How Can I Purchase a Starbucks Franchise?

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How Can I Purchase a Starbucks Franchise?
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Starbucks does not offer franchise opportunities. However, the company does offer a variety of other opportunities for established businesses that would like to sell Starbucks products at their existing locations. The Starbucks company will determine if the existing business in question is a good fit for any of their programs. If the applying business is a good fit, Starbucks may grant permission for the business to offer Starbucks products.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • E-mail address

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    Applying for a Starbucks License

  1. 1

    Go to the Starbucks website. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page.

  2. 2

    Find the category heading "For Business." Click on the link below that heading that reads "Licensed Stores."

  3. 3

    Click on the drop-down menu that follows the instruction to "Select your business type." Choose the business that most closely resembles your existing business to begin the process of applying for a license to incorporate the Starbucks brand into your business. Click the "Submit" button.

  4. 4

    Complete the form that appears and click the "Submit" button at the bottom. Wait for a Starbucks representative to contact you with an initial determination as to whether your business is a good fit for the Starbucks brand.

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