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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#283 Ranked #225 last year
- Initial investment
$386K - $1.5M
- Units as of 2022
55 161.9% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Ziggi's Coffee franchise.
Ziggi's Coffee is a coffee and drive-thru franchise that offers a whole range of specialty drinks, from sweet blenders to Red Bull infusions. It also may offer certain breakfast and lunch items.
Starting small on the corner of Main Street in downtown Longmont, Colorado, in 2004, the brand has since expanded with a still-growing national franchise family. It began franchising in 2016. Because of their humble beginnings, Ziggi's Coffee has seen the value of building meaningful relationships and is proud of the deep connections they have forged and continue to nurture with local communities.
While Ziggi's Coffee mainly serves from their trademark double-sided drive-thru stations, they have also opened cafes and cafe-drive-thru combos across the U.S. There are over 25 Ziggi’s Coffee franchises throughout the United States.
Why You May Want to Start a Ziggi's Coffee Franchise
If you believe that profit isn't the only thing that makes a business thrive, becoming part of the Ziggi's Coffee family might be a good choice for you. The company is looking for franchisees who believe that positive working relationships, quality customer service, and a good sense of community are equally important.
Ziggi's Coffee is particularly proud of its partnerships with local vendors, who have supplied coffee and other kitchen needs since the inception of the company. Ziggi’s Coffee believes that they have proven their growth with a reputable business model.
As proof of the success of their business model, Ziggi's Coffee has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
What Might Make Ziggi's Coffee a Good Choice?
What makes the Ziggi's Coffee franchise unique may be the franchise program itself. With its proven formula, the company has sought to create a repeatable system designed for franchisees. Ziggi's Coffee focuses on location growth and building a solid local business presence.
If you're interested in becoming a Ziggi's Coffee franchisee, the company will assist you through the discovery process, the process of opening a shop, and day-to-day business operations. As a franchisee, you may also receive all the support you need, such as training, software, and marketing, including grand opening kits, branded printed collateral, social media setup, and more.
How To Open a Ziggi's Coffee Franchise
Opening a Ziggi's Coffee franchise may have a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
To be part of the Ziggi's Coffee team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Ziggi's Coffee franchising team questions.
About Ziggi's Coffee
- Franchising Since
- 2016 (6 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
- # of Units
- 55 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Ziggi's Coffee 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $386,000 - $1,486,000
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
- $300,000 - $350,000
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
- $150,000 - $200,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 25% off first-unit franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- Ziggi's Coffee offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, accounts receivable, payroll
- Third Party Financing
- Ziggi's Coffee has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
- 17 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite Selection
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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