Friday, 24 June 2022

Croatian Franchise Surf'n'Fries Becomes Part of British Football Offer

June the 24th, 2022 - The wildly popular and very successful Croatian franchise Surf'n'Fries has become part of the offer of football matches in the United Kingdom, where the spotlight on the franchise will be shone in the brightest way imaginable.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, yet another great success under the belts of Andrija Colak and Denis Polic and their Croatian franchise Surf'n'Fries is that they have become part of the offer at football matches in Great Britain, Novi list reports.

After a two-year break caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, fan zones at football statiums are opening up once again this season, in which, three hours before the start of the match, fans come together.

“After two years of waiting for it, the day has finally come, we've entered the fan zone of the British second division West Bromwich Albion! It's worth mentioning that this is a contract we signed two years ago with the Rapid Retail franchisee from the United Kingdom, which works at all major stadiums in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and France.

After the signing of the contract, unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic started, literally everything came to a halt, and we had to be very patient as well as Rapid Retail which had already made an investment in the facilities and kitchens. Basically, we managed to wait and now things are opening up once again. We hope that coming to the WBA will also be an incentive for other stadiums,'' said Colak.

The Croatian franchise Surf’n’Fries will premiere alongside two bars in the fan zone of the WBA, a club founded way back in 1878, in a competition considered the toughest league in the entire world. The WBA has a capacity of 26,000 seats, most of which are sold out through a set of annual tickets.

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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Croatian Surf n Fries Opening in New European Locations: Croatia and UK

July the 8th, 2021 - The Croatian Surf n Fries company, which has since expanded to numerous locations across the Republic of Croatia, Europe and the rest of the world, is set to open its doors in more locations across the country and in the United Kingdom.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, although a good part of the total of 54 locations in the world where the Croatian Surf n Fries fast food chain franchises operate couldn't even be opened due to the measures put in place owing to the pandemic, Andrija Colak's project has far from gone stagnant.

In the meantime, a mobile facility has been opened on the island of Rab, a fixed store is being opened in Osijek, and a contract has been signed for opening a location in Brighton, UK, and it will be the Croatian Surf n Fries' first fixed location in the UK, Colak revealed on Tuesday.

"Throughout the pandemic, the number of franchises didn't fall, but there was no significant growth, and the biggest challenge is that due to the closures and lockdowns we couldn't realise the contract we had at bars at stadiums in France and the UK, which was signed almost a year ago," said Colak.

As is already known, back in September 2020, a contract was signed with the company Rapid Retail, and Croatian Surf n Fries food was set to be eaten at famous European stadiums, from Old Trafford in Manchester to the Stade de France, the French national stadium in Paris.

As the pandemic has so far banned gatherings in stadiums, the deal sadly hasn't come to fruition. Meanwhile, the Croatian Surf n Fries team is still developing its innovation of a machine that throws fresh french fries out into a cardboard box. So far, the only vending machine of the sort has been installed in Plodine in Rijeka.

"In addition to all of the above, we're working on the transformation of the menu, we're strengthening our chicken segment, which is increasingly popular in the fast food business, with the stagnation of beef. In addition, we're expanding the menu from "snack" to "full menu", introducing breakfast, while our focus is still on quality ingredients and local suppliers. We're also working on the introduction of retail products in the offer such as crisps, which will do well on the back of the already well-known brand of our fries,'' pointed out Andrija Colak.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Last Month Dubai, Today Stuttgart and Pretoria, Next Stop India: Surf'n'Fries Goes Global

March 15, 2018 - It is arguably Croatia's most successful international franchise, and it keeps on growing. Two more Surf'n'Fries international franchises have opened. And that is just today.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Meet Croatia's Successful Entrepreneurs: Andrija Colak, Surf'n'Fries and Kisha

After our successful feature on the foreign entrepreneurs trying to make it in Croatia (read their stories here), a new series looking at Croatian businessmen who are making a success of things, despite the difficult business climate. We begin on 18 February, 2018 with Andrija Colak, whose Surf'n'Fries franchise is now all over Croatia and in 50 locations worldwide, including Russia, Iran, Vietnam and South Africa (with India and Kuwait just two of the 2018 confirmed new countries). And if it rains, the clever people are using Andrija's smart umbrella, Kisha. 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Presenting Porthop: Croatian App for Booking Berths Online

Andrija Čolak presented Porthop last year at the OMGcommerce conference hosted by Netokracija, and as of today, August 25, this 'Airbnb for boats' is available as iOS application.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Customer Service, Croatian Style: Rugby Disappointment to Free Adriatic Holiday

Croatian customer service is not noted for its excellence, but there are exceptions, as shown by Surf 'n' Fries supremo Andrija Colak on March 17 2017. After Gary Paul thought he won tickets for a rugby game instead of fries, cthe ompany apologized by giving  him and his son a free summer vacation.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Croatian Franchise "Surf'n'Fries" Opens in Moscow

One of the most successful and fastest growing franchises in Croatia, Surf'n'Fries, which was launched seven years ago in Rijeka by Andrija Čolak and Denis Polić, was finally welcomed into Russia.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Croatian Gadget Named one of Best Tech Gifts of 2015

Croatian umbrellas Kisha named as one of the coolest presents this holiday season

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Croatian Fast Food Chain Surf'n'Fries Expands to Sweden and Iran

McDonalds who? Croatian fries enter the Iranian and Swedish markets.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A Croatian Global Success Story: Meet Andrija Čolak, CEO of Surf 'n' Fries

Meet one of Croatia's most successful entrepreneurs, Andrija Čolak.