Really Awesome Coffee franchise

Min investment


Really Awesome Coffee franchise

The fastest growing mobile coffee franchise in the UK – beat the competition on the high street and take the coffee shop to your customers.

Minimum investment

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment
£75,000 +VAT

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
    £79 per week
  • Average floor space:

About Really Awesome Coffee

 A profitable business that “doesn’t really feel like work”


Really Awesome Coffee serve gourmet coffee, hot drinks and food to people at workplaces and events nationwide. Since the first mobile café launched in Coventry in 2010, we have gone from strength to strength to become the largest mobile café network in the UK.

The Concept – it’s simple; take advantage of the huge demand in the ever expanding UK coffee market but avoid competition on the high street by taking the "coffee shop" directly to customers in our unique mobile café vans.



The business is built around a daily coffee round that we help you establish, with the mobile café visiting local businesses at agreed times each day to serve a full range of gourmet coffees, frappes & smoothies as well as hot and chilled food options – everything you would expect in a top quality high street café. There is usually a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere at the van, with your day being made up of other people’s breaks! Over time, it feels more like driving around making coffee for your mates than it feels like "work".

A large portion of franchise partners also make significant additional income from optional weekend ‘events’ work.


At Really Awesome Coffee we pride ourselves in the level of training and ongoing support we provide our franchisees, and we also like to be at the forefront of the industry in terms of technological developments and advances.

There are lots of things that we believe make our business a unique prospect – here are a few:

The Mobile Café – developed and built by us, our coffee vans are uniquely capable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. We are very proud of the vans and provide a full tour on our Virtual Discovery Presentations.

The Really Awesome App – we like to make it as easy as possible for our customers to buy from us. Our bespoke app alerts customers when our franchisees’ vans are on their way and also allows them to pre-order their drinks so that they can avoid the queue.

RAPoS – our bespoke electronic-point-of-sale till system. As well as performing standard functions and linking with the customer app, it also syncs with online coffee route maps and generates a suite of detailed ‘coffee-stop specific’ reports that are vital in tracking performance and ensuring that optimal business development advice is provided.


With our longstanding finance partners, the required initial investment is just £9,000. However, some franchise partners invest more up-front to reduce monthly finance repayments over the first few years.

With turnovers exceeding £100,000p.a. and an average combined gross profit margin of over 60% (combined gourmet drinks & food sales), there is plenty of profit to be made for those willing to put in the work and commit to the tried-and-tested system.

Training and support provided

We like our franchise partners to be able to concentrate on the most important things – providing great service and building lasting relationships with their customers.

As franchisors it’s therefore our job to make the day-to-day operation of your business as simple and easy as possible. This starts with providing structured, comprehensive training, and continues with regular in-territory support from your Franchise Development Manager and remote support from our head office team.

Full details on our training and business launch program can be found on our website; however, here’s a quick breakdown for you:

  • Step 1: After an initial training day we carry out detailed business launch preparations with you.
  • Step 2: You spend 2 weeks with us at our training centre in Coalville.
  • Step 3: We spend 2 weeks with you in your territory to launch your business.
  • Step 4: We review your trading data and your Franchise Development Manager visits you regularly to maintain momentum and keep your business growing.

The ideal Really Awesome Coffee franchisee

A lot of our franchise partners cite the fact that although they work hard, it “doesn’t really feel like work”.

The honest answer to this question is it’s simply someone who will enjoy the social aspect of the role and who, with our assistance, is prepared to put in the short term hard work that is needed to grow any business.

If you think that you might enjoy running your own mobile café then I’d love to invite you to attend one of our FREE Virtual Discovery Presentations. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and please feel free to request some more information or visit our website to find out more.

Maybe I’ll see you soon…

Kevin Haswell
Founder & Managing Director

Case studies

Really Awesome Coffe Franchise KJPReally Awesome Coffee Sutton Coldfield - Kelsey Judge-porter

Kelsey says "My favourite part about the business is just being in complete control of my own life. Working on weekends because I want to and because it pays off, and taking time off when I need it."

Here she tells us more on how it has been going since she launched her Really Awesome Coffee van in Sutton Coldfield.

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to becoming a Really Awesome Franchisee?

"I used to be a live-in carer for ladies with special needs. I loved my job but I was away from my family far too much and I wanted something where I could work more normal hours and have more control."

Why did you decide to run your own business and why Really Awesome Coffee specifically? I wanted to work without a boss! Work for myself and build something I'm proud of. Doing something I enjoy. I'm a friendly person so I wanted to work with people, chatting and socialising all day.

"I love hard work and Really Awesome Coffee promises you'll get out what you put in, so I knew it would work out great for me."

Tell us a bit about your training at Head Office and your business launch.

"Training was great, I wasn't nervous for training but I was for my business launch. Worried about making stupid ditzy mistakes (which I did!) But all resolved easily enough. I've had so much help and it's definitely cemented how hard this would have been without Really Awesome Coffee behind me."

How have you found the ongoing training and support?

"Vik - my Franchise Development Manager(FDM) is always reachable. Very professional and helpful.. I feel that Really Awesome Coffee has helped me to make the best decisions for my business while also giving me the freedom to make it my own."

What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to invest in their first franchise?

"It doesn't matter what you want from the business, it's going to be difficult either way! But all obstacles are worth it that first day on your own, driving to your first ever stop. Amazing feeling."

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