Zarraffa’s franchisees expand their network

By Nick Hall | 26 Jun 2018 View comments

Zarraffa’s Coffee has this week opened their newest franchise drive-thru store in Browns Plains.

The Queensland store is the fourth drive-thru Zarraffa’s for seasoned franchisees, Ben Old and Dion Schulz whose network also includes stores at Nerang, Worongary and Slacks Creek.

Nestled just South of Brisbane’s CBD, the Browns Plains drive-thru is located in a highly visible and convenient location for commuters and locals alike, boasting 140sqm, with indoor and outdoor seating for up to 56.

“The new store is located in a very populated and busy area outside of Logan, offering the perfect pit-stop for coffee lovers on-the-go or those looking for a relaxed setting to unwind,” said Old.

Located at 111-121 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains, the drive-thru will service the suburbs of Berrinba, Boronia Heights, Marsden, Browns Plains, Kingston and surrounds.

The new store further expands Schulz and Old’s footprint across Brisbane’s South with the pair confident locals will react well to the opening.

“We are keen to expose those working and living in the area to our outstanding product, great service and the convenience of a drive-thru store,” Old said.

“There are so many people based in the area that are on different schedules with early starts, shift work or those who have to commute past our new location. We are sure the combination of a custom drive-thru store, relaxed seating area and being open from 5pm until late, will be a hit.”

For Old, Zarraffa’s is more than just a franchise opportunity, with the franchisee believing that to be successful in business, you have to first and foremost be an advocate for the product.

“I started drinking coffee at what became my first Zarraffa’s Coffee store, when I lived around the corner, and I still drink Zarraffa’s everyday.”

Community also plays a big part in Schulz and Old’s franchise network, with the pair opting to employ a local team of 25 as they feel offering opportunities to those who live in the area is important.

“Any system is only as good as its people and we have a solid team, across all of our stores, some of whom have been with us for over 10 years.”

Zarraffa’s Managing Director, Kenton Campbell said that the wealth of franchise experience that Ben and Dion will bring to the new store will ensure customers receive the well-loved Zarraffa’s experience from day one.

“With over 10 years in our group, Ben, Dion and the team will deliver an exceptional standard of service and importantly a great coffee experience,” Campbell said.

“It is the continual reinvestment of our franchisees, the passion for coffee of our entire team and the commitment of our customers everyday that has helped build our Australian success story.”