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Java Detour

Gourmet coffee and tea

Want to take a different route for both premium coffee and a great business opportunity? Take a Java DetourĀ®. The company offers an upscale boutique brand for a global audience, selling gourmet coffees, fruit smoothies, and baked goods in retail facilities that are designed for speed and convenience. Customers can choose from a variety of mochas and lattes, including sugar-free versions, as well as cappuccinos, double espressos, and freshly brewed coffees. According to the company, "We have created one of the most innovative franchise support systems in the industry." Training systems, drink recipes, real estate locations, and other franchise materials are available through an interactive, Web-based support system.

Java Detour
1550 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Fast Facts

Year established 1994
Franchising since 1999
Can be run from home? No
Number of employees needed 5 - 20
Multiple units must be purchased in U.S. Yes
Multiple units must be purchased outside U.S. Yes
% of franchisees who own multiple units 100%
Absentee ownership allowed? No

Franchise Unit Growth Rate

Year U.S.
2011 6 0 14
2010 6 0 14
2009 6 0 14

Expanding in These Locations

United States, Worldwide
Total Investment $276,500 - $818,500
Franchise Fee $28,500
Royalty Fee 4% - 6%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $500,000
Liquid Capital $100,000
Franchisee Qualifications
Customer service and operations experience
People management skills
Real estate or finance experience
Does franchisor offer financing? No
Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry? No
Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program? No
Java Detour
1550 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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