Frequently Asked Questions

Your most common questions about owning your own Pacific Perks® franchise ANSWERED.

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Pacific Perks® Franchising FAQs

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What are the Pacific Perks® franchise startup costs and what do they include?

Currently, the range of investment is from $69,568 to $99,941 which includes the $35,000 initial franchise fee. You can learn more by reviewing the Start-Up Investment outline.

If the business is mobile, can I run it from a home office?

Yes and no.

Your office can be home-based, but you will need an industrial space to store and maintain your mobile café equipment when it is not being used.

This space, typically a 1,000 sqft commissary, is for inventory and refrigeration equipment. We’ll help you review the space you want to use for your Pacific Perks franchise to ensure that every aspect will meet all health and safety standards.

How long does it take to launch the business and get rolling?

All businesses are different, but on average, you should be able to launch in as little as two to three months.

The timeline will depend on how quickly you find commissary space, finish your pre-opening steps, and complete Pacific Perks University training.

Do I have to be an Owner-Operator of my Pacific Perks® franchise?

Yes, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be a Perkologist®.

As franchise Owner-Operators, this means that you’re responsible for the oversight of the business’s operations, marketing, business development, and expansion, if and when you’re ready to add new mobile cafés to your business.

Can I own more than one territory?

Yes! Some owners may be approved for multiple units. We offer discounts on initial franchise fees for owners who commit up-front to additional territories.

And if multiple territories aren’t a goal of yours, keep in mind that you always have the option of adding multiple mobile café carts to a single territory, depending on the size of your footprint and how busy you are.

How many employees are needed to operate the business?

We typically see that two to six part-time employees is the ideal for a successful Pacific Perks® franchise, with part-time being defined as “part-time as needed.”

A core part of the Pacific Perks’ brand is to offer a flexible work environment that pairs up team schedules and client requests to maximize the use of each mobile gourmet coffee bar.

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How many mobile café carts do we start with?

The vast majority of Pacific Perks® territories use two to three carts, and are run by their two to six part-time as-needed employees.

So, if guests don’t pay individually, how do we make money?

All events are prepaid by the client who books us with credit card, corporate check, or e-check. This makes things more convenient for their guests, and more convenient for you!

Most of our events are paid before the event even takes place, or via a credit card that is processed on the same day as the event.

How much will the business make?

This is such an important question, and we’re so glad that you asked!

We have been doing this for a very long time and know that your time and energy invested can bring in impressive revenue!

To help you determine your potential, we provide franchise investors a detailed Financial Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

This highlights affiliate performance and history so you have a greater sense of what being a Pacific Perks franchise owner truly can do for you.

We have partnered with Benetrends to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey!

Funding is one of the most important components in buying a franchise/business. Benetrends has been funding America’s entrepreneurs for over 35 years, offering a comprehensive suite of funding options covering nearly every type of business situation. The most popular programs are the Rainmaker Plan® (IRA/Rollover) and SBA small business loan programs. And they continue to provide innovative solutions, with their newest funding option, The Rainmaker Advantage Plan®. This corporate capitalization strategy is designed to mitigate or eliminate the taxes due on the sale of a business. Benetrends also offers Securities Backed Line of Credit and Equipment Leasing.

What is Your “Fundability”?

Pre-Qualify for funding to determine how much and what sources of options are available to you. Plus, you’ll have faster access to funding, allowing you to open your new business sooner. See the eGuide.

Learn More About How to Become a Pacific Perks® Owner

Perkologists Missy, Sarah, and Kylie cooking omelets at a Pacific Perks mobile café
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.