The Annual Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine recently placed Coffee News® #1 in its advertising services category, #27 in the Top Home-Based Businesses category and ranked Coffee News® #128th of the top 500 franchises. “This is fantastic! It is the 10th year in a row we have been #1 in advertising services!” said Rob Kastelic, Publisher of Coffee News®.
With Publishers in fourteen countries and almost 900 franchises, Coffee News® was founded as a service to restaurants, coffee shops, anywhere people would have to wait. The 11” x 17” coffee-colored one page publication is designed to provide advertisers with a local exclusive advertising option not available in other publications, and the reader with interesting content as they wait for food or service. Small and medium-sized businesses benefit through exclusive and affordable advertising that targets our local community.
The idea for Coffee News® came about in 1988 when Jean Daum of Manitoba, Canada placed her lunch order, then sat back to wait for the food to arrive. Bored stiff, she resorted to reading the information on a sugar packet. Suddenly it dawned on her- restaurants were missing the boat by not providing patrons with something to read for a few minutes while waiting for their food. The result is a popular publication that has grown into an international network of publishers with over five million readers per week throughout the world.