Waves Coffee House

About Waves Coffee House

So, you love coffee and have a dream of running your own business - but you don't know how to go about it? Becoming a Waves Coffee franchisee is one of Canada's smartest business opportunities - and probably your best business decision.

You can fulfill your dream AND have the support of a reputable team with unrivaled experience and enthusiasm.

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"Waves" is really changing the way to get into business. Why? Because we are passionate about two things: Our coffee and our people. We like to think Waves Coffee brings a different flavour to the immediate neighbourhood and that it stands out above others. Waves is in the business of meeting the needs of the community.

We really care about our customers and the experience they have when they make a purchase from us. As a successful business you will need them to come back time and time again, and we can show you how to make sure they do.

You will want to operate professionally, effectively and - most important - profitable, and with our help you can do that.

We will assist in finding the best location for your new venture. We have the extensive operating experience and marketing knowhow to help get your business off the ground. We provide counsel and advice when you really need it, and give you access to a rapidly growing brand and trademark.

Through our brand partners we can help you to benefit from our expanding purchasing power, and give you access to extensive training and support programs. Your success is very important to us and we will give you all the assistance we can to make sure it happens.

Remember - we care about our people and our commitment to them is an important part of our - and ultimately your success.

Coffee & Beverages Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Waves Coffee House against other Coffee & Beverages franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Waves Coffee House 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 $55,000 7% $527,500-$1,495,000
Aroma Joe's Coffee $15,000 8% 4.5% $25,500-$602,000
Bad Ass Coffee Company $35,000 6% 2% $304,500-$620,000
BannaStrow's $30,000 6% 1% $114,600-$186,500
Barista's $10,500 $14,000-$168,000
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
Bear Creek Coffee N/A $70,000-And Up
BEE & TEA $40,000 6% 2% $150,000-And Up
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Biggby Coffee $20,000 6% 3% $189,550-$378,600
Blenz $35,000 8% 2% $250,000-$550,000
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 $104,250-$405,000
BSkinny Coffee N/A $1-$25,000
Bubbleology $30,000 5% 1% $205,850-$458,950
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 $12,500-$25,000 $223,840-$939,995
Chock full o' Nuts $3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
Clean Juice $42,500 6% to 3% $269,000-$512,500
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% $112,500-$496,100
Coffee Club, The N/A 6% 3% $450,000-And Up
Coffee Culture $3,000 $70,000-$140,000
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 $42,000 $300,000
Coffee World $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
Country Style $35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Country Style $35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Cowgirls Espresso $25,000 7% $75,000-$264,167
Dazbog Coffee $35,000 6% $187,300-$376,800
Distinctly Tea $20,000 $160,000-$230,000
DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar $40,000 6% 3% $253,000-$516,000
Dunkin' $40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Dunn Bros Coffee $37,500 5% 3% $406,300-$608,500
Ellianos Coffee Company $25,000 5% $340,000-$575,000
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% $213,300-$341,300
Forbidden Flavours $25,000-$30,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $299,000-$494,000
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery $35,000 7% 2% $385,000-$595,000
Gourmet Cup $25,000 8% $120,000-$200,000
Grabbagreen $16,000-$30,000 6% 1% $266,000-$482,075
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
Hurts Donut Company $35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
It's A Grind Coffee House $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Jamaica Blue $20,000 $200,000-$265,000
Java Daves N/A $500
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 $15,000 4% 2% $186,600-$339,730
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
Just Love Coffee Cafe $39,000 $323,100-$497,000
Kung Fu Tea $37,000 $124,050-$428,050
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 $25,000-$65,000 0 $31,100-$394,000
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
Orion Food Systems N/A $59,500-$140,000
P.J.'s Coffee $25,000-$35,000 5% 2% $173,275-$582,000
Playday Cafe $39,500 6% 1% $346,000-$490,000
Port City Java $35,000 5% $171,000-$458,000
Presotea $14,000 $235,000-$365,000
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 $40,000 6% 2% $389,942-$860,654
Seattle's Best Coffee $30,000 5%-7% 1% $267,200-$444,000
Second Cup $25,000 7.5% 2% $300,000-$500,000
Seekers Coffee House & Cafe $20,000-$25,000 5% $189,000-$369,000
Sertinos Coffee Shops $35,000 6% 1% $208,950-$288,625
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
Spot Coffee $30,000 $250,000-$500,000
