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                                                  NOT ONLY PASSIONATE: AUTHENTIC

Olio & Farina is an Italian company specialising in the selection, production and offer of top quality Italian cuisine.  The company manages a growing network of deli-café-shops in Italy, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, which offer only the most authentic Italian cuisine.

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All the products are either produced by Olio & Farina in its 150 hectare estate in Tuscany near Pisa, in its La Cucina kitchen facilities in Genoa or sourced from small, artisan suppliers which have been selected by O&F experts for their commitment to quality. The company's mission is to offer premium quality food, through our own production as well as selected small artisan producers so as to keep the quality and authenticity associated with our Italian traditions, and our lifestyle commitment to our difference from mass produced products.

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An O&F operation includes a shop element with up to 350 different products, a deli with a selection of the best fresh meats, sauces, breads and cheese, and a café with such light bites as pasta dishes, sandwiches, pastries and coffee. Regular tastings allow customers to try the products before purchasing.


We are producers not just traders. Our customers know where and what they eat comes from, as we track food from production to the table.  

We include in our range only products made according to traditional recipes and the highest quality standards.  

Over 350 products under our own brand: from organic wines to olive oil, to pasta to fresh cheese and free range meats, to coffee and freshly baked bread and pastries.  

It is not just a delicatessen but a café, where hot beverages, hot food like fresh pasta, sandwiches and focaccia are cooked on premises. Preparation is as easy as possible: you do not need to be a chef! At O&F, it takes only few minutes to prepare a meal that is delicious, thanks to the quality of the ingredients and our know-how, which comes straight from the traditions of our country. The café element improves foot flow in the shop and it adds to the concept of taste-before-you-buy which inspired us since the very start.  

Multiple Trade Revenues All Year Round 

A Wide Selection Of Traditional, Authentic And Artisan Made Top Quality Italian Food.  

We Produce /Source Over 350 Products Under Our Brand.

We Have Received Excellent Recognition Within The Industry And Won Product Awards.
O&F Café And The O&F Shop Together In One Location. 

Our Supply Chain Delivers Direct To Your Shop (From Our Farm In Tuscany!).

A Dynamic, Strong Brand Marketing.

An Ambitious PR Strategy To Bring About More And More Awareness About What We Do. 

A Creative Team Within The Company.

Comprehensive Initial And Ongoing Training And Business Advice. 

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We are currently recruiting nationally throughout Ireland. We started in March 2005, the first operation is located in Little Catherine Street, Limerick. The company has then opened in Galway and Drogheda and this has added to the ninth Olio&Farina shop.  We have also shops in England - St. Albans and Chester, with York opening soon, France - Paris and Dijon - and, of course, Italy.


Catchment area: min. 50,000 inhabitants

Premises surface between 1.000 and 1.200 sf including a small stock room (100/150 sf)
Central and/or commercial areas such as a High Streets, Shopping Centres, and other popular shopping destinations. High foot flow required. Café usage.

At least 3 people working inside (depending on shop size):

1 Store Manager in the shop (full time)

2 Assistants in the café (full time)     

Franchise Investment: €100,000+ Inclusive, Franchise Agreement: 5 years + 5 negotiable

Entry Fee: €10,000

Management Service Fee (Royalty): 5% on the Gross Turnover (excl VAT)

Advertising Fee: 1% on the Gross Turnover (excl VAT)

Italian franchiseFurniture & Equipment: between €60,000 and €80,000 (depending on shop size and structure)

First Supply of Goods: €25,000

Building works, tiling, painting and lighting not included, but we supply tiles, paint, lights, and furniture & equipment assembly.   


1) Retail - the offer in the shop element, both in term of food and culinary gift purchase. Promotions, marketing initiatives and in-store events are continuously implemented to bring about customer loyalty and satisfaction and improve sale performances.

2) Café - the engine of the business, implies easy preparation (no chef required), seasonal rotation of dishes around the core coffee offer and excellent value for the customer. Both on premises and take away.

3) Corporate - generated by business-to-business sales. After spending years in this field, Olio&Farina now possesses a strong know how, which is made available to its partners and detailed in the Operating Manual. The company strategy for Christmas is presented to partners during the previous summer.

4) Internet - coming from the store section on the Olio & Farina website.

5) Catering to offices and events - a wide selection of products is available in catering sizes.

Franchisees benefit from the sales generated in the Territory which is assigned to them. The website, constantly reviewed, is looked after by our team of experts with the utmost care.

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