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 $90,000 in non-borrowed, unencumbered cash or liquid assets. Candidates are also required to have minimum net worth of $300,000.

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

    The total investment for an individual store varies by location, but start-up costs are typically $250,000-$280,000. This includes everything to get the Blenz location open: site construction, equipment, signage, furniture, training and franchise fees.

  • Does Blenz provide assistance with securing financing?

    Blenz does not provide direct financial assistance with securing financing. If you need assistance with financing, we recommend that you contact your financial institution. We are happy to communicate with your financial institution if required.

  • How long is the training program?

    The training program is between 4-6 weeks depending on an individual’s skills, business background and training group size. The training is in both classroom settings and Blenz store settings.

  • 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 franchisees begin with one Blenz location for at least 12 months, and then investigate additional locations.

  • 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. Most important to your success will be the passion you bring to operating the business efficiently and your commitment to providing excellent customer service.

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

    Yes. You just need to bring the passion for excellent customer service and the energy to run the daily operations, and we will train you to operate your Blenz franchise.

  • 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 the process to take between 6 weeks to 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 our established criteria. Our Real Estate department has years of experience in approving successful sites for Blenz stores.

  • 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 ongoing support with operations, finance, supply chain management and marketing. We will meet with you, at minimum, on a quarterly basis to review your store’s performance and develop strategies for improvement. You will be assigned an experienced operations advisor who will act as the central point of contact to help with any 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 a Request For Franchise Consideration (RFFC) form. This will help us get to know you better so we can determine if you are an ideal fit for becoming a Blenz franchisee. Upon completing the RFFC, Blenz President Mark West will contact you with additional information about how to move forward.