Coffee News
Weekly newspapers distributed at restaurants



Franchising Since

1994 (24 Years)

Corporate Address

One Cumberland Pl., #102
Bangor, ME 04401


William Buckley

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$9,750 - $10,750

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$8,500 - $8,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Coffee News offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Coffee News has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee

Veteran Incentives

Three-year 0% financing for 2nd through 5th units

Support Options
Ongoing Support



Online Support

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media


Website development

Email marketing

Classroom Training:

24 hours

Additional Training:

Mentor program

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:


Coffee News was started by Jean Daum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1988. She began franchising in 1994. In 1995, Bill Buckley became the first U.S. franchisee. He bought the company from Daum in 2008, and Coffee News headquarters is now based in Bangor, Maine. Coffee News is a free weekly publication distributed in restaurants, coffee shops and hotels. In addition to ads for local businesses, it contains news stories, jokes, trivia and horoscopes.
Initial Investment: Low - $9,750 High - $10,750
-3.9%-33 UNITS (1 Year) -2.3%-19 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

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Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 27th, 2017