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Why the Gold Coast is Booming Again

The Gold Coast is back, baby! Not that it ever went away exactly…but Australia’s answer to Miami has been reinvigorated by a host of billion-dollar infrastructure projects, plus the 2018 Commonwealth Games , which will be broadcast to an estimated 1 billion people this April. Thanks to its stunning beaches and warm climate, the region has always had a thriving tourism industry…but it is expecting to go supersonic as a result!

The property market is also booming, with Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt predicting that the Gold Coast will become a city of ‘truly metropolitan scale’. The population is expected to double to 1.1 million by 2050.

No mistake, there’s a serious buzz in the air – one which is attracting café entrepreneurs as much as property developers. As a home to friendly locals and a beacon for laidback tourists, the food retail industry is ripe for investment.

However, the café market is a competitive one, which is why joining an established franchise like Jamaica Blue can help café entrepreneurs stand out.

Jamaica Blue is operated by the Foodco Group, which was named as one of Australia’s top three franchises by the Franchise Council of Australia. The brand was founded on two simple guiding beliefs: using only the freshest local ingredients and sourcing, roasting and preparing the very best coffee.

It has proved a recipe for enduring success. There are now 126 Jamaica Blue cafés across Australia, immediately recognisable for their contemporary and stylish design.

Tapping into the Gold Coast growth spurt, Jamaica Blue have two new franchise opportunities available and they are in prime locations. The first is in Pacific Fair, Broadbeach . Pacific Fair is scheduled to become the largest shopping centre in Queensland, with a recent investment of $670 million adding an extra 120 stores to its already 300+ retailers. It has all the major anchor stores and high footfall thanks to its central location.

The second Jamaica Blue opportunity is in Robina Town Centre , currently the largest shopping centre with 350+ retailers. Robina is a self-sufficient suburb 16km from Surfers Paradise and is on the train line from Brisbane, making it a popular shopping destination.

If you’ve never run a café business but have always dreamed of getting into the industry, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Jamaica Blue are renowned for their great systems and support. All franchisees have access to intensive training , plus regular marketing initiatives and ongoing business support.

The national team are also continually innovating the menu to ensure that the franchise retains its reputation for fresh, healthy food.

If you’re keen to join the Gold Coast boom, contact Jamaica Blue today to find out more about these prime opportunities.



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