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.
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.
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, isnt just your average college stu...
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Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5
100% of current franchisees are owner/operators
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.
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Tapioca Express Inc.
1908 Central Ave.
South El Monte, CA