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Food & Beverage
£500,000 with profits of up to £80,000
About Arapina Bakery
Arapina Bakery is an award-winning healthy lifestyle bakery, with roots in reinvented Mediterranean cooking. Spiced aubergine samosas, pistachio and raspberry tarts, wholemeal cinnamon brioches – an incredible, mouth-watering range of meat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free treats.
How does the Arapina Bakery franchise model work?
Arapina Bakery offers investors a proven model, an array of gorgeous products and unrivalled support. Add your enthusiasm and passion, and you’ve got a very tempting business tapping right into today’s healthier-eating culture.
As a franchisee, you will not be doing it alone – Arapina will be there to help you make the most of every opportunity. There has never been a greater demand for delicious, guilt-free food made from nature’s finest ingredients.
As an investor owner of an Arapina Bakery café, you will be on-trend with the booming market for:
· Vegetarian and vegan eating
· Foodie delights fuelled by TV cookery shows
· Free-from and low-in options
· Organic produce
· Environmentally friendly packaging
Arapina supplies you with its exclusive range of sweet and savoury baked goods from its central HQ, ready for sale or to finish in a simple warming oven. There is no need for trained chefs or a big kitchen so you can keep overheads down.
What attributes is Arapina looking for in its franchisees?
Franchisees will typically have experience in the hospitality sector whether that be in the hotel industry, or as a manager or senior barista in a coffee shop.
Your understanding of customer service matched with the detail focus that makes a business excel in this sector will be of paramount importance. Hospitality is not an easy option and you must ensure that every customer receives the attention they require to feel that they have had a special experience. That focus may not even be face-to-face but in the care taken to ensure that the bakery environment is welcoming, clean and hygienic and that the food preparation is to the highest standards.
It’s a competitive sector and customers will vote with their feet if they don’t rate your bakery. The great news, however, is that if you bring the aptitude, Arapina will bring the training and support that you need to launch, operate and make a thriving success of your Arapina Bakery, providing you and your family with a great return on your initial investment and security to build your new future.
What training and support is provided to franchisees?
From your very first visit during your discovery day through to your eventual start, Arapina will aim to take care of all your needs.
It may be that you require top-up funding, which Arapina will help secure for you. It will help find the right location and unit for your new business and negotiate the very best terms with your landlord.
Once your business is nearly ready to open, Arapina will conduct at least three weeks training at its headquarters bakery to ensure that you are fully prepared to run your own business. You will have hands-on experience preparing every product on the menu from scratch, even though in your bakery most products will be delivered ready for final stage preparation and heating in the case of hot food.
Arapina will also help prepare you for the administrative and accounting side of your business so that you’re ready to hit the ground running.
How much does an Arapina Bakery cost?
The total investment required will be circa £140,000-plus VAT, subject to size and condition of the chosen retail unit. Of this, at least £80,000 would typically be required in available liquid capital with top-up funding, providing the rest of the investment.
Once you are launched you can expect to be cash-flow positive and making a profit in your first year. Multi-unit opportunities are available, subject to status and bespoke negotiation.
What locations or territories is Arapina Bakery looking to operate in?
Arapina Bakery is looking specifically in London and the South East only for now.
What are the franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The franchise term is for an initial five years with automatic renewal at the five-year point.
Why is an Arapina Bakery franchise a good investment?
‘Free From’ as a healthy eating lifestyle choice has moved beyond fad into the mainstream and has become a permanent fixture in society – and one with an increasing trend of uptake.
This makes it a fantastic time to get in at the ground floor of a movement with enormous commercial impetus and by partnering with an attractive, charismatic and popular brand to build yourself a successful business.
How in demand is Arapina Bakery’s products?
• The number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2019
• The UK organic market is worth £2.5bn a year
• More than 20 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds are vegetarian
***sources: The Vegan Society / The Soil Association / The Financial Times
How do I start setting up my own Arapina Bakery franchise?
To find out more, or to request further information on franchising with Arapina Bakery, complete the form below and click on the ‘Request Free Information’ button now.
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