Five (non-fast) food franchises for sale


When a potential buyer thinks of a food franchise for sale, they may well imagine a fast food franchise, perhaps a garishly-coloured, uniform-sporting, carbon-copy of MacDonald’s and Burger King.

Yet there has a proliferation of food franchise businesses for sale in the UK in recent years.

Listed below are five growth food and drink franchises currently being advertised on to pique your interest:

1. Beer

Ah, the pleasure of the public house. If you’ve dreamed of being your own publican why not look at buying a Greene King franchise under its Meet & Eat umbrella.

Greene King will invest time and money in finding a refurbished and decorated pub, providing you with a ready-to-run business that will allow you to discuss ales and larger while supplying food and drink from the menus already in place. Greene King also pledges to supply marketing support and comprehensive training.

2. Ice cream

If you have always pictured yourself singing ‘Just one cornetto’ at work why not look at franchise opportunities with multi-award-winning ice cream company Archer’s Jersey Ice cream? With a proven business model for selling tasty frozen treats from a location of your choice, as a franchisee you’ll be taught how to make and sell the products.

The consumption of coffee is still on the up, but what happens if the customer isn’t always willing to travel far and wide to get their mocha fix?

You’ll also get hands-on assistance, and help with equipment purchase and parlour design. This could be for you if selling cinder toffee and lemon cheese cake cones floats your boat.

3. Buffet

When lunchtime rolls around customers now demand more than an over-priced sandwich and that’s where Jasper’s catering food franchise opportunity come in. The company provides up market sandwich buffets for lunch meets, networking events and conferences.

If you dream of having your own catering company then you may want to look at this franchise, where customers found for you so you can generate orders as soon as you start. Jasper’s will provide ongoing support and help with the administration. A wonderful way to be customer-focused and to meet new people.

4. Coffee

Fancy being your own best barista? The consumption of coffee is still on the up, but what happens if the customer isn’t always willing to travel far and wide to get their mocha fix?

Cafe2U reasoned: why not bring the java to the client? Each coffee franchise owner will be provided with a Mercedes-Benz Vito van equipped with all the coffee-making paraphernalia so they can roast their unique coffee blend. They’ll also help you obtain your trading licence and to take part in function work.

5. Ethical snacks

What about wanting to do something foodie with a charitable bent? Sweet Appeal is looking for franchisees to sell their line of branded sweets and snacks to all sorts of customers in imaginative ways.

With a business that isn’t in the customer’s face, there is a no-commitment policy for customers. Franchisees furnish the sweets and collect cash, knowing that some of the proceeds of their sales will benefit the Marie Curie Cancer Care initiative. 

Sweet Appeal will give their franchisees an exclusive trading territory in various shops, health centres, hotels and so on.

So there we are. There are fascinating food franchises aplenty on and not a burger and fries in sight.

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