Wei and Lisa Bee founded the first Sweetwaters in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near their alma mater, The University of Michigan. Inspired by their love of food and drink and driven by their creativity, Sweetwaters was conceived and brought to life.
The marvelous result: a coffeehouse that celebrates classic café fare alongside globally influenced coffees and teas in an environment that is both classic and friendly—just like Wei and Lisa. Today, they both remain integral to daily life at Sweetwaters through their stores, community involvement, and search for inspirational products for their guests.
Stop by to meet them and say hi if you'd like. Chances are you'll find them chatting with one of the many regular guests who have now become their friends.
Why Our Franchise?
The only thing better than your favorite Sweetwaters location is living the Sweetwaters lifestyle. If you are a caring, fun-loving individual with a passion for community and a knack for managing young talent, we're talking to you. Opening a Sweetwaters franchise of your own puts you in the driver's seat to owning your own business and creating a meaningful place for people to study, relax, and connect.