Franchise FAQs

Q:   What support will Hudsons Coffee give me in setting up, owning and operating my business?
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At Hudsons Coffee, we believe that building strong relationships with our franchisees is key to a successful franchise network. For this reason, Hudsons Coffee has strong support systems and people, to assist our franchisees at every stage of their franchise journey. We will provide you with:

  • Comprehensive Training Program, in which you will receive the tools and learn the skills to operate your Hudsons Coffee store.
  • Access to our communications platform 'ELLE', an interactive website that will keep you informed of the latest products, support tools, staff training resources, and allow you to network with other Hudsons Coffee franchisees.
  • Dedicated Franchise Consultant who will support you to maximise your sales and increase your profitability.
Q:   I want to open a Hudsons Coffee store in my area, is that possible?
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Yes, we will work together with you to locate sites that meet your requirements. If you have a site in your area that you would like to suggest, please feel free to contact our Franchise Team and we will work with you to determine the feasibility of the location. Looking for sites with our franchisees is about working together to find a site that will benefit us both.

Q:   What is the Franchise Fee and how much is it?
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The franchise fee covers the cost of site selection, recruiting, training and assisting the franchisee in the set up and launch of their franchised business. It also permits franchisees to operate under the Hudsons Coffee brand, and utilise the intellectual property and operating systems. Our franchise fee is $60,000.

Q:   How much will it cost me to set up a Hudsons Coffee store?
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The cost of a Hudsons Coffee store is dependent on a number of factors including the location, size and style of the site.

At Hudsons Coffee, we are focused on expanding our franchise network. You will find that the majority of our sites are Greenfield opportunities (new sites), the average Greenfield site costs between $350,000 and $450,000, with the franchise fee included in the Greenfield purchase price.

Q:   How much are the royalties and annual fees?
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Our royalty fee is 8% of GST exclusive sales and our marketing contribution fee is 2% of GST exclusive sales.

Q:   How can I finance my business?
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There are many different ways to finance your business. As a general rule, a bank may lend up to 50% of the value of the purchase price of the investment. The franchisee is then required to fund the balance through cash or equity in assets.

Hudsons Coffee is accredited with National Australia Bank and Silver Chef to assist approved candidates with financing the setup of their business. We recommend that you consult an accountant or financial advisor on the option of which would be best suited to your circumstances.

Q:   What is the length of the Franchise Agreement?
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Our Franchise Agreements have a term of 10 years. We feel that this gives our franchisees the opportunity to build up their business, and either retain the operation for the duration of the term, become a multi-site owner, or sell their business to an incoming franchisee.

Q:   I want to conduct my due diligence, where do I start?
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Due diligence is necessary for you to make an informed decision about our franchise network, as with all other franchise networks. We respect this necessity and will provide you with the documentation you require from us as we progress through the recruitment stages. We recommend however that your first act of due diligence is to visit one of our stores and enjoy one of our coffees.

Q:   I want to do business with you, how do we make this happen?
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We are excited that you would like to do business with us and look forward to learning about your business aspirations. The first step is to submit an expression of interest, either through the Expression of interest form or by emailing us at franchise@hudsonscoffee.com.au. We will then contact you to commence the exciting journey into owning and operating a Hudsons Coffee franchise.