Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery Franchise

Coffee Shop and fresh food

The first Good Earth Coffeehouse opened in Calgary on a hot summer
day in 1991. Our Founders, Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going, began with a
desire to serve exceptional coffee and wholesome food, with a
down-to-earth attitude. Nan hailed from the Pacific Northwest - a coffee
mecca of sorts - thus she was in charge of creating the coffee part of
Good Earth. Michael grew up on ranches in Southern Alberta and so he had
a taste for real, good food and had the recipes too! Between the two of
them they got Good Earth off to a good start. Since then many other
folks have become a part of Good Earth. And they all brought great
ideas, experiences, and recipes with them.

Now there are over forty cafes. They are warm and inviting places
where people like to meet… for coffee, breakfast, lunch, a treat, a
business meeting, dinner, a book club, a date, a break, a support group,
a political uprising, or any other reason people like to get together!
Many of our cafes feature communal seating, some furniture made from
reclaimed wood (that means it was part of an old building and now has a
new life in Good Earth), local art and sometimes live music.

Join our team and prosper with purpose.

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How much does it cost to open a Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery Franchise?

The investment required to open a Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery Franchise is between $385,000-$595,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery name.

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100% Wind Powered For A Greener Good Earth
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Good Earth Continues Its Commitment To Environmental Sustainability
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Good Earth Is Driven With Purpose
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Coffee Chain's Recipe For Franchise Success
When Nan Eskenzi moved from the coffee mecca of Seattle to Calgary with her Alberta-born husband, Michael Going, the entrepreneur saw an opportunity in a market not yet dominated by the likes of Starbucks and other coffee giants. In 1990, Calgary was ripe for an original, community-focused coffeehou...

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When did the first Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery open? 1991
When did Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery start Franchising? 2005


Our Training Program equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to operate your Good Earth Coffeehouse.
Training is held at Good Earth’s corporate offices and a training store, both in Calgary, Alberta.
The cost of our Training Program is included in the franchise fee, although you will have personal expenses including transportation, meals, and accommodations while training.
All Good Earth Franchise Partners are required to attend and successfully complete the training program.


* Ongoing use of Good Earth Cafes Ltd. Trademarks and Operating System
* National Marketing Program
* Local Marketing Guidance
* Corporate Communication Programs

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Good Earth Cafes Ltd.
4020 7th ST SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 2Y8


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