About Us

Café Rouge was launched in London back in 1989. Today, Café Rouge is the only established Nationwide French casual dining brand in the UK. Now with over 90 restaurants in the UK, the brand serves six million meals each year. Unique in covering all day parts, Café Rouge combines the very best examples of classic bistro cuisine, wine and coffee in beautifully designed restaurants.

A dedicated food and marketing team work together to source the best artisanal French produce to craft dishes for the UK’s original all-day bistro. Featuring a wide menu, ranging from lighter dishes to more formal evening meals, Café Rouge has an engaged following, all eager to soak up the truly French atmosphere.

  • Market leader in all-day French inspired dining.
  • A brand that has stood the test of time, for over 25 years.
  • Nationwide presence.
  • Suited to a range of locations, and appealing to a wide audience.

We are looking for experienced operators looking to expand their portfolio across the UK, Europe and beyond, and offer an unrivalled franchise support package, and access to one of the UK’s largest restaurant supply chains, with no cost passed on to our partners.

Franchising with Café Rouge means:

Site Selection and Restaurant Design

Benefit from our extensive experience in property requirements and store design, with access to both external and internal design teams. Innovative restaurant designs ensure our estate sets trends and maintains its position in the casual dining market place.

Award Winning Menus

Recreate the dishes that bring millions of customers to Café Rouge each year, and receive guidance and assistance on how to localise our menus for your chosen territory. Tap into our widely accredited UK supply chain, one of the largest in the industry, and enjoy pricing at the same price as our own restaurants.

State of the Art Operations Portals

Keep up to date with brand developments with our online, mobile optimised operations portal and applications, and receive the complete guide on how to start and continue on the journey of operational excellence.

Restaurant Visits and Business Reviews

Quarterly business reviews to ensure your Café Rouge business delivers maximum customer satisfaction and financial performance, coached by your dedicated business development manager.

Pre and Post Opening Training Support

Enjoy both pre and post opening training for both front and back of house teams, from a dedicated training team with extensive, UK, international and brand experience. Our team will support all stages of the process ensuring our brand standards are delivered for new openings.

Marketing Support

Access our brand marketing collateral and menu designs on your online marketing toolkit site, where all branded point of sale and marketing collateral is readily available for you to customise and download, ready for print. We are also on hand to help with website and digital presences including social media and PR, help you build annual marketing plans and review progress against it.

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