Moe founded Kokomo's Suntanning & Swimwear Outlets Inc. in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Kokomo's, with only two locations at the time, and a vision to “provide an affordable luxury where everybody can feel better about themselves”, grew into one of the most recognizable brands in the area. It represented the premier collection of indoor mega-salons in the country and by 2012, Kokomo's boasted eleven locations and over eighty-five employees.
In early 2020, to supplement lost revenue in his other ventures due to the pandemic, Moe and his team conceived the idea to open a ghost Bubble Tea store. With tremendous success, he decided to open a second store. In late 2021 the concept blossomed into a franchise for the Greater Toronto Area. Now, there are six stores open and another five in development. In early 2022, locations will be opening inside Freshco stores across Canada.
We are dedicated to your success and we will pair you with a trusted Franchise Business Leader that will help guide and support you along the way.
• Fast growing Bubble Tea Brand
• Same store sales growth
• 8+ units with another 10+ opening this year
• Masterfully crafted blends to support our guests healthy and active lifestyles
We know that location is one of the most important factors in the success of any Mo’Cha Bubble Tea store. Our talented real estate team members use our experiences to help you find the most optimal place for your new business.
The Mo’Cha Bubble Tea franchise team has the experience to understand how this industry works – that’s why we’re the #1 ranked Bubble Tea brand, focused on health and fitness. Our technology and support team provides strategic marketing tactics to set you up for success.
Mo’Cha has newly available territories across the country and will be awarding both multi-store and single-store franchise agreements.
We are constantly testing and introducing new products -- to drive traffic and sales, enhance the menu and most importantly, meet the evolving needs of today’s health-conscious consumer.
We lead our Franchisees with relentless support. From the moment you sign your franchise agreement, you become a part of the Mo’Cha Bubble Tea family. Our process, team and resources are all aligned. We deliver the education, motivation and support you need to successfully launch your Mo’Cha Bubble Tea store.
We have the most knowledged and experienced team when it comes to running a successful business. We’ll share these advantages with you and provide complete training on all things Mo’Cha Bubble Tea.
We have the technology to make your entire business operation simple and easy to master, allowing you to spend more time making valuable connections with your consumers and team. The result? A better lifestyle for all.
While everything seems to be getting more complex, we’ve simplified the business model. We’ve done away with costly elements of food prep—there are no fryers or hoods—to keep development costs low. Instead, we use high-powered blenders, a convection oven, and fresh ingredients. The result is flavorful drinks that win over brand fans everywhere we go.
Our stores are easier to operate, so you can spend more time connecting with your guests and mentoring your team. Our guests love our stores, and our employees enjoy the atmosphere, which helps you attract and retain high-quality team members. We’re dedicated to your success and we’ll pair you with a trusted Franchise Business Leader that will help guide and support you along the way!
Learn more about the Mo’Cha Bubble Tea culture and vision, walk through the consideration process and get initial questions answered. Take a look at our FAQs page for more information.
We want you to make an informed decision, so we provide as much information as possible to help you learn what to expect as an owner. You will receive our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which contains a lot of information about the concept, its operations, and the agreements you will sign to become a franchise partner. If you are in need of financial assistance, we will be happy to introduce you to our preferred lenders.
Before you can become approved for to attend a Discovery Day with the franchisor, your Director of Development will conduct a Pre-Discovery Day interview with you to further qualify your interest, expectations, and suitability before both parties invest their time and expense in the Discovery Day event.
Now that you have been financially approved, you will be invited to attend a Discovery Day event. Discovery Day is showtime, so the better prepared you are, the more successful the results will be. During this day, you will visit a few of the concept’s locations and meet the key teams that support the business. The Discovery Day should validate your interest in the franchise you want to own and confirm that it a mutually good fit for both you and the franchisor.
After your Discovery Day and if you are approved, you will be given the franchise agreement, a legal document between the franchisor and you (the franchisee). It explains in detail what the franchisor expects from you, as a franchisee, in the way you operate every facet of the business. The franchise agreement will designate the territory in which you will operate and outline any exclusivity rights you may have.
At this point, you’ll have a clear idea of the road ahead and how to own a franchise business. Signing the franchise agreement indicates that you agree with all of the concept’s terms, including those laid out in the FDD. After receiving your franchise agreement and waiting seven calendar days, you will then execute your agreement and send in the initial franchise fee of $15,000 plus HST. Once the agreement and franchise fee have been received and finalized, you will be an official franchisee. Congratulations, you have made the decision to Rule Your Future as a Mo’Cha Bubble Tea franchisee!
Each franchise business has their own proven systems and processes so it’s critical that you follow the process you just invested to acquire. Attend the franchisor’s training and hire the staff, as per the franchisor’s instructions. During the onboarding process, your franchisor will discuss all the steps involved with opening your store, including budgeting, financing, planning, construction, and more. Training will take place closer to your store opening. This is a two-week, required class held at our Home Office for all franchisees and/or managers. This comprehensive, hands-on course will familiarize you with our core product knowledge and our operational systems.
This is also the time to begin the site selection process, which is the first step towards getting your doors open. When you have done all of this, you are ready to open your franchise business!
