It’s estimated that in 2017, the British will spend a whopping £54.7 billion on eating out or ordering in. That's a phenomenal amount of takeaways and restaurant meals, from 11.5 billion visits to “out of home” eating venues.
The nation’s growing army of takeaway food options – from high street restaurants to mobile food kiosks – play a huge role in that. In fact, 'grab and go' food is growing faster than restaurants. According to one survey, quick service food businesses have increased by over 34% recently, where as eat-in venues saw a 11.9% increase.
Are you looking into takeaway food, as a way to become your own boss? It has certainly been a terrific source of entrepreneurial success in the UK. Many small business start-ups have gone on to be national or even international chains.
However, starting up a food service business as a stand alone enterprise is particularly hard these days, thanks to big competition from established players. Plus, stringent food hygiene laws, as well as insurance requirements and the high costs of ingredients, make it much more difficult. This makes a takeaway franchise a very tasty option. Takeaway franchise choices are extensive and varied. Everything from big names such as McDonald's, KFC, Subway, Burger King and Domino's, to relative newcomers in franchising such as Sam’s Chicken and Spice 2 Go.
Many big food companies offer drive through versions for a takeaway franchise too – such as Harry Ramsden's and Starbucks.
Becoming your own boss with a takeaway franchise means getting help with finding the right location, meeting planning requirements and training support. It also provides preferential rates for equipment and food supplies, cost savings that can help ensure you make more profit.
Having an established brand name can also draw in loyal customers who will seek out your outlet, which can be the difference between a successful takeaway, and one that 'goes away'.
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