Australian café success story, Jamaica Blue has opened the doors to three new cafés in the last three weeks as it continues its growth across the country. The cafés in Toowoomba, Beeliar and Secret Harbour celebrated by offering $2 coffees for all customers for a limited time.
Jamaica Blue plans to continuously expand the growing network of 130 cafés across Australia and seven in New Zealand. Owned and operated by the Foodco Group, Jamaica Blue credits its continued success to developing and empowering passionate franchise partners. Structured support and training programs are offered to franchise partners to give them the knowledge and skills required to set up an d run a successful café business. The company was recognised in 2016 at the 3rd Annual QSR Media Awards, winning the award for Best Innovation (Food and Beverage) and Best Franchise Network Support.
Drew Eide, Brand Manager at Jamaica Blue says, “We are proud to support and develop our franchise partners and our consistent growth is a testament to their hard work and passion. Everyone from our franchise partners to their staff members can benefit from nationally recognised training programs and qualifications. This allows us to offer the best experience to each and every customer who visits Jamaica Blue.”
Jamaica Blue’s commitment to local communities is a key component that sets it apart from other restaurant cafés. On top of sourcing ingredients locally and hiring locals, each café works with the local community to build relations and support growth.
“Since we opened our first café in 1992, we have sought highly talented baristas to serve outstanding coffee across the country. We founded our business on two beliefs, sourcing the very best coffee and using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From our Signature Blend to our celebrated Single Origin coffee, we are focused on producing the best quality possible,” says Drew.
The chain will celebrate 25 years of business this year and each of its franchise partners has the freedom to develop cafés with their own personalities and menu selection depending on local tastes and seasonal produce. The Signature Harvest Collection is the latest addition to Jamaica Blue menus providing customers with quality fresh, light and healthy meal options.