Retail Food Group, Australia’s largest multi-food franchisor, has entered 2016 on a high with the commissioning of its 2500th outlet. RFG is the global franchisor for brands including Donut King, Brumby’s Bakery, Michel’s Patisserie, Gloria Jean’s Coffees and Cafe2U. RFG CEO Franchise Andre Nell said the company’s continued network expansion was being driven by demand in the Australian market. “We are focussed on enhancing the customer experience and driving franchisee success across all of our brand systems, both domestically and internationally,” said Nell. Nell said RFG’s operations in Turkey, Malaysia and China were experiencing solid growth during 2015. “Our Master Franchise Partner for Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Turkey is soon to open the 50th outlet in the region, placing Turkey as the fourth largest region for Gloria Jean’s Coffees across the globe, behind the US with 60 outlets, UAE with 64 outlets and of course Australia with more than 300,” he said. Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ first outlet to open in Hawaii commenced trading in November 2015 as part of the multi-million dollar refurbishment of the Ala Moana Centre in tourist mecca Waikiki Beach. Listed on the ASX in 2006 with some 300 outlets, RFG has grown to become a significant global franchisor, with considerable growth plans well underway. “RFG’s achievement of its 2500th outlet commissioning is a major milestone on this journey,” said Nell.