Cheers to Our Top 3 Bar Franchises

05/03/2018 08:00 | Start a business

Top Bar franchises UK 2018

Have you always dreamed of opening your own bar business under an established franchise brand? If so, here are some of the most popular franchises in the bar business for 2018:

Our top 3 bar franchises:

1 - Bar Sport

A renowned international bar franchise specialising in premium bar products and services, Bar Sport is the biggest sports bars franchise in the UK. A bfa member, it provides stylish rooms with HD TVs, sports memorabilia and an excellent choice of food products such as Champion burgers and beef steaks.

The concept

The Bar Sport brand is all about creating a fun atmosphere and making the clients feel special. This is a business that prides itself on its excellent customer care and ambiance, where people can have a great time while they watch their favourite matches and enjoy delicious food and drink. Unsurprisingly, the target market is sports fans who enjoy watching a game with their friends or family. This is a market that is also happy to spend money on quality food and drink to make the most of the bar experience, regardless of whether the match ends the way theyd hoped.

What Bar Sport is looking for

This could be one of the best franchises to buy if you have an enthusiasm for sport and delivering first-rate hospitality. If you think you could be a good fit, youll need an initial investment of £60,000. This includes the franchise fee, the cost of acquiring a new license, start-up costs, and a training programme with strategies for marketing, sales and business techniques. Bar Sports charges a management service fee of 5% and a marketing fee of 1%.

2 - Lateo Boutique

A premium drinks boutique brand, Lateo offers licenses for its boutiques, bistro bars, events services, cafes and VIP services. Specialising in luxury coffees, spirits and ales, it provides ongoing support for licensing, marketing, business development and sales, including product training and seminars. Each Lateo franchise has an average floor space of 500 square feet, although please note that the franchise package does not include the premises, stock and business infrastructure, which you would need to fund separately.

The concept

Lateo Boutiques's business concept centres on bespoke client packages at very competitive prices. This brand also offers tailored gift packages and VIP services for special occasions such as birthdays. Plus, with a broad target market ranging from music festivals to Christmas markets, there's a robust year-round demand for Lateo's premium drinks products. That means franchisees have high earnings potential, depending on how many hours theyre willing to put into their business.

What Lateo Boutique is looking for

This franchise is always interested in hearing from people who have the drive and motivation to run their own business. You'll need to look smart and presentable, work with integrity, and show plenty of enthusiasm for hospitality, although no formal experience in this sector is necessary.

Youll need a minimum investment of £10,000 and pay a franchise fee of £2,000 to open a Lateo Boutique Franchise. However, you may be eligible for funding support to help you get your business off the ground.

Lateo Boutique expects its franchisees to earn approximately £200,000 in revenue after the first two years, so this is one of the best franchises to buy when you consider the relatively low minimum investment and the potential to earn a substantial income. You'll also benefit from initial and ongoing training, business support, and invitations to attend seminars and event days so can learn how to get your new business off to the best start.

3 - Veeno

If you're a lover of Italian wines, this up-scale bar franchise concept could be the perfect business opportunity for you. Veeno is a high-end Italian wine cafe network offering delicious Italian cuisine and quality wines. Although it's a relatively new network, it's already a provisional member of the bfa, and has won multiple awards such as the 2016 English Italian and the Best Multiple Operator awards. Veeno offers a low-cost franchise model with the potential for excellent returns on your investment, too.

This franchisor believes it has a very competitive alternative business concept and customer experience to the traditional English pub. Although it targets a broad market, franchisees focus on professionals and big spenders who share the brand's passion for high-quality food and wines. The franchisor has two business models: small towns, and larger towns and cities, and each franchise has its own territory, so franchisees can build a large and sustainable customer base.

The concept

The Veeno bar franchise concept is simple: to promote the traditional Italian lifestyle and provide an excellent service with passion and attention to detail at all times. Veeno uses genuine Italian ingredients and recipes to give customers an authentic experience. Plus, each cafe is intricately decorated with high-quality photos of Italy, and staff are trained to guide customers on the most suitable wines to accompany their food choices. In the next few years, this franchisor has ambitious plans to expand in the UK and Ireland so it can enhance its brand visibility and become the most successful Italian wine cafe franchise in the country.

What Veeno is looking for

Veeno seeks ambitious individuals who are passionate about food and drink and can demonstrate an entrepreneurial attitude. To become a franchisee, youll need a minimum investment of £75,000 and enough funds to cover a total investment of £100,000. However, this franchisor is eager to break down barriers to entry so it can get the best talent. That means its always happy to consider candidates who may not have the right funding in place but can demonstrate the right skills and passion for the network.

Your franchise package will include a unique four-week training academy course, which will teach you everything you need to know about how to build profitable, popular franchises with sustainable customer bases. Plus, assistant managers and staff-level employees will also receive tailored training programmes as part of their ongoing professional development.

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