Australian café franchise The Coffee Club has opened its first venue in Egypt on the back of major political unrest, but the company is confident it can appeal to locals and tourists alike.
Food franchise Pie Face has expanded to the United States, opening its first store in the heart of New York, but has tweaked its all-Australian offering only slightly for the US market.
Café franchise The Coffee Club plans to open a new Australian store every fortnight for the next five years, while expanding into new and existing markets including Egypt, China and Thailand.
Service-based businesses have trumped food retail as the most popular type of franchise for new franchisees, new research reveals, due to smaller start-up costs and stronger trading conditions.
Australian franchisors looking to expand internationally should not discount India as a viable market, an expert says, because the country’s franchising sector is growing at 35% per annum.
The Coffee Club franchisee Carolyn McManus has revealed her secrets to success for multi-unit franchising, after being named Multi-unit Franchisee of the Year by the peak industry body.
Australian cafes have been urged to concentrate on improving the customer experience in the wake of a record coffee price surge.