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Churro Station Station


Everybody loves churros, and nobody does churros better than Churro Station, the first fast-service retailer in the United States to serve authentic, freshly made churros and rellenos (filled churros). Churro Station not only offers authentic fresh-made churros, but a variety of other food specialties from Latin American traditions, and made-to-order sandwiches with homemade liquados (fresh fruit smoothies). Churro Station is at the forefront of a food revolution, spreading the pleasure of sweet treats already enjoyed by millions of Latin Americans the world over to the American market.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$100,000 - $172,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Churro Station offers an unprecedented opportunity to be a leader in the fast- growing Latin American food market. Churro Station offers franchisees a business opportunity with many benefits, including low start-up costs, proven recipes with proprietary ingredients and combinations, comprehensive training and management support, marketing assistance and wholesale distribution channels. The Churro Station team is dedicated to providing franchise partners with the tools they need to make their business a rousing success.

Churro Station Franchise Opportunities – History

Churro Station was founded in 2003 by Melanie Farkas, who came up with the idea of opening a ‘churreria’ after a trip to Mexico in 2002. She teamed with partner Zoila Aldana, who grew up in her mother’s restaurant business in Guatemala, to pursue a retail churro business in the United States. But first, Farkas, after becoming enchanted with churros, sought out the best churros in different cities all over Mexico and Spain, and after years of research and many churro-tasting trips, Farkas searched the world for the perfect churro- making machine. She and Aldana then reworked the best churro recipe they could find to produce authentic churros for Americans. The friends opened their first store in San Rafael, California.

Churro Station Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Churro Station

Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Churro Station is $25,000. The total investment to open and operate a Churro Station franchise ranges from $100,000 to $172,000. Franchise Agreements are for 10 years, renewable. A royalty fee of 5% on gross sales is paid to the company, in addition to a 3% advertising fee.

Churro Station Business Opportunities: Other Information

It was on a trip to Mexico in the early 1980s when Melanie Farkas, founder and CEO of Churro Station, first fell in love with the doughy, sweet dessert pastry that is distinctly Latin American. It was while watching an elderly man as he made fresh, hot churros all evening long in the middle of the plaza that Farkas began on her road to creating a nationwide churro chain.

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