Our highly experienced marketing team is responsible for creating and executing both national and local area marketing campaigns in conjunction with our franchisee cafe network. These marketing initiatives are designed to support each Shingle Inn Cafe whilst preserving the company's eight key brand values.
• Comprehensive 6 week pre-opening training + ongoing support
• Business support and ongoing assistance in managing the day-to-day cafe operations
• The opportunity to grow your business and build a saleable asset as part of a successful cafe network
• Initial and ongoing technical support coupled with access to extensive cafe experience and support through the Shingle Inn National Office and Area Managers
• Systems and processes for day-to-day management of the business
We are searching for people who are passionate and committed to the values of Shingle Inn. No previous Cafe/Hospitality experience is required, however, our people must believe in:
• Exceeding customers' expectations
• Embracing Innovation and Tradition
• Delivering superior quality
• Upholding the Shingle Inn Cafe Culture
• Being part of an iconic cafe brand
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Year Business Established
Year Franchising Commenced
The Historic Shingle Inn, Edward Street Brisbane was built in 1936 amidst the depression. Constructed as an elegant English-style teahouse, Shingle Inn faced abandonment in early 1970’s but was bought by the Bellchambers family in 1975.
With careful rejuvenation of the café, remaining true to the provision of cakes, bakery specialities and food of exceptional quality, the word of Shingle Inn’s unique and wonderful experience spread from one generation to the next.
Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year - Winner 2014
Australian National Franchise of the year award (2 or more people) - Winner 2014 (Mt Ommaney Shingle Inn)
Belmont Business Awards - Best New Business Award - Winner 2014
About the Opportunity
Shingle Inn offers budding cafe entrepreneurs an opportunity to own an exceptional boutique cafe in one of Sydney's busiest shopping centres.
In our cafes the Shingle Inn 'experience' starts the moment customers enter our shop. Luxurious high-back chairs, warm rich colours and decorative lamps together with our signature range of decadent cakes, superior quality coffee, delicious gourmet sandwiches and emphasis on exceptional customer service has helped us establish a renowned boutique cafe brand. All of these elements provide a proven business system to kick-start your success.
Shingle Inn currently operates a network of cafes across Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria and Western Australia with expansion plans for South Australia and New Zealand in 2018.
Our products are baked and delivered daily to each cafe to ensure freshness and continuity and most importantly, allowing you to concentrate on creating memorable customer experiences in-store.
Become part of our Shingle Inn 'family' and embrace the culture and tradition that have become part of the quintessential Shingle Inn Cafe experience - it's the reason a special occasion shared at a Shingle Inn Cafe is carried through from one generation to the next.
Shingle Inn Cafe Franchisee Testimonials
“Becoming a Shingle Inn Cafe Franchisee feels like becoming a member of a family. We feel like we made the right decision by purchasing a Shingle Inn Cafe Franchise, and recommend others to do the same. Go for it!”
Kathy Nau & Annette Kirby – Shingle Inn Sunshine Plaza & Caloundra Franchisees
“We had never worked in the hospitality industry prior to becoming a Shingle Inn Cafe Franchisee, and now we love it – you can’t keep us away from the store. The 6 week training program taught us everything we needed to know from cleaning the floor to completing the banking and finance paperwork.”
April Carnie & Nicki Nesbitt – Shingle Inn Mt Ommaney Franchisees