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.

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

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.

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.

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15 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. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

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