Since the first inspiration to put meat between two pieces of bread – an invention named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich – the British have adored the ultimate fast food. If you took all the sandwiches eaten in the UK in one year and laid them end to end, they would go around the world 44 times! A huge proportion of the 11.5 billion sandwiches munched by the British each year is bought from shops and cafes. This means owning your own business could result in getting a nice healthy slice of the massive market for pre-made sandwiches.
Finding a niche for yourself in the £7.85 million sandwich retail market has, in some ways, never been easier. This is a dynamic sector, constantly reinventing this British classic, including bike delivery to workplaces, venues to choose your own fillings and every expanding flavour combinations. However, many people find that the best route to being your own boss making and providing what Northerners call 'butties' or 'stotties' is a sandwich franchise. This means using a proven business model – provided by a successful company – and becoming self-employed under their branding and support.
It provides daily business management help, equipment and supplies at favourable rates, and invaluable marketing support, including a website. The food service sector is also weighed down by legislation these days, which becomes lighter with training and insights from your parent company.
Your choice of sandwich franchise option are varied, from massive high-street names such as Subway to mobile catering ventures. You could also consider Jon Smith Subs, Baguette Express or the North East based Stottie company. Alternatively, go back to where it all started, with an Earl of Sandwich franchise.
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