If you’re looking for a highly profitable franchise investment in the fast food sector, you can’t beat Miss Millie’s awesome chicken. Running your own franchise is the best of both worlds if you’re a business-minded person looking to expand your professional horizons. Read on, and discover everything you need to know about the possibility of starting a restaurant franchise and selling delicious Miss Millie’s chicken.
As you try to choose the right chicken franchise for you, you’re sure to see the name Miss Millie’s pop up. Miss Millie’s is a popular quick service and delivery chain with locations across Wales and the South West, occupying a strong place in a growing sector of the food service industry. For perspective: There are over 3,500 chicken shops in the UK as of 2020, and just under a third of these were opened between 2012 and 2020 [Local Data Company].
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Does Miss Millie’s franchise in the UK?
If starting your own restaurant franchise selling tasty chicken in-store and to-the-door is your idea of a dream investment, you’ll be thrilled to know that yes, Miss Millie’s does franchise in the UK. The franchise is highly flexible, and the Miss Millie’s brand works at any scale, meaning you could choose to run a takeaway location, a dine-in location or a drive-through, opening up shop in a range of different locations from malls to airports.
Miss Millie’s is a well-known and successful brand throughout the South West and Wales. We’re now searching for the right people to help us take our brand, and our awesome chicken, across the UK. If you’re interested in opening your own franchise and building on the success of the last 30 years please get in touch.
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The history of Miss Millie’s fried chicken
Miss Millie’s is a chicken franchise like no other. Every restaurant - of which there are currently 11, with 10 more in the pipeline for 2022 - uses Grade A farm-assured chicken, coated in a secret seasoning recipe created by Colonel Sanders’ grandson. The menu is filled with delicious dishes, from the chicken fried to perfection to the gourmet burgers, loaded fries and classic desserts like apple pie and ice cream. When a customer is looking for quick service, great value and amazing food, they turn to Miss Millie’s.
The brand started its journey into being way back in 1988. Miss Millie’s founder, Harry Latham, had introduced KFC to the UK with his business partner Ray Allen in the 60s, becoming Managing Director of KFC UK in the 70s. But in 1988, Harry left KFC to establish Miss Millie’s. In fact, Millie herself is named after the Colonel’s daughter, Mildred.
Miss Millie’s continued to be owned by the Latham family until very recently, in 2019, at which time it was bought by a company already operating in the restaurant sector. 2020 marked the start of an exciting rebrand for the fast food brand featuring a redesigned logo, redesigned restaurants and a management overhaul - all spearheaded by Managing Director Carl Traill, a former Director of Operations at Burger King UK. If you’d love to get on board with this growing franchise just off the back of its exciting rebrand, you can!
As Miss Millies enters an exciting new era, with a new look, new menu, new restaurants, and a new leadership team, we are perfectly placed to expand our awesome brand, whilst always remaining true to our heritage.
- Carl Traill, Miss Millie’s Managing Director
Start a franchise in the fried chicken industry with a Miss Millie’s restaurant
If everything you’ve learned about Miss Millie’s thus far has left you more and more keen to invest with the franchise and join the fried chicken family, keep reading. The three questions answered below will provide you with all the information you need in order to make a fully informed franchise investment with Miss Millie’s...
1. How do you go about starting your own restaurant franchise with Miss Millie’s?
You can contact Miss Millie’s directly for more information about franchising - there’s a dedicated page for franchisees to explore on the website. Note, before you do, that in order to be an ideal investor you’ll need proven experience in the fast food and takeaway industry and enough capital to fund the potential launch of several Miss Millie’s franchise units. You’ll also need to be ambitious, resilient and hard-working, with a passion for the Miss Millie’s brand and a willingness to follow a proven business model.
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2. How much do you need to invest?
In order to become a Miss Millie’s franchise owner, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment in the region of £175,000 to £450,000. The final figure will depend on factors such as the type of investment you make and the locations you open up shop in. You’ll also need to cover franchise fees of £25,000.
The average cost of starting a franchise in 2018 was £42,200 [British Franchise Association], but it’s no surprise that Miss Millie’s is above this average. It’s a restaurant franchise (always one of the most expensive types of franchise investment), and a highly recognisable brand name associated with fast food giant KFC.
3. What do you get for your investment?
We are a well-established brand with over 30 years of franchising success. An experienced and passionate team will support you to achieve huge growth opportunities in new areas with our proven franchise model that comes with attractive rewards.
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After an investment with Miss Millie’s, you’ll be supported from day one. Your comprehensive franchise package will contain everything you need to make your Miss Millie’s location/locations as successful as possible. You’ll be fully trained, assisted with site selection and fit-out, and supported by an experienced head office team during start-up AND long after launch.
Miss Millie’s franchise opportunities are a great way to launch a thriving chicken business
If you love chicken and you’d really like to become a restaurant manager, you can’t beat an investment with Miss Millie’s. But if you can’t foot the bill, or you’re not sure the brand is right for you, don’t stop your research there. There are many different restaurant franchise investment opportunities available to you, from other chicken restaurants like Rooster Shack all the way to classy wine bars like Veeno.
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