The Cuppy's Franchise Process
Step 1: Request For Consideration
The first step to owning your own Cuppy's Coffee franchise is to complete the Franchise
Qualification Application with as much detail as possible (if you have not already done so). This will give us the necessary information to help us better understand your background and your plans for owning a Cuppy's Coffee, Smoothies & More Franchise.
Step 2: Franchise Sales Director Meeting
After completing the Franchise Qualification Application and submitting it to us, the next step is to discuss your plans and the information from your completed Franchise Qualification Application with one of our Regional Franchise Sales Directors. They will contact you shortly after receiving and reviewing your application.
Step 3: Franchise Disclosure and Due Diligence
If, during the meeting with one of our regional franchise managers you are interested in continuing the process towards owning a Cuppy's, they will provide you with our disclosure document, commonly referred to as the FDD. This document is required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and certain state laws and explains in detail a Cuppy's franchise. The franchise agreement that you would sign is included in the FDD for you to start reviewing. We will need the signature receipt page at the back of the FDD as a record that we properly gave you this document. The FTC requires that you not sign a franchise agreement or pay the franchise fee if you have not first been given the FDD to review for 14 business days. This is the time you should be conducting your due diligence on the Cuppy's brand.
Step 4: Franchise Application
After you have addressed all of the pre-ownership issues listed above and you are ready and committed to own your own Cuppy's coffee, smoothies and more store, the next step is to complete the franchise application. The Franchise Manager for your area will collect your application and put together the complete "review package" for Cuppy's franchise review committee. Cuppy's franchise review committee meets every Monday and Thursday to review franchise applications.
Step 5: Signing the Franchise Agreement & Paying the Franchise Fee
If Cuppy's franchise review committee approves your application, you will be sent the franchise agreements that you will be required to sign. Again, an exact copy of these agreements are incorporated in the FDD. The FTC and certain state laws also require that you hold these agreements for a period of time before you can sign them and pay the franchise fee. Once the holding period has passed, you are now ready to sign the agreements and return them to us, along with the franchise fee. Once we receive the signed agreements into our South Carolina office with the franchise fee and all necessary documentation, we will countersign your agreements and send you back a copy.
Step 6: The Fun Begins!
Once we have countersigned your agreement, you are now officially a Cuppy's franchisee and our
franchise services team will begin working directly with you to open your store as quickly and efficiently as possible!