Gong cha and the Love of Bubble Tea

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In the dynamic landscape of the global beverage industry, a captivating love story is unfolding, and it goes by the name of bubble tea. Originating from Taiwan in the 1980s, this enchanting concoction of tea, milk, sugar syrup, and tapioca pearls has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon. Gong cha, a key player in the ‘tea revolution,’ invites you to explore the rise and love of bubble tea, and how this beverage franchise presents a sweet opportunity for entrepreneurs.

The Original Love Story of Bubble Tea

Love at first sip! The tale of bubble tea’s origin harks back to Taiwan, where creators Liu Han-Chieh and Lin Hsiu Hui ingeniously blended cold tea with tapioca-based pudding, creating an instant sensation across Asia. Gong cha proudly carries the torch of this authentic experience, offering not just a beverage but a cultural phenomenon cherished by millions.

Founded in 2006 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Gong cha swiftly emerged as a global bubble tea phenomenon. Renowned for premium-quality tea, fresh pearls prepared daily, and ingredients sourced from the finest Asian tea estates, Gong cha has cultivated a worldwide following. The hallmark of our brand is the signature Milk Foam, renowned for its creamy, sweet, and savory balance, individually crafted for each customer with the freshest milk and highest quality ingredients. Established in 1996 by friends Huang and Wu, Gong cha’s personalized service and innovative tea recipes swiftly gained popularity, leading to the brand’s formal establishment in 2006. Today, Gong cha stands as a symbol of excellence in quality teas.

Sourced from the finest tea estates in Asia, each cup of Gong cha tea embodies quality, flavor, and craftsmanship. We meticulously source the finest ingredients and freshly brew teas every four hours. This commitment to quality and traditional techniques make Gong cha’s drinks special and resonates with customers.

As an aspiring franchisee, you step into a world where your customers don’t just drink tea; they sip, savor, and share an artful blend that transcends the ordinary. It’s a love story that’s growing, as Gong cha celebrated the opening of its 2,000th location in Boston on July 21, 2023 and reaching over 2,100 locations to date.

The Love of Sharing

Gong cha’s bubble tea isn’t just a drink; it’s a visual treat. Our diverse flavors, presented in transparent cups, are a delight destined for Instagram fame. Especially popular with the under-30 crowd, our bubble tea has evolved into a sensation across social media platforms, boasting five million Instagram posts and an astonishing 8.6 billion TikTok views under the popular hashtags ‘bubbletea’ and ‘bobatea.’

For our franchisees, this isn’t merely a feature; it’s a distinctive selling proposition. Your Gong cha franchise is more than just a business; it’s a shareable experience. Our products aren’t just beverages; they’re social media stars, generating a buzz that resonates with a dynamic and engaged audience. Join us in crafting your Gong cha franchise into a narrative worth sharing and a venture worth thriving.

The Love of Entrepreneurs

Love is in the air for entrepreneurs! Gong cha, a global brand, opens its arms to individuals seeking a flavorful venture. With a proven business model, comprehensive training, and ongoing support, Gong cha’s franchise opportunities are perfect for those eager to dive into the sweet world of bubble tea ownership with an industry leader.

Gong cha has secured its position at the forefront of the Tea Category, earning the coveted No. 1 spot on Entrepreneur’s esteemed Franchise 500 list for two consecutive years (2023 and 2022). Gong cha also clinched the category winner title for Top Food & Beverage Franchises in the esteemed Global Franchise Awards of 2023. Additionally, Gong cha proudly holds the No. 151 rank on Franchise Times’ influential Top 400 List, rising 42 spots from last year – a testament to its standing among the largest U.S.-based franchise systems.

Gong cha’s Invitation: Own a Piece of the Boba Boom

Eager to own a franchise you’re truly passionate about? Gong cha extends an invitation to passionate individuals eager to own a piece of the bubble tea phenomenon. With a global presence and a commitment to excellence, Gong cha provides a unique opportunity for franchisees to thrive in an industry that’s not just a trend but a cultural mainstay. Contact us today to learn more about owning a Gong cha franchise and join us in spreading the love of bubble tea!

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*Allied Market Research, Global Bubble Tea Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2020 – 2027.

The information in this proposal does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. We will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.