Nautical Bowls, an acai bowl retail chain founded in the US, is heading to Australia and the first three stores will open across the country next month.
The initial stores in West Village in West End, Brisbane, the Q Super Centre, Gold Coast and Hillary’s Boat Harbour, Perth, will be company-owned.
Dean Lightfoot is the area developer for Australia. Lightfoot brings experience with Gelatissimo, BaskinRobbins and Andersens to his new role.
“I am working on additional locations for next year with some leases already signed off on for an additional two locations with a total of 10 planned for roll out next year,” Lightfoot told Franchise Executives. “We already have several expressions of interest in Perth and Queensland. My focus will be on supporting franchisees and investing in the brand as we grow. If we can have successful franchisees then by default we will be a successful brand in Australia as it has been in the US,” he said.