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£8,950 - £ 14,950
Food & Beverage
40% net profit on a turnover of £110,000
About The Spitting Pig Co
The Spitting Pig Co gives investors the opportunity to become part of the UK’s leading hog roast brand.
The company is a full-service event catering business that specialises in outdoor cooking and has been providing hog roasts since 1994 at weddings, private parties and corporate functions.
Stephen Marsden founded the business (today, he’s the company’s managing director) and successfully expanded it to become the UK’s number one supplier of hog roast catering.
The decision was made to franchise the business 18 years ago. Currently, The Spitting Pig Co has 28 franchisees in the UK.
How does the franchise model work?
The Spitting Pig Co franchise allows you to run a part-time business, organising events at weekends, or launch a full-time catering operation.
Whichever option you choose, franchisees are provided with everything they need to run a successful business. This includes:
• Full initial and ongoing training and support, including expert advice in event catering, from food preparation and menu planning to logistics and customer service.
• An exclusive trading territory.
• A range of equipment, including two hog roast set-ups, hog roast machines, gazebos, tables and chafing dishes.
• Lead and booking generation from the head office. All your bookings are provided for you from head office.
• Your own website, email address and bespoke social media campaigns.
• An established supply chain.
• Advice on storage solutions.
• Uniforms for all members of your catering and events team.
What training and support is provided?
Initial franchisee training takes place at The Spitting Pig Co’s purpose-built Hog Roast Academy in Lancashire and covers all aspects of running the franchise.
Following this, you’ll work on live events with existing franchisees to gain hands-on experience. In addition, regular training days are organised.
Once up and running, franchisees are given comprehensive admin support, including creating all paperwork, quotes and invoices, managing accounts and completing all necessary PAYE, VAT and year-end tax returns.
Franchisees are also granted access to The Spitting Pig Co’s mentorship scheme, as well as membership to The Nationwide Caterers Association, the UK’s only trade body for mobile caterers.
What type of franchisee is The Spitting Pig Co looking to recruit?
The company is looking for fun, friendly, hardworking people who have a passion for food and delivering first-class customer service.
You don’t need any previous catering experience to become a franchisee.
What’s the earnings potential of the franchise?
Spitting Pig Co franchisees can expect to be profitable in their first year of trading, according to the company.
In its franchise prospectus, The Spitting Pig Co provides the following ‘expected earnings’ illustration:
• Year 1. Expected turnover: £80,000. Net profit: 40 per cent.
• Year 2. Expected turnover: £110,000. Net profit: 40 per cent.
Does The Spitting Pig Co charge any ongoing fees?
The franchisor doesn’t charge any monthly management fees. Instead, it takes 25 per cent (plus VAT) of the total event cost, which is used to pay for ongoing website costs, back-office support, sales support, training and accounts administration.
What locations or territories is The Spitting Pig Co looking to operate in?
Scotland, Wales, East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and London.
What are the franchise’s terms of agreement and renewal?
The Spitting Pig Co’s initial terms of agreement last for five years, with an option to renew at the end of the contract.
Why is this franchise a good investment?
Franchisees will be tapping into over 25 years of experience in the outdoor event catering trade when they invest in a Spitting Pig Co business.
On top of this, they will also benefit from a tried and tested franchise that has been replicated across the UK and a commitment by the franchisor to the continual growth and development of the brand, which has an excellent reputation in the events industry.
Because of the nature of the business, franchisees are able to be flexible in the hours they work, enabling them to run their company around other commitments, while benefiting from the fact that The Spitting Pig Co’s menus are popular with people of all ages and suitable for all different types of events and special occasions.
How do I start setting up my own The Spitting Pig Co business?
Complete the form below and click on the ‘Request Free Information’ button now.
The recruitment process includes meeting with The Spitting Pig Co’s management team at the Hog Roast Academy in Lancashire, where they will provide an insight into the business and answer any questions you have.
You’ll then be invited to attend a hog roast event to help you decide whether the business meets your expectations.
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Send a free enquiry to The Spitting Pig Co for further information!