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Mobile Bakery and Coffee Van Leaves Traditional Businesses in its Dust

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you're trying to think up the most successful business ideas, you probably automatically picture yourself working out of a traditional brick-and-mortar shop. However, having a physical location can be costly and also limits your ability to serve potential customers. Because of this, mobile coffee van businesses are becoming extremely popular: not only have these coffee vans been able to find a niche in a global coffee industry worth $100 billion U.S., but the rise of a number of coffee franchises has made it easier than ever to get started.

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After all, the Australian Immigration Book estimates that there are 1,100 franchise systems in the country which employ more than 400,000 people, making this type of entrepreneurial decision a fairly common and simple investment. But out of all the franchise opportunities available, why choose a mobile coffee van franchise? Because coffee vans are flexible, effective and extremely attractive to customers. Just look at the success of one mobile coffee van and bakery in Twin Falls, Idaho!

Called Sundstrom's Mobile Bakery, the mobile cafe and bakery is run out of a classic 1959 pull-behind camper. According to owner Rayln Nelson, who operates the business with her two sons, this lets the bakery travel to where the crowds are, but also lets them switch to a new vehicle if their van breaks down. To facilitate the business, the original interiors have been replaced with stainless steel tables and a convection oven. A mural of a sun has also been painted on the side.

Sundstrom's Mobile Bakery offers a number of choices, including ten varieties of scones, soups, and fresh-brewed coffee, made with a French press. While the mobile coffee van business has only been in operation since November, they are already famous for their baked goods: Nelson's son, Mackenzie, is a former baker. The bakery is currently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can usually be found in downtown Magic Falls. The Nelsons say they are planning to expand their menu to include more fresh produce in coming months. Can you see yourself doing something similar?

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