This is your big day! Don’t worry, our franchise support team will be there to help you along the way! We will continue to provide you with ongoing support to ensure your new store is a success!
After attending The Laurier School of Business & Economics in Waterloo, he focused his career goals on the retail industry. He quickly attained the position of Senior Sales Manager with a Fortune 100 company in Canada...Read More +
As a new Mo’Cha Franchise Owner, you will want to select a location that meets the following guidelines:
Franchise locations typically draw the most patronage when the store is easily accessible on foot or by car with ample parking. Mo’Cha stores located in high pedestrian and vehicle traffic have the option to add drive-thru servicing, which is an added benefit to both the franchisee and the customer.
Mo’Cha stores that are located near heavily populated institutions and facilities have a built-in clientele. Franchises that are a convenient outlet for our product often see higher sales, help to establish brand awareness for the area, and more easily gain a reliable customer base.
Areas with a residential population of approximately 45,000 are ideal for building a customer base. Residential areas that meet these criteria are typically capable of location success and long-term sustainability.
There should be a minimum daytime population of approximately 15,000 in the immediate area of the store during prime operating hours. This daytime population would include residents of the area as well as those who work or attend school within the 4 km radius.
Mo’Cha’s largest client base is between 16 to 45 years of age. Establishing a location where these two generations are the most prevalent populations in the vicinity of the store will best position the store for success.
A store located in an area where the median household income minimum is at least $75,000 annually is recommended in order to generate consistent revenue for such store. Areas with this yearly income tend to be more mindful with food options and support food service brands with which they are familiar.
Freshco shoppers can now enjoy their favorite Mo’Cha Bubble Tea at participating Freshco locations across Canada. This draws a lot of attention and makes our leading Bubble Tea franchise even more recognizable, throughout the country and around the world!
At Mo’Cha Bubble Tea, we understand that being the leader in our category requires us to have great vision; to look past what's in front of us and to focus on what lies ahead. Our ability to deliver an incredible guest experience comes from our leadership, culture and commitment to franchise owner success. We are committed to opening 10+ locations annually. This commitment has been set to establish our ever-increasing market, and to spread brand awareness with a focus on benefiting our franchisees.
Our skilled and friendly management team will assist with the organization, preparation and opening your first restaurant. They’ll also help to monitor your store’s progress past opening. Consistent operations are vital to the success of our brand, and we ensure every Mo’Cha Bubble Tea meets our standards of quality and service. We will also offer expertise in the creation and updating of your development plans.
Mo’Cha Bubble Tea has experienced a 13.0% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the last 2 years. We continually view the momentum of our company through KPI's which are undeniable measurements of our performance. We understand that our accomplishments always start with a great idea that is discussed, developed, and seamlessly implemented by passionate people who share our goals.
In all areas of our business model and corporate infrastructure, we have paved a well-conceived path that helps our stores improve their performance and strengthen their base of loyal consumers.
What It Takes to Own a Mo’Cha Bubble Tea Franchise:
We are committed to building our franchise with hard working, dedicated and hands-on partners who share the Mo’Cha values and ideals. If you are interested in being a part of our family, here are a few things to consider before furthering your inquiry.
Applicants need a minimum net worth of $350,000, and banks generally require $50,000 in liquid cash to qualify for small business loan financing (approx. 25% of the total store cost). Typically, we sell our stores on a turnkey basis from $170,000 - $200,000. The term of a franchise agreement is 10 years. Ideal candidates would possess a quick-service restaurant background, in operations and support. They should also have a comprehensive understanding of local business practices and culture in their chosen market. We are entrepreneurial in spirit and love collaborating with people who think and dream big. We are always interested in speaking with area developers, but we understand some people start smaller and have a solid growth plan. We have built successful businesses from the ground up, so we know what it takes, and we’re excited to help guide our Franchise Owners toward similar success.
The following costs are excerpted from Mo’Cha Bubble Tea's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and are estimated. Each Mo’Cha Bubble Tea franchise owner has the right to initially develop one store for the franchise fee of $15,000. The difference between low and high investment levels exists due to labor, location, varying store sizes, build-out costs and your experience/management of the store’s development.
Below are the financial requirements to open a Mo’Cha Bubble Tea in Canada:
• Investment Range: Endcap or inline location: $168,300 - $205,965
• Minimum Net Worth (1 Store): $350,000
• Minimum Liquidity (1 Store): $50,000
• Minimum Credit Score: 700
Mo’Cha Bubble Tea offers a starter kit unlike any other, allowing you to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit and forgo many issues that even the best entrepreneurs face when starting an operation from scratch. We offer industry-leading support and training and more experience than any other Bubble Tea franchise. With our invaluable resources and combined passion for Mo’Cha Bubble Tea, we can change lives for the better.
Mo’Cha Bubble Tea was founded in 2020 in Sarnia, Ontario. By January 2021, Mo’Cha Bubble Tea opened their first franchise location. Read more about us in the the About section.
