The Soul Origin team works with you to establish your own Soul Origin store, and provides you every opportunity for success. Our superbly tasting menu is backed up every step of the way with our experience and knowledge in operations, marketing, training, product development, franchising and passion. We expect franchisees to operate their business efficiently and professionally, in a fun and dynamic culture, whilst providing customer satisfaction and value for money.
Bateau Bay Square, Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay NSW, Australia
Cairns Central Shopping Centre, McLeod Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia
Campbelltown Mall, Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW, Australia
Casula Mall, Ingham Drive, Casula NSW, Australia
Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park VIC, Australia
103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera QLD 4209
Elizabeth City Centre, Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA, Australia
125 Riseley Street, Booragoon WA 6154, Australia
95 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220
Cnr Margarest & Dent Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
727 Tapleys Hill Rd, Adelaide Airport SA 5950, Australia
Icon Complex, Murray Street, Hobart TAS, Australia
Westfield Hornsby, Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW, Australia
Westfield Innaloo, Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo WA, Australia
119 Point Cartwright Dr, Buddina QLD 4575
425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152
Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre, Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW, Australia
Westfield Garden City, Kessels Road, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD, Australia
Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD, Australia
1 Rockdale Plaza Drive, Rockdale NSW, Australia
1 Council Ave, Rockingham WA 6168
120-331 Yaamba Road, Rockhampton, QLD 4701
310-330 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale, QLD 4814
295 Gympie Road, Brisbane QLD 4005
154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydoore, QLD 4558
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, North East Road, Modbury SA, Australia
We're always on the lookout for new locations, if there's somewhere you have in mind to open a new Soul Origin franchise, let us know.
Complete our quick enquiry form here and let us know why you’d love to be a part of our family.
We’ll send a follow-up email with our Soul Origin Info Pack. This is an info pack that will give you a great insight into our Brand and more information about becoming a franchise partner.
Now that you have reviewed our info pack, our website and possibly experienced our business first hand, it is time to chat with our team over the phone. This gives us a chance to assess your suitability as a Soul Origin franchisee. The telephone introduction will also give you an opportunity to have your initial questions answered.
Now that we approve of each other and you wish to proceed, it is time to start the application process. First, you will be asked to complete an Application Form/Expression of Interest & a Confidentiality Agreement. After review of your application and approval, we will ask you to pay a refundable deposit of $5,000 + GST, which will go towards the cost of preparation of franchise and disclosure documents.
We want to make sure you have an in-depth understanding of our operations and financials so we will issue you with our Economic Model & Risk Assessment document for you to review in detail.
If your application is successful, we will invite you to a Group Meeting. The group meeting is a small forum which will enable you to ask as many questions as you like about Soul Origin. It is also a great opportunity to meet our General Manager.
OK so you have made it this far. Congratulations! It is important you have this opportunity to see first hand the day-to-day operations of a Soul Origin franchise. You are welcome to spend as much time as required in one of our stores, allowing you to gain an insight into our systems and the way we operate a Soul Origin store.
Well you have progressed this close to your franchise. If your application is approved, you will be issued with franchise suite of documents. This is the opportunity for you to review the agreements with your advisors before progressing.
After discussions with your advisers and if you are 100% comfortable with Soul Origin franchise system and certain to proceed to join team Soul Origin, then we meet for your final interview.
Congratulations on becoming part of the Soul Origin Family! It is now time to finalise everything and commence preparation of your franchise.
Now it is time to start your formal training. The training is comprehensive and involves general business training, product and technical knowledge and on-site training. Please allow adequate time for your training. By the time you have completed your training, you will be ready to kick-start your Soul Origin franchise.
To purchase a new Soul Origin franchise, the initial investment cost can generally range between $300,000 to $400,000 plus GST. The initial investment cost includes the store fit out, equipment, training and documentation fees.
The initial investment cost does depend on a range of factors, including the store location and size, and the amount work involved in constructing the store. Please keep in mind that in addition to the initial investment cost, you will also need to budget for working capital, opening stock and your grand opening promotion.
When purchasing either a new store or an existing store, you will also need to supply a bank guarantee to the landlord at the beginning of a lease term. The bank guarantee is typically calculated at an amount of two to three months’ rent.
