Own a Winans Franchise

What makes Winans Different?

We’re sweeter than the competition

Yes, we’re a leading regional coffee shop, but we have something the other guys don’t: Chocolate. It’s our history, our passion and our differentiator.   

Over 60 years in the industry

We’ve been in business since 1961 and have bene franchising since 2005. We know what leads to success and help guide our franchisees with time tested systems and best practices.

Winans franchise benefits

  • Winans brand license
  • Interior FF&E package
  • Access to all Winans coffee and chocolate products
  • Franchisee training
  • Operations manual and ongoing support
  • Leverage from Winans corporate marketing
  • A culture of continuous improvement

Location (and size) matters.

Winans succeeds in high-traffic locations with at least 1600 square feet of FOH and BOH space. We offer guidance in either retrofitting an existing space or new build construction, and guide franchisees in securing a territory claim in their area.      

Available Markets

Winans has grown to 19 locations throughout west-central Ohio, and is activerly searching for franchsed locations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Ideal Candidates

Over the years, we’ve learned what qualities describe the ideal candidate for Winans franchise ownership.

Does this sound like you?  

  • Commitment to being a hands-on owner in day-to-day operations
  • Realistic about the challenges of being a business owner
  • Excited about creating a fun and energetic store
  • Desire to engage with the community
  • Base level knowledge of finance, operations, and marketing
  • Desire to continuously grow personally and professionally
  • Passion for chocolate and coffee

Franchise Investment

  • Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Initial Investment: $358K - $571K
  • Net Worth Requirement: $200,000
  • Royalty Fee: 4%
  • Ad Royalty Fee: 1.7%
  • Term of Agreement: 5 years
  • Is franchise term renewable?: Yes

Interested in learning more?

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