Fast food pot pourri pays

ASIA is beckoning a WA-based fast food entrepreneur.

For the past four years, Anno Domini Marketing owners David Coles and his wife Christine have been laying the groundwork for their fast food business’s push into Asia.

The couple created a fast food system called Ryan’s Express, a series of stand-alone “mini franchises”.

The mini franchises include Rosies Chicken, Kelly’s Outback Grill, Kitty’s Spit-roast Kebabs and the soon-to-be-debuted Kippa’s Ocean Fresh.

An outlet – usually a petrol station – buys one of the franchises or modules. As that proves its success, the outlet has the option of buying other modules.

“All major US food franchises operate in Asia,” Mr Coles said.

“We could make a very good living just selling these systems in Australia but we want to look at Asia and with the Australian dollar going down it’s even better for us.”

Mr Coles said a Sri Lankan fuel group was interested in buying some of the modules for its petrol stations.

However, before the business is pushed into Asia, he wants to ensure the system can be effectively serviced from WA.

Mr Coles said french fries were the biggest selling fast food in the world but most small businesses made about $50 profit on a 15 kilogram bag of chips if they were lucky. By controlling the serve of chips, a small business could increase its profit three or four fold.

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