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Warrens Bakery

Warren Bakery is a food franchise specialising in traditional Cornish pasties and other baked goods
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Food & Beverage

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In Brief

Accelerated business growth - five-store outlet packages and additional territories are encouraged. Low start-up costs can be partly bank funded - national supply chain’s economies of scale secure increased profit margins. Customisable franchise package - tailor the award-winning product range developed by the trusted pasty baker to suit your territory.

About Warrens Bakery

Warrens Bakery has been established since the 19th century, and has a reputation for being the world’s oldest pasty maker.

The brand is based in Cornwall and specialises in making traditional Cornish pasties, as well as a variety of other baked goods. With over 150 years of experience in making baked goods, the brand has a reputation for making high-quality foods, using fresh ingredients, with a variety of both classic dishes and more contemporary favourites offered on the menu. They operate from a number of production sites, using traditional techniques and recipes to create items such as the classic Cornish steak pasty, as well as a variety of other foods, such as artisanal breads, soups, filled sandwiches and sweet treats.

Where can you find a territory to open a franchise with Warrens Bakery?

There are opportunities to open a franchise across the UK. With ambitions to develop a national presence for the brand, Warrens Bakery is keen to find franchisees able to take the brand further across the UK. Franchisees should be interested in opening multiple outlets, and there is the opportunity to take on further territories, once an initial series of stores have been successfully managed.

For further information on specific territories, contact the brand directly by filling in the enquiry form found on this page.


Where is the Warrens Bakery franchise head office located?

The head office for the Warrens Bakery franchise is located in Cornwall.


How much does it cost to start a franchise with Warrens Bakery?

The cost for a franchise package with Warrens Bakery starts at £18,500. There may be additional costs, include lease and rent, legal fees and other charges.


What does a franchise package with Warrens Bakery include?

The cost of the Warrens Bakery franchise includes everything needed to set up the business, including complete training and ongoing support, and all relevant food safety and hygiene certifications required. Franchise owners also receive support with site design and project management, and marketing and PR support for the store opening.


What kind of financial support can you get to start a Warrens Bakery franchise?

While Warrens Bakery does not provide funding to start a franchise, interested candidates may be able to get financial support from most major banks or lenders. You may be required to put together a business plan to support your application.


What sort of experience or background do you need to start a Warrens Bakery franchise?

Warrens Bakery is looking for potential franchise candidates who can commit to a multi-unit agreement, with a minimum of five stores. Franchise owners should, therefore, have previous experience in the food industry, and have a track record in successfully running food outlets.

As any potential franchise owner would be responsible for managing multiple outlets, you should have excellent management and organisational skills, with the ability to oversee different teams and keep on top of any issues that arise. You should have strong communication skills, and the ability to motivate and inspire your team. Most importantly, you should have a passion for baking and food, with a desire to share premium food items with your customers.


What kind of training and support is available with a Warrens Bakery franchise?

Warrens Bakery provides all of its franchisees with a comprehensive package of training to ensure they have the right skills to run the business, regardless of background or previous history. All franchise owners receive training on food safety and undergo certifications to make sure that they meet all legal hygiene requirements. Franchise owners are also provided with support and training to help them manage a multi-unit franchise, and ensure that the brand continues to thrive and grow. This includes training on understanding national supply, economies of scale and staff management.

Warrens Bakery provides regional-specific products, and franchisees are supported with mapping techniques to help identify which product ranges may be most successful in each territory.

Once a franchise owner is ready to start developing the business, Warrens Bakery’s team will help select and choose the best premises for each store, with assistance in site development and design. Before a franchisee is ready to open, Warrens Bakery will also provide support with POS and in-house marketing, with an extensive range of materials worth over £10,000, to ensure a successful launch campaign in the local area. Furthermore, franchise owners and their staff can receive ongoing training and support, with operational training for new staff members as the brand grows.


What are the market opportunities for a Warrens Bakery franchise?

Warrens Bakery is a long-established baked foods franchise, that places an emphasis on heritage and traditional craftsmanship. This gives it an advantage over many other competitors, and its customers value the level of quality they can expect from their goods. Warrens Bakery also market themselves as a premium bakery, and stand out against a competitive market by offering a higher-end product.

The brand has won several awards and accolades for their products over the years, including an award for being one of the top three rnaking bakeries in the UK, and a gold prize at the British Pie Awards. The brand believes there is a gap in the makret for a craft bakery, to meet the needs of more discerning customers.

As Warrens Bakery offers a tailored product range to suit each market and territory, franchise owners can enjoy a higher level of success, though offering items designed to succeed in each area. For ambitious, motivated individuals who are keen to grown and develop a food business with a difference in the UK, Warrens Bakery can be a great step.


How to get started on owning your own Warrens Bakery franchise

To find out more about starting a franchise with Warrens Bakery, complete the enquiry form found on this page today.

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