Gong Cha

Gong Cha

Bubble tea
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#406 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$171K - $330K
Units as of 2022
1,661 55.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Gong Cha

Parent Company
Gong cha Global Ltd.
Martin Berry, Global CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2009 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
1,661 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
c/o TA Associates, 200 Clarendon St., #5600
Boston, MA 02116

Information for Franchisees

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Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$170,551 - $329,910
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $4,000,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000 - $2,000,000
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
to 2%
Term of Agreement
5-10 years
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
111 hours
Classroom Training
19 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media


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Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
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Updated: February 8th, 2021