Franchising FAQs

People all over Australia (and the world, for that matter) are turning to Chatime to provide the fruitiest and most fragrant bubble teas on the market.

We are committed to providing a unique retail experience that is consistent, fun and reliable for each and every customer. This focus, coupled with great tasting products, proven systems and cheeky marketing campaigns is the foundation of Chatime’s success.

Our FAQs answer commonly asked questions. Request an info pack for more information.

1. Quick expression of interest form

2. Let’s Chat

3. Complete full Application and submit application deposit ($3,300)

4. Franchise face-to-face meeting

5. Review Financial Model and Business Plan

6. Operations Meeting and In-Brewery Experience

7. Draft legal documents provided

8. Final approval meeting

Yes, the application deposit is fully refundable at any stage throughout your recruitment process. Once you are approved as a Chatime Business Partner, that deposit with your consent is offset to solicitors in creation of your franchise documentation.

The cost to franchise with Chatime depends on the location you’re looking to franchise. It is very difficult to indicate an average or approximate cost as there are too many variables to be consider. Get in contact with our team today to discuss further.

We recommend that you seek professional financial advice regarding the amount required, this is approximately 10% of the total investment cost.

Yes, you will need to have access to at least 50% of the total investment cost. Seeking professional advice, you may have this in actual cash, funding from family and friends, equity in your home/investment properties or a combination of all.

We will require proof of funding levels within the recruitment process.

Chatime holds accreditation and works closely with ANZ Bank. This means that they are familiar with our franchise model and processes, therefore the lending process is usually less strenuous than if you were to start your own business.

There are a significant number of variables to consider when owning and operating a franchise and therefore we cannot determine your success. Once an application form is submitted and after an initial face to face meeting we will provide you with Chatime’s historical network sales reports, Financial & Business Planning Guides to assist you in preparation.

It is essential that you consult your financial advisor as a part of your own due diligence and create your own forecasting model and plans.

No, Chatime’s highly experienced Leasing Executives will source and negotiate new sites with landlords and store owners.

We provide a comprehensive 3-week training program for all new Business Partners that includes at least one week in Sydney. The in-depth training programme includes front to back operations support provided by our People & Culture team. The team will work closely with you and build your confidence as a business owner to confidently walk into and control your T-brewery.

The Chatime application process typically takes 6-8 weeks, however this is highly dependable on you as the potential business partner. We will work with you at a comfortable pace, however please be mindful that there are other applicants interested and undertaking the same process.

No, you do not. To become a Chatime Business Partner you must love the brand, live our values and have the hunger to succeed!

When you open your very own Chatime T-brewery, you are allocated a highly experienced Business Development Manager who will support you directly for the life of your Franchise. Other support teams include Marketing, IT, Finance, Leasing, Supply Chain and Project Management.

We will all know you personally and watch both you and your business grow!

The Chatime Franchise Agreement is typically a 5 year agreement with a further 5 year option.

Great! but let’s start you with one 🙂

In order to acquire additional sites, Chatime’s policy is that all new Business Partners are required to own and operate the first brewery for at least 12 months.

Experience has proven that the most profitable businesses are owner-operated. Chatime expects as a new Business Partner that you will be hands on in your brewery on a full-time basis for at least the first 6 months.

After that time, you will continue to work on your business and spend at least 20 hours a week in your brewery.

Yes, you or at least one member of the business partnership will need to hold either Permanent Australian Residency or be an Australian Citizen to franchise with Chatime.