Gelatissimo has announced three new Queensland-based locations following the successful launch of its first US-based store in Houston in January.
New stores in Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane, and North Queensland’s Airlie Beach opened in July and the third, at Carindale in Brisbane’s south east, will open this month.
“Off the back of a challenging period, Gelatissimo is well placed to expand and grow across the Australian and international markets,” said General Manager Anthony Shina. “Our new store designs also set a benchmark for our future expansion.”
On opening day, the Ipswich store attracted over 300 customers with free scoops. The Airlie Beach store, located in a prime tourism spot, attracted over 650 customers.
Airlie Beach is David Lim’s third franchise.
“Since opening, we feel so welcomed by all the locals and look forward to continuing to serve our award-winning gelato to our community and visiting guests,” he said.
Since launching in Sydney in 2002, Gelatissimo has grown into a network of 40 stores throughout Australia. There are also 26 outlets in overseas locations including Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and, now, the US. The brand is built on the promise of fresh, quality ingredients with no artificial colours or flavourings. They offer vegan and low sugar gelato options as well as cakes, donuts, waffles and milkshakes.
“Opening the Houston-based store and then three Australian stores has been huge for us this year,” Shina said. “However, we still have plenty more to deliver, with our Hawaii store expected to open soon.”