I keep hearing about a Bubble Tea franchise opportunity. What is Bubble Tea? Why all the excitement in the franchise world? What’s with this new beverage?
FYI: I didn’t know what Bubble Tea was until I looked it up on Google.
“Bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung in the 1980s. Most bubble tea recipes contain a tea base mixed/shaken with fruit or milk, to which chewy tapioca balls or fruit jellies are often added. Ice-blended versions are usually mixed with fruit or syrup, resulting in a slushy consistency. There are many varieties of the drink with a wide range of ingredients. The two most popular varieties are bubble milk tea with tapioca and bubble milk green tea with tapioca.”
You can read the entire description…and more at Wikipedia.org
So, Bubble Tea is basically a cup o’ slush with tapioca beads on the bottom. Fantastic. I was kind of thirsty a minute ago. Now, not so much. I think I’ll stick to a powerful cup of this.
Bubble Tea Franchises: Why All The Fuss?
My answer: I actually have no idea why a Bubble Tea franchise is a “thing.”. But, take a look at this.
In April 2014, Gong Cha opened its first franchise store in Flushing, Queens (New York). To this day there are 7 outlets in New York City with Gong Cha (a Bubble Tea franchise) expanding to other regions in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and now Texas.
There’s even a Bubble Tea vending machine business you can buy-with a territory included. I won’t name the company because it may not be a true franchise business.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice was founded by Hung Chao-shui in 1997. The leading Taiwanese tea brand has over 1,000 branches in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and opened its first U.S. location in 2011. Read more at Forbes.com
A gentle tip from The Franchise King®:
Do not buy a franchise until you know EXACTLY how to do thorough research.
Learn how here
🌹New: Warm Jose Jasmine Milk Bubble Tea +Raining Day pic.twitter.com/alaPWLo2Wg
— Little Moon Cafe and Tea (@LittleMoonCafe1) March 2, 2020
Finally, I just found this BuzzFeed article on a potential Bubble Tea bucket list.
So, Why Bubble Tea?
I still don’t know. Maybe you can enlighten me. You can start with telling me how the stuff tastes.
In the meantime, I’m going to step away from my desk to brew a nice hot cup of coffee with my one-cup Keurig coffeemaker. (Which is still going strong after 3 years of daily use)