Second Cup

About Second Cup

Second Cup Coffee Co.™ is Canada’s largest specialty coffee retailer. From our humble beginnings in 1975 as a kiosk in a shopping mall, selling only whole bean coffee, we have continued towards our goal of being the Canadian specialty coffee brand of choice. For us, that means putting coffee at the core of business, focusing on quality, innovation and creating an individual experience for our customers.
In addition to coffee-based beverages, Second Cup cafés carry a variety of complimentary products, including fresh locally baked goods and Better For You smoothies. Recently, we’ve introduced Pinkberry® frozen yogurt into cafés across the country and Second Cup has the exclusive rights to this category in Canada.

Coffee & Beverages Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Second Cup against other Coffee & Beverages franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Second Cup with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All The Perks Coffee N/A $175/month $50,000-$250,000
AraVita $19,900 4.5% 2% $113,400-$181,200
Aroma Espresso Bar N/A $527,500-$1,495,000
Aroma Joe's Coffee $15,000 8% 4.5% $255,000-$664,000
Bad Ass Coffee Company $35,000 6% 2% $227,000-$326,000
BannaStrow's $30,000 6% 1% $114,600-$186,500
Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company $20,000 7% $202,000-$350,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins $26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beans & Brews N/A $250,000-And Up
BEE & TEA $40,000 6% 2% $150,000-And Up
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Biggby Coffee $20,000 6% 3% $186,850-$369,100
Blenz $25,000 8% 2% $260,000-$330,000
Boba Loca N/A 4% or $495 /month whichever is higher 1% or $175/month whichever is higher $88,445-$325,955
Boston Coffeehouse $25,000 6% $174,750-$300,000
Brew Thru $35,000 4% $269,450-$563,667
Brewsters $25,000 $210,700-$341,800
BSkinny Coffee N/A $1-$25,000
Buda Juice $30,000 10% $54,500-$96,500
Cabin Coffee Company $30,000-$40,000 2.5% 2.5% $175,000-$575,000
Cafe 2U $25,000 $175/wk $109,146-$154,621
Cafe Ala Carte $25,000 8-5% $56,200-$123,300
Cafe Barbera $35,000 6% $500/mo. or 1% Local +$350 Nat'l $187,000-$305,000
Cafe Depot $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Cafe Supreme $35,000 $300,000-$375,000
Caffe Bene $35,000 6.9% 3% $414,500-$899,600
Caffino $10,000 8% $212,900-$373,000
Capri Coffee Break $30,000 $110,000-$220,000
Cargo & James Tea $25,000 7% $100,000-$250,000
Caribou Coffee Company N/A $1,000,000-$4,000,000
Chock full o' Nuts $3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
Clean Juice $40,000 6% to 3% $246,500-$498,500
Cocoa Grinder $20,000 6% $178,730-$265,100
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf N/A $3,000,000-$5,000,000
Coffee Beanery, The $15,000 4% 2% $185,000-$466,500
Coffee Club, The N/A 6% 3% $450,000-And Up
Coffee Culture N/A $200,000-$500,000
Coffee Express $30,000 $125,000-$250,000
Coffee Guy, The N/A $35,000-And Up
Coffee Office, The N/A $100,000-$500,000
Coffee Perks $18,000 6% $116,100
Coffee Republic $35,500 $400,000
Coffee World $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
Country Style N/A $230,000-$360,000
Country Style $35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Cowgirls Espresso $25,000 7% $75,000-$264,167
Dazbog Coffee $25,000 6% $262,800
Distinctly Tea $20,000 $160,000-$230,000
DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar $40,000 6% 3% $253,150-$693,100
Dunkin' $40,000-$90,000 5.9% 2% to 6% $228,620-$1,717,103
Dunn Bros Coffee $37,500 5% 3% $406,300-$608,500
Ellianos Coffee Company $20,000 5% $167,300-$292,500
Espresso To Go N/A $130,000-$500,000
Esquires Coffee House $25,000 6% 4% $250,000-$350,000
Euro Cafe $15,000 4.5% 1% $248,400-$445,500
Factory Donuts $20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Forbidden Flavours $25,000-$30,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery $35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Gourmet Cup $25,000 8% $120,000-$200,000
Grabbagreen $30,000 6% 1% $282,688-$412,518
Hawaii's Java Kai $30,000 6% $168,990-$355,900
House of Donuts N/A $350,000-$400,000
Hudsons Coffee $60,000 8% 1.75% $300,000-$350,000
It's A Grind Coffee House $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Jamaica Blue N/A $200,000-$265,000
