Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tony's Mind Is Focused Firmly on Franchising

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tony's Mind Is Focused Firmly on Franchising

Article excerpt

My New Business

Fresh On Cafe

ESTABLISHED: 2010.

OWNER: Tony Aitken.

BACKGROUND: Mr Aitken has a background in franchising and setting up bars and restaurants in New South Wales. He brought the Outback Steakhouse concept to Australia.

He started in McDonald's in Western Australia when there were just three stores in the state. He was store manager of the year in 1989.

So it's little wonder he opened the Fresh On Cafe in Maroochydore's Norval Court with his mind firmly focused on franchising.

"This has been in my head for 10 years," he said.

"I'd set up so many businesses for other people I thought this was something I wanted to hang on to.

"The idea is to duplicate them into industrial areas only and offer a fresh take on takeaway.

"People don't expect to find what I have here in these light commercial areas.

"Half of the people who walk in ask me if it's a franchise already, because of the look and the fact every aspect of the business has been put in place with duplication in mind. …

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