The pizza franchise is one of the most iconic forms of franchise available in the UK. For decades, ambitious franchise owners have been able to jump in to this strong business sector, follow a clearly defined business model under the umbrella of a nationally-recognised brand and earn a substantial living. Many of these franchisees have enjoyed full careers in this business, and are now selling up; as a result, the secondary market for pizza franchise resales today is extremely healthy.
Pizza takeaways can be run from small premises, making them an ideal business for anyone looking for a franchise that can operate with low property outgoings. The smaller footprint of the premises, combined with the high margin on the pizzas themselves, enables successful pizza franchisees to operate within their immediate community in many cases.
Larger, dine-in, pizza restaurants are also popular and should not be overlooked; here, the franchise brand is a real asset to the restaurateur, as is the carefully engineered menu and supply chain logistics enhancements that come with being part of a large corporation. When operating as part of a franchise, the pizza restaurant owner can come to rely on a series of products, training and standards that will ensure consistency of product and customer perception throughout their trading career.