Ella Cafe

Ella Cafe provides an unparalleled coffee and food experience with responsibly sourced ingredients, offering franchisees a high return on investment, minimal inventory, low team member count, and both active and passive franchisee models, catering to daily and health-conscious consumers.

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Ella Cafe Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Coffee is a neccisty for most. Franchisees of Ella Cafe are people that are community oriented, marketing savvy and looking to participate in the fast-growing coffee and caf? industry. Team members love coming to work and customers love us. What will your franchisee benefit from:

  • High Return on Total Investment
  • Total investment starting at $288,750 with great Item 19.
  • Minimal Inventory or Products
  • Recurring Customer Revenue
  • Business model caters to both health and daily consumers
  • Both active Owner Operator and Passive Investor Franchisee models work
  • Excellent Multi-Unit Business Model

Company Details

Established: 2016
First Unit Franchised: 2023
Franchised Units: 15
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Ella Cafe

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Specify: Partnered with one of the largest site selection and buildout companies in the US. We have also created a national map based on who is the consumer. We know where to place locations, find them, strong negotiation, and getting built out in the least amount of time as possible.
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Specify: Working with National Company who negotaites the lease.
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Specify: Ella has a HR team who will help to recruit and train.
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
Specify: In a market with many operators, collaboration on marketing between operators.
Training :
Classroom and as well running the corporate store in the Miami, FL area is 53 hours. Then a week of training in the franchised location. We have a vendor who sets up all the equipment. We will train the staff the first week in the business. After the first week, routine visits to ensure success. Weekly EOS calls to drive revenue, employee happiness, and total customer satisfaction.

Special instructions/notes: Single Unit & Multi-Unit Area Development. The latter is the preferred model by franchisor due to a preferable business model that benefits from interchangeable staff sharing and marketing synergies.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Ella Cafe Franchise.

What does a Ella Cafe Franchise Cost?

Ella Cafe franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $59,00 to $160,000
Total Investment: $288,750 to $797,256
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Single Unit Franchise Fee: $49,500
Franchise Fee for Each Additional Unit: 2nd - $35,000, 3rd - $25,000, 4th+ - $20,000
Royalty: 7%
Ad Fees: 3%
Other Fees: Local Ad Expenditure 3%
Average Number of Employees: 4 - 5
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Semi-Passive Ownership: Yes
Specify: Passive ownership is managing the manager. We will find and train the General Manager to market, manage, and deliver an amazing customer experience. Luckily, the team members love working with coffee and a cool atmosphere.

High end technology allows ownership real time data on all items.
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, $5,000 off

Is Ella Cafe a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Ella Cafe is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Ella Cafe a Home Based franchise?

No. Ella Cafe is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Ella Cafe Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Ella Cafe franchisees make. Ella Cafe offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Ella Cafe a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Ella Cafe is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Ella Cafe Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Ella Cafe franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Ella Cafe Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Ella Cafe franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Ella Cafe Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Ella Cafe franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Ella Cafe Looking for International franchisees?

No. Ella Cafe franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Ella Cafe's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Coffee, Food & Restaurants, Recently Added Franchises, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Ella Cafe Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Ella Cafe franchises for sale. We may have Ella Cafe franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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