We are so excited we are able to continue growing and adding to the Human Bean family with new locations opening all over the US every month this year! Our newest drive-thru coffee franchise locations will be located in Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas.
New Location to open in Canton, Ohio on March, 7th!
Partners in this location are Southern Oregon Owners, Moni Peterson & Dr. Mark Peterson along with Moniâ€™s brother, Ron Watson, who lives in Canton. Ron says they had been brainstorming on a franchise company to open in Southern Oregon for years but nothing had proved to be that appealing. One day on his annual summer visit to the Rogue Valley they were sitting outside a Human Bean drive-thru coffee location talking while drinking their Human Bean coffee and it dawned on them that maybe it would be a good idea to instead open a franchise in Canton, Ohio and be the first to bring the Human Bean brand to the state. It turned out Dr. Mark Peterson had gone to school with one of the founders of Human Bean and after getting in touch and learning more about the franchise, and meeting the other owners, the rest is history!
Choosing the location proved to be just as effortless. A small green square of land in the middle of a popular shopping Plaza had just been listed and met all the criteria. Ron thinks it will be a great location because of all the traffic. There are 3 entrances/exits, 1 with a traffic light, it is less than 1 mile from the Expressway and 24,000 cars pass by this location every day. Inside the Plaza is one of the most active Planet Fitness locations in Ohio, as well as a Sky Zone Jump center and many other attractions.
Ron has a background in Sales & Marketing & Graphic Art which will prove to be an asset in running a Human Bean franchise location. They have plans to open 2 or 3 or maybe even more locations in the area in the near future. Currently, they are looking at a location in Alliance, about 15 miles away and also have their eyes on a couple of locations in North Canton about 5 miles away.
Ron says the process of working with the Human Bean to open his first franchise has been great. â€śA potential franchise owner called me for a referral the other day and I had nothing but good things to say,â€ť he says.
New Location to open in Odessa, Texas in April
Owner Maurice Torano sums it up perfectly by saying, â€śAt Human Bean, itâ€™s about the customer â€“ itâ€™s that simple and appealing!â€ť Maurice says he always admired the Human Bean, but didnâ€™t really know much about them. Upon learning more, he says, â€śHuman Bean matches my style and values so much better than the other franchises.â€ť He finds this to be the main difference that sets the Human Bean apart, â€śThe customer service ethos is unmatched! Itâ€™s not about how to order, how to pronounce something, how cool the barista is or how urbane and up-to-the second their image is, itâ€™s about the customer.â€ť
Mauriceâ€™s background is in commercial and real estate development in and around Southern Oregon and Northern California. When the real-estate market was hit in 2007, he found his way to North Dakota and re-invented himself in the oil and gas world, managing large scale projects for two major oil and gas service companies, eventually landing in West Texas. Upon moving to Midland-Odessa in late 2012 he immediately noticed there were only 2-3 Starbucks for a population of over 300,000 people and saw the need for a drive-thru coffee franchise like the Human Bean.
Maurice is looking to open his first franchise location in Odessa on East University Boulevard, in early April. He plans to open additional locations in Midland and Odessa before years end.
At the Human Bean we are thrilled to introduce ourselves to the states of Ohio and Texas! To learn more about becoming a franchise owner and bringing the Human Bean to your area, visit our website at: https://thehumanbean.com/franchise/