Emma’s Tea Spot

The Emma's Tea Spot franchise is a tea experience in a co-creating bistro format. The brand was founded by Emma Canoles, who was looking for a way to offer clean food at the right proportion. Part of the brand's appeal is its distinctive environment, which is mostly handmade to reduce waste and its carbon footprint. The brand's menu includes coffee, tea, shop, salad, and sandwiches. Franchisees benefit from being the first to an emerging brand in a niche market. In terms of the initial investment, you can expect it to range between $155,000 to $314,000. Ideal candidates value sustainability and offering a great customer experience. 

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Emma’s Tea Spot

Emma’s Tea Spot Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


An emerging franchise brand to consider is Emma’s Tea Spot. The brand was established in 2017 by Emma Canoles, who believes that communities are made stronger by connecting people with their neighbors and the environment. To further this mission, the brand offers classes and events to show people how to live sustainably and conscientiously. The brand offers seasonal ingredients and homesteading practices to keep down costs and increase wellness. Canoles has loved cooking and gardening, foraging and plant nomenclature since she was a child. Coming from a long line of cooks, herbalists and gardeners, she travelled extensively and learned local recipes and street food combinations. She eventually managed a pub-style farm-to-table restaurant in London and become a Master Gardener and Holistic Practitioner.
With her extensive knowledge, Canoles moved to the U.S. to develop and direct a local, organic, vegetarian and nut-free school lunch program in a Fells Point private school. For nearly a decade, she grew plants to supplement a locally-sourced midday meal for children called The Garden Tuck Shop Program, feeding 100 students. The curriculum included a wide range of cooking and gardening classes like juicing, essential oil uses, herbal crafts and remedies, composting, worm bins, and chicken and bee keeping. Her husband, Ben, is a Master Slateworker, coppersmith and musician who shares her passion for the business. Since franchising in 2022, the brand opened a location in Maryland. As a franchisee, you have increased flexibility by operating a business at family-friendly hours. You also receive great support and training that is ongoing. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Baltimore, MD 21214
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No
Founded: 2017
First franchise: 2022
B2B: No 

Support and Training Offered By Emma’s Tea Spot

The franchisor offers an initial training program that is broken down into 62 hours of classroom training as well as on-the-job instruction. The program covers everything you need to know about the franchise including its philosophy, marketing strategies, protocols, and more. Training and support are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Emma’s Tea Spot Franchise.

What does a Emma’s Tea Spot Franchise Cost?

Emma’s Tea Spot franchise fees for 2024:

Initial investment: $155,000 - $314,000
Franchise fee: $25,000
Net Worth Requirement: $25,000
Cash Requirement: $25,000
Royalty Fee: 5%

Is Emma’s Tea Spot a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Emma’s Tea Spot 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 Emma’s Tea Spot a Home Based franchise?

No. Emma’s Tea Spot is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Emma’s Tea Spot Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Emma’s Tea Spot franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Emma’s Tea Spot Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Emma’s Tea Spot franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Emma’s Tea Spot Looking for International franchisees?

No. Emma’s Tea Spot franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Emma’s Tea Spot's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Emma’s Tea Spot Franchises for Sale

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