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Enriching Communities,
One Location At A Time!
Chef-Driven and Design-Enhanced
Southern Grounds Mission

Our core mission is to nourish, nurture and inspire healthy communities by giving back and creating value. We are a chef-driven coffee house, offering an array of products to conscious consumers beyond the standard cup of joe. Our brand thrives on providing healthy food and beverages while fostering community. We are not only passionate about bringing whole, nutritious, and sustainably sourced food and beverage offerings, we care deeply about the environment and reducing waste. We feel our brand has changed not only the "quality" conversation about coffee and sustainable foods but also our purpose as restaurateurs.

Our brand challenges the industry's standard supply chain for coffee houses by reducing plastic product consumption in our model. We have demanded sustainable farming practices of our
suppliers, reduced environmental impact of vendors we used, and implemented green building products in our building and interior design. While these changes might only make small dents in the current status quo, we believe that as we expand, they will become significant.

Part of our mission is to give back. We not only run chef driven coffee shops but we add value to our neighborhoods by giving back to charitable causes through our charitable giving program. We play an active role in creating the communities we want to live in.

Our Story

In addition to serving simple, whole, and minimally processed food, we have also expanded our definition of healthy to include a larger philosophy that embraces things like giving back to the community, cultivating a culture of kindness, and supporting vendors and farmers who are mindful of the environment. We have formed an alliance with local architects (Group4, Cronk+Duch) and artists (Blanton Sisters, Stellers Gallery) to provide the customer a feel for local design, art and artists. We are proud recipients of the Slow Food® Snail of Approval award for our unwavering commitment to quality and community.

Why Franchise With Southern Grounds?

What sets us apart from traditional coffee franchises is our overall model and franchisee support. We feel our brand has changed not only the "quality" conversation about coffee and sustainable foods but also our purpose as a franchisor. Through our vendor relationships, training and ongoing support teams, and our constant commitment to improvement, we are confident that we will continue to pave the way for successful franchisor and franchisee relationships.


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By investing in a franchise opportunity with Southern Grounds, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. With 7 years of profitable operations, we have a proven system that equips franchisees with the knowledge and expertise to maintain the highest standards and best-in-class operations. Our strong framework ensures you have ongoing support and resources to succeed as owner-operators. Our goal as a franchisor is to help you as a franchise company optimize sales and profits, connect with the community and teach you to become hospitality professionals. We feel our franchisees do more than run a coffee shop in their community; they live there too. 


Southern Grounds Charitable Giving Program

Every quarter each Southern Grounds location donates 5% of its proceeds, on a particular day, to a charity they have partnered with in their charitable giving program. To date, we have given over $10,000 to charity.  At a very basic level, we feel philanthropy makes people happier. The simplest advantage of donating or setting aside money for the welfare of the community allows our franchisees an opportunity to make a difference.

Our Process
Our Process

We want you to feel supported throughout the entire franchise process. We know owning a business is not an easy task. Our experienced corporate teams will lead you through each step in our franchise process. From initial inquiry to Grand Opening, we are here for you!


1. Fill out inquiry form


2. A member of our Southern Grounds team will reach
out to you

3. Introduction Call


4. FDD Review

5. Franchisee Validation


6. Southern Grounds Inspire Day


7. Sign Franchise Agreement

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Take the Next Step

Fill out our franchise information request to take the next steps in learning more about a franchise opportunity through Southern Grounds. We look forward to speaking with you! Contact Greg Delks: 904-424-9711


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