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.