Orlando’s The Crêpe Company and NEXT Franchise Systems partner to develop mobile food truck, restaurant and catering franchise system

Affordable, easy-to-own restaurant franchise will soon offer an amazing mobile opportunity for foodies across the U.S.


Lisa Fareed, founder and owner of The Crepe Company, announced today she has teamed with NEXT Franchise Systems, a franchise development company based in Orlando, Florida, to develop and market a unique restaurant franchise opportunity for the right entrepreneurs.

The Crepe Company, operating in the Central Florida area since 2009, will focus on an aggressive growth strategy of opening food truck, mobile restaurant, kiosk, quick-serve storefronts and catering franchise businesses across Florida and the Southeast through 2018, then offer nationwide expansion in 2019.

Lisa said the key to the success of The Crepe Company has been the simplicity of operation, low cost of entry, and the general public’s love for the sweet and savory taste of fresh-made crepes. “While the art of crepe making is entertaining to watch, and the aroma draws the crowds, it’s the specialty niche that makes it profitable. With minimal competition, easy food prep, low food, labor and fixed costs, it’s a great opportunity for the right entrepreneur,” said Lisa.

James Emerson, Managing Partner at NEXT Franchise Systems, said he approached Lisa about franchising The Crepe Company when he saw the crowds her food truck drew at events around the Orlando area. “First of all, I was immediately drawn to The Crepe Company branding. Lisa’s carts and food truck were so cute and nostalgic that they just stood out amongst other trucks,” said James. “And what can I say about the crepes? People are captivated by the crepe making experience. Crepes have entertainment value and the crowds are drawn by the smell and watching them made on site. When The Crepe Company finalizes its franchise system, this is going to be one of the most value packed-offerings I’ve seen in a while.”

Lisa said after operating her mobile catering business for several years, she decided to franchise because her customers were always asking about the opportunity to own their own truck or mobile cart. “I got into the crepe business because, like many people, I wanted to control my financial destiny and own my own business. What better than food I thought – everybody eats,” said Lisa. “Crepes are delicious and they are unique and different. Now anyone can own their own crepe business when The Crepe Company franchise system is in place.”

James said there is more to the business than just food trucks. “The Crepe Company is really a mobile restaurant/catering business that has options that a typical food truck franchise just does not offer – it’s really a mobile catering business bringing the crepe experience to you.”


The Crepe Company enjoys a strong reputation with high repeat and referral business. The unique, and antique food truck and crepe carts are beautifully branded, and stay busy year-round, serving lines of customers hungry for sweet and savory crepes at markets, fairs, festivals, weddings and private parties.


NEXT Franchise Systems is a full-service franchise development company that provides future franchisors with a one-stop solution that is affordable, reliable, and based on each client’s needs.NEXT’s services include franchise development documents (FDD) and franchise agreements, franchise marketing, franchise sales, franchise operations manual development, franchise marketing program development, and franchise business model development.


For more information on The Crepe Company, contact Lisa Fareed at 407-792-3566. For more information on franchising and NEXT Franchise Systems, contact James Emerson at 407-536-6109.