Cafe2U - A Mobile Coffee Franchise
Franchise Fee: £17,000
Investment Level: £10,001 - £25,000
Number of Units: 150
Franchising Since: 2000
Royalties: Weekly Fee
Cafe2U The World’s Largest Mobile Coffee Franchise
With over 50 franchises in the UK and 150 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions.
In the fast-growing coffee industry, Cafe2U offers opportunities for small business entrepreneurs to own a successful mobile coffee franchise without issues associated with fixed locations.
The Cafe2U Business Model
The Cafe2U business model is based on weekday success, with our franchise partners able to increase this regular revenue through event and function work, so you can balance your lifestyle and business goals.
Each Cafe2U franchise owner is equipped with a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Vito van fully compliant with all Food Safety and Local Government requirements.
Cafe2U's exclusive coffee blend is roasted to a unique recipe that uses only the finest beans. All Cafe2U branded products are made with only top quality ingredients to ensure that the food and beverages served are of the highest standard.
A Cafe2U franchise costs from just £24,600 + VAT, with a minimum personal investment of £17,000. This includes your exclusive territory licence, training, launch and marketing pack. You will also require one of our fully converted Mercedes vans which can be funded over 3, 4 or 5 years (subject to finance approval).
- No % royalty – Fixed weekly fee
- No upfront support fees
- Minimal start-up costs
- 4-week training included in our unique Acceleration Launch Package
- Guaranteed turnover of £250 per day during launch period
- You become a Cafe2U business owner sooner
Our business model is built around the working week, Monday to Friday, with the added option of increasing revenue through attending events and weekend activities adding to your earnings potential. Attending these events will give you greater flexibility with your working hours during the week allowing you to fit your business in around any other commitments you may have.
Each new franchise partner is equipped with a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Vito van fully compliant with all Food Safety and Local Government Environmental Health Regulations and featuring:
- Commercial 2 group espresso coffee machine and grinder
- Top of the range, quiet diesel generator
- Food display and storage refrigerator
- Commercial pie warmer
- Cash drawer
- Food grade fittings throughout including a dedicated sink washing facility
- Water supply and filtration system
- Product storage containers, fire extinguisher, first aid kit
- Distinctive Cafe2U air horn
- Waste water system
- Complete vehicle corporate branding
- Built to comply with the EU standards relating to mobile food vending
- Highest quality interior construction and fittings
- Events display material, branded marquee, branded flying banner
- Professional barista training
- Safe food handling (HACCP Certification)
- Food management systems
- Franchise Partner training manuals
- Business operations manuals
- Business development manual
- Launch promotional pack
- Business management training
- Local area marketing training
How we train and support you
Introduced in March 2009, the Cafe2U Acceleration Package is a unique four-week training and support program for all new Cafe2U Franchise Partners to ensure that your business gets off to a flying start.
The Cafe2U Acceleration Package provides new Franchise Partners with:
1 Week - Classroom Training:
1-week franchise partner (in territory) pre-work conducted under supervision of the Franchise Development Manager (FDM) – a personal coach and mentor to help you get up and running.
2 weeks in territory launch programme with a Franchise Development Manager to fast track the development of the business.
2 weeks of minimum £250 per day franchise partner revenue guarantee.
The FDM is always available for help and visits each Franchise Partner quarterly to document success and plan improvements and growth.
Franchise Partners are supplied with a local area marketing toolkit and in January/ February Cafe2U holds its Annual Conference where Franchise Partners from around the UK and Ireland gather for a motivating weekend of learning and networking.
“Cafe2U has given me the opportunity to completely change my lifestyle. Long hours were preventing me from spending quality time with my family and the credit crunch brought added stress and the possibility of me losing my job as a manager in the financial services industry.” Doug Durnford, franchise partner of Cafe2U Milton Keynes since January 2009.
“In my last job I was starting to feel a kind of boredom, not only earning the same wage but also doing the same tasks. With Cafe2U each day is a different one! I’ve always loved serving people but I also figured that I would spend my life working for others. One day though I just realised, why not work for myself and do what I am good at? As a result, I am now enjoying the satisfaction of supporting something that I truly believe in – offering quality products to customers and providing excellent customer service.” Antonio Petrosino, franchise partner of Cafe2U Merton London since May 2011.
“I have never been happier in my working life, since becoming a Cafe2U franchise partner. My background was in retail management but in shops, not out in the open air! I needed a break from the daily grind of working long hours for someone else. I needed something that would suit the lifestyle of a growing family, but it had to be financially rewarding as well as being enjoyable.” Jeff Peters, franchise partner of Cafe2U Belfast Harbour since 2007.