How Can I Purchase a Starbucks Franchise?

by Trina Hoaks; Updated September 26, 2017

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.

Items you will need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Email address

Applying for a Starbucks License

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.


About the Author

Trina Hoaks has been in the writing business since 1979. She began working as a typesetter for the "Valley Ridge News" and edited copy for Laura Paperback Books. She was a columnist and the features and entertainment editor for "The Egalitarian." Hoaks has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas.

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