Piccolo Me is ready for even bigger and better things. We want to share our expertise with franchisees just like yourself. The Piccolo Me brand gets you immediately into action and join the fastest growing culture in the country (Yes, nobody loves their coffees more like an Australian!).
Our founders are entrepreneurs, brand builders, marketers and business owners; But they are also workers and customers. Since 2012, Roy and Charlie have been infiltrating the market to develop successful training programs tailored made for each franchisee and individual local demands. Franchisees are the ambassadors of Piccolo Me, and we want you to succeed just as much as you do!
6 Steps to become a Piccolo Me franchisee
- Complete our online form to register your interest
- Piccolo Me Head Of Business Management & Franchising will contact the selected candidate
- Meet up at Piccolo Me HQ or one of our cafes to get to know each other
- Receive further information about the site and financing (if required)
- Sign the Franchise Agreement
- Training and opening of your new store
The Piccolo Me Support
Before the opening:
- Search & site study
- Financing advice
- Store layout advice
- Staff recruiting & training
- Store’s management training
- Marketing, promotions and publicity assistance to support the launch
- Raw material supply (exclusive)
- Branch development support
- New products training
- Continuous product R&D
- Local and National marketing campaigns to promote the brand
Do I need hospitality experience?
Having hospitality experience is not essential. Having a drive to work hard and to succeed is! We have developed a training system that will allow you to learn the basics and we then build your skills. We do not let you take over one of our stores until we feel you are capable of succeeding.
Can I buy products from my own suppliers?
Piccolo Me has established relationships with key suppliers and vendors who will deliver to your store products that meet our strict standards. Using our supply chain means that you are taking advantage of pricing that has been negotiated as part of a group. Head office is open to discussions about other products, however they must meet our criteria to be used.
Do I need to follow policies and procedures?
Yes. We have spent years developing and refining policies & procedures so that you can benefit from a simple and profitable system. We continually revise our systems to ensure maximum efficiency for your Piccolo Me store.
Can I sell my Piccolo Me store?
Yes. We will assist and guide you through this process. We aim to have a smooth entry and exit from our system
Do I need external and independent advice before I commit?
Yes. Before entering our system, we require that you seek advice from competent professionals, such as legal and accounting services. We also advise that you retain the service of an accountant. You need to be confident in the system and your financial situation before it is recommended that you proceed.
How do I obtain funding?
Piccolo Me will assist in preparing business plans and providing financial figures of operating stores, which should assist you in obtaining funds.
When will I be in business?
After choosing the site, signing the lease and taking possession of the place, it will take 2 to 3 months for the cafe to be fully equipped.
What is the development costs?
A typical start-up cost of a Piccolo Me franchise is between $250,000 – $550,000. Costs will vary from a kiosk concept to a model with a fully operating kitchen. Upon request a full breakdown can be provided.
How about ongoing costs?
It is the responsibility of the franchisee to cover the day to day running of the business, including all store related expenses such as legal, council fees and accounting fees.