Bee & Tea

Bee & Tea was founded in the hip locale of northern California as a passion project to capture this newfound adventurous spirit of the global food scene. Inspired by the popularity of milk tea beverages in the West Coast, Bee & Tea was named after their signature honey tapioca boba tea drinks and smoothie caf? offerings.

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Bee & Tea Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Bee & Tea is a modern Asian-fusion cafe that specializes in our signature boba tea beverages and a full menu of delicious food offerings. Each boba tea beverage can be personalized to the customer's taste by infusing additional flavors, modifying sweetness levels, and adding topping choices. Our tapioca boba are soaked in raw honey and our tea brew is steeped daily using imported leaf blends. The chef-driven menu offers a revolutionary twist on authentic Asian fare, each item focused on health-conscious consumers, such as steamed Chinese baos, grilled chicken or tofu wraps, salads, and bowls. To further meet the demands of the ever increasing health conscious consumer, we also prepare a variety of premium fruit smoothies, crushed fruit teas, and acai bowls. Bee & Tea is wholly dedicated to providing high quality, fresh ingredients combined in modern creations. We're not only reinventing boba tea, but generating a whole new category of urban fusion dining with a vast selection of simple-to-prep, affordable gourmet foods.

We're driven by customer satisfaction, and tailor our foods and beverages based on customer feedback. Our honey soaked boba are not only an enchanting element in our milk tea drinks, but we have pushed the envelope further by incorporating boba in our signature lemonades, crushed fruit teas and cold brew coffees. Moreover, Bee & Tea also offers an incredible line of premium functional fruit smoothies focused on the fruit itself without adding fillers and sugars. The benefits of these exceptional healthy offerings are numerous, providing a wealth of essential vitamins, antioxidants, immune system boosters, and more.

Everything in Bee & Tea has been deliberately designed around the experience of enjoying our exclusive food and beverage choices. The layout, atmosphere and d?cor are visually engaging yet muted, carefully devised to encourage customers to congregate, meet with friends, share our offerings and create the energy that gives Bee & Tea its signature buzz. We emphasize green, eco-friendly materials in our build-out not to serve as a marketing tool but because this is part of our brand philosophy. Clean lines, warm color palettes, relaxed seating, and a minimalist rustic aesthetic - everything about our brand concept speaks to this urban ideal of a modern wholesome lifestyle. The best feature of owning a Bee & Tea franchise is that individuals with little to no business proficiency can succeed and prosper. We have developed a simple, streamlined process to deliver outstanding products requiring no cooking or prior food handling knowledge.

Company Details

Established: 2014
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units: 3
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Bee & Tea

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Training occurs at our corporate headquarters in Northern California.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bee & Tea Franchise.

What does a Bee & Tea Franchise Cost?

Bee & Tea franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $147,500
Total Investment: $187,500
Minimum Net Worth:
Franchise Fee: 40000
Royalty: 8%
Ad: 0%
Average Number of Employees: 8
Item 19: No
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes

Is Bee & Tea a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bee & Tea is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bee & Tea a Home Based franchise?

No. Bee & Tea is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bee & Tea Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Bee & Tea does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Bee & Tea a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Bee & Tea is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Bee & Tea Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Bee & Tea franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Bee & Tea Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Bee & Tea franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bee & Tea Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Bee & Tea franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bee & Tea Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Bee & Tea franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bee & Tea's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Coffee, Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Bee & Tea Franchises for Sale

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