Drive Thru Momentum Brewing Strong in Brisbane
Business is booming for Brisbane’s coffee market, with Zarraffa’s Coffee opening the doors of our 85th store this week, in East Brisbane.
Justin Fu, the seasoned franchisee behind the new Cannon Hill drive thru, is expanding operations after 13 years as the owner of Zarraffa’s Coffee, Toowong.
Mr Fu said off the back of his first store’s success, timing and passion were the driving forces behind the new venture.
“I love coffee and everything that the brand has to offer, so it was a no-brainer and dream come true for me to buy my first store, and when Cannon Hill came up for sale at just the right time I knew I had to take the leap and invest in another business,” he said.
“Zarraffa’s Toowong has been successful from the start, thanks to our amazing team who have been able to engage with the local community and build strong relationships through coffee.”
“We’re excited to bring this same level of premium product and service to Cannon Hill and get to know our soon-to-be regulars,” Mr Fu added.
Based east of Brisbane’s CBD, the Cannon Hill drive thru is conveniently located inside the Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza shopping centre car park, boasting 120 square metres of indoor and outdoor seating.
“We’re just on the corner of Wynnum and Creek Road, making it the perfect location for commuters and local residents alike to drive through on their way to work, or stop in for their favourite cup of coffee,” Justin said.
Zarraffa’s Managing Director, Kenton Campbell, said more access to high quality coffee, hand crafted by the company’s highly trained baristas, was a driving factor in the expansion of the drive thru model.
“The inception of our drive thru stores in 2009, has enabled us to choose higher traffic sites within densely populated markets, that ultimately help boost business and ensure our franchisees can be successful,” he said.
“It’s a win-win for our customers and franchisees, as we’re able to capture a large portion of the drive market that is seeking the ultimate convenience and better access to quality coffee.”
“Justin and his team bring with them a breadth of experience and brand knowledge, which I’m confident will deliver a stand-out experience for customers,” Mr Campbell added.
The Cannon Hill drive thru will employ a local team of 30, with a handful of existing employees relocating from the Toowong store, to bring a foundation of experience and expertise to the new location.
Zarraffa’s Coffee Cannon Hill is located at Shop C6, Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza, 1909 Creek Road, Cannon Hill.
Opening hours: 5am – 10pm, seven days a week.