The HTeaO franchise is a tea business based in Texas that specializes in sweetened and unsweetened iced tea. The brand was established in 2018 and was founded by Justin Howe along with Gary and Kim Hutchens. For years, Gary sold his flavored iced teas in his burger restaurant called Buns Over Texas. Having seen his drive thru iced tea business continue to grow, he made the decision to use the construction of his new Buns Over Texas to add a dedicated tea store. Texas Tea was officially born. In 2018,  the HTeaO franchise prototype was introduced and has since expanded to over 60 locations in the South. 

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HTeaO Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Billions of cups of tea are consumed daily. This gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the demand with a tea franchise. A franchise to consider is HTeaO. The Texas-based franchise was founded in 2018 by  by Justin Howe along with Gary and Kim Hutchens. Capitalizing on the South's love of sweet tea, HTeaO has expanded to over 60 locations across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and Florida. Franchisees benefit from a simple business model and in-demand product. In terms of the iced tea market, HTeaO is the only one innovating in the space and is the first to market. It also notices the trend of increased consumption of iced tea, which typically can only be found in chicken restaurants. HTeaO is looking to change that with dedicated franchisees across the country. Ideal candidates are passionate about customer service and offering a great product. You don't need prior experience due to support and training.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that explains everything necessary to run the brand. This program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction and covers marketing and advertising, hiring, managing finances, and more. Support and training are ongoing. This emerging franchise concept allows you to be the first to market and grow with the brand while benefiting from the franchisor's support and proven systems. The brand's menu includes sweetened and unsweetened iced tea; coffee and expresso drinks; and a secret menu of specialty mixes. To incentivize veteran ownership, they receive 10% off the franchisee fee.  

Company Details

Headquarters: Ft. Worth, TX 76126
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No 
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: No
Founded: 2009
First franchise: 2018 

Support and Training Offered By HTeaO

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that explains everything necessary to run the brand. This program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction and covers marketing and advertising, hiring, managing finances, and more. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a HTeaO Franchise.

What does a HTeaO Franchise Cost?

HTeaO franchise fees for 2024:

Net Worth Requirement: $500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement: $100,000 - $250,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
Initial Investment: $235,200 - $1,586,500
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee: 6%

Is HTeaO a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. HTeaO 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 HTeaO a Home Based franchise?

No. HTeaO is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do HTeaO Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does HTeaO Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. HTeaO franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is HTeaO Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. HTeaO franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is HTeaO Looking for International franchisees?

No. HTeaO franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




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HTeaO Franchises for Sale

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