• Credit score of 700+
• Liquid Assets of $50,000
• Net Worth of $300,000
• Strong Business acumen
• Track record of success
The ideal candidate should have entrepreneurial spirit, as well as sales, marketing, restaurant, and/or retail experience.
Our target customer is a millennial who is between the ages of 16 and 45. Our focus is 65% skewed towards women. We are looking for starter families, baby boomers, and established Canadians. We offer a premium product, so our guests need to have some ancillary income in order to frequent our locations on a regular basis. Therefore, we try to find locations among the average household incomes, or higher for a given market. We cannot exclude certain areas given the range of our guests overall and, therefore, we do not limit ourselves to a particular set of demographics across the board.
Since the actual results of individual franchises are based on factors that are not within the control of Mo’Cha Bubble Tea, we do not provide estimates of profits or revenues. However, after consulting with a Mo’Cha Bubble Tea Franchise Development Manager and reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), you will have the opportunity to contact our existing franchisees regarding their experiences.
Each qualified candidate receives a copy of the Mo’Cha Bubble Tea Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which provides the following information and more: franchisor’s financial statements, copy of the franchise agreement, copy of the area development agreement, list of existing franchisees to contact, cost breakdowns, advertising fees, royalties, and initial franchise fees.
It is impossible to predict future results about the profitability of the business. There are many factors that can influence the result including: sales, location, financing terms, and ability to manage the business. For these reasons, we do not predict profitability for any store.
Our representative will contact you via email or phone for further discussion.
The process includes applicants’ pre-approval (credit check), business plan review, location review, fully executed franchise agreement, training, construction and grand opening. On average, it takes approximately 30 days to approve an applicant. The length of time between signing the Franchise Agreement and opening a store is about 4 to 8 months.
Experience of food/beverage is preferred, but not necessary.
Mo’Cha is known as the bubble tea for the North American market.
The estimated initial investment for an inline or end-cap store can be between $168,300 and $205,965 (including a $15,000 franchise fee). The estimated initial investment for a free-standing drive-thru store can be between $589,300 and $858,900. Your costs could be significantly higher depending on a number of factors, including your location. Please refer to the Franchise Disclosure Document for additional details.
We do not have an in-house financing program, but we are currently registered with the TD and RBC Bank and have relationships with various finance vendors.
Franchisees pay an ongoing royalty fee of 4.5% of their store's weekly sales. An additional 1% of your weekly sales will be paid into the Mo’Cha Bubble Tea National Advertising Fund. We also require that franchisees spend an additional 1% of weekly gross sales on local store marketing. Additionally, every location currently pays a technology contribution of $200 per month.
The agreement to buy an existing store is made between buyer and seller. Costs vary on a case-by-case basis.
A single applicant must personally meet the financial qualifications. However, if a partnership or corporation is formed, we will consider the overall financial strength of the business partnership or corporation.
The estimated initial investment for a new store can range from $168,300 – $205,965 per unit.
Yes, the time-tested Mo’Cha Bubble Tea systems are clear and simple to follow.
Our real estate team members provide general site selection criteria and guidance in the selection of a suitable location for each market.
The ideal size range for a Mo’Cha Bubble Tea Franchise is generally 800-1,600 square feet. However, smaller or larger stores are an option. They're usually located in neighborhood and community strip centers, power centers, shopping malls, universities, airports, and downtown business districts. The optimal area typically has a strong residential population, strong daytime employment, dynamic retail activity and proximity to schools . It also has good street visibility and presence as well as good ingress and egress.
14 days re split up into three segments. Each franchisee receives one day of orientation (pre-store opening), 9 consecutive days of management training (at corporate training facility) prior to opening, and 3 days of on-site training (prior to opening and two days after opening).
Mo’Cha Bubble Tea recommends 6-10 team members on staff, with 2-3 in the store at any given time.
Our hours of operation are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.
I'm ready to go, what is the next step?
Complete our Online Application or call (519) 491-5648 to speak with a member of our Development Team.
Currently we are focused on Ontario, Canada but will look at other provinces on case by case. We are currently NOT franchising internationally
The above information is available in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). After you submit your application, a company representative will contact you.
Before opening your first store, you and a designated store manager must attend the training program in the GTA which will take about 14 days.
A Combination Store will need both brands to have a separate POS system. It is preferred to have a wall or a partition between the two brands. We have and are currently branding with Freshii locations.
No, our ingredients can only be used in Mo’Cha Stores.
A start-to-finish guide to get you through the entire journey of franchising your first Mo’Cha Bubble Tea.
Disclaimer: Information made available through this web site regarding the Mo’Cha franchise opportunity is for general information only and is not intended to be a franchise offer. Offers are made only after delivery of an effective Franchise Disclosure Document in compliance with applicable federal and provincial laws. None of the communications made through this web site should be construed as an offer to sell any Mo’Cha franchises in, nor is any such communication directed to the residents of, any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Mo’Cha franchises will be sold to any resident of such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.
Pre-Disclosure: Assuming you qualify as a Mo’Cha prospective franchisee, we may provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document in electronic format. The Franchise Disclosure Document will be provided in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. You must use the Adobe Acrobat program in order to open and view this type of electronic file.