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.

Applying for a Starbucks License

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

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


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.


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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