Mobile Coffee Cart Franchise Opportunities

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Coffee is the most popular drink in the world, according to the British Coffee Association. Two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day across the globe, so there is ample opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to make a living with a coffee business. In the UK, around 95 million cups are drunk every day. Many of these are consumed outside of the home; it is thought that 80 percent of those who visit coffee shops do so at least once a week, and 16 percent of the UK population buys coffee outside of the house on a daily basis. This is great news for those working in the coffee sector. The nations love of the invigorating hot drink has allowed for more than 210,000 jobs, from coffee roasters and production managers to sales representatives and baristas.

If youre hoping to break into the sector, one option is to be involved in a mobile coffee business. The modern world is a busy place and increasing numbers of people are taking advantage of places where they can buy food and drink on the go without compromising on quality. This means quick service businesses like fast food restaurants and mobile food trucks are good choices for budding entrepreneurs. So, with the popularity of coffee as prominent as ever, why not seek out an opportunity with a mobile coffee cart business? By partnering with a franchise, you can reap all the benefits of working with an experienced business with a proven business model and established customer base, whilst having the freedom to start and manage your own business.

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So, what mobile coffee cart franchises are out there?

Coffee Cart Franchises


Cafe2U is a great place to start. It was the first mobile coffee franchise to be launched in the UK and is now the largest one too. Established in 2004, Cafe2U has 15 years of experience and a network of more than 250 franchisees operating over 90 coffee vans. Specifically, these are Mercedes-Benz Vito vans, fitted with essential equipment, including refrigerators, food display cabinets and commercial pie warmers. Franchisees will also benefit from a branded marquee and banner, as well as other display material for use at events.

Those who would like to join Cafe2U are required to make an investment of £18,950+VAT in franchise fees. This will cover the franchisees training programme, exclusive territory licence and marketing package. The four-week training programme takes place at the Cafe2U Academy in Yorkshire and consists of one week of classroom learning, one week of supervised trading and a two-week launch programme to find customers. Cafe2U is confident in its business model, and states that franchisees should expect to make a revenue of at least £275 per day.

Really Awesome Coffee

A mobile coffee franchise of a similar price is Really Awesome Coffee or RACoffee. Joining this franchise will set investors back by £19,950+VAT, but investment starts at as little as £9,500. This includes the deposit on a Mercedes coffee van, training and a launch pack. The mobile coffee van comes complete with a unique power system, rear awning, frost protection system and touch-screen EPoS till.

In terms of funding, there are a number of perks that come with the RACoffee franchise. Franchisees can benefit from low fixed costs of £69 per week and a 30 percent discount on the business branded products, including coffee, cups, stationery and uniforms. RACoffee is also behind franchisees throughout the set-up process to make sure the business runs as smoothly as possible. A Franchise Development Manager will assist with sourcing customers while franchisees get professional barista training at RACoffees dedicated training centre. A final training week will help new franchisees develop key business skills, such as bookkeeping, safe food handling, marketing, social media management and IT proficiency.

To find out more about this really awesome opportunity, you can book a place on one of the franchises discovery days, where you can meet face-to-face with franchise professionals and get an idea of what the business could do for you.

Coffee Blue

This business came about when its founders, Gareth and Colin, formed Vantastec, which focussed on producing refrigerated vehicles. Thats what gives Coffee Blue an edge in the mobile coffee sector, as it is the only fully temperature-controlled vehicle currently on the market. This is not, however, where the business name comes from! The Coffee Blue founders have the high-quality Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee bean to thank for their brand identity. Coffee Blue is dedicated to staying ahead of the game in the coffee sector. As a result, it has launched its own Coffee Blue app, allowing customers easier access to the brands unique offering.

Investors who elect to join this franchise will be able to rely on the support of the franchise professionals behind the brand. Full training and ongoing guidance will be available for all franchise partners to ensure that they always have someone to turn to with any concerns or questions. While mobile coffee cart franchises represent great business opportunities for those who are seeking an alternative to the typical 9-5 work day, Coffee Blue offers further flexibility in its franchise model. There are three options when it comes to using the Coffee Blue van: outright purchase, rent-to-buy and personal finance. The rent-to-buy route will cost investors just £35 per day and give franchisees their very own van at the end of the lease period.

In addition to these perks, Coffee Blue states that it will also provide franchisees with the following free of charge: £7,500 worth of stock, door-to-door stock deliveries, van maintenance (with the rent-to-buy option), barista training, further support, the EPOS till system, membership to the Nationwide Caterers Association, marketing and social media management.

Mobile Coffee Cart For Sale

As the coffee industry booms, there are plenty of fantastic franchise opportunities out there for those that look for them. For other businesses in the coffee sector, take a look at Point Franchises directory.

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