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Tapioca Express Franchise

Tapioca & milk tea beverages

Tapioca beverage is a various combination of black or green tea, milk, juice, coffee, and small marbles of tapioca (a.k.a. "black pearl" or "boba", made from Tapioca starch, water, corn starch and natural flavors.) It originated in Tai-Chung City (in Taiwan) around 1981, and soon spread across Asia. In the late 90s, it traveled to North America and has quickly become a raging trendy drink on both coasts. It is perceived as a relatively healthier beverage than soft drinks or coffee, and a lot more fun, too.
Tapioca Express was the first in North America to offer a wide selection of high quality tapioca beverage adhering to a consistently high professional standard.

Since opening its first store in the city of Alhambra (located in the Greater Los Angeles, California), Tapioca Express has become synonymous to quality and innovation. While always apprehensive about consistency and quality, we have been fortunate enough to have established to date a total of forty six strong stores in the nation, and plan to make the family of 100 by the end of 2003.

Here at Tapioca Express, we try to stay one step ahead of our competitors by using high quality ingredients, maintaining a top notch team behind the counter, and providing a friendly environment, all in an effort to bring the nation the best Tapioca drinks its taste buds will ever encounter. We offer over 150 different items on the menu, ranging from juice, tea, milk tea, coffee, to our unique snow bubbles, all individually flavored and expertly prepared to quench the thirst and delight the palate.


How much does a Tapioca Express Franchise owner make?

How much money you could make as a Tapioca Express Franchise owner depends on a wide variety of factors. As a business owner, your primary goals are to strive for high sales while keeping your operating costs as low as possible while still maintaining quality products and service. The monthly operating costs that you will incur as a Tapioca Express Franchise owner may include royalty fees, rent or mortgage, staffing, products, supplies, utilities, administrative costs and other things. Although your monthly operating costs may vary from month to month, your start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover the majority of your initial operating equipment, signage, and renovations. Below is an overview of the typical start-up costs for a Tapioca Express Franchise.


Please Note: The operators of Tapioca Express, may not have verified the accuracy of the Franchise information contained within this website. For accurate up-to-date information, customers are strongly recommended to visit the official Tapioca Express website.

Tapioca Express Start-up Costs & Franchises Fees

How much does it cost to open a Tapioca Express Franchise?

The investment required to open a Tapioca Express Franchise is between $99,000-$295,900. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Tapioca Express name.

Total Investment: $99,000-$295,900
Initial Franchise Fee: $15,000
Royalty Fee: $0.055/cup
Advertising Fee:
Renewal Fee: $3K for 2 years
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How to contact Tapioca Express

Tapioca Express Inc.
1908 Central Ave.
South El Monte, CA
91733

Phone: (626)453-0777
Toll Free: (888)887-1616
Fax: (626)453-0778

Website

News and Press Releases

Los Angeles County-based Top 25 Firms
"The List" is out again for this year's L.A. County-based Top 25 Firms, ranked by number of franchised units. There was movement among the 25 franchisers. Tapioca Express had jumped from No. 19 of last year to No. 16 of this year. Nicole Taylor states "As a group, the 25 largest Los Angeles County-b...

Aba Honors Tapioca Express Founders With "Strength Of Teamwork" Award
ABA (Asian Business Association) held its 27th Annual Banquet and Award Ceremony last Friday at Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles. More than 500 political, business, and community leaders attended the event. The company it selected to receive the Theme Award, “The Strength of Teamwork”, was...

High Time For Tea
EVERY DAY, EDWARD LIN, A STU-dent at the University of California, Riverside, heads to work at the Tapioca Express, a quick-service cafe specializing in boba tea drinks (colorful tea-based specialty drinks with tapioca balls in them) near campus. But Lin, 21, isn’t just your average college stu...

Tapioca Express News & Press Releases

Tapioca Express Franchise History

When did the first Tapioca Express open? 1999
When did Tapioca Express start Franchising? 2000

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 66 1 0 1
2004 64 0 0 3
2003 43 0 0 3
2002 43 0 0 3
2001 28 0 0 2

Expansion Plans

International:

Financing Options

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Training & Support

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Business Operations

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5

100% of current franchisees are owner/operators

Qualifications & Business Experience

Business Experience:
  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
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    COMPANY INFORMATION

    Tapioca Express Inc.
    1908 Central Ave.
    South El Monte, CA
    91733

    Phone: (626)453-0777
    Toll Free: (888)887-1616
    Fax: (626)453-0778

    Website

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