A SOLUTION FOR BUILDING YOUR OWN CAFE
We are coffee business specialists offering a complete, turnkey package to help you build your own coffee café.
Our owners love good coffee and the freedom and security of owning a business without franchise restrictions and additional costs. Having built over 100 independently owned and operated coffee businesses around the U.S., Hard Bean is uniquely qualified to help you design and build yours.
A FLEXIBLE BUSINESS CONCEPT
How do you want to run your cafe? What do you want to name it? How do you want to design your café? Do you want to add additional products and services to help expand your business? Do you want to co-brand your business with a different concept?
Owning a Hard Bean Coffee café puts the choice in your hands!
WHO ARE HARD BEAN OWNERS?
We are an independent bunch
We are community oriented folks
We want to create a customer-friendly environment
We are rebelling against the big chains
We don’t want to pay high start-up costs
We build in small towns and large cities
We want to create a sustainable business
We want to grow our coffee business our way
Hard bean is not a franchise... we don't charge an upfront franchise fee or ongoing royalties, and we don't impose restrictions on how you run your business.
"Our training was great! We spent time on all the equipment and making all the menu items and when we opened, we were pouring great coffee. We are already making plans to add various menu items and promote local artists in the near future.
I was so excited to become part of the Hard Bean Company because he (owner Scott Bortz) allowed us to do what we wanted to do, but he was teaching us at the same time. He’s a good educator."
- Elizabeth Stone | Bada Bean Coffee & Things, Wake Forest, NC
“I chose Hard Bean over any other franchises and opportunities because of the ease and simplicity of their program. I liked that there are no franchise fees. It's mine - I own it. My decision to start up with Hard Bean has been extremely satisfying. It's kind of like a coffee shop in a box. If you've never had experience in the coffee business before, you can do this."
- Diane Martin | Hard Bean, Lumberton TX
“ [This is] not my first association with this great group of business owners who cooperate with one another for better pricing, better help along the way, and the ability to build together a name that is recognized for its quality, its atmosphere and its excellent service. My daughter is the primary owner and manager of our own Hard Bean Cafe in Grandview, MO. We opened the doors on March 11, 2006. We are proud to have created a community within the town’s community. We have given the residents, business owners, employees of nearby businesses, students and teachers a place to call home. ”
- Cheryl W | Hard Bean Cafe Owner, Grand View, MO