By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on January 10, 2019
COFFEE giant Jamaica Blue is seeking a franchisee for a cafe that could employ 20 people in Albany.
The Weekender has learned that an 87sqm Jamaica Blue cafe with its own seating area is advertised for sale in the Albany Plaza Shopping Centre at the main centre entrance from the car park, facing Coles.
But New South Wales and Queensland Foodco Group regional leasing manager Greg Tiddy said “nothing has been finalised” yet about a possible location.
“We are negotiating with lessors on a number of potential site opportunities,” he told The Weekender.
“But Albany is on our radar.”
Mr Tiddy said potential franchisees did not need to do anything prior to applying, as a “detailed process” would follow an application.
He said the investment necessary for a franchisee is not known while location negotiation is ongoing, but that a cafe could create many jobs.
“The cafe could potentially employ 15 to 20 staff,” Mr Tiddy said.
“This would be a mix of full-time and part-time positions.”
Photo: illustrative only. Courtesy Jamaica Blue.