BP’s Wild Bean Café new franchise offer rolled out to five sites in 2019 – and set to expand further

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Last year BP launched its Wild Bean Café coffee and food to go franchise to independent dealer partners within the BP network. The refreshed offer rolled out to five sites across the country with sites in Scotland, North East England, the South East and South West, demonstrating the strength of Wild Bean Café as a nationally recognised ‘food to go’ forecourt offer. With a strong pipeline for 2020, BP’s franchise business looks set to significantly build on the circa 300 strong Wild Bean Café presence across the UK.

Wild Bean Café forecourt locations on average see over 30% of fuel customers purchase in the coffee and food to go category, with a significant proportion of these purchased in the morning and lunchtime trading periods. The offer was developed and refreshed last year specifically to reflect these forecourt customer trends and their need for convenience.

Designed by a team with over 20 years’ experience in this space, the proposition also addresses the operational challenges that come with a forecourt, including equipment especially designed for limited back of house space and a suitable product range. 

Each forecourt received a bespoke solution, working with architects on the initial design phase, right through to comprehensive on-site training prior to launch.

To support store teams and help them to operate the offer safely and efficiently, BP also provided digital solutions to streamline and simplify the process of production planning, task management and temperature checking.

Sectorsure No 10 Ltd has a site open in Bradwell. Andrew MacDonald, managing director at the group, said: “We have long been supporters of the Wild Bean concept. Our customers have completely embraced the concept with great coffee, superb food available the latest branding looks fantastic.”

Martin Tolson, dealer partner offers manager, commented: “BP customers want quality coffee and food on the go. Delivering this in a consistent, convenient and fast proposition is at the heart of the Wild Bean Café offer. We know that the proposition, exclusive to BP branded sites, will give dealers a competitive advantage and encourage in-store purchases to further their business success with BP in 2020.”