7 Drive Through Coffee Shop Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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In this list, you'll find real-world drive-through coffee shop business success stories and very profitable examples of starting a drive-through coffee shop business that makes money.

1. Camper Cafe ($180K/year)

Beth Baxter co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business, when her partner decided to convert his vintage VW campervan into a trailer for his motorcycles. Baxter suggested putting a coffee machine in the trailer instead, and the idea took off. Now, 11 years later, Camper Cafe is on its sixth mobile coffee unit and supplies major sporting events and works with international brands, generating around £150k in revenue from only 70 days of work per year.

How much money it makes: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $5K
How many people on the team: 2

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We Built A Coffee Shop In A Van That Makes $180K/Year

This case study follows the co-founder of Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business which started as a hobby and now has 6 units that supply the UK's biggest sporting events, commercial and film shoots, generating around £150k from working only 70 days of the year.

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4. E-IMPORTS

Start a coffee shop the right way! Learn how to open a coffee shop business by ordering our espresso coffee shop start up guide.

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5. CupLux

A craft beverage company specializing in coffee, tea and sparkling water. Visit our drive-thru in Charlotte, NC.

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So... can you actually make money with a drive-through coffee shop business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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7. Mudslingers Drive-Thru Coffee

Mudslingers Drive-Thru Coffee is the most trusted and cost effective drive-thru coffee brand in America.

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