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Butlers Chocolate Cafe

Butlers Chocolate Cafe Franchise

Butlers Chocolate Café aims to spread happiness around the world one chocolate at a time, and it’s a commitment the Irish chocolate takes quite seriously. So much so that when a new customer stops into a Butlers Chocolate Café and orders a coffee, they will receive a free chocolate of their choice. It’s one small way Butlers backs up its commitment. Pieces of the delectable chocolate line the displays of Butlers, but the cafes also feature a long list of treats, including chocolate biscuit cake, chocolate coffee cups, chocolate crunch bars, chocolate macaroons, chocolate soufflés, Molten Chocolate Volcanoes, brownies, white chocolate strawberry ice cream cake…the list goes on and on. All rich, creamy chocolate, all the time. About all things chocolate, Butlers is very serious. More about the cost of owning a Butler's Chocolate Cafe franchise is below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$259,000 - $870,000
Franchise fee


Butlers Chocolate Cafés Limited offers franchise licenses to operate single retail store franchises, and on occasion offers rights to Area Development Agreements. Butler's franchisees are provided with six weeks of training, including four weeks completed in Ireland and two at the franchise location. Training covers administration, staff training, food, and coffee training.

Butlers Chocolate Café Franchise Opportunities – History

Butlers Chocolate Café was established in 1932 in Dublin, Ireland, founded by Ms. Bailey-Butler, and owned by the Sorensen family since 1959. Butlers features Butlers brand chocolates and is an affiliate of The Irish Chocolate Company Limited. Butlers have retail outlets all around Ireland and the United Kingdom. In 1998, butlers chocolates launched its website,, enabling it to extend its reach globally with online orders. The company now operates more than two dozen shops, including two franchises in New Zealand.

How Much Does A Butlers Chocolate Café Franchise Cost?

Chocolate Café Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Butlers Chocolate Café is $35,000. The total estimated investment to open and operate a Butlers Chocolate Café franchise ranges from $259,000 to $870,000. A management services fee of 3% of gross revenue is paid to the company.

Butlers Chocolate Café Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Butlers Chocolate Café does its part to spread happiness with the Butlers Wall of Happiness on the company website, a page dedicated to customers’ submissions for their moments of happiness, often featuring Butlers chocolates and a smile.


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