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Share Happy Moments Every Day By Owning a Bubble Tea Franchise

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Our Story

Bubble Tea is quickly becoming one of Canada’s favourite treats – and Chatime is the brand that started it all. As the largest bubble tea brand in Canada, Chatime has won over millions of fans, many of whom now make Chatime a part of their daily lives. With wildly innovative products that are made fresh to order, Chatime has a unique taste that is all our own – and something our guests crave again and again.

As a business opportunity, Chatime is as straightforward as it gets. With strong delivery and digital sales throughout the pandemic, Chatime has proven to be a resilient business model with strong profit potential. With turnkey operations that focus on profitability and efficiency, strong, high-profile collaborations with brands like Red Bull and Kellogg’s, and best-in-class training & support, Chatime is poised to continue to grow for years to come.

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Chatime leads the Canadian bubble tea category

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5.9 M

Total cups served to happy customers in 2020

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With 60 locations, there is plenty of room to grow

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Growth in digital sales between January - December 2020

Who We're Looking For

If you’re passionate about multicultural culinary experiences and want to open a business that brings something new and wonderful to your community, opening a Chatime franchise is a wise choice. We’re looking for hands-on, active owners in British Columbia and Ontario that are willing to hustle and cannot wait to share the happiness of bubble tea with their customers.

Do you love sharing new culinary experiences?

Are you ready to work everyday to make your store a success?

Are you passionate about connecting with your community?

Costs and Fees

Chatime exists to help as many entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning a bubble tea business as possible, and because of this, we’ve kept the barriers to entry as low as possible. Franchising with Chatime means you get access to our robust support infrastructure, which includes everything from real estate, operations, marketing, branding, technology, and ongoing coaching to ensure your store is hitting your goals. When you join Chatime, you’re joining a brand that knows exactly how to thrive and prosper in a bubble tea business. Let’s win together!

  • Total Initial Investment: $480,000 - $639,000
  • Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Minimum Liquid Capital Required: $250,000


keenan wong chatime franchise owner

I was in the corporate world for more than 30 years, and I was ready to get out and do something different. My son discovered the Chatime opportunity and we decided to do it together. We opened in 2019 and we’ve been growing ever since. We even grew during the pandemic - it never stopped us.

- Keenan Wong

Chatime Franchise Owner

robert luu chatime franchise owner

We always loved drinking bubble tea and our go-to brand was Chatime. Our sales have always been great, and more importantly, our customers come back to us over and over again. No other bubble tea brand is as fresh.

- Robert & Laura Luu

Chatime Franchise Owner

jessie cai franchise owner chatime

I was working in private equity and I felt like a zombie. I used the money I had saved up to purchase a Chatime business. The concept was great: simple business, great margins, great products, and same store sales as a chain are very enviable.

- Jessie Cai

Chatime Franchise Owner

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Steps to Ownership

If you’re ready to learn more about the Chatime franchise opportunity, simply fill out an inquiry form on this website and a member of our team will be in touch with you.


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