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The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a unique franchise opportunity, as is our Franchising Discovery Process. Our commitment to quality begins with the Discovery Process and continues long after our franchisees open their store.

Accolades

The Spice & Tea Exchange® has been ranked among America’s finest franchises for quality, cost, growth, strength and stability:

  • Entrepreneur Top 200 Food & Restaurant Franchises – #6 Retail Foods: 2018
  • Franchise 500 Ranked: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • INC 5000 Ranked: 2015, 2016
  • Tampa Bay Fast 50: 2014

In the News

Our headlines speak for themselves! Learn more about The Spice & Tea Exchange through these testimonial sources:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer financing?

The Spice & Tea Exchange® has established relationships with lenders that can provide very competitive terms and rates for qualified individuals. We are an Approved Vendor with the SBA, a member of FranRegistry and proud to offer qualified veterans a discount of 25% off the franchise fee.

What is the typical build timeframe?

Franchise location build is determined by a number of factors including, permitting and site capabilities, seasonality, training team availability, and more. For an accurate estimate, please consult with one of our Franchise Development Team Members.

Are we responsible for or own construction?

While we do not manage the construction process for you, we will be there every step of the way. The Spice & Tea Exchange® highly recommends our proprietary build team Store Development, LLC as our premier contractors. Having worked with us for 8+ years, they have buildt a significant portion of the stores within our system. You do have the option to contract your own builders if desired, and we will work to provide them with guidance throughout the build to ensure brand standards are communicated and requirements met.

Do stores have their own Marketing Areas assigned to them?

Yes, each of our The Spice & Tea Exchange® franchises are given a specific marketing area (radius) in which you may advertise your store. This is determined by a number of factors, including: population density, foot traffic, and nearby tourist attractions. There may be opportunity to partner with a neighboring Franchisee to combine marketing efforts for greater brand awareness.

Do you help me find a location?

Yes, we work with you, but we also recommending finding a commercial real estate broker in the area. We do need final approval on the site.

 


 

Still have questions? Get in touch!

Click the hang tag at the top of this page to complete our inquiry form or reach out to us at franchising@spiceandtea.com or 727-786-6644.

Testimonial

“Our favorite part about The Spice & Tea Exchange® is it meets or exceeds our expectations. TSTE® gives us tools to share our passion for cooking, pairing, and learning about great tasting foods and flavors without the overwhelming responsibility of a restaurant. Sarah and I started sharing our invented recipes years ago and it was a natural fit that we would do this together someday.”

– Sarah Cartier & Kirstin Ruehlen, Fort Collins

Testimonial

“Our favorite part about The Spice & Tea Exchange® is it meets or exceeds our expectations. TSTE® gives us tools to share our passion for cooking, pairing, and learning about great tasting foods and flavors without the overwhelming responsibility of a restaurant. Sarah and I started sharing our invented recipes years ago and it was a natural fit that we would do this together someday.”

– Sarah Cartier & Kirstin Ruehlen, Fort Collins

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