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(AU) Mobile cafe a success for owner and coffee fans

Gold Coast Mail article: 28 February 2011

GOLD Coaster Nikki Rydlicki is ready to bring her Cafe2U.
She underwent a drastic change, while seeking a new challenge and a more flexible lifestyle, when she introduced the Australian-born (and world’s biggest) mobile coffee franchise to the Gold Coast three-and-a-half years ago.
After working in pharmaceuticals for more than 20 years, Ms Rydlicki said it was time to take her destiny into her own hands and, sick of working indoors, decided she needed a job where she could frequently enjoy her love for the outdoors and interact with the local community.
“I decided on a lifestyle change, which gives me the flexibility and time to do the things I really love,” she said.
“My husband and I love to go for long strolls on the beach, have picnics in the sunshine and go camping for a few days, if we manage to get some time off.”
The move has proven to be a successful one, with her new coffee run becoming a hit with locals, as she covers a Burleigh
Heads run - mainly servicing businesses in the Reedy Creek and Currumbin areas, including Robina and Carrara.
Ms Rydlicki said she wanted to be her own boss and in addition wanted a job that would work around her social lifestyle.
“Now, after three years of nurturing my business from its humble beginnings, I am able to work part-time, while still earning full-time wages,” she said. “This has always been a dream of mine.”
“When making the initial business decision, a key factor was the introduction of Cafe2U’s ‘Acceleration Package,’ which helps to fast-track franchisees three months ahead of schedule.
“A daily business schedule was constructed with the assistance of my allocated franchisee development manager.”
Ms Rydlicki said a lot of time and research had gone into this chapter of her life, so she was prepared to work hard to make sure she would continue succeeding.
For more information visit www.cafe2u.com.au.