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Sandwich franchises can be incredibly lucrative opportunities. In fact, the world’s fastest growing franchise, as of September 2013, is a sandwich franchise (see our infographic of the fastest growing franchises worldwide for more information).
One of the advantages of setting up a sandwich franchise is that you don’t need a huge premises to turn a profit; a well-positioned takeaway premises on a good site with high footfall can generate significantly more profit-per-square-foot than a large restaurant style property elsewhere. What matters most when setting up your sandwich franchise is that you choose a well known brand with a reputation for quality, and that you pick a location with a busy lunch trade.
Sandwich franchisees are not just limited to physical takeaway premises; you can often run your franchise from a mobile catering van, or just operate a delivery round. The sandwich business is a competitive one; your food must taste great and should be priced sensibly. You also have a duty to ensure that you meet all food hygiene laws – more information on food hygiene can be found on the Government’s website.