Coffee & Cafe Franchises in NZ
Coffee franchises and café franchises are one of the biggest growth areas in franchising in NZ in recent years. They start with low-investment coffee stall franchises and mobile espresso coffee franchises that can take the product to workplaces, high-traffic sites or events. Coffee vending franchises supply offices and can often be worked part-time. Café franchises require a larger investment, although this varies from brand to brand: some prepare food on site, requiring kitchens and specialist staff while others buy-in menu items. The size of café sites can vary from hole-in-the-wall or kiosk locations to high streets, food courts, malls and stand-alone outlets. The type of food they served is also hugely important for profitability - here's a guide to the latest trends.
This means that when you’re looking for a coffee or café franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions, it’s also a good idea to talk to coffee franchisees who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.
While there are many good coffee and café franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises. You’ll also want to know how much you can make from the business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing café and coffee franchises.
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