Retail Food Group inundated with inquiries from potential franchisees

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

The latest figures from Retail Food Group (RFG) have revealed that the number of people inquiring about franchising opportunities with the company has increased by 120 per cent.

More specifically, between 1 January and 30 January 2013, the company received more than double the number of inquiries than it did at the same time last year.

People have registered their interest with the company's many brands, which include:

  • Brumby’s Bakery
  • Donut King
  • Esquires Coffee House
  • bb’s caf_
  • Big Dad’s Pie
  • Michel’s Patisserie
  • Pizza Capers
  • Crust Gourmet Pizza
  • The Coffee Guy brands

Donut King and Michel’s Patisserie have attracted the most inquiries, and more people in New South Wales than any other state have registered their interest. 

Faith Manning, national sales and leasing coordinatior, RFG said that while inquiries from potential franchisees do often increase towards the end of the year, this was particularly apparent towards the end of 2012.

She believes the increased interest is attributable to the rise in redundancies and subsequently feelings of uncertainty about the state of ones career as both the private and public sectors attempt to cut costs wherever they can.

“We’ve seen a spike in people looking to take control of their destiny this year by owning and operating their own small business,” she said.

“Interestingly, these potential franchisees are doing their research. They’re looking for proven franchise systems with a track record and the ongoing support and training they need to make a smooth transition into franchising.”

She said that RFG provides potential franchisees with the right training and support to succeed through its specialised training academy.

“With us, potential franchisees are provided with expert support and hands-on training through our $1 million training academy – offering a developed and proven business model for budding franchisees looking to own their own business," said Manning.