Exciting master and area development opportunities are available to bring successful international brands into the UK.Many established brands such as Tim Hortons, Domino's, Molly Maid and Snap-on Tools all started this way in the UK. Master and area development franchises are ideal opportunities for those with the ambition, skills and finances to take a franchise with a proven track record in other countries and develop it in the UK. The role of the master franchisee(s) will include setting up pilot franchisees, developing a franchisee recruitment system, building a franchisee network, developing a support infrastructure and marketing the brand. We have a list of franchises currently looking for UK investors
High investment success stories
Exclusive Interview with Tracy Vardy, multi-brand franchisee for Costa Coffee and Pita Pit
Altrincham based franchisee Sim Trava owns 29 Costa Coffee branches and two branches of healthy fast-food chain Pita Pit in the North West and North East. Owned by husband and wife duo Simon and Tracy Vardy, the family run business has grown strongly over the past decade and is set to hit £20m turnover by 2018.
In this article, Tracy Vardy talks to whichfranchise about her journey with Sim Trava and the future plans for this ambitious business.Read more
High investment franchise videos
If you are interested in buying a master franchise and want to know more about the franchises available, then we have a selection of videos for you to watch that will give you further insight into the opportunities.
Denny’s announces plans to enter the UK by the end of the year
American diner chain Denny’s has announced that it plans to enter the UK by the end of the year. The chain, famous for its all-day breakfasts featuring US favourites such as pancakes and hash
browns, is set to open its first British location in Swansea, South Wales, shortly after Christmas. A further nine stores will open throughout the UK over the next several years.
What is a master franchise? And why invest in one?
Master franchises are those franchises which have proven successful elsewhere and are now looking to replicate this success in the UK. They are however not proven in the UK and whilst they may be hugely successful in their own country, it doesn't necessarily mean that what works somewhere else will necessarily work here. It is therefore vital that you undertake as much research as possible to identify if master franchising is right for you; e.g. can you finance the purchase, and have enough capital to run the operation, and do you have the required skills? You also need to evaluate whether the UK market is right for this franchise. We have an advice section to help you fully understand investing in a master franchise.
Featured master franchise
With over 6500 stores worldwide, The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest hamburger restaurant company. We have more than 30 years of international franchising experience, and so our franchise partners benefit from a first-class support system and our proven operations platform. All current Wendy’s international franchisees are multi-unit developers; with most operating under licenses to develop the full market or territories in which they operate.Read more
Free franchise consultation
Johnny Sellyn, founder of whichfranchise and a leading expert in international franchising, is available to answer any questions you may have about master franchising; bringing a franchise to the UK or investing in a master franchise. Find out more...
Top tips for successful master franchising
- Look for a franchise business that operates successfully in its home country
- Thoroughly research the business and the market in the UK
- Ensure that the franchising model works for all parties
- Seek expert advice from bfa affiliated professionals
- Operate you own outlet(s) to prove the model works over here
- Ensure that you have sufficient capital and financial backing
- Conservatively forecast franchisee development targets
- Don't underestimate the time it will take to get established
The role of the master franchiseeIt is the responsibility of the Master Franchisee, especially at country level, to replicate what a franchisor does in their domestic market. This will include setting up pilot franchisees, developing a franchisee recruitment system, building a franchisee network, developing a support infrastructure and marketing the brand. Read more... Read more
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