According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Latino population has grown four times the rate of the general population since 2001. There are currently 42 million Latinos in the U.S., representing $600 billion in buying power.
Tapping into this fast-growing market would be reason enough for joining a successful franchise, but Churro Station believes that the food revolution goes beyond the Latin community.
Churro Station was founded in 2003 by Melanie Farkas, who brainstormed the idea of opening a “churreria” after a trip to Mexico in 2002. She soon invited her close, long-time friend, Latina Zoila Aldana to join her in making the dream a delicious reality. Zoila grew up in her mother’s restaurant business in Guatemala, and was excited to return to the business she had always loved best—serving great, fresh food to eager, happy customers.
Melanie tasted her first churro on a trip to Mexico in the early 1980s. She became enchanted with the art of churro-making while watching an elderly man as he made fresh, hot churros all evening long in the middle of the plaza. Every year after that, she sought out the best churros in different cities all over Mexico and Spain, once taking a two-hour journey by bus to the outskirts of Cancun in order to sample the very best churros in the area. She returned to the U.S. determined to open her own churreria.
After a year’s worth of research and many churro-tasting trips, Melanie searched the world over, seeking the perfect churro-making machine as well as the best, most authentic churro recipe she could find. She and Zoila re-worked the recipe until they were confident that they could produce the best churro in America. The friends opened the 800-square foot prototype store in San Rafael in 2003.
Zoila, who is affectionately known as “the churro lady” by her customers, oversees store operations and wholesale distribution, while Melanie drives the financial, marketing and franchise side of the business.
Churro Station is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this remarkable shift in the food industry by offering the freshest, most authentic churros available in the U.S., as well as arrange of food options that capture both breakfast and lunch sales.
Churro Station offers strong franchise opportunities for single or multiple locations. The franchise fee for a single location is $25,000. The initial investment will range between $98,000 and $179,000 depending upon a variety of factors including location.
Liquidity of $100,000 is required to be awarded a Churro Station franchise.
Franchises are available throughout the U.S. A Churro Station franchise grants you the exclusive rights to open, develop and expand Churro Station within a particular territory.
One thing you may not know about Churro Station is that we sell wholesale in addition to retail. Unlike other franchises, Churro Station sells its staple product, the Churro to a variety of schools, markets, amusement parks, movie theaters, caterers and restaurants.
The possibilities of wholesale are endless. Most importantly wholesale provides the franchise owner with an additional stream of revenue outside one’s four walls.
No wholesale experience? No problem. Churro Station offers extensive training and on-going support. Contact us today to learn more about our retail and wholesale business, a franchise package sure to capture your attention!