If you are interested in purchasing an existing Soul Origin store, all discussions and negotiations regarding the sale price will need to be discussed directly with the existing owner of the store or their elected business broker.
It is important to note, the training fee of $15,000 + GST and documentation fee $3,500 + GST will need to be paid to Soul Origin in addition to the agreed upon purchase price. You will also need to budget for working capital, the landlord’s bank guarantee and your opening promotion on top of your agreed upon purchase price.
Yes, of course, although it does depend on your personal circumstances. Soul Origin has developed strong relationships with several major banks across Australia to help prospective franchise partners obtain financing.
We are accredited with a number of banks and financial institutions and we regularly work with financial brokers who are familiar with Soul Origin’s company history and processes; if you would like us to help facilitate introductions, please let us know once you have submitted your application.
As a rough guide, we would suggest approx. 10% of the initial investment cost, however we would require you to obtain independent financial and/or business advice on this.
Each applicant’s journey through the franchise recruitment process does depend on the individual’s circumstances and the opportunity you are applying for. On average, our applicants reach the final assessment steps of our recruitment process within 6-11 weeks.
All of our applicants are required to complete their own due diligence on the Soul Origin brand and location you are applying for and demonstrate this knowledge and research throughout the recruitment process.
You do not need to have any previous retail food business or coffee experience; Soul Origin provides a 6-week training program to all new franchise partners.
A real benefit of being a Soul Origin franchise partner is you don’t need qualified cooks or chefs to prepare the food. The food is all prepared fresh daily, by our franchise partners and in-store team members who have been trained in the back of house kitchen preparation, procedures, food safety and hygiene practices.
Soul Origin does have an expectation that all applicants and incoming franchise partners must have a willingness to learn, a can-do attitude, a positive outlook and a love & belief in the Soul Origin brand, values and products – we can teach you the rest!
There is a comprehensive training program in place for all new partners entering our network. The training program in total takes place across six weeks and takes place in approved training stores across Australia. As part of your six-week training program, three of these days you will be required to attend the management workshop training component, which takes place at the Soul Origin Support Office in Sydney.
As part of Soul Origin’s on-going support, in addition to your training program, Soul Origin has a multiple new store opening teams in place who will also assist in your first week of your store opening. They will provide additional guidance to you and your team to continue to set you up for success as you take the reins of your store.
Soul Origin franchise partners are required to initially work full time in their store for a minimum 6-12 months from the store opening or handover. This is a mandatory requirement for all Soul Origin franchise partners.
We believe through our experience that our more successful stores are where the franchise partner is actively working in store and involved in their store as much as possible.
Yes, we encourage all franchise partners who wish to multi-site, to express their interest and start the Soul Origin multi-site application process. We have many successful multi-site operators in our network and continue to work closely with franchise partners who wish to expand.
Soul Origin has many specialists working across all departments, located at our support office in Sydney to assist all franchise partners. Our support office has dedicated departments in Franchising, Leasing, Product & Supply Chain, Marketing and Finance amongst others. All franchise partners have a dedicated Area Coach that will oversee a number of stores within your area. We also have an experienced Coffee department that support our partner network in their on-going quality of brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
Yes, your store is yours to sell. Your franchise agreement outlines the requirements for a sale, and the prospective purchaser will need to go through the Soul Origin franchise recruitment and selection process.
Yes. All Soul Origin franchise partners and business guarantors must be an Australian Citizen or hold Australian Permanent Residency to purchase a Soul Origin store.
Please complete and submit an online enquiry on the franchising section of the Soul Origin website and a member of the Franchising Team will be in contact shortly to discuss your enquiry further.
You will then be provided with a Soul Origin information booklet and an application form to complete. We look forward to hearing from you soon and discussing the start of your journey to become Soul Origin franchise partner!
"The Soul Origin team actually care about what I care about, my people, operations and the bottom line! I choose to support Soul Origin because they support me first."Sherwin - Soul Origin Franchise Partner
Multi-Site Restaurant of the Year & Training Initiative of the Year
2015 No. 1 in Expansion & Top 3 for Support and for Marketing
2016 Top 10 Franchise
Overall Top 10 Franchise
Emerging Franchisor of the Year – Finalist 2016 & 2015