Whether you like fine dining or prefer fast food, there are many opportunities on What Franchise for you to get involved in
Food lovers of the world unite! If you have a passion for food and you want to start a business, a food franchise could be your way to share what you love with the world. Whether you like fine dining or prefer fast food, there are many opportunities on What Franchise for you to get involved in.
The food and restaurant industry is big business. In the UK alone, consumers spent a staggering £89.5bn on eating out in 2018. This figure has been steadily increasing every year since 2009, and it shows few signs of slowing down any time soon. With more than 2.4 million people working in accommodation and food service activities — including the food and restaurant industry — there are opportunities aplenty for foodies.
Whether you opt to run a bustling branch of a famous fast food chain or offer the best in gourmet food, there are a number of ways for you to get involved in this exciting sector. Discover the best food franchises for sale here.
1. Fireaway Pizza could be the hot opportunity you’re looking for
With this food franchise, the power of choice is in the hands of the customer. Fireaway Pizza prides itself on making food that is fresh and fast and with an incredible amount of variety. Customers can choose between four different bases, four different kinds of cheese, four types of meat and 20 toppings. With pizzas made and ready to eat in a rapid three minutes, Fireaway Pizza really puts the fast into fast food. Starting in 2016, Fireaway has blazed across London, inspired by recipes and techniques sourced from Naples, Italy. The franchise fee is a very low £495 per month, although a franchisee will need to invest between £30,000 and £35,000.
2. Serve up Indian-inspired street food with Chapati Man
With £65,000, you could start a Chapati Man franchise. One of the more affordable food franchises for sale here on What Franchise, this allows you to provide tasty Indian-inspired wraps via a mobile business that might take you from Glastonbury to beyond. Chapati Man also sells teas and its packaging is fully biodegradable. In a market increasingly concerned about environmental impact, this is your chance to stand out and grab a slice of the £250m Indian food industry in the UK.
3. Sell sweet treats with the Little Dessert Shop
If you have a sweet tooth, a franchise from the Little Dessert Shop could be the perfect opportunity for you. Started in 2014, this dessert-focused eatery pitches itself as a premium space for indulging your cravings of after-dinner delights. From gelato and crêpes to waffles and more, you can provide your customers with whatever satisfies their need for something sweet. Your franchise fee will cost you £12,995, which includes training and initial property fees, but you’ll need up to £87,995 to get on board with the lowest price option. The Little Dessert Shop could be your lucrative slice of this £3.5bn industry.
4. Join the family-operated ice cream and desserts lounge, Scooperb
The UK ice cream parlour and dessert lounge market has experienced significant growth over the last seven years and is expected to continue to expand, with more and more people swapping a drink out for a dessert out. Born in London, Scooperb has an exciting array of ice cream products that capture all the flavours and essence from India – where Scooperb’s founders were born. A range of shakes and hot drinks are also served in Scooperb outlets. With bank funding, you can launch your own Scooperb franchise and start enjoying the benefits of having your own business from as little as £26,000.
5. Spread the love with Love Churros
Founded in 2007 in London, Love Churros is designed around a portfolio of vibrant and unique stores including kiosks, kitchens, food trucks and pop-ups in London and Birmingham.
With a choice of high-quality desserts, freshly cooked filled churros, straight churros, lopped churros, and churros with ice cream, Love Churros has it covered with its premium product! In addition to the wide variety of hand-made churros, it also offers a choice of speciality coffee, milkshakes, mini pancakes, ice cream, hot drinks and soft drinks.
The Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) required to open a store starts from £60,000 for a kiosk-style set-up. The franchise fee is £12,000-plus VAT and there is a 1 per cent marketing fee and a 5 per cent royalty/management service fee.
Ready to sink your teeth into the food and restaurant franchise industry? Discover these and more food franchises for sale at What Franchise today.