After years running one van, Dunstable franchisee Paul took on a second, a third, a fourth and fifth - and Really Awesome Coffee Dunstable is now a family affair.
Paul’s been with Really Awesome Coffee for almost five years, but since the pandemic, he’s seen a real increase in demand. This demand led him to take on a second van with the coffee van franchise, closely followed by vans three and four. In the words of Really Awesome Coffee, “Recently, Paul and his ever-growing team decided it was time for another van but they wanted to go bigger & better than ever before! Van number five came in the form of a Mercedes Sprinter and the network's first ice cream, coffee & waffle van combo.”
Paul’s now running a full-on family business. His wife Gillian has joined the team, along with their son Rob and their daughter Amy. A barista-filled family! Since the launch of the flagship van, it’s already been out 10 times. Paul said of his investment in van five, “The ability to offer more than just the usual coffee, cold drinks and milkshakes was a real driving factor.”
He continued, “We wanted something that could stand out at events but also corporate events. The van also allows three people to be working with a little more room which means even though we are offering more, we can provide a faster service." His son Rob added that the van was a “step up from the Vito”, but joked that “my dad hasn't quite managed the reverse down our drive without a little assistance yet”. (We’re sure that will come in time, Paul). To start a thrilling franchise journey like Paul’s, you can visit Really Awesome Coffee’s profile page (linked above) for more information.
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