Style & Sophistication with a Family Flavour – Sound like Your Kind of Franchise?

By Sarah Stowe | 06 Nov 2015 View comments

When we eat out at our favourite restaurant or cafŽ, we know what to expect when we walk through the doors, we often know what we want to order without seeing a menu, and we are comfortable with staff and in the familiar surrounds.
From the regulars who pop in for a coffee, the families who visit for birthdays, and the friends who catch up once a week to share stories over a glass of wine and bite to eat- this is a familiarity all businesses wish to imitate, especially franchisors who make their living recreating these experiences over and over.
When choosing a franchise, you should first consider whether this style of franchise will suit your personality. Are you happy to borrow an idea and a brand to call it your own, and are you happy to get stuck in, work the long shifts and treat your franchise stakeholders as part of the family?
If your answer is yes, then a Shingle Inn CafŽ Franchise might be right for you.

Shingle Inn Cafe

The Shingle Inn isn’t just any cafŽ. It is –as described above- a boutique cafŽ and hub for diners who crave a little luxury in their day, who come together with friends to share a heavenly slice of Baci Torte (or two) and to relax in the warm and inviting surrounds of the cafŽ.
Since first opening back in 1936, Shingle Inn has become a favourite venue for all generations. From the grandparents who remember coming as children, to the daughter taking mum out for a sweet treat, everyone has a story to tell about their time at Shingle Inn.
With over 50 cafes across Australia, Shingle Inn franchisees can rest assured that the franchise model is well tested and sustainable- despite being an older, more refined franchise.
Careful planning has gone into developing a menu that incorporates the origins of the brand -being delicious, fresh baked cakes, with modern dishes like Ricotta & Truffle Ravioli, and all-time favourite Chicken Avocado and Camembert Gourmet Sandwich.
Mount Ommaney franchisees and winners of the 2014 FCA Franchise of the Year Award (2 or more staff), April Carnie and Nicki Nesbitt say, “We had never worked in the hospitality industry prior to becoming Shingle Inn CafŽ Franchisee’s, and now we love it- you can’t keep us away from the store.
For me it’s been a whole new lease on life…it’s so exciting every day to go to work”, says Nicki.
April added, “You are working for yourself, and you know you are going to get back whatever you put in.
We opened our store on the 3rd December in 2009. We are still loving it…and learning every day”.
To start creating your own memories and experiences, or to find out about the exciting opportunities available with Shingle Inn CafŽ, click here