Fantini Café is an Italian Coffee Shop / Restaurant brand based on the success & origins of the well-established Caffe Fantini.
Caffe Fantini was established in Rome at the beginning of the sixties. Since then the company has focused on selecting the best coffee beans sourced directly from the farms, in the countries of their origin. Then carefully roasting and blending them to create the Fantini espresso blends.
The dynamic Roman Company has carved out over the years a global position. Its espresso blends are available in café’s all around the world.
Fantini Café was established in 2013. Since then three Fantini Café Coffee Bars, one Fantini Café Self Service and one Fantini Café Restaurant have opened across South Africa.
Would-be Fantini Café franchisees have a choice of four different business models:
• Fantini Café ‘Restaurant’ offers a full sit down menu of freshly prepared wood-fired pizza, pasta and paninis. This model requires 100 m² to 120m².
• The Fantini Café menu includes wood-fired pizza, paninis and coffee and is well suited to retail areas that enjoy high foot traffic. This model requires a relatively small area of between 25 m² and 35 m² and a staff complement of three or four members depending on the trading hours.
• Fantini Café ‘Coffee Bar’ is a kiosk set-up that occupies between 15 m² and 20 m² which may include a small seating area depending on the space available. The kiosk is well suited to forecourts or shopping centres. The menu includes coffee companions such as pastries and cookies. Depending on the trading times a team of two or three staff will suffice.
• Fantini Café ‘Self-service’ is a low cost, stand-alone unit well suited to forecourts that require a coffee option but have limited space. No additional staff required as a ‘push button’ coffee machine is used. This model requires only 3 m².
A Franchise Manager will provide operational and business support and serves as the liaison between the franchisor and franchisee.
With access to the franchisor’s in-house expertise in the areas of operations, finance, marketing and procurement, the Franchise Manager is able to best advise the franchisee on how to run his/her business successfully. On-site support is provided prior to the store opening and thereafter, as needed.
Franchisees and their teams receive a combination of theoretical and on-the-job training and each team member will receive a training manual. The franchisor supports stores with marketing and in-store promotions. Marketing plans are tailor-made for each store and/or business model. The Franchise Manager will assist the franchisee in executing the initial marketing plan and will provide continual advisory support thereafter.
Procurement is managed by the support office who reviews suppliers and stock items on a regular basis, thereby ensuring that franchisees receive quality products at the right price.
The ideal Fantini Café franchisee is an energetic self-starter with an outgoing personality, a friendly disposition and a love for great food. Fantini Café is a business that will challenge you, it is fast-paced and exciting, but if you are prepared to give it your all and strive to be the best you can be, then it will give back everything you put in, and then some.
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