Coffee venues increasingly play an important social and community hub function as well as being a large contributor to UK employment and economy. The report reveals how successful branded chains constantly refresh their image while retaining brand values in order to engage increasingly progressive consumers.

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The UK coffee shop market is robust with established and predictable coffee consumption patterns -

1 in 5 coffee shop visitors visit coffee shops every day compared with 1 in 9 in 2009, drinking an estimated 1.7 billion cups per year.


The Gallone Family has been producing ice cream for nearly 130 years in their own purpose built manufacturing plant and when premises attached to their factory became available, they saw the opportunity of combining selling their ice cream and setting up a parlour as a great addition to their business. 
In addition, they have built a very strong birthday party business. The success of the party business is illustrated in the fact that the diary is full for four months in advance.

A recent market survey forecasts the total UK coffee shop market will exceed 20,500 outlets and turnover of £8.7 billion by 2018, with 4.5% annual outlet growth over the 5-year period.

The branded coffee shop segment is forecast to exceed £4.1 billion across 7,000 outlets by 2018, with outlets predicted to grow at 5.2% compound and revenue at 10.0% compound over the next 5 years. It is estimated that the UK has the long-term potential to comfortably host more than 9,500 branded coffee shops.

Given the current and forecast growth rates of ice cream and coffee, Gallone’s see opening more ice cream parlours as a way to expand their business. Whilst opening parlours of their own is an obvious part of their strategy, they are seeking to offer individuals such as you the opportunity to share in the potential via a franchise.

 this is where you could come in...

If you have taken the time to read through this information, you clearly see an opportunity in a different approach to coffee and ice cream retailing.

Creating an atmosphere that is fun, exciting and, lets be honest, is one of the best tastes available, a Gallone’s Ice Cream Parlour in your hometown could be just the place that everyone will want to flock to -  no matter what the weather!

Don't take our word for it!

see what some of our customers say...


“Amazing place with lovely friendly
staff and awesome ice cream flavours
and they even do tubs to take home.“

“Best (ice cream) I’ve ever tasted!
Absolutely amazing! Would recommend
to anyone and everyone.”

C. Bartram

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“What a fantastic ice cream 
parlour! I can’t wait to go back
 and try out the rest of 
the menu.“

L. Jay

“Can’t get enough of this place.
Amazing selection of ice creams!”

B Faye

“Very friendly and helpful staff, made
my daughter’s ice cream party one to

C S Stribley


“Great place to go for a fab kid’s party!”

R Brunyee