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PITAYA franchise
PITAYA - Thai Street Food Franchise Investment from $233,300
C House Italia franchise
C House Italia - Cafe Franchise Investment from $100,000
Mango Mania franchise
Mango Mania - Cafe Franchise Investment from $76,500
Goodwill franchise
Goodwill - gastronomic supermarkets franchise Investment from $222,000
La Donuteria franchise
La Donuteria - Donut Shop Franchise Investment from $35,000
Nigiwai Sushi franchise
Nigiwai Sushi - Japanese Restaurant Franchise Investment from $67,000
Ormado Kaffeehaus franchise
Ormado Kaffeehaus - Coffee Shop Franchise Investment on demand
Smoothie King franchise
Smoothie King - smoothie and juice bar franchise Investment from $263,550
GIROSmaster franchise
GIROSmaster - Street Food Cafe Franchise Investment from $17,000
iSportBar franchise
iSportBar - Vending Machines Chain Franchise Investment from $5,000
PRIMEBEEF BAR franchise
PRIMEBEEF BAR - bar & grill chain franchise Investment from $59,380
Cream Station franchise
Cream Station - ice-cream shop franchise Investment from $32,000
McDonald's  franchise
McDonald's - restaurant franchise Investment from $1,058,000
Wingstop franchise
Wingstop - restaurant franchise Investment from $346,775
Burger King franchise
Burger King - fast food restaurant franchise Investment from $323,100
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Food franchise opportunities in the United Kingdom

The F&B market in the UK is thriving as Brits like to spend money on having a good time with friends and unforgettable experiences rather than for buying things. Thus, they like eating out which encourages franchisors and franchisees open more and more pizza cafes, gourmet burger restaurants, smoothie bars, fast food establishments, little dessert shops, etc.

Despite some minor difficulties which may occur with starting a franchise in UK such as machinery costs and safety requirements, the benefits are much more. For example, opening a franchise in a small town one will save rental costs and the competition is lower there.

Check out the opportunities of Food Franchises in UK and choose the one which will bring you a good profit!

Industry Overview

  • Revenue of UK restaurant industry, 2016: 34.9 billions GBP

  • Consumer spending on food/catering services, 2017: 81.6 billions GBP

  • Number of restaurant employees in the UK, 2016: 871.000

  • Number of restaurants in the UK, 2016: 83.600

Eating Out Behavior

  • Consumer spending on restaurants and cafes, 2017: 85 billions GBP

  • Average weekly spend on eating out in the UK, 2017: 19 GBP

  • Share of UK consumers eating out at least once a week: 43%

  • Consumers visiting restaurants at least once a week: 1.7 millions

  • Casual dining market spending in 2015: 4.7 billions GBP

  • Most popular restaurant type: Pubs

Restaurant chains

  • Leading fast food chain in the UK: McDonald's

  • Most visited restaurant chain in 2016: Nando's

  • Nando's Group Holdings revenue, 2017: 847.9 millions GBP

  • Number of Subway outlets in the UK: 2.333

  • Number of Pizza Express outlets in the UK: 441