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Coffeehouse Franchise - Port City Java Cafe
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What does it cost to open a typical Port City Java?
The cost to open a franchise or traditional Port City Java is between $207,495 - $392,500 which includes initial franchise fees, construction, equipment and other start-up costs.
What are the qualifications to become a franchisee of Port City Java?
Prospective Franchisees must have a net worth of $350,000 and a liquidity of $100,000.
What is the site profile for our stores?
The best coffee shop sites vary but locations with significant foot traffic (downtown, mixed use lifestyle center, etc.) require a daytime (work) population of at least 8,500 in a one mile radius with a minimum of 1,200 – 1,700 square feet. Commuter friendly locations must be on the "to work" side of the street, on the end-cap with drive-thru capability, minimum traffic of 20,000 at primary entrances and 1,000 – 1,500 square feet with excellent ingress/egress.
How does Port City Java differ from the competition?
Port City Java purchases, roasts and distributes all of the coffee served so you can guarantee quality and freshness in your cafe. All of our espresso drinks include an extra shot of espresso per size. We don't use any bases in our smoothies, frappes or milkshakes. Our smoothies are made with 100% real whole frozen fruit. Our frappes and milkshakes are made with real ice cream. Our food menu features daily in house fresh baked goods and made-to-order salads, wraps and sandwiches.
Who does Port City Java compete against?
In addition to national coffeehouse brands, we compete against other regional and independent specialty coffee retailers. We also compete against some donut and bakery chains. We are often located in proximity to our competitors.
How many company owned stores does Port City Java operate?
Port City Java operates 17 company owned units.
What experience should I have to open a franchise of Port City Java?
We aim to work with individuals or groups that have a proven track record of successful multi- unit food and beverage development and operations. It is also preferred that the individual or group has market specific experience and experience within retail real estate development, including construction and site selection.
What support will I receive as a franchisee of Port City Java?
We provide support in all areas including, but not limited to training, store development and design, operations, marketing, logistics and financial analytics.
Where are franchises available?
We are currently focusing on opening cafes in North Carolina and South Carolina.
I'm interested in learning more about franchising opportunities with Port City Java. What is my next step?
Complete the initial application. A franchise sales representative will contact you shortly.
The offer and sale of a Port City Java® franchise is made only by its Uniform Franchise Offering Circular ("Offering Circular").None of the communications made through this web site should be construed as an offer to sell any Port City Java® franchise in, nor is any such communication directed to, the residents of any jurisdiction requiring filing of the Offering Circular and/or registration of the Offering Circular before franchises are offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Port City Java® franchises will be offered to or sold to any resident of any such jurisdiction until the franchise has been exempted from the requirement of, or the Offering Circular has been duly filed and/or registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Offering Circular has been delivered to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.If you have any questions concerning the registration status of Port City Java® in your jurisdiction, please contact Franchise Opportunities at PCJ Franchising Company, LLC by calling 910-796-6646.