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by The Coffee Guy

last updated 21/11/2014

The Coffee Guy

by The Coffee Guy

last updated 21/11/2014

The Coffee Guy newbie finds satisfaction in self-employment

As an office manager, Megan Corney wasn’t getting any job satisfaction or gratitude. ‘I’d also been getting frustrated with the corporate world, so buying my own business was inevitable,’ she laughs. ‘I only wish I’d bought into The Coffee Guy much sooner - all my friends say this is a perfect fit for me.’

Megan knew several franchisees with The Coffee Guy and had spent a lot of time talking to them over the years, ‘So when I discovered a local outlet in Glen Eden, Auckland, was for sale I decided the time had come.’

While The Coffee Guy is famed for its mobile espresso business, Megan’s is a bit different – a dedicated drive-thru site by a busy roundabout. ‘Rather than going out to them, all my customers come to me,’ she explains. ‘The business was already established when I bought it but I could see it had potential for more growth, so I knew I could build it up to be what I wanted. It had been a Monday to Friday business so after spending a week with the previous owner I thought I’d be brave and go to the same spot at the weekend. The first five customers were regulars, who immediately said how great it was to see me on a Saturday.’

But it wasn’t just working on Saturdays which secured Megan an increase in turnover. ‘This is a hospitality business so I knew enthusiasm, personality and continuity of product would make the difference – and it has. In only three months I’ve increased sales by 25 to 30 percent which makes a big difference to profitability. The other franchisees joke that I’m a part-timer because my drive-thru ends at 11am, but I enjoy getting home early and I compensate by doing six days at this location plus markets on Sundays and other events as required. I’m really enjoying it and looking forward to the summer outdoors.’

The Coffee Guy offers an affordable starting point for those wanting to get into the hospitality business, with the added bonus of being run by Retail Food Group - one of Australasia’s most experienced franchisors with a team of local experts to help franchisees every step of the way towards running a successful, profitable business.

David Bernard, franchise sales manager for The Coffee Guy says ,‘In addition to the mobile units we now have fixed drive-thru and hole-in-the-wall kiosk locations, too. There are new opportunities available all over New Zealand, so if you’re looking for a new challenge, do what Megan Corney did – give us a call and find out about being your own boss with The Coffee Guy.’

This advertorial is taken from Franchise New Zealand magazine Volume 22 Issue 3

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