The Human Bean and Beans & Brews Coffeehouse placed among the top franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®

The Human Bean and Beans & Brews Coffeehouse placed among the top franchises in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®

January 13 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

The Human Bean and Beans & Brews Coffeehouse were recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®, the world's first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 44th annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2023 Franchise 500® ranks The Human Bean as as #87 and Beans & Brews Coffeehouse as 385 for their outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.


The Human Bean opened its first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland, Oregon in 1998, and currently supports over 300 locations open or under development in 25 states. 

Founded in 1993 and franchising since 2004, Beans & Brews Coffeehouse first opened its doors in Salt Lake City, Utah where it became known for being the Home of High-Altitude Roasting®. The brand roasts all of its coffee at 4,400 feet above sea level in Salt Lake's mountain valley at the lowest possible temperature for the least possible amount of time to achieve a smoother, more intense flavor. Through its Brew Good program, Beans & Brews Coffeehouse focuses on serving the communities it operates in by making donations to different local organizations. Since opening its doors nearly 30 years ago, Beans & Brews Coffeehouse has expanded across four states with 68 locations opened and another 20 in development. 

"The past year underscores the extraordinary opportunities that the franchise industry presents for entrepreneurs of all levels," says Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer. "The companies named to our 44th annual Franchise 500 list represent some of the most innovative, creative, and trusted brands across many industries and highlight what it takes to build the kind of momentum that drives long-lasting success." 

Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer

Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer

In Entrepreneur's continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company's 44-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order. 

Over its 44 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees.