Australian Franchises

Jenny the nation’s best for global Cafe2U franchise

Written on the 17 March 2010

The year has already started off on a high note for Jenny Kidd of Forestville in NSW. Age is no obstacle for this effervescent multi-franchisee owner. With two successful mobile Cafe 2U franchises it is to no surprise that Jenny has been awarded National Franchisee of the Year for 2009. The honorary award includes a three week trip to England and Europe where she will meet fellow representatives from Cafe2U UK.

Cafe2U is the world’s biggest mobile coffee franchise and with 100 franchises in Australia alone, Jenny’s win is significant. The award was won via a points-based system that took into account product sales, business maintenance, attendance at company meetings and several other criteria.

Jenny began her coffee venture when her infectious personality could no longer be held behind a desk. “It is a huge change from my previous job as a receptionist” says Jenny when purchasing her first Cafe2U van four years ago. “It occurred when my son, Jarrod, who was a Cafe2U franchisee, decided to travel overseas so I purchased the business from him”.

The new career path was an opportunity to earn more money. Cafe2U enables its franchisee’s to expand into new territories and after building a successful run in St Leonards, she hired an employee to work her old area while she expanded into Chatswood with a second van. All this within a four year period.

“The bigger results come down to the individual. Jenny’s passion for people and her relationship between her and her customers is one to be admired and is the key to her successes,” said Cafe2U founder Andy Simpkin.

Jenny’s love affair with her customers was no better evidenced than when she won a Lucky Door Prize at a Cafe 2U’s Franchisee Meeting. “The prize was a hiking trip to Cradle Mountain and I asked a customer, who has become a friend, if she would like to join me to the trip to Tassie.”

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