What to Expect as an Esquires Coffee Franchisee

Franchising is a great way to start a business without having to go it alone. When you invest in an established franchise like Esquires Coffee, you’re essentially entering a partnership; one where you have the chance to open your own business with the power of a much-loved brand at your back.

There are plenty of benefits from investing in the Esquires Coffee franchise, including the use of a proven business model, a much higher success rate, and all the support you could need in your new business venture.

So, what does it mean to join a franchise like Esquires Coffee?

What to Expect as an Esquires Franchisee?

Esquires is a family, and one that you become a part of when you invest in one of our franchises. As an Esquires franchisee, you’ll have so much more than your own coffee shop, you’ll also have the full use of our brand name, which you’ll share with over 130 other coffee shops across the globe!

And that’s certainly not all! Discover what else you can expect from us when you join the Esquires family.

Two people at a meeting in a coffee shop


Starting from scratch can be daunting, no matter what you’re trying to build. That’s why, as an Esquires franchisee, you’ll have full access to all of our favourite recipes! From our yummy baked goods all the way to our delicious breakfast menu and so much more!

Plus, you’ll be serving Esquire’s own signature blend of organic coffee in a range of roasts, which are already a hit across the world, so you know customers will be satisfied from the moment your doors open.

Ongoing Business Support

The coffee industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in a highly competitive market.

As an Esquire’s franchisee, we’ll be there to back you as you begin to navigate through the coffee world. Whether it’s helping to find the right premises to set up shop or guidance on how to train new and existing staff, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, you’ll have use of our already proven franchise business model, including access to our operational systems, policies, procedures and business management systems to help you with the day-to-day running of your coffee shop. You will also receive support with the following:

  • Lease negotiation
  • Corporate training for Owner/Operator and team
  • Ongoing support from members of the Training and Operations Team
  • Ongoing updates for increasing profitability

Use of the Esquires Décor

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and we couldn’t agree more! That’s why every one of our franchisees is encouraged to utilise our comfy and rustic décor for the perfect Esquires vibe.

While we have a comprehensive brand image, we still strive for each of our coffee shops to embrace that independent feel. We work closely with our franchisees to ensure each store has that independent look while still remaining recognisable to customers as the brand they know and love.

We’ve been called many things over the years — honest, quirky, and indie being only a select few — and your coffee shop design can be a part of that legacy.

Coffee pouring out a machine

Help with Building Connections

Everyone knows one of the pillars of a successful business is the connections you make along the way. Unfortunately, this can also be incredibly challenging.

Thankfully for all Esquires franchisees, we’ve done some of the legwork for you! As the owner of an Esquires coffee shop, you’ll already have several favourable contracts with suppliers.

Plus, as part of the Esquires family, you’ll also be able to build your own network of like-minded entrepreneurs who have taken the plunge and become a franchisee themselves.

But don’t just take our word for it. You can read all about life as an Esquires Coffee franchisee in our interview with Martin, an Esquires franchisee who owns not one, but two Esquire’s coffee shops in the Midlands.

Do You Have What It Takes to be an Esquires Franchisee?

As we’ve mentioned before, retail is a fast-paced and competitive industry. This means that not just anyone has what it takes to be an owner or manager of an Esquires coffee franchise.

In particular, we appeal to entrepreneurs who are looking for the feeling of running an independent coffee shop while still receiving all the support from those who know the market inside and out.

While anyone can apply to join our ever-growing franchise, there are a few things that stand out to us, including:

  • A strong work ethic
  • The ability to motivate a team
  • A proven record of success
  • Enthusiasm for business
  • The essential financial qualifications

Our franchise partners embody all of these traits, and we want to build lasting relationships with those who believe in our ethos.

If you have the above-mentioned qualities and you’re looking to be a part of an innovative business focused on providing today’s coffee consumer with Fairtrade, ethically-sourced products with pride, then Esquires might just be the fit for you!

If you think that joining the Esquires family is the right choice for you, then why not apply today?

If you’re interested in joining Esquires but still want to learn more, we’d recommend taking a look at our franchising FAQs page. Here, you’ll be able to find all you need to know about the franchising processes, from application all the way to the grand opening.