Java Detour $25,000-$35,000 4-6% of gross sales 1-3% of total gross sales. $276,000-$400,000
Java Joe's $25,000 $200,000-$350,000
Java Kai $30,000 $168,998-$355,898
Jazen Tea $12,000 $1,200-$1,600/mo. $300/mo. $118,000-$197,500
Jo to Go $25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Juice Cabana N/A $578,000-$919,000
Juice Heaven $20,000 5% 2% + 2% locally $88,500-$187,500
Lasaters Coffee & Tea $35,000 0 1% $257,000-$310,000
Logic in a Cup Espresso $19,900 6% 2% $65,050-$364,700
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies $42,500-$65,000 0 $76,400-$569,000
Mister Donut $34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Mocha Delites $22,500 5% $53,500-$232,500
Moka House Coffee $25,000 $250,000-$350,000
Mountain Mudd Espresso $10,000 4% up to 2% $162,000-$298,000
My Coffee N/A 5% $103,650-$466,450
New World Coffee $20,000 5% 2.5%-4% $150,000-$350,000
New York Bagel Cafe and Deli $29,500 $750 - $950/ Mo. $250 - $500/ Mo. $142,000-$224,000
Newberrys Gourmet Coffee N/A $6,000-$20,000
Orange Julius of America $20,000-$35,000 6% $194,200-$380,600
P.J.'s Coffee $10,000-$30,000 3%-6% up to2% $168,900-$566,000
Playday Cafe $39,500 6% 1% $346,000-$490,000
Port City Java $12,500-$20,000 5% $207,495-$392,500
Presse Cafe $35,000 $200,000-$400,000
Rituals Coffee House $5,000-$25,000 5% $100,000-And Up
Robins Donuts $25,000 $325,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro $30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse $20,000-$40,000 6% 2% $331,000-$648,000
Seattle's Best Coffee $30,000 5%-7% 1% $267,200-$444,000
Seekers Coffee House & Cafe $20,000-$25,000 5% $189,000-$369,000
Sertinos Coffee Shops $35,000 5% 1% $177,200-$484,950
Shefield Express $25,000 5-8% $150,000-$200,000
Solar Roast Coffee $39,000 7% Up to 2% $260,350-$344,000
Sonoma Coffee Cafe $25,000 4% $96,500-$248,000
Tapioca Express $15,000 $0.055/cup $99,000-$295,900
Tim Hortons $35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Twist Vapor Cafe $19,900 6% 2% $184,000-$213,900
Van Houtte $27,500 5% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli $30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Waves Coffee House $25,000 6% 3% $300,000-$350,000
Wheelys Cafe N/A 0 $3,000-And Up
Williams Fresh Cafe $35,000 $300,000-$350,000
Woody's Chicago Style N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
Zizzo's Coffee $35,000-$321,800 6% 2% $109,000-$651,800
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All The Perks Coffee
N/A $175/month $50,000-$250,000
AraVita
$19,900 4.5% 2% $113,400-$181,200
Aroma Espresso Bar
N/A $527,500-$1,495,000
Aroma Joe's Coffee
$15,000 8% 4.5% $255,000-$664,000
Bad Ass Coffee Company
$35,000 6% 2% $227,000-$326,000
BannaStrow's
$30,000 6% 1% $114,600-$186,500
Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company
$20,000 7% $202,000-$350,000
bb's Coffee and Muffins
$26,000 7% $145,000-$280,000
Beans & Brews
N/A $250,000-And Up
BEE & TEA
$40,000 6% 2% $150,000-And Up
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Biggby Coffee
$20,000 6% 3% $186,850-$369,100
Blenz
$25,000 8% 2% $260,000-$330,000
Boba Loca
N/A 4% or $495 /month whichever is higher 1% or $175/month whichever is higher $88,445-$325,955
Boston Coffeehouse
$25,000 6% $174,750-$300,000
Brew Thru
$35,000 4% $269,450-$563,667
Brewsters
$25,000 $210,700-$341,800
BSkinny Coffee
N/A $1-$25,000
Buda Juice
$30,000 10% $54,500-$96,500
Cabin Coffee Company
$30,000-$40,000 2.5% 2.5% $175,000-$575,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cafe 2U
$25,000 $175/wk $109,146-$154,621
Cafe Ala Carte
$25,000 8-5% $56,200-$123,300
Cafe Barbera
$35,000 6% $500/mo. or 1% Local +$350 Nat'l $187,000-$305,000
Cafe Depot
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Cafe Supreme
$35,000 $300,000-$375,000
Caffe Bene
$35,000 6.9% 3% $414,500-$899,600
Caffino
$10,000 8% $212,900-$373,000
Capri Coffee Break
$30,000 $110,000-$220,000
Cargo & James Tea
$25,000 7% $100,000-$250,000
Caribou Coffee Company
N/A $1,000,000-$4,000,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Chock full o' Nuts
$3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
Clean Juice
$40,000 6% to 3% $246,500-$498,500
Cocoa Grinder
$20,000 6% $178,730-$265,100
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
