone want to share whit me ideas above very welcome!!!

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