Here arefive of the most popular franchise businesses in the UK:
SparWith over 2, 400 franchises in the UK, this convenience store leaves other franchise options trailing behind. it’s also the oldest brand on the list to have a presence in Britain the first Spar store opened in the UK in 1957.
Costa CoffeeFounded in London in 1971, Costa coffee has since expanded to include 1, 500 franchisee stores in the the UK. The brand is currently so popular with aspiring entrepreneurs that the company’s owners arent offering new full store franchises right now hardly a surprise considering the profit margins on coffee.
KFCOne of the biggest franchise chains in the world, this fast-food brand has over 800 stores in the UK, and certainly has high hopes for franchisees who are expected to expand to ten restaurants in five years.
Kumon MathsAt 680 franchises in the UK, this education brand is the country’s most popular non food and drink option and commands a much lower investment than the other brands on the list, requiring an initial investment of only 3, 000.
Burger KingWith over fifty years of experience making burgers, it’s no surprise that the US brand is so popular worldwide with fast-food entrepreneurs. The owners of the UK’s 654 franchises also have the dubious honour of having something in common with music legend Chris Brown, who revealed in 2015 that he owns 14 Burger King franchises in the US. Thinking of taking the plunge and going for franchising? Check out this list of five things to consider in year one.
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