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Cafe2U is the world's premier mobile coffee franchise. We offer franchisees the opportunity to take control of their lives!

Cafe2U

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£26,650
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Associate

Company Overview

Cafe2U takes premium, espresso-based coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet treats directly to the consumer at non-traditional locations such as places of work, business areas, industrial estates, events and sporting occasions. Each franchisee works from a high-quality, wlt_field-built Mercedes Vito van and follows a set journey plan through the week, working flexible, self-determined hours.

Franchise Overview

Cafe2u has over 60 franchisees in the UK and over 200 worldwide. We have availability in most regions of the UK and Northern Ireland for start-up areas, all of which have multi-van potential, as well as some resale opportunities in certain areas.

Training

The Cafe2U Acceleration Package is a four-week training and support program for all new franchisees, to ensure their businesses launch with a flying start.   Following a week at the Cafe2U training academy, where you will qualify as a professional barista and receive training in hygiene, sales and marketing, route planning, and operation of the Cafe2U business model, you will embark on a further three weeks of training which includes the Acceleration Launch Package. The Cafe2U induction and training also provides: A guaranteed income for the two-week launch period A franchise development manager (FDM) – your personal launch-coach to help you get up and running Full uniform and marketing kit Personal business email, website, Facebook page and training on how to use them Free stock to make your first 1,000 hot drinks Access to the Cafe2U intranet zone full of advice and documents to help you run your new business Membership of relevant trade associations

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A flexible working day begins at a time convenient to each Cafe2U franchisee, with many finishing work in the middle of the afternoon after completing 25-35 pre-arranged stops each day. Collecting full cash payment means there’s no bad debt and weekend work is optional at a whole host of occasions from property auctions to sporting and community events, fetes, charity fundraisers and even weddings!

Full Description


Join the UK’s Number One Mobile Coffee Franchise

Cafe2U is the UK’s leading mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions. Cafe2U is a member of the British Franchise Association and has over 85 franchisees in the UK.

Cafe2U… The UK’s Leading Mobile Coffee Franchise 

With over 250 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the UK’s (and the World’s) leading mobilecoffee 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 their successful mobile coffee business without the hassles of landlords, rent or staff.With over ten years operating experience and over 85 UK based franchise partners, our expertise is both extensive and proven.

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. Whether your aspirations are to operate a single van or to build a multi-van business, Cafe2U have the proven formula to help you achieve your 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. 

Training and Support

At Cafe2U our training and support is second to none. We make sure you have the tools for success. In March 2009, the Cafe2U Acceleration Package was launched. This four-week training and support program for all new Cafe2U Franchise Partners ensures that your business gets off to a flying start.

The Cafe2U Acceleration Training and Launch Programme provides new Franchise Partners with:   

1 week of classroom training, incorporating:

  • 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 market 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 program with a Franchise Development Manager to fast track the development of the business

2 weeks of minimum £275 per day Franchise Partner Revenue Guarantee.
Best of all, your till will be ringing and your customer base will start to build!

The FDM is always available for help and visits each Franchise Partner quarterly to documentsuccess 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.

Financial Information

A Cafe2U franchise costs from just £26,650 + VAT which 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).

Some of the Benefits of being a Cafe2U Franchise Partner

  • No % royalty –Fixed weekly fee
  • Low initial investment
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Booming industry – over £8.9 billion in 2016!
  • High profit margins
  • High level of daily repeat business.
  • Industry leading 4 week training, including Acceleration Package and income guarantee
  • Ongoing support and training

What we look for in a Cafe2U Franchise Owner

Like any business, owning and operating a successful Cafe2U franchise requires 100% commitment. With this in mind we encourage you to carefully consider the following important points whilst you conduct your due diligence:

  • Determine your motivation for wanting to join the Cafe2U team 
  • Assess any lifestyle and income implications of owning and operating your own Cafe2U franchise
  • Determine if your financial situation supports the establishment of a Cafe2U franchise.
  • Ensure you have the desire to be the very best in mobile coffee.

Franchise Territories

We have a unique territory-mapping program based on a sample of existing territories. This allows us to provide you with an exclusive Cafe2U territory, which we know will provide a customer base sufficient for the needs of a successful franchise.

Exclusive territories allow you to choose your area and never compete with other Cafe2U Franchise Partners. With Cafe2U, your neighbours are your teammates, not your competition.

Prime territories are available across the UK.  

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    20th September 2010

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    5th June 2009

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    5th June 2009

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    28th April 2009

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    Cafe2U Conference09 & Franchisee Awards – “The Power of the Brand”

    20th February 2009

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    Cafe2U appears on the BBC’s Working Lunch

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Full Legal Company Name
Cafe2U
HQ Address

10 Fusion Court, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 2GH

Telephone
08456 444 708
Contact
Martyn Ward
BFA Membership
Member - Associate
Company overview

Cafe2U takes premium, espresso-based coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet treats directly to the consumer at non-traditional locations such as places of work, business areas, industrial estates, events and sporting occasions. Each franchisee works from a high-quality, wlt_field-built Mercedes Vito van and follows a set journey plan through the week, working flexible, self-determined hours.

Investment Currency
GBP £
Training

The Cafe2U Acceleration Package is a four-week training and support program for all new franchisees, to ensure their businesses launch with a flying start.   Following a week at the Cafe2U training academy, where you will qualify as a professional barista and receive training in hygiene, sales and marketing, route planning, and operation of the Cafe2U business model, you will embark on a further three weeks of training which includes the Acceleration Launch Package. The Cafe2U induction and training also provides: A guaranteed income for the two-week launch period A franchise development manager (FDM) – your personal launch-coach to help you get up and running Full uniform and marketing kit Personal business email, website, Facebook page and training on how to use them Free stock to make your first 1,000 hot drinks Access to the Cafe2U intranet zone full of advice and documents to help you run your new business Membership of relevant trade associations

Business Type
Franchise
Franchise Overview

Cafe2u has over 60 franchisees in the UK and over 200 worldwide. We have availability in most regions of the UK and Northern Ireland for start-up areas, all of which have multi-van potential, as well as some resale opportunities in certain areas.

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Daily Life of a Franchisee

A flexible working day begins at a time convenient to each Cafe2U franchisee, with many finishing work in the middle of the afternoon after completing 25-35 pre-arranged stops each day. Collecting full cash payment means there’s no bad debt and weekend work is optional at a whole host of occasions from property auctions to sporting and community events, fetes, charity fundraisers and even weddings!

Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
26650
Part Time
Yes
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