Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii Steps Up Development Efforts, Announces 5 Unit Deal for Greater Tampa

Franchise Group, High Caffeine Inc. LLC, contributes to the brand’s growth goal of doubling the number of stores nationwide by 2023

TAMPA, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bad Ass Cafe Hawaii, A Leading Coffee Franchise Renowned For Its Premium Sourcing, Roasting And 100% Hawaiian Coffees And International Blends, Announces Signing Of Multi-Unit Agreement That Will Bring Five Stores To Largest Tampa market by the end of the first quarter of 2024.

Long-time business partners Chris Bruckner and Richard Elkhoury lead development efforts under the LLC, High Caffeine Inc. The duo have been in business operations and development for over 30 years and are actively growing in the center Florida with several concepts looking to expand. Their portfolio includes many different operations – including gas stations, convenience stores, car washes and quick service restaurants – with 18 businesses in total across Florida and Boston, MA. Eager to diversify with a unique coffee concept, they decide to franchise with Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii and are on track to open their first location in late Q4 2022/early Q1 2023. Site selection for the five stores is well advanced, targeting the largest Tampa market – including Clear water, Saint PETERSBOURG, treasure islandand Wesley Chapel.

“When reviewing coffee brands, we knew we needed a competitive edge and Bad Ass Coffee gives us just that,” Bruckner said. “With Bad Ass Coffee, we have a premium product, a fun and exciting brand image, and a strong connection to our Hawaiian roots that really sets us apart in the industry. During our due diligence, we did everything simply haven’t seen this from any of the other brands out there – Bad Ass Coffee is different and a brand we can really grow with.We are very active in the communities in which we operate and as residents of Trinitythe best Tampa market is ideal for our development.”

Florida turned out to be a state of success for Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii for over a decade, hosting four of its top stores across the system. The stores of Naples, Miramar Beach, Pensacolaand Santa Rosa Beach offer great visibility to the brand as they attract vacationers from across the country. As Bad Ass Coffee expands into other markets across Floridait continues to build brand awareness, providing strong validation for franchisees – demonstrating that the concept and model work well in similar markets.

“As one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the country, we are very pleased to have such a strong franchise partner in High Caffeine to open the Tampa market,” said Scott Snyder, CEO of Hawaii’s Bad Ass Coffee. “Chris and Richard have impressed us with their knowledge of the market as well as their diverse experience in retail operations. We believe this will be a mutually beneficial partnership that will only accelerate our aggressive development and growth plans for our multi-units.”

Bad Ass Cafe Hawaii was born on big island of hawaii in 1989 with a dream of sharing premium, USA-grown Hawaiian coffee with customers around the world. In addition to premium coffee from the famed Kona region on the Big Island, Bad Ass Coffee also sources from kauai, maui and Moloka’i. Beyond high-end Hawaiian coffees, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii also serves a whole menu of popular mixed drinks, signature lattes, cold brews, teas, innovative foods with a Hawaiian twist and branded products.

With rapid expansion underway, the brand has aggressive expansion plans in place to open 150 new locations over the next five years, with available territories at national scale. Bad Ass Cafe Hawaii seeks to partner with qualified and committed individuals seeking individual or multiple unit opportunities. The brand offers an affordable and highly scalable opportunity with high profit potential. As members of the International Franchise Association VetFran, veteran franchisees who join will receive a $10,000 reduction on initial franchise fees.

For more information on Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii franchise opportunities, visit or call 833-205-2224.

About Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii®
Bad Ass Cafe Hawaii was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1989 and is dedicated to sharing premium Hawaiian coffee “with a kick” from the Hawaiian Islands through more than 20 franchises – with an additional 70 stores in various stages of development. Today Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii the stores also serve mixed drinks, teas, popular foods, as well as other high-end international coffees and sell popular branded products with exceptional service and the spirit of Aloha. Bad Ass coffees are available in franchise stores, online and will soon be available in grocery, hospitality and specialty retail chains. The Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii brand and franchise is owned by Royal Aloha Franchise Company, LLC. For more information, visit and connect on Facebook and Instagram @badasscoffeeofhawaii. Franchise information is available at

SOURCE Bad Ass Coffee from Hawaii

Lynn A. Saleh