Originated in the United States at the beginning of the 90s, the fast-casual concept has grown into a new dining trend. Spotted by some biggest names in the fast-food industry like KFC and McDonald’s, the legendary concept has launched the new revival for the entire niche covering huge areas from the world’s biggest metropolises to entire countries. What’s the fuss all about?
Vending as a sales technique is good — but only when it comes to newspapers, chocolates and chips, as well as personal care products. He who presses the button is the one who got the goods. Just pushed it – and continued their own way. Coffee beverages vending business now comes with minimum human involvement.
Coffee vending tend to vary in terms of product quality from «Lord, what is this ???» to «Well, okay.» Why is that? Because making of coffee — is a complex process with a thousand of nuances. No exceptions. The only thing that differs very much from a good «vending coffee» to a vending of a bad coffee» – is a chain Costa Coffee called Costa Express Company.
Costa Express Coffee – is an unexpected example of the coffee business in terms of a combination of indicators varying from «country of origin». How this company was able to appear in the UK, a country of a totalitarian tea cult – it is a mystery. Nevertheless, it was there in 1971 when this brand appeared, which not only takes a confident second place in the World after Starbucks but represents today the very notion of «premium coffee vending» that tend to vary in terms of product quality, from «Lord, what is ???» to «Well, okay.» Why is that? Because making the coffee is a complex process with a thousand nuances. Virtually no exceptions. The only thing that is very distracting from the association with «vending coffee –is a vending of a bad coffee» – is a chain called in Costa Coffee.
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Coffee anti-franchise or long live individuality!
I got interested in the theme of the acquisition of various franchises after my close friends, whose children have grown up to the age of an earning money to live independently, several times invited me as a business consultant, waiting for an expert to answer the question: «To take or not to take the franchise? And if we take it, which one?».
The younger generation which does not get disconnected from the social networks, found it a tempting offer to open a franchise as their own business – a «coffee to go» sales point. This idea has been picked up on the web-site «VKontakte. For parents, it is encouraging to hear that the children want to «develop their business by buying a franchise that guarantees success», but our generation can’t be fooled by these tricks. Our «internal filter» was originally set up to fight the tempting offers from the category of «Pay me and become rich», being affected by business experience in the 90s. It was curious to see what «VKontakte» had to offer. Alas, the more I studied the issue, the more i got turned away from the idea of such a franchise.