Camile Thai Kitchen has launched a new low cost conversion franchise in a bid to allow restaurant and bar owners to reopen their kitchens as Camile delivery franchises.
According to Camile, this is a response to the difficulties that restaurant and bar owners around Ireland are facing as they contemplate reopening their businesses with social distancing restrictions, making many of them unviable.
The new franchise will be available in towns and cities around Ireland where Camile is not currently represented.
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Target towns include Athlone, Ballyfermot, Carlow, Clondalkin, Dundalk, Ennis, Kilkenny, Maynooth, Mullingar, Newbridge, Portlaoise, Sligo, Tralee and Wexford.
Camile said that the franchise will be suitable for businesses that have a proper commercial kitchen, and which are located centrally in their towns, making it efficient to carry out home deliveries adjacent to their premises.
"A Partial Solution For Many Hospitality Owners"
Camile CEO Brody Sweeney stated, "Our business has been incredibly fortunate in thriving through the coronavirus pandemic, unlike almost all other food service businesses. We know the difficulty many restaurant and bar owners face as they contemplate reopening in this environment. Our service can provide a partial solution for many hospitality owners."
The new franchise would involve an initial licence for a period of 12 months, with an option for an extension at the end of the period.
Subject to an audit of the restaurant kitchen, Camile anticipates that a total investment of approximately €30,000 would allow a kitchen to be adapted for Camile's delivery only service as well as a full marketing launch, with no front of house investment or interference with the owner's core business.
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