Coffee Beans to Business Franchise feat. Just Love Coffee with Jon & Tamara Hamilton

 

Welcome back to the Beef! Today we have the honor of speaking with Jon and Tamara Hamilton, right down the road from their store, Just Love Coffee Cafe. Don’t miss this episode, where our guests share their story of giving back to the community by serving great coffee, and much more! You’ll hear why the couple chose to buy into a franchise rather than starting a new business, and the career journeys that prepared them to build the amazing establishment they run today. Jon and Tamara share a bit about how the franchise started out as a roastery, what Jon and Tamara do differently, and why giving back is so important to them. Tune in to learn what makes Love Coffee Cafe Tomball so special, how they serve those who serve the community, and what this impressive couple have planned for the future. Thanks for joining us.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to Jon and Tamara Hamilton with Just Love Coffee Cafe.
  • Their best-selling item: white chocolate tiramisu.
  • Why the story behind your product is what makes it successful.
  • Today’s icebreaker question: a crazy thing you have always wanted to do.
  • Tamara’s story of starting in the restaurant industry at 14 years old.
  • The story of how they decided to build a restaurant in Tomball.
  • Why they chose to buy into a franchise rather than opening a new restaurant.
  • Jon’s story of starting out in the supply industry before retiring and working at Just Love Coffee.
  • The landlord that made Jon and Tamara’s business possible.
  • What it was like to start the business as a married couple.
  • The hidden costs involved in starting and running a business.
  • How Rob Webb, who started Just Love Coffee, started roasting and serving coffee.
  • The waffle-based menu and how they make their Pumpkin Spice lattes with real pumpkin.
  • Why giving back is at the heart of Jon and Tamara’s business.
  • The Love Fund which invites donations that Jon and Tamara match.
  • What they did during Easter, distributing candy with Just Love Coffee t-shirts on.
  • What it was like to open during COVID.
  • What they have planned for the future including a restaurant for each son.
  • How you can support them by donating to the Love Fund.
  • Their operating hours and where they make time to take a break.
  • The plan to start a mobile coffee bar for weddings.
  • Discounts for first responders, military and firefighters.

Tweetables:

“You don’t realize, when you start a business, you spend so much of your own time and money that’s not factored into that equation.” — Jon Hamilton [0:17:20]

“It’s amazing to have a brand that believes so much in their franchisees, that they say ‘Okay, you can try it! If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but we’ll let you try it.” — Tamara Hamilton [0:25:15]

“Serving the people that serve the community is an important part of what we do at Just Love Coffee Tomball.” — Jon Hamilton [0:59:06]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Just Love Coffee on Email

Just Love Coffee Cafe on Instagram

Just Love Coffee Cafe on Facebook

Just Love Coffee Cafe

John the Marketer on Instagram

John the Marketer on TikTok

Beefy Marketing

Beefy Marketing on Instagram

Beefy Marketing on YouTube

Beefy Marketing on Facebook

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