|Industry||Mobile Restaurants, Franchises|
|Founded||2006, Fort Walton Beach, FL|
|Headquarters||Fort Walton Beach, Florida, The Americas|
Cuppy's Coffee & More, Inc. was a privately owned specialty coffee franchise.The firm marketed franchise opportunities on its website and describes a comprehensive, 10-day training program for its franchisees (6 days at its headquarters, 4 days onsite). The firm employed approximately 145 employees at its corporate headquarters in Fort Walton Beach, Florida before moving to Altoona, PA in September, 2008. Cuppy's, along with Java Jo'z national chain folded in 2009. However, former franchisees still continue to use the name in their shops.
Cuppy's specialized in Espresso based drinks such as the Latte and Americano. The coffee and espresso beverages at Cuppy's reportedly used a custom blend of Caffé D’arte beans and featured flavorings from Ghirardelli and Monin. Cuppy's also advertised smoothies made with "100% real fruit". In addition to the coffee and smoothies, Cuppy's also offered a variety of products such as italian sodas, biscotti, chocolate covered espresso beans, pastries and sandwiches. In its late-2007 listing on Entrepreneur.com, Cuppy's reported 37 franchise locations.
Cuppy's Coffee & More, Inc., a Texas corporation, was formed in July 2006. It is owned by Dale Nabors, who owns its parent company Medina Management and FranSynergy, Inc. successor-in-interest to Elite. According to unhappyfranchisee.com, Cuppy's has been accused of fraud in its dealings with potential franchisees. The issue was complicated in May 2009 when Nabors was arrested in Alabama on charges of fraud and warrant for his arrest for similar charges was issued in Florida.
- Sniegowski, Don (2009-05-06). "Cuppy's Coffee CEO Dale Nabors Arrested, wanted in Florida". Blue Mau Mau. Retrieved 2009-06-11.