Franchising with Barista

Welcome to Barista’s Franchising. Discover exciting opportunities and learn how to become a Barista franchisee and be a part of our growth journey

Top reasons to Franchise

Join the industry leader

We are the largest café chain, growing rapidly across Sri Lanka while making coffee accessible to everyone

Get world class support

Leveraging a decade of expertise in franchising, support in all areas of business operations are offered

Start with a recipe for success

We deliver a quick pay back to your investment and great bottom lines

Reasons to become a Barista

Franchise

Thinking of starting a prospective business? Get a head start by partnering with us, the largest and the most preferred café in Sri Lanka. By becoming a Barista franchisee member you benefit from over 21 years of brand heritage and expertise in operating cafés and satisfying customers.

  • Collaborative outlet planning and design facilitated by our assigned architect
  • Outlet development carried out in combination with our accredited contractors
  • Business planning and operations
  • Employee recruitment and training support
  • IT system and software support
  • Marketing, branding, and digital media support
  • Products, NPD, and quality assurance support
  • Customer Relationship Marketing and database support
  • Supply Chain Optimization support
  • Food cost and overhead management
  • Industry best practices, maintenance, and upkeeping support

Frequently Asked Questions

As we’re growing rapidly, we hold our brand heritage and strong franchise system in high esteem, catering to a loyal customer base with a diverse range of delicious coffee, baked goods, and other items every day. Leveraging operational excellence, streamlined supply chain processes, and a loyal customer following, we assure a profitable business opportunity for those considering joining our family.

Barista follows two franchising models:

  1. FIFO model – Franchise Invested, Franchise Operated:

Under this model, the franchisee is responsible for both the initial outlet investment and the day-to-day operational aspects, which include procurement, maintenance, salary payments, utility bill settlements, and recruitment. The franchisees ongoing daily involvement is required.

For those who are full time in the food and beverage sector, this presents an excellent opportunity for investment and a comprehensive retirement strategy.

  1. FICO model – Franchise Invested, Company Operates:

In the FICO model, the franchisee covers the initial outlet investment, while Barista carries out the day-to-day operational responsibilities, which include procurement, training, maintenance, salary payments, utility bill settlements, and recruitment.

This model is ideal for busy businessman with limited time for direct involvement

  • Prospective investors need to possess initial capital for the purpose of outlet development
  • Interest in the café industry
  • Knowledge in managing a Food and Beverage business is an added advantage

An investment of LKR 18-23 million is required for the outlet development. This budget will be divided into a 60% allocation for purchasing equipment, machinery, and IT systems and a 40% allocation for designing and developing the outlet. Barista will also contribute close to LKR 1 million for branding the outlet.

Barista does not give a guaranteed return. However, all our franchise outlets are currently holding Net profit margins in double digits and achieving a payback period of fewer than 25 months.

As per our expansion strategy map, we have a keen interest in establishing franchise outlets in the following regions:

  • Galle
  • Kurunegala
  • Kandy
  • Ja ela
  • Kottawa
  • Habarana
  • Gampaha
  • Nuwaraeliya
  • Panadura
  • Mirihana
  • Kadawatha
  • Matara

 

– The outlet’s size should fall within the range of 900-1200 square feet.

– It must be situated on the right side of the main road.

– Ideally, the outlet should be horizontally positioned on the ground floor.

– The width of the outlet should exceed its depth.

– There should be 4-5 parking spaces available directly in front of the outlet, not on the side or opposite side.

– It is necessary to have a feasible 3-year rent plan in place. Rent costs may vary depending on the location, but should not exceed LKR 350,000 in the mentioned areas.

For the fiscal year 2023/24, we have decided to eliminate the franchise cost of 2 million, aiming to encourage the growth of franchise operations in Sri Lanka.
  • Collaborative outlet planning and design facilitated by our assigned architect.
  • Outlet development carried out in combination with our accredited contractors.
  • Business planning and operations
  • Employee recruitment and training support
  • Marketing, social media and digital media support
  • Products, NPD, and quality support
  • Supply chain optimization support
  • IT system and software support
  • Industry best practices
  • Food cost and overhead support
  • Maintenance and upkeeping support
  • Customer relationship management
  • Rajagiriya
  • Thalawathugoda
  • Malabe
  • Nawala
  • Kiribathgoda
  • Mirissa
  • Ella
  • Galle
  • Nawam Mawatha
  • Sigiriya
  • Negombo
  • Kurunegala

 

If you are still interested in pursuing the idea of a Barista Franchise operation, contact our CEO Mr. Dilupa Pathirana on 0715579469 and fix a one-on-one meeting to discuss further details.