At a Glance
- Founded: 1999
- Locations: 46
- Initial Investment: $ 200K - 527K
- Headquarters: South El Monte, CA
- Category: Food & Restaurant Specialty Specialty Foods & Beverages
Tapioca Express was founded in 1999 as we opened our first store located near the greater area of Los Angeles, California. Tapioca Express is a unique Asian beverage house and serve as “Starbucks” of tapioca tea drinks. Our restaurant concept is to introduce traditional authentic Asian tea drinks in a modern way to fit in people’s busy life.
In year 2016, Tapioca Express has signed the master lease with Walmart stores nationwide. The first two Tapioca Express stores inside Walmart then were open in Frisco and Plano, Texas in year 2017 and 2018. Now, Tapioca Express intends to expand its operations to more Walmart locations
Tapioca Express franchise only uses top of line ingredients to create the products. Its enthusiasm in providing the customers with fine Asian tea drinks, meals, good service and comfortable modern environment that enables this franchise growing fast and receiving good reputation.
There are currently 40 Tapioca Express franchised units in operation throughout the state of California, Washington, Texas, and Virginia. The bubble tea industry has been growing accompanied with the growth of Asian population and international students. Additionally, tea industry is expected to continuously grow due to the awareness of its healthy value. The Tapioca Express franchise is the largest bubble tea chain in the United States. Tapioca Express is recognized as a reliable bubble tea brand among all other competitors.
Being a franchisee of Tapioca Express has been wonderful. We currently own two stores and when we started our first store about nine years ago, we had NO drink or restaurant experience at all. Tapioca Express provided training for us and basically provided support and held our hands from the initial build-out of our store to our grand opening. Their staff at the corporate office is extremely friendly. Their products are fresh and the support is always top notch. We would definitely recommend Tapioca Express to any perspective franchisee owners.” -Alan & Van
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