FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have questions which are not answered below, please get in contact

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have questions which are not answered below, please get in contact

FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC

Our initial investment estimate ranges from $155,400 to $303,500.

The fee is currently set at $30,000 for a single location.

Yes, Colombian Coffee House Franchisees pay a weekly royalty equal to 6% of gross sales. The fee entitles franchisees to continued use of the Carmela Coffee name and trademarks, access to our operating systems, new product development, ongoing business consulting and other benefits the come along with being a franchise owner in the Carmela Coffee organization.

All stores contribute with 1% of gross sales towards a marketing fund, which is used to develop marketing strategies and materials. Each individual shop also spends a required amount to advertise locally as outlined in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Digital marketing, content marketing, social media, in-store promotions, and direct mail are just few of the channels that Colombian Coffee House corporate office utilizes for its locations.

On the investment side we do encourage a healthy and sustainable financial position in order to guarantee continuity during project development and sustainability during kick-off activities and short-term market consolidation. We require our candidates to have $90,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of at least $250,000.

Colombian Coffee House is a proud partner of FMS (Franchise Marketing Systems) and it is also part of the SBA Franchise Directory, which means funding could be available through any of these entities. FMS has access to a variety of franchise financing partners.

MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

While there’s no such thing as a “typical” Colombian Coffee House location, we have found that the ideal size is between 900 to 1,800 square feet, but closer to the upper end of the size range.

We’re looking for partners with a solid background in leadership and management, with excellent interpersonal skills, drive, and determination. These are basic qualities of an ideal Colombian Coffee House franchisee. Specific experience in restaurant management is not a must, but desirable. We want you to come with us to share our passion for wellness and healthy eating.

Conceptually, we see Colombian Coffee House as a whole team that embraces its challenges together under the leadership of the CCH Team. From the start, we will offer store development and permitting support, hands-on training on top of operational and marketing support from a well assembled team of experts.

In total, a typical CCH Store will require: a Store Manager, 1 to 2 Shift Leads and 5 to 10 hourly employees. Each shift counts with 2 to 3 hourly employees, a shift supervisor, and/or the Store Manager. The Franchisee can act as the Store manager if they choose to do so.

Colombian Coffee House offers two different ownership options: Owner-Operator (100% ownership interest) and Absentee (49% ownership interest). Owner-Operators should expect to work around 45 to 60 hours per week and are involved in the day-to-day operations as well as the development and management of team members. Absentee owners have a relatively silent role.

CONTRACT & KICKOFF

This timeframe ranges greatly depending on how long it takes to find a location, the length of the lease negotiation process, and the time it takes with cities and municipalities to get permits approved. Based on our experience, the estimated ramp-up time is 6 to 12 months; depending on whether it is a new build out (first generation) or reconstruction & remodeling (second generation).

FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC

Our initial investment estimate ranges from $155,400 to $303,500.

The fee is currently set at $30,000 for a single location.

Yes, Colombian Coffee House Franchisees pay a weekly royalty equal to 6% of gross sales. The fee entitles franchisees to continued use of the Carmela Coffee name and trademarks, access to our operating systems, new product development, ongoing business consulting and other benefits the come along with being a franchise owner in the Carmela Coffee organization.

All stores contribute with 1% of gross sales towards a marketing fund, which is used to develop marketing strategies and materials. Each individual shop also spends a required amount to advertise locally as outlined in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Digital marketing, content marketing, social media, in-store promotions, and direct mail are just few of the channels that Colombian Coffee House corporate office utilizes for its locations.

On the investment side we do encourage a healthy and sustainable financial position in order to guarantee continuity during project development and sustainability during kick-off activities and short-term market consolidation. We require our candidates to have $90,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of at least $250,000.

Colombian Coffee House is a proud partner of FMS (Franchise Marketing Systems) and it is also part of the SBA Franchise Directory, which means funding could be available through any of these entities. FMS has access to a variety of franchise financing partners.

MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

While there’s no such thing as a “typical” Colombian Coffee House location, we have found that the ideal size is between 900 to 1,800 square feet, but closer to the upper end of the size range.

We’re looking for partners with a solid background in leadership and management, with excellent interpersonal skills, drive, and determination. These are basic qualities of an ideal Colombian Coffee House franchisee. Specific experience in restaurant management is not a must, but desirable. We want you to come with us to share our passion for wellness and healthy eating.

Conceptually, we see Colombian Coffee House as a whole team that embraces its challenges together under the leadership of the CCH Team. From the start, we will offer store development and permitting support, hands-on training on top of operational and marketing support from a well assembled team of experts.

In total, a typical CCH Store will require: a Store Manager, 1 to 2 Shift Leads and 5 to 10 hourly employees. Each shift counts with 2 to 3 hourly employees, a shift supervisor, and/or the Store Manager. The Franchisee can act as the Store manager if they choose to do so.

Colombian Coffee House offers two different ownership options: Owner-Operator (100% ownership interest) and Absentee (49% ownership interest). Owner-Operators should expect to work around 45 to 60 hours per week and are involved in the day-to-day operations as well as the development and management of team members. Absentee owners have a relatively silent role.

CONTRACT & KICKOFF

This timeframe ranges greatly depending on how long it takes to find a location, the length of the lease negotiation process, and the time it takes with cities and municipalities to get permits approved. Based on our experience, the estimated ramp-up time is 6 to 12 months; depending on whether it is a new build out (first generation) or reconstruction & remodeling (second generation).

NEXT STEPS

Becoming an owner of a Colombian Coffee House can be fulfilling both financially and personally.

Whether you are ready to get started or have further questions, please get in contact.

We look forward to discussing the franchise process with you and are excited to expand our brand with the right partners.

NEXT STEPS

Becoming an owner of a Colombian Coffee House can be fulfilling both financially and personally.

Whether you are ready to get started or have further questions, please get in contact.

We look forward to discussing the franchise process with you and are excited to expand our brand with the right partners.

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