It's A Grind Coffee House

Specialty coffee
Units as of 2021
N/A Yearly Data not available
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$173K - $473K

Company Overview

Husband-and-wife team Marty Cox and Louise Montgomery opened the first It's A Grind coffee shop in Long Beach, California, in 1995. Locations feature a blues and jazz theme, and wingback chairs that allow customers to relax while enjoying whole bean coffees, espresso drinks, teas, pastries, muffins and bagels.

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About It's A Grind Coffee House

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Coffee, Food,
Founded
1995
Parent Company
Retail Food Group
Leadership
Andre Nell, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2000 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ
24
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
14071 Stage Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a It's A Grind Coffee House franchise.

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
$15,000 - $25,000
Initial Investment
$173,150 - $473,000
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $150,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
It's A Grind Coffee House has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
40 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Additional Training
Additional training as needed
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
# of employees required to run
14
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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