There are many exciting franchises in a range of different sectors that could be a perfect fit for you. If you’ve been thinking about changing your career and embracing a whole new and exciting opportunity, why not look into the ShakeTastic franchise?
The ShakeTastic franchise is one of the leading healthy food and ice cream franchises in the UK. From exquisite looking milkshakes with only the freshest ingredients to delicious and indulgent ice creams, this food franchise has been a fast-growing feature of the industry for some time.
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to make a career change with a healthy food franchise, why not look into ShakeTastic?
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Does ShakeTastic franchise in the UK?
We currently operate two ShakeTastic franchises and are adding more to our portfolio. We’ve been very impressed with the expert support, positive and friendly attitude and the attention to detail we have received from everyone at ShakeTastic.This is a brand that is destined for big things and we will be opening in a third location before the end of 2017.
- Moussa Karnib, ShakeTastic franchisee.
ShakeTastic absolutely does franchises in the UK. There are a range of different franchisees throughout the UK and having come through some tough years of tight trading restrictions, this franchise is looking ahead to a new year and is forecasting future growth to come.
Moreover, this franchise is fully kitted out for operating in a mobile way. From mall kiosks to portable locations, you can enjoy not just excellent profitability but job satisfaction and mobility as well.
So, could this franchise be for you?
What is the history of ShakeTastic?
ShakeTastic has been operating as a leader of the milkshake industry for several years. And although every business has been impacted by restrictions, ShakeTastic is looking forward to getting its operations back to normal.
Having opened its inaugural store in Qatar in 2016, the franchise quickly moved into the UK market and has been turning over healthy revenue since. But, as with any franchise, the business is only as strong as the franchisees who work within it. So if you think that you could be the next franchisee, here’s what you need to know.
Become a franchisee in the food sector
Whether you’re looking to move into this sector with ShakeTastic or any other healthy food franchise, here is some key information you need to take into account.
1. Are you the right fit for ShakeTastic?
Franchising is an excellent way to balance a profitable business opportunity with the reward and satisfaction of being your own boss. But not everyone has the right skills to become a franchisee, so before looking into ShakeTastic, ask yourself if you have the right skills. For example, how confident are you when it comes to:
- Writing and perfecting a business plan?
- Recruiting new members of your team?
- Obtaining new funding for your business?
- Marketing your franchise?
- Communicating with all stakeholders?
You will be called upon to develop a wide range of different skills that can be applied broadly, so even if you think there’s plenty of room to develop your leadership skills further, you shouldn’t feel like running a franchise is out of your league. Your franchisor may still have dedicated development programmes open to you, so don’t be put off!
2. Are you ready to invest?
You will need to make a minimum and total investment, potentially on top of some ongoing franchising fees that you’ll need to be ready for. There’s no exact figure that you will need to be ready to pay, however to give you a better idea of what level of investment you may need to make, here are some comparative examples from similar food franchises:
- Gelateria 3 BIS requires a minimum investment of around £150,000
- Bubblewrap asks for a minimum investment of around £36,000
- The exciting Crepe Delicious franchise needs a minimum investment of £50,000
So as you can see, there is no set investment figure. And there’s more good news. Whatever figure you need to invest to get your own ShakeTastic franchise up and running, there’s plenty of financial support to help you.
Because franchise businesses have excellent survival rates and good profitability, your business is seen as a safe entity to lend to. The upshot is that you will likely be able to take advantage of some very good loans that work in your favour.
3. What do you get in return?
In return for your investment, you will be able to take part in a comprehensive training package that covers all the essentials you will need as a franchisee, covering:
- Location assistance
- Negotiation support
- Initial and ongoing training for you and your staff
- An all-encompassing business operations manual
- An initial stock of your marketing materials
- Day-to-day guidance
- Intellectual property assets
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Become a franchisee with a healthy food franchise
Becoming a franchisee means taking charge of many aspects of your career. From being your own boss to taking advantage of the excellent training and support options open to you, running your own healthy food franchise helps you combine all the most enjoyable elements of being in business.
But if this sector isn’t the right one for you - it’s not the end of your franchising journey. There are lots of different franchises in other sectors that could be a better suit for your needs. Consider where you could be a better fit for the restaurant sector, or maybe the organic fast food sector. Alternatively, have a look at all the other opportunities on the UK franchise directory.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©