RECORD START TO YEAR FOR THE COFFEE CLUB
26 January 2018 – The Coffee Club reported a 50 percent increase over its previous record sales week as the hospitality year got off to a storming start
The Coffee Club New Zealand reported a record $1.5 million week at the beginning of January 2018. Strong summer sales meant the franchise brought in 50 percent more revenue than its previous $1 million record, set in December 2014.
The ground-breaking week marks a continued trend of growth for The Coffee Club, which now has 62 cafés in New Zealand, with a further 5 to be opened in 2018.
‘The post-Christmas period is typically strong for us in terms of trading, but this year there has been a significant increase,’ explains Brad Jacobs, Co-Director and Network Manager for the company in New Zealand. ‘It’s the first time we’ve taken $1.5 million in a week. Our previous milestone was a million dollars which we set in 2014. Back then we had 53 cafes and now we have 62, so it’s a 50% increase in sales but with only 17% more stores.’
While an increase in locations across New Zealand has helped increase business, the directors of The Coffee Club also attribute the continued success of the brand to several other factors.
‘Our new menu has expanded our range – more chilled drinks, real fruit smoothies and frappes – which is more appealing in summer, as well as a wider selection of meals,’ says Brad. ‘On top of that, we’ve placed a lot of focus on our mystery shopper programme to ensure standards are high across all of our stores. Our customers know that they will get consistently good food and service with us, which keeps them coming back on a regular basis.’
During its record week, The Coffee Club served up 33,000 flat whites, 14,000 cappuccinos, 12,500 lattes, 3,000 Eggs Benedict with bacon, 2,000 chicken & bacon club sandwiches, 4,300 iced coffees & chocolates and 3,700 smoothies.
Growth will continue to be a focus for the business as it looks to expand its New Zealand footprint in 2018. Its next location is due to open in Christchurch CBD in late March this year. The Coffee Club is also committed to ongoing support of charitable causes, being the primary sponsor of the SPCA’s Cupcake Day and KidsCan through its Christmas Cup Art Competition.
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