Winans Chocolates + Coffees

The Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise is a business specializing in coffees and chocolate. The candy business was founded in 1961 by Max and his older brother, Dick. They opened it under the name Winans Carriage House Candies in a historic carriage house in October 1961. In the business, they made hardtack and hand dipped chocolates, including candies called Piquettes. These candies are clusters of pecans and caramel covered with smooth milk or dark chocolate. Winans has been a family run business from the start, and it has seen five generations run the business so far.  The business has expanded to 20 retail locations across Ohio. 

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Winans Chocolates + Coffees Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


One of the benefits of franchise ownership includes being able to pass down the business to future generations. Not only can families generate generational wealth, but they can become an important part of a community. A candy business that has been family owned and operated since the early 1900s is the Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise. The business specializes in coffees and chocolate and was founded in 1961 by Max and his older brother, Dick. They originally opened it under the name Winans Carriage House Candies in a historic carriage house. In the business, they made hardtack and hand dipped chocolates, including candies called Piquettes. These candies are clusters of pecans and caramel covered with smooth milk or dark chocolate. The business has expanded to 20 retail locations across Ohio. The business is committed and dedicated to great environmental practices. As a franchisee, you can appreciate that the business is looking to be net carbon zero by 2040; repurposes old buildings like the Piqua Daily Call and auto repair shops so they don't have to construct something from scratch; and has straws that are compostable. Franchise partners should align with the values fun, respect, and personal growth.
As a franchise owner with Winans, you benefit from recurring revenue through subscriptions and online merchandise sales. To keep the coffee and chocolates to the highest standards, the franchise has a chocolate factory in Ohio and has great relationships with coffee growers. You'll be provided with an exclusive territory, which decreases your competition. You'll be in representative with Winans in the territory.

Company Details

Headquarters: Piqua, OH
Founded: 1961
First franchise: 2005
Canada: No
International: No 
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Winans Chocolates + Coffees

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training that discusses everything you need to know about running the business properly. You'll be provided with site selection and grand opening assistance, marketing tools, and more. The support and training will be ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Winans Chocolates + Coffees Franchise.

What does a Winans Chocolates + Coffees Franchise Cost?

Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise fees for 2024:

Net Worth Requirement: $200,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Fee: 4%
Initial Investment: $358,477 - $571,119
Third-party financing: Yes 

Is Winans Chocolates + Coffees a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees 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 Winans Chocolates + Coffees a Home Based franchise?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Winans Chocolates + Coffees Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Winans Chocolates + Coffees a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Winans Chocolates + Coffees Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Winans Chocolates + Coffees Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Winans Chocolates + Coffees Looking for International franchisees?

No. Winans Chocolates + Coffees franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Winans Chocolates + Coffees's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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