TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA- Kahwa coffee lovers now have the opportunity to own and operate their very own Kahwa coffee shop! Kahwa is starting off September strong with the announcement of franchising. This week Kahwa shared details about franchising throughout the United States and kicking off their franchise sales launch beginning in Florida. “We are planning on focusing on Florida to start with for the first year and then we will expand our territories after that,” stated Raphael Perrier, co-founder of Kahwa. “We want to ensure our franchisees are successful as we grow and feel this is the best way to do that.”
Kahwa has been exploring the idea of franchising for several years and has decided to move forward with the franchise development as demand of the coffee and concept has grown. “We want to expand our brand outside of the Tampa Bay Area and we feel franchising is the best way to accomplish this. We want to share our experience and success with people who understand our brand and mission” Perrier says. Franchisees will not only benefit from Kahwa’s knowledge and industry experience but “they will also benefit from our unique programs such as our brand-new app and rewards program to be able to compete with anyone in the coffee industry” Perrier stated. Kahwa will provide an in-depth training program for franchisees which will include hands-on coaching and education at both a corporate store and the new franchise store. Ongoing support and training is provided in the franchise opportunity.
Kahwa’s co-founders Raphael and Sarah Perrier opened the first Kahwa location in 2006 in downtown St. Petersburg and Kahwa has grown to over 15 corporate-owned locations. In addition to the franchise, Kahwa is continuing to open corporate-owned stores, with plans to open two more locations before the end of 2022. In addition, Kahwa has over 1,000 wholesale partnerships throughout Florida and the United States, which include partners like Publix, Mercedes Benz, Tampa Bay Rays, Amangiri, and more. “We have a 16-year track record as being a great member of the communities we serve” says Perrier. “Our brand is already recognized throughout Florida through our ecommerce and wholesale partnerships.”
Kahwa is actively looking for franchisees and for more information on investing in a Kahwa franchise, please visit www.kahwafranchise.com.