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Muffin Break Franchise

Muffin Break is a bakery café with over 60 franchises across the UK and 300 worldwide.

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At a Glance

Established: 2001 in UK

UK Presence: Over 60 franchises

Start Up Cost: £280,000

International Presence 300 franchises worldwide

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Exhibition Accredited

Franchise Info

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Muffin Break is an exciting and contemporary bakery café brand.  Our freshly baked products and individually designed modern stores have been a winning recipe throughout the UK since 2001.

Muffin Break is famous for making deliciously good food, baked fresh every day in-store. We are passionate about sourcing only the best Arabica beans, to deliver the perfect coffee.  And there is more to us than just muffins and coffee, our stores also freshly prepare a range of other items to suit every occasion – breakfast range, sweets, lunch items and made to order cold beverages.

Our customers can enjoy a friendly, community experience whilst benefiting from the quality products and promotions from an established brand. 

“We chose Muffin Break over other franchises because we specifically wanted to get into coffee. We were already aware of Muffin Break as we were fans of the intu Derby store. We were really impressed with Muffin Break as customers, so when there was an opportunity to own one ourselves we jumped at the chance!”
Matt and Shelley Jemmerson, Multi-site franchisee

We are looking to further expand the Muffin Break brand across the UK and so are keen to talk to those with a desire to run their own bakery café business with the support of a brand with national and international success.

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The Muffin Break franchise opportunity

“I invested in my first Muffin Break store in Scotland in Dundee 10 years ago. My hard work and commitment coupled with the strength of the fresh food choice, luxury coffee and contemporary shop design has allowed me to expand to a further 10 stores nationwide.”
Craig Free, Franchises Nationwide

This is a fantastic opportunity to run your own bakery café business and be part of a franchise brand that’s world renowned and recognised.  You will experience the freedom of running your own business, whilst taking advantage of a valued and established brand name.

We benefit from strong relationships with major retail landlords allowing our franchisees to open their own Muffin Break stores in highly desirable retail locations. 

What we do for you

We design each store to make the best use of your site.  We manage the entire construction program for you as well as supervising the fit out, ensuring you get the perfect environment with equipment of the highest quality.

We give you advice on everything from baking to business planning, marketing to product presentation…. we’re there when you need us and we step back when you don’t. We understand that our franchisee’s businesses are their own. We support and nurture your business, we don’t run it for you.

Previous experience within the food industry is not a necessity, however basic management capabilities are required for any retail venture. We also look for:

  • Enthusiasm, ambition, integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Personal day-to-day involvement in the management of the business
  • Financial capacity to open and operate the business
  • A willingness to adhere to the required systems and procedures
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How we train and support you

“After much research I bought my first Muffin Break in 2012 and have never looked back since. The continual operational support has enabled me to grow my business rapidly and expand – I purchased my 9th store this year.”
Hamid Qayyum, Multi-site franchisee

As a Muffin Break franchisee you will receive onsite training from our expert team and will cover all areas of running a bakery café business including marketing, operations and staffing; providing you with the skills and knowledge required to run your own Muffin Break franchise.

Our franchisees are also supported with regular onsite visits.  And with support and advice just a phone call away, each franchisee can rely on the Muffin Break team to assist them in creating the business they have always dreamed of.

Muffin Break’s experienced and passionate marketing department are always developing strong marketing strategies and campaigns to support both the brands reputation and sales figures. To compliment this, each franchisee is provided with support in the development and delivery of bespoke local area marketing campaigns, which are aimed to target and capitalise on regional opportunities.

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How much does a Muffin Break franchise cost?


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Muffin Break franchisees are responsible for all store-related expenses. Additionally, franchisees are required to pay the following monthly fees:

  • A franchise fee of 6% of net sales
  • An advertising fee of 2.5% of net sales
  • A management fee of £800p.a. is payable after the first year of operation

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