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Fast Food franchises in the UK

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Panku

Panku

This is your opportunity to own and operate a Panku street food kiosk which is already up and running, generating revenue and profit. Min. Investment: £10,000
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Auntie Anne's

Auntie Anne's

The world’s largest soft pretzel brand. Sell handcrafted, freshly baked products from a prominent retail location with high footfall. Min. Investment: £50,000
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Marlowe's Burgers

Marlowe's Burgers

Marlowe's Burger is expanding, and we're looking for passionate entrepreneurs to join our journey. With a commitment to quality, we're redefining what it means to be a food franchise.
Plan Burrito

Plan Burrito

We have designed the ultimate Tex-Mex street food range with distinctive and indulgent flavours keeping our fans spoilt for choice. Min. Investment: £20,000
Geek Retreat

Geek Retreat

Join us in expanding the Geek Retreat brand into your own territory, and become a part of the Geek Retreat success story
Buy & Bite

Buy & Bite

A slice of success with this budding East Asian restaurant franchise that is part of a multi-billion-pound market. Min. Investment: £100,000
The Fat Pizza

The Fat Pizza

Join one of the UK’s fastest-growing and in-demand pizza & delivery operations! Min. Investment: £12,000
Ghost Burgers

Ghost Burgers

A fantastic opportunity to be part of a new, growing franchise across the UK in the always in-demand fast-food sector. Min. Investment: £150,000
Cactus Jacks

Cactus Jacks

A highly branded, family orientated casual dining restaurant specialising in Tex-Mex Cuisine. Min. Investment: £15,000
YO!

YO!

Join this expanding brand, with a distinctive and recognisable identity, combining Japanese youth culture, bright, colourful designs, and fresh tasting dishes. Min. Investment: £10,000
Panku

Panku

This is your opportunity to own and operate a Panku street food kiosk which is already up and running, generating revenue and profit. Min. Investment: £10,000
Papa Ji

Papa Ji

The perfect opportunity to take a bite out of the ever-profitable fast-food sector with an Modern Asian Twist that stands out from the crowd. Min. Investment: £25,000
The Greek Outdoors

The Greek Outdoors

The Greek Outdoors is an outdoor catering franchise specialising in Cypriot cuisine. Min. Investment: £19,995
Quiznos

Quiznos

Owning a sandwich franchise has never been easier! Become a part of this global success story and achieve financial freedom as a franchisee. Min. Investment: £50,000

Franchise Spotlight: Fast Food

A rapidly expanding industry with a lot of benefits to franchising. Could the Fast Food business be for you?

When fast food restaurants first arrived on the scene, they were novel for the way that they approached customer experience. The way that people viewed eating out was completely changed as people could order and receive their food in a relatively short period of time.

The fast food industry, although it has changed since then, still places a lot of emphasis on the customer experience and they are shifting towards a more and more seamless interaction for the consumer.

Starting a fast food restaurant is something that is appealing to a lot of entrepreneurs and a way to do this might be through buying a franchise.

Sector overview 

  • In 2017, the fast food franchise Five Guys was voted as the number one fast food franchise in the UK by Market Force Information. It only just beat Nando’s which is also a popular favourite
  • The fast food industry in the UK is dominated by international brands most probably because of the consumer recognition factor.
  • From 2014 to 2017 there were 4000 new fast food outlets that opened across England.
  • The fast food industry has seen the franchise sector thrive as four out of five franchises become profitable within the first two years

The fast food industry is constantly changing but what doesn’t change is its profitability. Consumers are watching their spending and fast food restaurants are one way in which they’re able to do this. 

Many franchises are paying attention to this and including ‘value menus’ to offer up even cheaper meals

These businesses are able to adapt to suit consumer needs and this has helped them to keep relevant over the past few decades.

The structure of franchises in the fast food sector

The main advantage that comes with owning a franchise is the brand recognition that comes with it. This is particularly true of the fast food sector where brand recognition plays such a large role in the success of companies in the industry.

Franchising, therefore, lets you piggyback on the advertising and recognition of a larger company as well as the experience, knowledge and expertise that they offer.

There are several different franchise models that you may come across in the fast food industry but the most common is the Business Format Franchise. This type is offered by McDonald's and it is where you will own that particular franchise and the parent company will collect regular royalty fees from you.

In exchange for these royalty fees, you will also get regular support for the parent company, you will get material to train your staff and you will obviously be allowed to use their brand name.

All the stock and uniforms and equipment that you buy, though, will be from the parent company.

Is a fast food franchise for me?

Franchising has been a way for a lot of entrepreneurs to enter the market and run their own business. There are a few things to consider before you do, though.

Buying and setting up a franchise can be a very expensive process. The costs that are involved can mount up and there are often costs that appear that you were not prepared for.

The franchise agreement can also be a lengthy document that is vastly different from franchise to franchise. You should read it carefully and it could help to have a lawyer look at it.

The advantages, though, are that you will become part of a network that will be there to offer you support through the process of setting up your business. This support will differ from franchise to franchise but, if you find the right franchise for you, it can be a great way to get advice and help.

The brand recognition that will come with joining this network of franchises can play a large role in the success of your business in the competitive industry of fast food. Your business will be marketed by a parent company that has resources that a small business does not.

The success of a franchise will often depend on you choosing the right one. Be sure to do your research and find out how much support you will be offered and what kind of costs are involved. The more informed you are the more chance there is of having it be a success.