Are you interested in becoming your own boss and launching a business in the thriving, ever-expanding QSR sector of the food service industry? If so, and if you have a super-sweet tooth, why not start your own Kaspa’s franchise? Read on, and find out how you might go about becoming a UK franchisee of this dessert bar chain.
The fast food industry’s rate of growth doubled between 2016 and 2019 [MCA Insight], and there are many profitable investment opportunities available to you in this expanding sector. One such opportunity - and potentially the ideal opportunity - is investing in a Kaspas franchise. This sweet treat specialist might be the perfect dessert franchise for you.
Does Kaspa’s franchise in the UK?
If you’re interested in running your own ice cream shop business, you’ll be delighted to hear that Kaspa’s does indeed franchise within the UK, and would be happy to welcome you from its Croydon, London headquarters. If Kaspa’s is the right fit for you, make sure you get in touch, as it’s a profitable, fun and well-supported opportunity that you won’t want to miss.
Joining our strong network provides our franchisees with a wide customer base, strong brand recognition and purchasing power that make investing in a franchise with us a highly profitable and rewarding experience for ambitious [people with] high standards.
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The history of Kaspa’s desserts
Obsessed with Kaspa’s desserts? You’re not alone. Kaspa’s shakes, ice cream sundaes, waffles and more are to die for if you’re a lover of sweet things, and they have been since the chain was founded by Azhar Rehman and Qasim Ali Rehman back in 2013. As of June 2021, there are 104 Kaspa’s locations, most of which are in the UK.
In a dessert sector that’s experienced “explosive growth over the last few years”, Kaspa’s is now “a market leader” and “the fastest growing dessert diner in the UK” [Kaspa’s]. The chain has even been voted the UK’s Favourite Dessert Restaurant multiple times over, in 2019 and 2020, and ranks in Franchise Direct’s “Top 100 Franchises in the UK”.
Start a franchise in the QSR industry with a Kaspa’s ice cream and sweets business
If you’d love to join the QSR industry, launching an ice cream bar at a lower initial investment cost than a traditional restaurant with the same high earnings ceiling, Kaspa’s could be the perfect choice. This pink-and-black themed chain of dessert havens welcomes investment, and to discover how you can kickstart your journey with the franchise, you simply need to know the answer to the following three questions...
How do you go about becoming a Kaspa’s franchisee?
You can become a Kaspa’s franchisee by reaching out to the company. If you’re interested in this kind of role, you should know that you’ll need to be willing to develop a business, building a strong and successful team along the way. You’ll also need to be 100% dedicated to delivering high professional standards, effectively recruiting, training and managing your staff, handling local marketing activities, managing day-to-day activities and developing, managing and growing your business as a whole. Helpful skills to possess when making a career change with a dessert business and running your own dessert franchise include:
- Determination, initiative and drive
- Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking
- Attention to detail
- Customer service, communication and negotiation
- Manual dexterity
- People management
- Time management
- Business management and acumen
A huge advantage to franchising is joining an established business, which will often offer extensive training and support in return for a minimum investment, meaning you don’t need a bountiful amount of knowledge or experience in the sector. Kaspa’s is no different, and often, hospitality experience non-specific to the dessert sector won’t preclude you from building a successful Kaspas franchise.
1. How much do you need to invest?
The average cost of starting a franchise was £42,200 as of 2018 [British Franchise Association], but this average is very much that: an average. Fees differ hugely depending on the type of investment you make and the brand name behind the investment, and as Kaspa’s is a big name in the dessert bar world, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £175,000 in order to become a franchisee. If this is out of your budget range, smaller-name (but still thriving) dessert franchise investment opportunities include:
- Chock Shop - To become a Chock Shop franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £10,000, with franchise fees of £15,000 and a total investment cost of £15,000.
- Bubblewrap - To become a Bubblewrap franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £36,000, with franchise fees of £15,000 and a total investment cost of £100,000.
- Rassams Creamery - To become a Rassams Creamery franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £100,000, with franchise fees of £14,950 and a total investment cost of £200,000.
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2. What do you get for your investment?
In return for your franchise investment with Kaspa’s, you’ll receive an extensive franchise package of training and support, including access to the franchise’s tried and tested operating system and market-leading food and drink products that are second to none. Who could ask for more?
You’ll be supported with turn-key store set-up and the launch of your very own Kaspa’s business in a profitable territory, and you’ll have access to the brand’s national advertising fund (as well as benefiting from nationwide marketing and PR campaigns when they run). Post launch, you’ll be able to turn to your franchisor for support whenever it’s required.
Start a Kaspa’s franchise today and enjoy all the benefits of running your own business
If this article has left you more certain than ever that you’d love to start your own dessert franchise with Kaspa’s, stay on Point Franchise and find out more about launching and running this business effectively and efficiently. Discover five tips for marketing your dessert franchise, the current state of franchising in the dessert sector and a day in the life of a dessert franchise owner.
Cara Squires, Point Franchise ©