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Bearclaw Coffee


Bearclaw Coffee is a café with a rustic atmosphere serving up great coffee. The business serves up the typical assortment of hot beverages like cappuccino, espresso, mocha, café latte, hot chocolate, and tea, as well as cold drinks like smoothies, iced tea, frozen lattes and mochas, and Italian sodas. A limited selection of food items like pastries, bagels, biscotti, and cookies are also available.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$73,700 - $293,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Franchisees receive one week of training at the company headquarters. Ongoing support, available 24/7, is provided thereafter. Bearclaw Coffee says it is dedicated to see its franchises, and brand as a whole, succeed. Bearclaw Coffee currently has 14 locations, the majority of which are in Michigan. However, Bearclaw Coffee is available to be franchised in most states. Moreover, although there are not currently any international locations, Bearclaw Coffee is eager to expand outside of the United States.

Bearclaw Coffee Franchise Opportunities - History

Debi and Doug Scroggins opened the first Bearclaw Coffee location in a log cabin in Dexter, Michigan in 2002. Customers loved the cafe’s great coffee and quaint feel, and by the next year, Bearclaw Coffee began to franchise.

Bearclaw Coffee Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Arctic Circle

Franchise Income

Bearclaw Coffee has a franchise fee of $24,500 for a non-renewable agreement, although the total initial investment ranges between $73,700 and $293,000. Franchisees must pay a 6% ongoing royalty fee on all sales to Bearclaw Coffee. Owners are expected to have a net worth that exceeds $150,000 with at least $50,000 available in liquid assets.

Bearclaw Coffee Business Opportunities: Other Information

Bearclaw Coffee offers four distinct varieties of franchises: a freestanding drive-through location, a mobile drink truck, a walk-in store (usually located in strip malls), and a kiosk. Each type of business brings its own strategies and costs, so potential owners should discuss the options with a representative from Bearclaw Coffee. Bearclaw Coffee is amenable to working with groups who want to sell its products as part of a fundraising effort.

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