N/A $3,000,000-$5,000,000
Coffee Beanery, The
$15,000 4% 2% $185,000-$466,500
Coffee Club, The
N/A 6% 3% $450,000-And Up
Coffee Culture
N/A $200,000-$500,000
Coffee Express
$30,000 $125,000-$250,000
Coffee Guy, The
N/A $35,000-And Up
Coffee Office, The
N/A $100,000-$500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Coffee Perks
$18,000 6% $116,100
Coffee Republic
$35,500 $400,000
Coffee World
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
Country Style
N/A $230,000-$360,000
Country Style
$35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Cowgirls Espresso
$25,000 7% $75,000-$264,167
Dazbog Coffee
$25,000 6% $262,800
Distinctly Tea
$20,000 $160,000-$230,000
DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar
$40,000 6% 3% $253,150-$693,100
Dunkin'
$40,000-$90,000 5.9% 2% to 6% $228,620-$1,717,103
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Dunn Bros Coffee
$37,500 5% 3% $406,300-$608,500
Ellianos Coffee Company
$20,000 5% $167,300-$292,500
Espresso To Go
N/A $130,000-$500,000
Esquires Coffee House
$25,000 6% 4% $250,000-$350,000
Euro Cafe
$15,000 4.5% 1% $248,400-$445,500
Factory Donuts
$20,000 5% 2.5% $203,300-$286,800
Forbidden Flavours
$25,000-$30,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
$35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Gourmet Cup
$25,000 8% $120,000-$200,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Grabbagreen
$30,000 6% 1% $282,688-$412,518
Hawaii's Java Kai
$30,000 6% $168,990-$355,900
House of Donuts
N/A $350,000-$400,000
Hudsons Coffee
$60,000 8% 1.75% $300,000-$350,000
It's A Grind Coffee House
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Jamaica Blue
N/A $200,000-$265,000
Java Detour
$25,000-$35,000 4-6% of gross sales 1-3% of total gross sales. $276,000-$400,000
Java Joe's
$25,000 $200,000-$350,000
Java Kai
$30,000 $168,998-$355,898
Jazen Tea
$12,000 $1,200-$1,600/mo. $300/mo. $118,000-$197,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Jo to Go
$25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Juice Cabana
N/A $578,000-$919,000
Juice Heaven
$20,000 5% 2% + 2% locally $88,500-$187,500
Lasaters Coffee & Tea
$35,000 0 1% $257,000-$310,000
Logic in a Cup Espresso
$19,900 6% 2% $65,050-$364,700
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
$42,500-$65,000 0 $76,400-$569,000
Mister Donut
$34,500-$41,400 5% 3% $480,000-$620,000
Mocha Delites
$22,500 5% $53,500-$232,500
Moka House Coffee
$25,000 $250,000-$350,000
Mountain Mudd Espresso
$10,000 4% up to 2% $162,000-$298,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
My Coffee
N/A 5% $103,650-$466,450
New World Coffee
$20,000 5% 2.5%-4% $150,000-$350,000
New York Bagel Cafe and Deli
$29,500 $750 - $950/ Mo. $250 - $500/ Mo. $142,000-$224,000
Newberrys Gourmet Coffee
N/A $6,000-$20,000
Orange Julius of America
$20,000-$35,000 6% $194,200-$380,600
P.J.'s Coffee
$10,000-$30,000 3%-6% up to2% $168,900-$566,000
Playday Cafe
$39,500 6% 1% $346,000-$490,000
Port City Java
$12,500-$20,000 5% $207,495-$392,500
Presse Cafe
$35,000 $200,000-$400,000
Rituals Coffee House
$5,000-$25,000 5% $100,000-And Up
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Robins Donuts
$25,000 $325,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro
$30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse
$20,000-$40,000 6% 2% $331,000-$648,000
Seattle's Best Coffee
$30,000 5%-7% 1% $267,200-$444,000
Seekers Coffee House & Cafe
$20,000-$25,000 5% $189,000-$369,000
Sertinos Coffee Shops
$35,000 5% 1% $177,200-$484,950
Shefield Express
$25,000 5-8% $150,000-$200,000
Solar Roast Coffee
$39,000 7% Up to 2% $260,350-$344,000
Sonoma Coffee Cafe
$25,000 4% $96,500-$248,000
Tapioca Express
$15,000 $0.055/cup $99,000-$295,900
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Tim Hortons
$35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Twist Vapor Cafe
$19,900 6% 2% $184,000-$213,900
Van Houtte
$27,500 5% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli
$30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Waves Coffee House
$25,000 6% 3% $300,000-$350,000
Wheelys Cafe
N/A 0 $3,000-And Up
Williams Fresh Cafe
$35,000 $300,000-$350,000
Woody's Chicago Style
N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
Zizzo's Coffee
$35,000-$321,800 6% 2% $109,000-$651,800