Franchise

Leverage the knowledge we've gained with over 15 years in the specialty coffee business. Port City Java operates over 30 cafes and represents a truly unique opportunity in franchising with a strong brand and business model. If you are interested in a franchise of your own, we have summarized the steps below:

Step 1: Inquiry

Step 2: Qualification

  • Submit in-depth background information
  • Initial conversations to review qualifications based on experience and financial strength
  • Confirmation of FTC and state exemption qualification

Step 3: Discovery

  • Home Office Discovery Day
  • Visit corporate and franchise cafes, tour our corporate headquarters and roasting & distribution facility in Wilmington, NC

Step 4: Legal

  • Discuss deal terms and review legal documents
  • Formalize and execute the agreements

Step 5: Setting Up

  • Process Includes site selection, supply chain set up, hiring staff and on-site training

Step 6: Grand Opening!

Coffee Franchise - Port City Java Cafe
Franchise Port City Java Cafe

Initial Investment

The initial investment per franchised café can vary greatly. Below you will find the start-up costs that we estimate for the establishment of a franchised café. The numbers below estimate the initial investment range as published in our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Development Fee $7,500
Initial Franchise Fee $12,500 - $20,000
Opening Inventory $6,000 - $8,000
Architectural $9,000 - $15,000
Construction $50,000 - $145,000
Equipment $57,000 - $90,000
POS System $12,000 - $14,000
Other Equipment $1,000 - $2,000
Signage $4,000 - $9,000
Furniture $5,000 - $9,000
Cabinets $10,000 - $16,000
Deposits 0 - $2,500
Professional Services $2,000 - $5,000
Permits/Licenses $100 - $1,000
Pre/Opening Advertising $2,500
Training Expenses (travel) $2,000 - $6,000
Additional Funds (3 months) $15,000 - $40,000
Total $207,495 - $392,500

Franchise Market Availability

Port City Java is accepting applications for single and multi-unit franchise coffeehouse operators in the following markets:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

In areas outside of the above, Port City Java will accept applications from experienced food service chain operators who will commit to building out an entire market. This multi-unit option will require a minimum net worth of $3,000,000 with substantial liquidity.

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