The Human Bean

The Human Bean

Specialty coffee
Total Units
105 41 added in 3 years
64.1%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#97 Ranked #185 last year
88
Initial investment
$340K - $828K

Company Overview

The Human Bean opened its first store in Ashland, Oregon, in 1998, and more locations were added throughout southern Oregon over the next five years. Franchising of the drive-thru espresso brand began in 2002.

The company's Farm Friendly Direct program encourages environmentally sustainable growing, harvesting and processing methods, rewarding the farmers the company works with by offering above-market prices and using the extra money to fund improvement projects in their communities.

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About The Human Bean

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Coffee, Food,
Founded
1998
Leadership
Dan Hawkins, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2002 (19 years)
# of employees at HQ
18
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
# of Units
105

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
623 Rossanley Dr.
Medford, OR 97501

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Human Bean 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
$30,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$340,425 - $827,725
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $200,000
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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
The Human Bean has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
120 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #97

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