If you’re looking to start a healthy food franchise, but you’re not sure how to find the investment that’s right for you, you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll discover the three key types of health food franchise opportunity, and you’ll learn the ins and outs of each one. When it comes to choosing a franchise, you’ll then have all the knowledge you need to make the right decision for you.
The retail health market is growing by 1.4% year on year [AHDB] and more people in the UK are turning to vegan and vegetarian diets than ever before. For many of these people, the key motivating factor is a desire to eat more healthily. If you’re looking into running your own business in today’s world, starting a healthy food franchise is a really viable and potentially profitable option. Here are the main three avenues that you could go down in order to make this happen...
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1. Starting a healthy restaurant franchise
The restaurant industry is expansive, and every restaurant falls into its own niche - from Italian restaurants to Indian restaurants, and from fine dining restaurants to quick service fast food restaurants. One such niche is that of the health food restaurant and, given that 93% of surveyed consumers want to eat healthy at least some of the time [L.E.K. Consulting], it’s not a bad choice of investment. A healthy restaurant might be one that’s fully vegan and/or vegetarian, or promotes many vegan and vegetarian options. Alternatively, it might just be a restaurant that offers lighter, healthier dishes and cleaner ingredients.
If you choose to start a healthy restaurant business, you’ll likely be faced with a fairly large initial investment cost. In return for this, however, you’ll have the ability to build a thriving restaurant franchise with constant support and guidance from your franchisor. This type of investment would be ideal for someone with the right amount of business management and team leadership experience to make such a large operation a success.
Choosing a healthy food business in the restaurant industry
There are many options when it comes to starting a healthy restaurant franchise. You might choose to invest with Camile Thai, a versatile and sustainable healthy Thai food restaurant, for a minimum initial amount of £100,000, with franchise fees of £20,000 and royalty and advertising fees charged at 5%. Alternatively, you might look into becoming a Yakinori franchisee for a minimum initial investment of £25,000, with franchise fees of £25,000 and a total investment cost of £230,000. Yakinori is an authentic Japanese restaurant franchise offering customers many different nutritional and healthy food options.
2. Starting a health-focused cafe franchise
A cafe or coffee shop franchise is a more casual alternative to a restaurant franchise that operates in a similar way. It generally costs less to invest in a cafe when compared to a restaurant, so if healthy food service provided out of a physical location feels like your calling, you should consider starting a health food cafe. From wellness-promoting drinks like matcha lattes and green teas, to snacks and food options that cater to a range of dietary requirements, there’s plenty of room to firmly seat healthy living at a table in your cafe.
Every time you enter our coffee shops which specialise in açaí products, you will find a beautiful environment, friendly staff and products made with love. We have created a diverse menu that offers healthy and delicious options. Being healthy has never tasted so good!
- The Açaí Spot
How to choose a health food franchise which is cafe-style
One amazing example of a thriving health-focused cafe well worth your research and potential investment is The Açaí Spot, which is quoted above. This coffee shop chain puts the focus on the incredible, extremely healthy açai berry and builds an entire menu around it. You can become a franchisee for a minimum initial investment of £135,000, with franchise fees of £16,000, a total investment cost of £215,000 and advertising and royalty fees charged at 2% and 6% respectively.
3. Starting a healthy food subscription box franchise
If you’d like to find a lower cost investment alternative to something like a health food restaurant or cafe, you should consider franchising with a healthy food subscription box franchise. These businesses gather fresh fruit and veg from the finest farms in Britain and send boxes containing healthy assortments right to the doorsteps of their customers. Given that almost £45 million is spent each week on organic products [The Soil Association], the demand for this type of service is evident and only continuing to grow.
As a franchisee with a healthy subscription box franchise, you’ll enjoy this demand and the many other advantages of opening a healthy food franchise. You’ll also save a lot of money on overheads by not needing to operate out of an open-to-the-public retail premises. You’ll also be delivering pure convenience to customers with doorstep delivery, something that’s a growing consumer priority in 2021.
Finding the right subscription box franchise in the health food sector
If you’re searching for the ideal healthy subscription box franchise, look no further than My Local Farm Box, a franchise that sources, packs and delivers seasonal produce to customers up and down the UK. You can become a My Local Farm Box franchisee via a minimum initial investment of £5,950, with franchise fees of £4,950, a total investment cost of £7,300 and a monthly royalty fee of £150.
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Now you know how to choose a franchise that’s perfect for you, it’s time to enjoy all the benefits of running a health food business
You should now be equipped with a much better idea of where you might fit into this growing and exciting industry. To deepen your research and discover how to run a healthy food franchise of your choosing as well as possible, stay on Point Franchise. Discover the top five health food sector trends of 2021, and find out how to make a career change with a health food franchise that effectively covers all your bases and allows you to attain long-term success.
Cara Squires, Point Franchise ©