FAQs for Franchisees 常見問答-中文版

What are the territories available?

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Texas are currently open for development. Please fill out the application to apply. If you would like to apply for an area not listed please visit

Where can I receive the following information?

The above information is available in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). After you submit your application, a company representative will contact you.

Where will training be held? Who should attend the training?

Before opening your first store, you and a designated store manager must attend the training program in New York which will take about 14 days.

What does it cost to buy an existing Gong Cha Store from a franchisee?

The agreement to buy an existing store is made between buyer and seller. Costs vary on a case-by-case basis.

What is the profitability of the business?

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.

May I qualify financially with other partners?

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.

What happens after I submit my online application?

Our representative will contact you via email or phone for further discussion.

What is the start-up cost for a new Gong Cha Store?

The estimated initial investment for a new store can range from $177,430 – $335,400 per unit.

How long is the entire process of becoming a Gong Cha franchisee?

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.

Is it still possible to be approved as a new franchisee if I do not have direct experience before?

Experience of food/beverage is preferred, but not necessary.

Can I develop a Combination Store with Gong Cha and another brand?

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.

Can I buy Gong Cha ingredients and provide Gong Cha Products in my existing Restaurant?

No, our ingredients can only be used in Gong Cha Stores.

What separates Gong Cha between its competitors?

Gong Cha is known as the best bubble tea franchisee in the world. With over 1,500 locations worldwide, we have a strong national and international brand presence.

Is financing available?

We do not provide financing but franchisees can use their own resources. We are approved by the SBA and on the SBA Franchise Directory.

Disclaimer: Information made available through this web site regarding the Gong 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 state laws. None of the communications made through this web site should be construed as an offer to sell any Gong 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 Gong 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 Gong 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.

Gong Cha Franchise Condition (USD)

Availability of Territory New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas
Initial Franchise Fee Single Franchise Fee: $41,500/ per unit
Estimated Initial Investment $177,430 – $335,400/ per unit
Agreement Duration 10 years
Monthly Royalty 5.5% of Sales
Marketing and Advertising Fee 1% of Sales for national

1% of Sales for local

1. Initial Franchise Fee will be collected when you sign the franchise agreement.

Gong Cha Franchise, LLC

April 13th, 2021