BB's Coffee and Muffins Franchises

Making Muffins & Making Money!

In just ten years, BB's Coffee and Muffins has become the UK and Ireland's leading shopping centre café chain, with 175 outlets.  A focussed brand with mass market appeal, BB's is keen to attract customer focussed franchisees who have the ambition and commercial awareness to run a successful business.

Irish Coffee Shop Franchise

Capitalising on current consumer trends, BB's offers delicious freshly mixed and baked muffins, freshly prepared sandwiches and baguettes and 100% Arabica coffee made to order - all at value for money prices. "The concept was already tried and tested in Australia and I knew the British and Irish public would be receptive to our proposition," said Phil Abbot, BB's Managing Director.  "Now our reputation is so strong, we are regularly approached by landlords because our presence increases dwell time in their shopping centres and consequently the sales of their other tenants  increase."

"Shopping centres are a great environment - a high rate of footfall, good security and a welcoming atmosphere. We aren't afraid of competition from other food service companies because we're confident that by providing quality food at good prices and with great service, we can beat anyone!" said Phil. 

BB's is also the European licensor for New Zealand Natural products -100%  natural premium ice cream,  frozen  yoghurt and sorbet, all made without artificial colours or flavourings.  Many stores stock New Zealand Natural, also using it in smoothies and shakes, as well as selling it in  the traditional format of ice cream cones and tubs.  There is also an opportunity for stand-alone New Zealand Natural ice cream, juice and smoothie bar kiosks.

Shashi Patel was the first BB's Coffee & Muffins franchisee back in 1997 and he has recently opened his 10th store.  He feels that BB's was definitely the right business decision for him. "BB's Coffee & Muffins has two great things going for it - the concept perfectly fits the English and Irish weather and the business is simple to operate," he said.

"I welcomed the change from the long hours of convenience retailing and although I was very hands on in my first café, I am now able to step back and concentrate on developing my stores and my teams."

Shashi is a great example of someone who threw his heart and soul into the business and has grown with the BB's  brand.

Other examples are Martin Breen & Barbara McDonnell who last year became BB's first Irish franchisees and opened their first store in the St. Laurence Centre in Drogheda. Twelve months later they have acquired and are now operating their second store and plan to have their third open in North Dublin by the end of Summer. "They are great examples of franchisees who take advantage of being part of a brand and work hard to build their business" adds David O' Connor, General Manager of BB's. Martin Breen comments that "BB's has the real X factor for us! With it's simple model we've seen first hand how controlling costs has maximised our return on investment allowing for higher margins. We believe BB's is a real recipe for success"

BB's Coffee & Muffins is a supportive and collaborative franchisor and has recently refreshed the brand image.  The team  provide comprehensive operations and marketing support,  full product and health and safety training and the business is supported by a Mystery Shopper programme to ensure that customers always have a good experience and standards remain high.

For potential franchises wanting to join the coffee and muffins boom, there are plenty of opportunities with BB's.  The company's goal is to open 25 more stores by the end of 2008 and select company sites maybe available immediately.

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