Franchising Program

Franchising Program


Robin's® currently has over 135 locations and continues to focus on growth throughout Canada and internationally. At Robin’s, we are dedicated to building strong franchise relationships with people who have a passion for the coffee industry and a drive to succeed.

No experience is required, however previous store or managerial experience is preferred.

There are a number of facility types that Robin’s develops. The specific cost of a Robin’s franchise will vary depending on the type of location selection and which of the following outlets you choose:

  • The Full-Bake Prototypical Outlet
  • Non-Bake Outlet with or without drive thru
  • Non-Traditional Facilities (e.g. hospital, airports, universities, petroleum stations)
  • Kiosks/Carts

The Robin’s Franchise System

Robin’s offers a robust franchise system to prepare each new franchisee for success. Our franchise system includes:

  1. Site Selection & Lease Negotiation
  2. Business/Restaurant 3-Week Training Program
  3. Food and Equipment Sourcing
  4. Restaurant Opening Assistance
  5. Research and Development
  6. Marketing Positioning & Brand Awareness
  7. Advertising and Promotion
  8. Ongoing Business Development
  9. Pricing and Quality Controls


A Total Turnkey Package

The total cost of opening a Robin’s store is typically in the range of $180,000.00 to $405,000.00. A large portion of this amount may be financed, although we recommend cash investments of at least 40%. Financing from financial institutions is available through government-supported small business loans, or we can facilitate financing for qualified candidates.


Included in the cost of opening is:

Cost of opening your own Robin's
**Low represent non-traditional program

The "Turnkey" cost also includes, signage, small wares, store design, construction and a start-up inventory of uniforms.


Franchisees may be required to provide additional working capital or development costs for items such as, but not limited to, rent, utility deposits, security deposits, and applicable taxes.


The cost of construction and development varies and is site-specific depending on each location’s circumstances.


Once your location is up and running, there is a Royalty Fee of 5% of all sales.


To support the Robin’s brand, Chairman’s Brands will provide marketing materials such as flyers, contest promotion, and media awareness for as little as 3% per week, referred to as an Advertising Fee.


Interested in our Franchising Program? Read through our steps to ownership to begin the process.