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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $56,200
HIGH: $80,800

Change in Units

Company Profile

Founded

1996

Franchising Since

2000 (17 Years)

Corporate Address

19512 S. Coquina Way Weston, FL 33332

About Cafe Ala Carte

When Bonnie and Dominick Fimiano introduced an espresso cart to their catering business, demand for the service quickly grew. They decided to establish the concept as a separate business in 1996, creating Café Ala Carte. The company started franchising in 1999.

Franchisees own and operate mobile espresso carts and cater corporate events, weddings, holiday parties, conventions and other occassions.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$56,200 - $80,800

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8-5%

Units (Locations)

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 2

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Updated: November 7th, 2012

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