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Gong cha Franchise

Gong cha is a global bubble tea brand with 1800 stores worldwide. Looking for single and multi-unit partners across England.

Bobby Sidhu Gong cha

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At a Glance

Established: 2006 in Taiwan. Launched in the UK in 2019.

UK Presence: 13 stores in the UK - London, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton.

Average start up cost: AOR

Min personal contribution: AOR

International Presence Stores throughout Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

Development type: We are seeking single unit and multi-unit partners.

Franchise Membership: bfa Emerging




Franchise Info

gong cha bubble tea

Bringing the world’s best bubble tea to everyone

Gong cha was founded in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (home of Bubble tea) in 2006 and has now become one of the most recognisable quality tea providers.

With nearly 1800 stores worldwide, customers are enjoying our quality drinks in territories throughout Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and now England.

Gong cha England was established in June 2019 with the first outlet opening at City Tower, Manchester. To date, Gong cha has 13 outlets in the UK, 3 of which are in London, 4 in Manchester, and 1 each in Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton. We also have a dark kitchen in Colindale, London.  Our aim is to double the number of stores in the next 12 months.

Key USPs

  • Delicious tea drink taking the world by storm
  • Made of premium tea, brewed with sugar, milk and our fresh signature tapioca pearls
  • Guests can customize their drinks, so every experience feels like their own creation
  • Over 600 customizable variations
  • Simple to prepare, serve and market to fast growing Millennial and Gen Z demographics

gong cha bubble tea

Franchise models

Our concept is suitable to a number of various store layouts:

  • Kiosk – stall/kiosk in shopping mall or transportation hub, such as a train station or airport.
  • Street store – regular high street store with or without seating, located in neighbourhood locations with high traffic.
  • Café store / Flagship store – large store with seating, located in the heart of the district

The nature of the product and its packaging is very well suited to takeaway and delivery

Ideal Partner

Experience in running a restaurant is beneficial but it is not necessary.

We at Gong cha England are looking for franchisees that fit in with our company ethos. This means that individuals have to be absolutely dedicated to running Gong cha as a business and will always do whatever is required to help it succeed.

Attention to detail and an emphasis on good customer service with excellent food quality are also essential. It is also expected of our franchisees to be fully committed to attending and completing our detailed training programme that will enable an individual to run a Gong cha outlet at a satisfactory level.

gong cha bubble tea

gong cha bubble tea

gong cha bubble tea

Bobby Sidhu Gong cha

Interested in Gong cha?

Contact Bobby Sidhu

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Success Stories

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Success Story
The desire to start a business in a high demand industry led to Gong cha

Carol is the Gong cha franchisee for Greenwich. Before joining Gong cha, she was a data analyser for a Paid Search Digital Marketing company. With a strong passion for entrepreneurship, it was only natural for Carol to want to apply her marketing, finance and management skills in a business of her own. After much research, Carol identified massive potential in the bubble tea industry; high demand, growth potential, and appeal to a diverse customer base in the UK.  And for her, Gong cha was the perfect fit.

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News

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Gong cha brings high-quality bubble tea to Birmingham for the first time

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands, is pleased to announce its 13th store in the UK has opened in Birmingham. Located at 109 New Street (City Centre Birmingham, B2 4EU), the store opened its doors to customers on 29th March 2024.

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Gong cha appoints McKenna Townsend to drive franchise development in the UK & Ireland

Full-service PR, social media and marketing agency, McKenna Townsend (MT) has been appointed by Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands, to drive forward its franchise growth in the UK & Ireland.

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GONG CHA SIGNS LARGEST MASTER FRANCHISE AGREEMENT IN ITS HISTORY

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands is pleased to announce that it has signed a master franchise agreement with Shahia Foods Group. Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, Shahia Foods is one of the largest and most successful food companies in the region.

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Gong cha appoints Justin Goes as UK&I Development Director

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest-growing global tea brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Goes as its UK & Ireland Development Director. A highly experienced industry operator, Justin joins Gong cha having worked with some of the world’s leading F&B brands. For nearly two decades, Justin worked at Subway and held several senior European roles including Regional Director Europe where he helped grow Subway stores from 150 to over 5000.

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GONG CHA MAKES KEY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS, CELEBRATING FEMALE TALENT IN THE FOOD & BEVARAGE INDUSTRY

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest growing tea brands, with over 2,000 locations across 23 countries, is delighted to announce the appointments of Tamera Campbell as Chief People Officer and Bahar Kiransa as Global Marketing Director.

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GONG CHA OPENS 10 STORES IN 24-HOURS TO REACH 2,000TH STORE MILESTONE

Gong cha, one of the world’s fastest growing tea brands, is delighted to announce its 2,000th store opening after launching 10 stores in 9 markets around the globe in a single 24-hour period.

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