There was something for everyone at the Brisbane expo

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

The Brisbane Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo showcased a combination of both completely new and higly prominent food retail, home-based construction and service franchises to name a few. 

Food and beverage brands included the Brisbane-based 5 Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs, mobile coffee concept Cafe2U, global fast food franchise Country Chicken, Taiwanese tea brand Chatime and Crave Frozen Yoghurt.

New Zealand mobile coffee franchise The Coffee Guy, which recently entered the Australian market when it was acquired by Retail Food Group, made its show debut along with Gold Coast based bakery-cafe brand Goldsteins.

The Coffee Guy recently signed its first Australian franchisee, and 17 strong store business Goldsteins is on the look-out for franchisees to takeover both existing company-owned stores and new sites.

Visitors seeking to escape the office and work from home were able to talk to representatives from the likes of tutoring business 1300 Home Tutor, carpet cleaning brand Chem-Dry and currency trading franchise CM Business.

Construction and handyman franchises included one arm of the well known Jim’s brand – Jim’s Diggers as well as VIP Home Services and new exhibitor Aussie Outdoor Alfresco/Cafe Blinds.

Aussie Alfresco specialises in the manufacture and installation of blinds that can be used to protect people from the elements by enclosing outdoor areas. 

Other exhibitors included:

  • Property investment concept The Property Club 
  • Newsagency franchise The Lucky Charm
  • Specialist card and gift business Kenny’s Cardiology
  • Indoor playcentre and party venue brand Crocs Playcentre
  • Pet care business Paws Pet Sitter
  • Vending machine supplier and manufacturer Five High Vending

If you are interested in purchasing a franchise yet missed the expo don’t fret! The Melbourne Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo is scheduled for 30 August – 1 September.

Melbourne exhibitors will include: 

  • Big Boy BBQ
  • Hire a Tradesmen
  • Jim’s Pool Care
  • The Cheesecake Shop
  • United Petroleum
  • McDonalds