Be your own boss

Franchising at Robin’s

Robin’s offers the finest blends of coffee, along with specialty drinks, baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. Our promise is to ensure the highest quality products and quick, friendly service at every location. Since its inception in 1975, Robin’s has grown from one store in Thunder Bay to one of the top grossing coffee chains in Canada. Spanning from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, Robin’s is one of the most recognized coffee and snack franchises in Canada.

No Experience Required!

With decades of experience and solid reputation, Robin’s is a stable franchise. Robin’s is committed to growth, prosperity and continued excellence. Become part of our growth in Canada and globally by checking out our available opportunities. If you are interested in owning a Robin’s franchise, continue on to our Franchising Program page to find out more about what’s required.

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 $260,000.00 to $500,000.00. 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.

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

Development Cost Budget LOW HIGH
Initial Franchise Fee $25,000.00 $25,000.00
Training Fee $5,000.00 $5,000.00
Architectural Drawings $15,000.00 $25,000.00
Leasehold Improvements $100,000.00 $225,000.00
Signage $15,000.00 $30,000.00
Equipment $100,000.00 $190,000.00
Total $260,000.00 $500,000.00
Cost of construction is site specific and may vary. Development costs do not include working capital, opening inventory, rent and utility deposits and legal expenses. All costs are subject to applicable sales taxes.
Steps to Ownership
Training & Support

Existing Opportunities

439 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay

Available Markets


Franchising Application

Fill out and submit the request for a Franchisee Application. You will receive your Franchisee Application via email. Once completed, this application will provide us with the information necessary to determine if you are ready for franchise ownership. The completed application will contain your confidential information and is the basis for your franchise application and does not obligate Chairman’s Brands or you in any way. Any information you provide will not be shared with third parties and will be kept securely and remain confidential.

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