Mountain Mudd Espresso

At a Glance

Products & Services: Specialty coffee

Number of Locations: 25

Total Investment: $22.5K - $266K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2007

About Mountain Mudd Espresso

Mountain Mudd Espresso drive-thru kiosks offer espressos modeled after those served in Naples, Italy, as well as coffee, tea and frozen drinks. Based in Billings, Montana, the company opened its first drive-thru in 1994, and began franchising in 2007. In 2011, Mountain Mudd Espresso was sold to Cafe International.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2011 5 0 8 12
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $22,500 - $266,000
Franchise Fee: $5,000 - $10,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: ongoing.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Local store marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #345 (2012), #470 (2011),
Top New: #30 (2012),