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.