Food franchise opportunities

The food and drink sector in the UK remains a solid contributor to the growth of our economy. The industry is already worth an estimated £30 billion a year and its consistent growth shows no signs of slowing.

Proven franchise success

Whilst the retail sector is in decline, us Brits are spending less money on things and more money on experiences and spending time with friends. Much of that time is spent in cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food establishments, so there has never been a better time to get involved in the business of food. Regardless of whether you are looking to open a pizza place, smoothie bar or gourmet burger restaurant, the franchising opportunities are endless.

Many of the UKs most recognisable chains are currently recruiting franchisees, including Subway, McDonalds, Vom Fass and Papa Johns. These are just examples of the many and varied global brands that are rapidly expanding thanks to the success of local franchises. With consumers ever increasing desire for new experiences, bringing a big name franchise to your local town could be your route to big profits.

The UK is hungry!

Although there are perceived hurdles to starting a food franchise, such as health and safety requirements or machinery costs, the benefits greatly outweigh any upfront difficulties. The British public love eating out, especially at new but trusted establishments. Moreover, the abundance of cookbooks and online cooking tutorials means that there is an ever increasing desire for specialty ingredients and more novel ways to try and shop for food.

This has created the perfect environment for a franchise food business to thrive, with consistent growth and high demand. In addition, bringing a franchise to a smaller town means fewer competitors for business and cheaper rental costs, allowing you to maximise your profits.

If you think you are ready to start your food franchise, get in contact with us today to find out how we can help.

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One Delivery franchise

One Delivery

We Deliver

We deliver fast food & restaurant quality food from household names & local independents as well as some national [...]

495 Minimum investment
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Tubz Vending franchise

Tubz Vending

Tubz Brands is the number one tower vending franchise in the UK & Europe

Tubz Brands is the number one tower vending franchise in the UK & Europe, with over 300 franchisees. We are [...]

2,995 +VAT Minimum investment
Retail & Stores
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Loaded Burgers franchise

Loaded Burgers

Gourmet Burgers and Fries

We provide quality flavorful grade-A meat topped off with the freshest ingredients in the market, with the best [...]

25,000 Minimum investment
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HUMPIT franchise

HUMPIT

The only 100% plant-based food franchise in the UK

30,000 Minimum investment
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SUBWAY franchise

SUBWAY

Eat fresh!

SUBWAY is the #1 restaurant chain in total restaurant count with more locations than any other chain in the [...]

100,000 Minimum investment
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Auntie Anne's franchise

Auntie Anne's

We are so much more than just pretzels

Auntie Annes is the largest global soft pretzel chain but we are so much more than just pretzels! The formula [...]

50,000 Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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Esquires Coffee franchise

Esquires Coffee

Great coffee helps

UK's fastest growing ethical coffee franchise.

85,000 Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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Papa John's franchise

Papa John's

Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

Papa John's is an international pizza franchise with over 5,000 stores worldwide in more than 40 markets.

100,000 Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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Lateo Boutique franchise

Lateo Boutique

Premium drinks boutique

A new premium drinks boutique specialising in high end and artisan spirits, ales and coffee

10,000 Minimum investment
Food
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Quick Crpes franchise

Quick Crpes

Exceptional crêpes ~ Excellent profit margins ~ Happy franchisees

Quick Crpes offer you an easy business model achieving a high gross profit margin averaging over 70% across [...]

95,000 Minimum investment
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The Incredible Ice Cream Company franchise

The Incredible Ice Cream Company

Magically Lickswishy - Because Everyone Loves Ice Cream

The Incredible Ice Cream Company was launched in 2008 and in the eleven years since has proved to be a unique [...]

24,000 Minimum investment
Food
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Marugame Udon franchise

Marugame Udon

Japanese owned; serving authentic Japanese food to Europe

Marugame Udon is an established Japanese restaurant concept serving freshly-made on site udon noodles, tempura [...]

250,000 Minimum investment
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Wimpy franchise

Wimpy

Enjoy every moment

Wimpy is an iconic American brand and one of the original fast-food takeaways.

220,000 Minimum investment
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Caf Rouge franchise

Caf Rouge

Caf Rouge is the only established Nationwide French casual dining brand in the UK

350,000 +VAT Minimum investment
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Cinnabon franchise

Cinnabon

Serving fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as other baked treats and specialty beverages

Cinnabon has established a reputation of serving fresh and fragrant cinnamon rolls topped with rich, sweet, [...]

1,400,000 Minimum investment
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With thanks franchise

With thanks

Have you ever come across those eye-catching boxes that sell colourful sweets around shopping centres or your [...]

2,799 +VAT Minimum investment
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Mooboo franchise

Mooboo

The Millenial Franchise Opportunity

Mooboo is one of the latest, hip and upcoming bubble tea stores in the UK

39,950 Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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Baguette Express franchise

Baguette Express

Fresh, Healthier Food

Here at Baguette Express, we offer the tastiest and freshest meals: at an affordable price, in quick serving [...]

30,000 Minimum investment
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Shakeaway franchise

Shakeaway

Shakeaway is the worlds largest MilkShake Bar company and the original re-inventor of the milkshake, shaking since 1999

Shakeaway is a unique Global Company with stores popping up all over the world! Get involved in this fun fast [...]

50,000 Minimum investment
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Crpeaffaire franchise

Crpeaffaire

Crpeaffaire is a unique and independent quality food brand, serving freshly baked savoury and sweet crpes made [...]

130,000 +VAT Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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Dunkin' Donuts franchise

Dunkin' Donuts

Something fresh is always brewin' here!

Dunkin' Donuts offers finest coffee and delicious donuts all over the world.

1,200,000 Minimum investment
Food
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Harry Ramsden franchise

Harry Ramsden

MAD ABOUT FISH AND CHIPS - BE PART OF A GREAT BRITISH TRADITION WITH A HARRY RAMSDEN FRANCHISE

World famous for our Fish & Chips, at Harry Ramsden were proud to be Britains longest established restaurant [...]

150,000 Minimum investment
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Snack Aid franchise

Snack Aid

A Snack For A Cause

We specialise in vending machines which offers sweets and confectionaries where profits go directly to our partner [...]

2,555 Minimum investment
Food
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Bella Italia franchise

Bella Italia

Pizza, Pasta, Grill

Our contemporary design, all day Italian menu, and warm & welcoming personality combine to prove a winning [...]

350,000 +VAT Minimum investment
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Creams Cafe franchise

Creams Cafe

The Ultimate Gelato and Coffee Experience

The Creams story is one of passion, commitment and big flamboyant desserts

250,000 Minimum investment
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LighterLife franchise

LighterLife

LighterLife is one of the leading provider of weight loss programmes and services in the UK

4,500 Minimum investment
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Wafflemeister franchise

Wafflemeister

Hand Made Belgium Waffles

Wafflemeister sells authentic handmade Belgian waffles using a secret family recipe dating back to the 1950s

100,000 +VAT Minimum investment
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Wolf franchise

Wolf

Italian Street Food

WOLF fast, convenient, healthy and Italian

100,000 +VAT Minimum investment
Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Pub
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The Avocado Show franchise

The Avocado Show

PRETTY HEALTHY FOOD

Join us in becoming the #1 restaurant and lifestyle brand in avocados and lets get in touch to see how you [...]

200,000 Minimum investment
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Bagel Corner franchise

Bagel Corner

Bagel Corner is a successful French Bagel restaurant concept.

500,000 Minimum investment
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