Freshly brewed franchise opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building relationships.

Helping communities discover the magic of freshly roasted coffee

As coffee roasters, we’ve been helping communities discover the magic of freshly roasted coffee for over 20 years. We roast and deliver weekly to our coffeehouses where we serve an ever-changing variety of coffees sourced from growing regions around the globe.

Hand-crafted beverages built on the foundation of our custom espresso blend, the smiles of our baristas, along with the variety and freshness of our coffees is the reason our customers visit daily


Currently, fresh territories are available in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Our cafes can be as little as 1800 sq. ft. with a drive-thru and patio to maximize convenience, quickness and customer connections.

Traditional Locations

Must have Drive-thru
Retail with strong traffic
Residential population greater than 15,000 within defined trade area (or that meet traffic count criteria)
Towns over 7,500 residential population

Site Assistance

Upon becoming a Five Lakes franchise owner we will begin the site selection process, working with you closely until you finalize a lease for your location.

Comprehensive pre-opening training and ongoing support
Time-tested business model that removes the guesswork
Custom designed accounting & POS system for ease of operations

It’s All about Relationships

We love people! Our goal is to make somebody’s day, every day. Oftentimes, a smile and kind word is the greatest gift of all! If you feel the same as we do then you’ve found your home at Five Lakes! The Five Lakes Family continues to grow, and we welcome you and every future family member!


Coffee shops serve as community hubs where people gather to socialize, work or enjoy a moment of relaxation. The coffee industry enjoys consistent and growing demand, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages with millions of people relying on it for their daily dose of caffeine and enjoyment. This widespread demand provides stability and growth potential for Five Lakes Coffee.

Coffee Industry Stats

Nearly 3 out of 4 people drink coffee daily
$350 Billion value of QSR industry
Americans drink Over 400 million cups of coffee daily
  • C

    Customers are our priority

  • A

    Always do what’s right

  • F

    Facilitate simplicity (keep it simple)

  • E

    Excellence in everything


Looking for Candidates who are:

  • Focused on customer service
  • Driven to succeed
  • Not afraid to be excellent
  • Ready to follow our standards
  • Never willing to cut corners
  • Always willing to do the right thing


Initial investment range $383,300 - $631,500 Initial franchise fee of $35,000 (discounts on multiples) Brand fund fee of 2.5% of gross sales

Royalty fee 6% gross sales after 78 weeks of operation:

  • 2% for the 1 - 26 weeks of operation
  • 3% for the 27 - 52 weeks of operation
  • 4% for the 53 - 78 weeks of operation

Minimum Financial Requirements

  • Verifiable liquid assets of $175,000
  • Total net worth of $500,000
  • Contact Us

    Joining the 5 Lks family begins when you reach out through our website. You will receive a call from Larry the head of franchise development who will have an initial conversation discussing 5 Lks and the details of our brand.

  • Apply

    After that you will have an opportunity to fill out an application and if qualified receive and review our Franchise Disclosure Document which goes over all the details of our brand including investment numbers, training and support, marketing, and more.

  • Learn More

    Speak with our current franchisees and hear their stories. Do your due diligence speaking with accountants, advisors and any other key decision makers.

  • Hangout

    Spend a day with Paul & Jared the founders of 5 Lks and get to know each other while meeting the team, after all we will be working together for years to come. You will also discover the magic of freshly roasted coffee at our roastery and get answers to any questions you may have.

Join the family

Freshly brewed franchise opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building relationships.