Talk about a niche no one else has thought of! Cowgirls Espresso took two strong markets and combined them: coffee and women wearing bikinis. Cowgirls Espresso has quickly built a reputation and loyal clientele not only for their excellent coffee, but also (and more importantly for some customers) their friendly, smiling service by attractive bikini-clad women. Founder Lori Bowden knew in order to succeed with coffee stands in coffee-loving Seattle, she’d have to do something to stand out. Her answer: servers in bikinis. The concept has gained national attention and franchise requests started rolling in by the thousands.
Full Franchise Information
Cowgirls Espresso is planning to expand their concept from the Pacific Northwest region to a nationwide chain. Franchise locations are available to operate a drive-through business, including a walk-up window, offering a menu of specialty espresso beverages and quality baked goods. Cowgirls Espresso is offering single unit and multi-unit agreements as well as Master Franchising Agreements.
Cowgirls Espresso Franchise Opportunities – History
Cowgirls Espresso was founded in 2002 by Lori Bowden, and has since expanded to 14 locations in the Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, region. With franchise requests pouring in, Cowgirls Espresso has plans to expand to California, Texas and other locations.
Cowgirls Espresso Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Cowgirls Espresso Franchise Income
The estimated initial investment to open a Cowgirls Espresso business ranges from $75,000 to $115,000, including a franchise fee of $25,000 for up to two locations. For multiple locations (2 to 5), the initial investment ranges from $120,000 to $264,000. A royalty fee of 7% of monthly gross sales is paid to the company.
Cowgirls Espresso Business Opportunities: Other Information
Every Cowgirl Espresso shop is painted in a cow theme, white with big black cow-like spots. Maxim Magazine named Cowgirls Espresso the ‘Sexiest Coffee Shop’ in America in March 2012, and the Seattle-based pop-punk band Quickie featured the original Cowgirls Espresso shop in a rock video in 2010.