BB's Coffee and Muffins - A Recipe for Success!

Martin Breen and Barbara McDonnell were already successful entrepreneurs turning the Skyline Foundation's 'Greencaps' programme into a commercial success at Dublin Airport. However, they wanted to utilise their skills in business development and customer service and start another business together. While enjoying a BB's coffee they found themselves pondering the prospect of opening their own café.

They set about researching BB's Coffee & Muffins and visited every BB's café in the Republic of Ireland. 'We discovered that BB's has built a really strong business based primarily in shopping centres and this is great as it guarantees footfall, the right kind of customer and secure locations," comments Martin Breen. 'BB's provides full training and operational support, particularly in the early days. There is a marketing team which develops national programmes and promotions and we also get involved in promoting the café locally.'

BB's recently opened its Limerick based state of the art Training Academy where for an extensive two weeks managers and new franchise owners have the benefit of hands on technical and practical classroom training. 'We consider training to be of paramount importance', added David O'Connor, Franchise Manager, BB's Coffee & Muffins. 'As a new BB's Coffee & Muffins franchise partner, you will receive comprehensive and ongoing training and support, to ensure you and your team can deliver the highest quality products and services to customers which will be fundamental to the success of your business.' BB's has a strong customer proposition based on freshness - a variety of sweet and savoury muffins are prepared, mixed and baked from scratch every day, the baguettes are also freshly baked and all the sandwiches made fresh from quality ingredients. Barbara and Martin also serve a variety of beverages such as cappuccino and lattes, and a range of iced coffees, smoothies and milkshakes are all prepared to order.

'BB's Coffee & Muffins are keen to attract customer -focused franchisees who have the ambition and commercial awareness to run a successful business,' comments David O'Connor. 'Barbara and Martin have shown great commitment to serving customers with great food and drinks and creating a friendly atmosphere in their café. 'We have some great opportunities for potential franchisees who want to enjoy the benefits of Irelands growing love affair with cafes and become a part of a strong brand that is growing fast.'

'Barbara and Martin are great examples of franchisees who take advantage of being part of a brand and work hard to build their business,' added David O'Connor. Six months on from being BB's first Irish franchisees there is no stopping them. They are now looking at moving forward and are in the process of securing their second location.

Martin adds: 'BB's has the real X factor for us! With its simple model we've seen firsthand how controlling costs has maximised our return on investment allowing for higher margins. We think that's BB's real recipe for success!'

Making Muffins, Makes Blooming Good Business Sense!

The Irish public's love affair with coffee and cafés is growing stronger all the time.

BB's Coffee & Muffins offers franchisees a chance to be part of a unique brand which is the number 1 coffee chain in shopping centres in Ireland and the UK.

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BB's muffins are famous because they are prepared, mixed and baked from scratch every day in each café. The aroma of freshly baked muffins brings consumers in and the range of deliciously different flavours at affordable prices keeps them coming back. Combine that with freshly baked baguettes and pastries, handmade sandwiches, specially selected 100% Arabica bean coffee and a range of popular blended chilled drinks and you can see BB's has the formula for success.