San Pasqual Band Bringing Ziggi’s Espresso to Reservation in First Franchise Deal | Franchise Information

In an effort to offer the tribal group a espresso store and drive financial progress, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians is coming into the world of franchising.

Via its enterprise arm, the San Pasqual Financial Growth Corp., the tribe is within the technique of opening a franchised unit of Colorado-based Ziggi’s Espresso. The brand new cafe can be constructed into a bigger advanced for the reservation, situated in northern San Diego County close to the census-designated place Valley Middle.

“Rising up on the reservation, you see what’s wanted,” mentioned Hellyaachwehay Quisquis, SPEDC president and CEO. “Espresso was a kind of issues. We’ve had cell espresso vehicles on the town, however on the larger scale, individuals have been searching for one thing extra. They wished a espresso store the place everybody goes.”

Quisquis mentioned the tribe wished a model that aligned with its values.

SPEDC Hellyaachwehay Quisquis

SPEDC President and CEO Hellyaachwehay Quisquis

“For us, one a part of what we stand for is making a basis for the subsequent seven generations,” Quisquis mentioned. “That’s what we stand on. Ziggi’s had that really feel to them. Upon visiting their headquarters and attending to know everybody there, we discovered that they’d the identical side of wanting towards the subsequent technology and having household values. It was a pure match.”

The sensation was mutual at Ziggi’s Espresso, mentioned Justin Livingston, the model’s vp of franchise growth.

“We discovered this to be an distinctive match,” Livingston mentioned. “Their drive to assist their individuals, group and households may be very according to how we do enterprise.”

Based in 2004 and franchising since 2017, Ziggi’s Espresso has greater than 60 areas open. Livingston mentioned the San Pasqual location would be the first Ziggi’s on Native American land.

“It’s a singular alternative, because it’s not coping with one purchaser, however a whole tribal council,” Livingston mentioned. “The settlement appears to be like completely different, as a result of sure issues don’t apply to tribal regulation as they do the remainder of the nation. There are a variety of little nuances that should occur within the deal.”

As a result of tribal governments have sovereign rights, they set their very own regulation, together with constructing requirements and codes.

Quisquis mentioned whereas the tribal authorities could have completely different legal guidelines, the SPEDC wished to make it clear within the negotiating course of that they have been devoted to being a high quality franchisee.

“We maintain ourselves to as excessive of a typical as we are able to in working the company,” Quisquis mentioned. “We put probably the most stringent expectations on ourselves, as a result of we symbolize the complete tribe.”

“The intent and documentation are each necessary,” Livingston mentioned. “We need to be certain the intent is obvious and broadly accepted by each events. A number of the legal guidelines now we have federally in franchising merely don’t apply. In precept, although, they have been open to virtually every thing. However there have been issues that needed to be accomplished a sure approach.”

Ziggis Coffee VP Fran Dev Justin Livingston

Ziggi’s Espresso Vice President of Franchise Growth Justin Livingston

One instance, Livingston mentioned, was Ziggi’s having no rights to the property of the unit, no matter what occurs. The negotiating course of ended, although, with language that was good with each events.

The brand new location is predicted to open this fall, and can be a part of the San Pasqual Village Retail Middle, which the tribe is constructing to incorporate a number of shops. The primary to open within the constructing, Quisquis mentioned, is the Horizon Gasoline Middle.

The aim of the middle, together with the Ziggi’s Espresso unit, is to reinvest within the tribe.

“We have been put in place to assist construct the tribe financially, and have a system put in place to assist the tribe,” Quisquis mentioned. “Our tribal management, they’ve their applications that they assist, the home violence program, our tribal police, public works, a housing division and fireplace station. So, that is extra than simply making individuals cash, it’s going again to our complete nation to assist the individuals.”

Quisquis and Livingston agreed that the brand new franchise deal could open the door for extra Ziggi’s growth in Native American communities.

“We hope there are extra tribes that have a look at Ziggi’s and proceed bringing it in to different nations,” Quisquis mentioned.

“I’ve at all times been intrigued by bringing franchising to the Indian group,” Livingston mentioned. “That is our first time doing it efficiently and I believe it will set a precedent for us working to do that in different Native American communities as a result of it’s cultural match. I see much more potential enlargement on this community.”