A Short History of Kelly's
On the coast of Southern California, in Ports of Call Village, people gather from all over to relax and enjoy the clear skies, fresh air, and the picturesque atmosphere of the sea. It is here that Kelly's began at the water's edge as a quaint New England style shop.
The fresh aroma of home-style fudge soon began to
lead crowds of hungry customers to Kelly's. As onlookers watched,
kettles of freshly cooked fudge poured into pans
and folded into loaves for sale to the anxiously awaiting customers.
This was the forerunner of a new and expanded concept, and "Kelly's
Coffee & Fudge Factory" was born.
This concept not only blended the rich aroma of freshly
roasted and brewed gourmet coffee with the sweet smell of home-made
fudge, it added the spicy aroma of fresh baked pastry to tease the
senses. Thus, the perfect compliment to the fudge and candy operation
Since May 2001, owner Mary
Gerlick understood that Kelly's success as a family-oriented gourmet
coffee outlet would be best achieved by observing the following
- Maintain a service that appeals
to the whole family.
- Operation by families who best
understand family needs.
- Offer a range of products to
maintain steady sales throughout the day.
Since coffee is dominantly a morning drink we created
a menu that stimulates customer interest, no matter the time of
day. We also provided alternative menus for the hot months of the
year when traditional coffee consumption was typically lower.
Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory blends the rapidly
expanding market of specialty coffee retailing with an extensive
menu of freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, salads, and home-style
fudge, which appeals to the entire family. Specialty coffees and
specialty frozen drinks such as our Mocha Freeze makes the concept
a year round draw. Homemade fudge with flavors like Chocolate Caramel,
Rocky Road, Oreo Fudge, as well as Rice Krispie treats are a delight
for children and a welcome temptation for those with a sweet tooth.
Most stores offer the full-service Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory
concept, offering baking, fudge, and beverages made directly on the
premises. Our coffee selections are of the highest grade (species
Arabica AA&A), with the customer's order filled directly from
the roaster to produce the freshest coffee available. There is also
an extensive sandwich and salad menu. Related accessories, such
as cups and gift items, are also available.
At the time of this writing, Kelly's operates 13
locations in California and soon to be in Pakistan with 6 more sites
in the works for 2012. Our success in expansion is due to our comprehensive
licensing program. A Kelly's operation is a sound business opportunity,
and we back it with terrific management and sales support.
Plus, combining two of America's favorite vices
coffee and fudge into one concept must be good for
business. Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory, is aiming for growth
more information about Kelly's?
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