Podcast: Ep#207 A Growing Franchise Business Opportunity With A Fresh Twist On Asian Cuisine (Ft. Dave Griffin, Co-Founder Of Bao Brothers Food Franchises)

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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Dave Griffin, who co-founded the Bao Brothers franchise, alongside his Brother Nathan Martin. Bao Brothers are a food franchise offering a traditional Asian icon with a fresh twist. Listen as Dave delves into how the business came about, becoming an award-winning business, what it was like operating a food business in NSW during 2020, the in-store merchandise and the Bao Brothers growth strategy.

Discussion Points:

Dave Griffin – Co-Founder of Bao Brothers Franchises
  • Background
    Dave discusses his background, current role and how he came to be a part of the Bao Brothers franchises
  • It’s a family business
    Where the name “Bao Brothers” came from, introducing his brother Nathan and how the franchise came about
  • Uniqueness and more
    How Bao Brothers uniquely stands out in the American and Asian food market, the vibe and the likability
  • Is it Asian, Australian or American?
    Dave breaks down the stereotypes and perceptions of traditional Asian food
  • Location and locality
    Where the Bao Brothers flagship store is located, loyal customers and their distinct Bao loving customers
  • Comparing the market
    How Bao Brothers approach the market alongside other traditional Asian and American food franchises
  • Growing a Bao Brothers empire
    Dave delves into the Bao Brothers growth strategy and expansion plan taking Bao Bother nationwide
  • Symbiotic values
    Appreciating the symbiotic nature of delivery providers during the pandemic and as a permanent fixture in the business model going forward
  • Got any merch?
    Dave lists the exclusive merch available at every Bao Brothers franchise and online as well as the benefits of a well-branded product
  • ‘Dine and Dash Initiative
    The NSW premiers Gladys Berejiklian visit to Bao Brothers and the initiative that brought loyal customers back to stores after lockdown
  • Training and Support
    Dave details the training and support on offer with Bao Brothers and how being a franchisee makes you part of the family.
  • Trends and post-pandemic dining
    How COVID-19 changed the food and hospitality sector for good, where the industry is changing to adapt and the future of quick-service restaurants in Australia
  • Piece of advice
    How to enquire about a Bao Brothers opportunity near you and how to contact Dave for further information on the franchise

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About the business:

With a philosophy of delicious, Bao Brothers bring the contemporary Asian flavours and street food culture of Gua Bao’s to a whole new level. Bao Brothers began as a pop-up market stall in Newcastle and have grown to eateries within Charlestown Square and new pop up in Greenhills. Also, keep an eye out on our socials for our food truck coming to local and major events.

We believe in the term – franchise partner, so with that said we will work together to get you open, both of us will identify potential locations and we will assist you with site identification, lease negotiation, store design and build, ordering, team recruitment and training and being there with you on opening supporting you through every aspect of the journey. 

We want our partners to join a creative and collaborative family. We don’t want just anybody – we want to work with like-minded individuals passionate about shaking up the casual dining scene in Australia. Are you ready to join us as we WOW with every bao? Click here to enquire.