Jamaica Blue Cafe franchisees sought

5:00 AM Saturday September 24, 2016 True Commercial

Jamaica Blue Cafes feature swinging veranda seats, quirky Caribbean proverbs and homely Jamaican touches

The Jamaica Blue Cafe franchise is seeking “enthusiastic and ambitious” franchise owners to operate Jamaica Blue sites in Queenstown, Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and Christchurch.

“A standout opportunity is the Queenstown Jamaica Blue site, located with The Remarkables in the background,” says Laurel McCulloch, Link Business broker who wants to hear from prospective franchises.

“Here they need someone with a previous hospitality/business background, great customer service skills and a passion to provide a memorable Jamaica Blue experience.”

Jamaica Blue comprises more than 130 cafes in Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

“A successful business model allows Jamaica Blue to be flexible and creative, with cafe formats spanning fully licensed cafe businesses, in-line cafes and kiosks. They operate successfully in residential areas, commercial towers, shopping centres, airports and hospitals.”

The name originates from the renowned Blue Mountains in Jamaica, where the climatic conditions are ideal for growing premium coffee.

Built upon the foundation of fine coffees and fabulous food, Jamaica Blue cafes lead the market in delivering a truly unique experience to customers in a relaxed contemporary setting, says McCulloch.

“Fit-outs feature Jamaican heritage, with swinging veranda seats, quirky Caribbean proverbs and homely Jamaican touches.”

The two foundational beliefs are: sourcing, roasting and preparing the very best coffee and using only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

“Menus feature classic dishes with a twist, offering fresh and innovative by creating new dishes with each menu launch. Included with each seasonal menu will be a new single-origin coffee, available for the duration of the menu, ensuring that Jamaica Blue customers are always offered a fresh and interesting range of coffees,” she says.

All coffee at Jamaica Blue is sourced by their Master Coffee Roaster, Jeremy Regan, an accredited world coffee judge.

The franchise has won a range of coffee and service awards, including the recent Best Innovation – Food and Beverage and Best Franchise Network Support at the 2016 QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) Media awards.