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How to Start A Starbucks Franchise in India

Do you want to open a Starbucks franchise store in India? If YES, find here a detailed ‘how to open’ guide with cost, profit, franchise requirements, and contact details.

Actually, an American coffee company Starbucks Corporation owns the Starbucks brand. Currently, the company operates over 30,000 locations worldwide.

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What is Starbucks?

Generally, Starbucks serves different hot and cold drinks, whole-bean coffee, micro-ground instant coffee, and loose-leaf teas. Also, the brand offers Evolution Fresh juices, Frappuccino beverages, La Boulange pastries, and snacks.

Many stores sell pre-packaged food items, hot and cold sandwiches, and drinkware including mugs and tumblers. Additionally, some “Starbucks Evenings” locations offer beer, wine, and appetizers. Starbucks-brand coffee, ice cream, and bottled cold coffee drinks are also sold at grocery stores. However, in India, you can only find Starbucks coffee shops in different cities.

Menu for Starbucks

Starbucks offers the perfect cup of coffee and delicious snack items to the customers. Generally, the entire range is divided into two sections – drinks and food.


  • Featured Drinks
  • Espresso
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • Coffee Frappuccino®
  • Crème Frappuccino®
  • Other Beverages
  • Cold Brew
  • Teavana® Tea
  • Iced Shaken

Snack Items

  • Featured Food
  • Sandwiches, Wraps & Croissants
  • Parfait & Fruits
  • Cookies & Muffins
  • Desserts

Who Owns Starbucks in India?

Starbucks has a partnership with India’s iconic brand Tata. Tata Starbucks opened its first India store in October 2012 and now has 136 outlets throughout the country.

TATA Starbucks Private Limited, formerly known as Tata Starbucks Limited, promotes Starbucks in India. It is a 50:50 joint venture company, owned by Tata Consumer Products and Starbucks Corporation. The outlets are branded Starbucks “A Tata Alliance”.

Currently, the joint venture group has an expansion plan in the Indian market. Also, Starbucks’ coffee is exclusively available on all flights by Vistara, a JV between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.

Does Starbucks Offer Franchise in India?

No, Starbucks does not franchise to individuals. However, in India, you can apply for a licensed shop in selective locations. In that case, you won’t be able to own the store like a franchise.

And definitely, you will not be having enough control over the store. Here actually, you rent the Starbucks brand by paying a licensing fee. Starbucks prefers the retail spaces in the airport, universities, colleges, and supermarkets.

Starbucks Franchise Cost & Criteria in India

Practically, we didn’t find any specific information about starting a Starbucks franchise. As Starbucks is a rent-based franchise and the company operates the model on the minimum guarantee, the cost varies from location to location. Even it depends on the store size and footfalls.

Hence, for this franchise, you will need to have a retail space in a good location. Also, the location must have a parking space for visitors.

How to Apply for Starbucks Franchise in India

Starbucks company does not provide any Franchise applications in India. However, you can try to contact them through the below-mentioned contact details.

First of all, we would recommend you to visit a Starbucks franchise outlet. Just to see the mode of operation, store location, etc. And then apply for a franchise.

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You can apply from the official website of Starbucks India After studying and verifying your application, the company officials will contact you for further process. In the interview, generally, the company officials may ask you several questions about the location, investment capacity, etc.

Starbucks Contact Details in India

Phone No: 18602660010

We hope, the detailed article will help you in taking the first step towards opening a Starbucks franchise store in your area.