The British passion for good coffee – and love of socialising over a cup of java and a slice of cake – is behind a massive increase in the number and variety of cafes and coffee shops. They are springing up in every high street, shopping centre, petrol stations and tourist attraction in the UK. This means fertile ground for anyone considering launching a franchise providing coffee. If you need further convincing that there is money to be made in a coffee franchise, the British are now drinking an incredible 70 million cups of the stuff, each and every day.
What sort of coffee franchises are there?
The names that come to mind when you think coffee shop franchises are likely to be Starbucks and Costa. But there are plenty more choices of successful companies willing to share their tried and trusted business models with entrepreneurs opening one or more outlets.
Being your own boss in a coffee or cafe franchise offers a massive range of options, including for example Coffee Republic, bake&TAKE and Mangobean. Niche sectors include Anticafe coffee, work space cafes and Coffee-Bike mobile delivery service.
Go it alone, or coffee franchise?
With such a huge demand for coffee, is it straightforward to create an independent enterprise? The numbers of outlets disappearing suggests not. Even with such a huge customer demographic to go after, running a coffee business is complex and demanding. Having the support of a coffee or cafe franchise deal can make a big difference. Marketing and branding are strong, and every day business issues such as training, food hygiene regulations and reliable product supplies are all packaged up. Preferential rates for equipment and goods can make a cafe or coffee shop franchise more profitable.
The first step to finding a coffee, cafe or coffee shop franchise to suit you is contacting us. Get in touch today to avoid the grind of doing the research alone.