The Different Types of Franchise Agreements

We explain the difference between single-store, multi-store and regional franchise agreements and the benefits of working with us as a franchise partner.

If you want to open your own coffee shop, franchising could be the perfect business opportunity to achieve your dream! If you are passionate about working and supporting your community, capable of motivating a team and have the financial qualifications, it sounds like you’re the ideal franchising partner for Esquires Coffee!

Here at Esquires Coffee, we have an array of business opportunities and coffee franchises for sale. In our blog, we explain the difference between the following franchise agreements that we provide:

  • Single store
  • Multi-store
  • Regional

Discover the many advantages we offer as a franchisor and learn about the benefits of franchising!

Two people have a meeting and drinking coffee

What is a Franchise Agreement?

A franchise agreement is the arrangement of business between two parties, the franchisee and franchisor.

Franchisor’s Role in a Franchise Agreement

The franchisor is the founder of the company and owns the name of the brand. They are responsible for the business systems and processes.

How much control the franchisor maintains in a business format franchise agreement will depend on the individual arrangement and can vary from business to business.

The franchisor will provide a set of guidelines for the franchisee to obtain and act as an open form of support for the franchisee to seek guidance from when needed.

Franchisee’s Role in a Franchise Agreement

In exchange for using the name, processes and systems of the company, the franchisee pays royalties and a fee to the franchisor. As a result, the franchisee has the rights to use the tried and tested processes of the brand as well as its business systems.

After paying a fee to the franchisor, the franchisee manages a franchise in accordance to set expectations outlined by the franchisor. This could include aspects of the business, such as:

  • Product offering
  • Branding
  • Customer service

Types of Franchises

There are various types of franchise agreements available, each suited to what a franchisee wants from their agreement.

Below, we take a look at the franchise agreements we have available at Esquires Coffee. We explain what they are and how Esquires Coffee ensure you get the most out of your business.

Esquires infographic on the different types of franchise agreements

Why Consider a Franchise Agreement?

If you want to acquire a business with systems proven to outperform normal startup success rates. Franchising is the preferred option for business entrepreneurs.

Our single-store franchise agreements are ideal for those who want the backing and structure of an experienced company to help guide them in the runnings of their business. They are perfect for those who haven’t managed their own business before, as they provide various forms of support from getting started to day to day running.

Alternatively, suppose you do have experience in overseeing a previous business. In that case, it is an ideal option for those who want relief from the responsibility of running a business without additional support.

If you want the opportunity to challenge and develop your business, the multi-store is the next step in advancing your prospects.

Our regional opportunities are perfect for those who want to fulfil their full potential.

A cup of coffee on a wooden bench


Key aspects of being part of a franchise include:

  • A foot in the door with the recognition of an already established business.
  • Access to a tested business model.
  • Economies of scale of a large group while retaining your independent business status.
  • The business guidance and emotional support of an involved franchisor.

If you’re eager to open your own coffee shop and would like to know more about the franchising opportunities we provide at Esquires Coffee, get in touch with us by clicking the link below!

Esquires CTA button

About the author - Jack Anderson

Jack has been working in the franchise sector for over 12 years and is our in-house guru on all things business! Jack is also a keen hiker and can be found in some of the UK's best walking spots on the weekends.

Other News