Submitting an application is the first step to becoming a 7 Leaves Operator. If you meet the qualifications, we would like to know more about you and why you are the optimal candidate for your territory.

Business Plan

Once we’ve determined that you are a qualified candidate, we would like to understand your approach on building a successful road map for 7 Leaves Cafe in your community.

FDD Signing

After all terms of the agreement and franchise fees are met, you are officially part of the 7 Leaves family! The signing kicks off the start to an incredible partnership and segues into the initial training.

Grand Opening

With extensive training and support in tandem with the construction and build-out of the initial store, the Grand Opening marks the celebration of your success on bringing 7 Leaves Cafe to your community.

Training & Ongoing Support

  • Site Selection Process Training

  • Design Criteria

  • Product Recipes

  • Proprietary Ingredients

  • Full supply line support

  • Franchisee Intranet Platform

  • Field Operations

  • Grand Opening

  • Continued support post-grand opening

  • Newsletter

  • Meetings

Candidate Qualifications

Reside in your territory of interest or have a vested Operations Manager who does



Experience in food service, retail, or multi-unit development and operations

Market specific experience such as retail real estate development, including construction and site selection

Like-minded individuals who embody the culture of 7 Leaves Cafe

Financial Requirements

  • $1M Liquid Capital
  • $2M Total Net Worth
  • Commitment to multi-unit franchising

Franchise Costs

  • $250,000 Area Development Fee: The area development fee secures exclusive rights to the territory.
  • $35,000 Franchise Fee: The franchise fee is paid upon the signing of each lease.
  • Royalty Fee: 6% of Gross Sales
  • Marketing Fee: 2% of Gross Sales

Our Models



  • 1000 – 1500 sq ft
  • This model puts a great emphasis on speed, efficiency, and convenience.
  • Express stores are our most simplistic type of store. Designed for limited seating as a grab and go type of model. It predominantly caters to those who seek speed and convenience. Drive-thrus with limited seating or walk-up windows are also classified as express stores.

Garden Grove


  • 1500 – 2500 sq ft
  • Designed to have an abundance of seating for customers who want to sit and enjoy their drinks, study, work, hold meetings, etc. Cafes are most popular around neighborhoods, high schools, and colleges.



  • 2000 – 2500 sq ft
  • A combination of cafe and drive-thru.
  • These are considered the megastores and are great for highly populated areas, high foot traffic and car traffic. Customers have the option of full service or speed service.