Gong cha was named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s top 500 franchises in the Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The List, which is regarded as an invaluable resource for prospective franchisees, ranks Gong cha as the category’s top performer in terms of unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
With over 2,000 locations worldwide, Gong cha’s impressive debut on the List reflects an aggressive growth strategy in the United States. Gong cha has opened over 150 locations in the United States since 2014, spanning 11 states and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand to 200 locations in 18 states by the end of 2022. Since 2018, annual store growth has nearly tripled, and openings in 2021 were more than double those in 2019 and 2020.
Gong cha recently announced plans to open its first corporate-owned locations in the Chicagoland area in early 2022 (with a long-term goal of opening more than 50 locations throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs), signed a new master franchisee in Louisiana, and is actively developing additional master franchise territories across the country.
“We are honored to be included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious list of America’s top franchises, and particularly proud to see the brand named the leader in its category,” says Einar Gustafsson, CEO of Gong cha Americas & Europe. “Bubble tea has taken off here in the U.S., and there is much growth potential ahead for both the Gong cha brand and our master and sub-franchisees.”
Gong Cha on Franchise 500® is actively seeking master and sub-franchisees to capitalize on the company’s rapid growth throughout the United States. Please visit https://gongchafranchising.com/ for additional information on these opportunities. Gong cha is the leading bubble tea brand in Taiwan, founded in 1996. Its dedication to quality begins with its name: “Gong cha,” which means offering the emperor the best tea from all one’s possessions.
Whether you’re a seasoned bubble tea connoisseur or a first-timer, Gong cha allows you to customize your beverage to your exact specifications without sacrificing flavor or technique. It is also one of the fastest-growing bubble tea brands, with over 1,670 locations in 20 countries, attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world to its lucrative franchise programme. For additional information, please visit gong-cha.com.
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