With a 35-store strong network, and their 36th outlet about to open, the Col’cacchio brand has firmly entrenched itself in the market, with casually sophisticated restaurants serving gourmet woodfired pizza since 1992. “We appeal to a cross section of people and we’re family friendly. Traditionally, pizza has been a take-away item, and we’ve made it cool to have pizza in a sit down environment. We also offer an extensive menu which includes a range of delicious pastas, salads, light meals and mains,” says Business Development Manager Tarryn Godley.
Col’cacchio is looking for hands-on franchisees to join them on their expansion path, with their aim of steady growth across the country, including some smaller towns. “We are looking for owner operators who are not afraid of working hard and are looking to be rewarded for their hard work. Prior restaurant experience is not necessarily a requirement; however we are looking for passionate candidates who have exceptional people management skills and who are committed to service excellence and creating customer loyalty. Our franchisees are resilient, and they understand that when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” says Godley.
Immense operational support
Franchisees attend two months’ training prior to the opening of their store, with at least one month of hand-holding from head office in their own store after opening, or until such time as they feel they are ready to trade on their own. Godley explains: “We offer immense operational support to our franchisees. Head office representatives will visit a store on an average of five times per month – an average of three visits per month for training purposes, and an average of two visits per month for operational purposes.”
Stores range in size from 140m² to 350m², with estimated set-up costs ranging from R2.5 million to R4.5 million (excluding Vat). There is a franchise fee of
R125 000 ex Vat, and royalties of 6% towards management and 2% marketing.
“There are significant food trends taking place in the industry, for example the move towards healthy food and the on-demand delivery space. Col’cacchio is ready to innovate… and we are excited about our future,” concludes Godley.
For more information, call Tarryn Godley on 084 800 7264 or visit: www.colcacchio.co.za