Tapioca Express $15,000 $0.055/cup $200,000-$420,000
Tastea $40,000 $368,300-$804,500
Tim Hortons $35,000 4.5% 4% of Gross Sales $135,300-$2,068,500
Twist Vapor Cafe $19,900 6% 2% $184,000-$213,900
Van Houtte $27,500 5% $250,000-$300,000
Village Juice Co. $49,500 $373,000-$750,425
Vivi Bubble Tea $28,800 $166,900-$305,100
Wall Street Deli $30,000 5% $190,500-$457,000
Wheelys Cafe N/A 0 $3,000-And Up
Williams Fresh Cafe $35,000 6% 1.5% $300,000-And Up
Woody's Chicago Style N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade $30,000 4% - 6% 2% $194,500-$312,600
Xing Fu Tang N/A $289,000-$943,500
Ziggi's Coffee $40,000 6% 1% $190,500-$1,237,608
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
$55,000 7% $527,500-$1,495,000
Aroma Joe's Coffee
$15,000 8% 4.5% $25,500-$602,000
Bad Ass Coffee Company
$35,000 6% 2% $304,500-$620,000
BannaStrow's
$30,000 6% 1% $114,600-$186,500
Barista's
$10,500 $14,000-$168,000
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Bear Creek Coffee
N/A $70,000-And Up
BEE & TEA
$40,000 6% 2% $150,000-And Up
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $298,000-$405,000
Biggby Coffee
$20,000 6% 3% $189,550-$378,600
Blenz
$35,000 8% 2% $250,000-$550,000
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 $104,250-$405,000
BSkinny Coffee
N/A $1-$25,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Bubbleology
$30,000 5% 1% $205,850-$458,950
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Capri Coffee Break
$30,000 $110,000-$220,000
Cargo & James Tea
$25,000 7% $100,000-$250,000
Caribou Coffee Company
$12,500-$25,000 $223,840-$939,995
Chock full o' Nuts
$3,000-$20,000 5% $272,500-$425,900
Clean Juice
$42,500 6% to 3% $269,000-$512,500
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% $112,500-$496,100
Coffee Club, The
N/A 6% 3% $450,000-And Up
Coffee Culture
$3,000 $70,000-$140,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
$42,000 $300,000
Coffee World
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
Country Style
$35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Country Style
$35,000 $230,000-$360,000
Cowgirls Espresso
$25,000 7% $75,000-$264,167
Dazbog Coffee
$35,000 6% $187,300-$376,800
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Distinctly Tea
$20,000 $160,000-$230,000
DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar
$40,000 6% 3% $253,000-$516,000
Dunkin'
$40,000-$90,000 5.9% 5% $199,700-$1,688,200
Dunn Bros Coffee
$37,500 5% 3% $406,300-$608,500
Ellianos Coffee Company
$25,000 5% $340,000-$575,000
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% $213,300-$341,300
Forbidden Flavours
$25,000-$30,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $299,000-$494,000
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
$35,000 7% 2% $385,000-$595,000
Gourmet Cup
$25,000 8% $120,000-$200,000
Grabbagreen
$16,000-$30,000 6% 1% $266,000-$482,075
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
Hurts Donut Company
$35,000 7% 2% $553,000-$1,076,000
It's A Grind Coffee House
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $173,150-$473,000
Jamaica Blue
$20,000 $200,000-$265,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Java Daves
N/A $500
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
$15,000 4% 2% $186,600-$339,730
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
Just Love Coffee Cafe
$39,000 $323,100-$497,000
Kung Fu Tea
$37,000 $124,050-$428,050
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
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
$25,000-$65,000 0 $31,100-$394,000
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Newberrys Gourmet Coffee
N/A $6,000-$20,000
Orange Julius of America
$20,000-$35,000 6% $194,200-$380,600
Orion Food Systems
N/A $59,500-$140,000
P.J.'s Coffee
$25,000-$35,000 5% 2% $173,275-$582,000
Playday Cafe
$39,500 6% 1% $346,000-$490,000
Port City Java
$35,000 5% $171,000-$458,000
Presotea
$14,000 $235,000-$365,000
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
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro
$30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse
$40,000 6% 2% $389,942-$860,654
Seattle's Best Coffee
$30,000 5%-7% 1% $267,200-$444,000
Second Cup
$25,000 7.5% 2% $300,000-$500,000
Seekers Coffee House & Cafe
$20,000-$25,000 5% $189,000-$369,000
Sertinos Coffee Shops
$35,000 6% 1% $208,950-$288,625
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
Spot Coffee
$30,000 $250,000-$500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Tapioca Express
$15,000 $0.055/cup $200,000-$420,000
Tastea
$40,000 $368,300-$804,500
Tim Hortons
$35,000 4.5% 4% of Gross Sales $135,300-$2,068,500
Twist Vapor Cafe
$19,900 6% 2% $184,000-$213,900
Van Houtte
$27,500 5% $250,000-$300,000
Village Juice Co.
$49,500 $373,000-$750,425
Vivi Bubble Tea
$28,800 $166,900-$305,100
Wall Street Deli
$30,000 5% $190,500-$457,000
Wheelys Cafe
N/A 0 $3,000-And Up
Williams Fresh Cafe
$35,000 6% 1.5% $300,000-And Up
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Woody's Chicago Style
N/A 6% $58,600-$394,000
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade
$30,000 4% - 6% 2% $194,500-$312,600
Xing Fu Tang
N/A $289,000-$943,500
Ziggi's Coffee
$40,000 6% 1% $190,500-$1,237,608
Zizzo's Coffee
$35,000-$321,800 6% 2% $109,000-$651,800