Franchise News

How Five Guys conquered the UK burger market

When Five Guys was preparing to open its first UK restaurant in Covent Garden in 2013, it seemed to be facing an uphill battle. Despite trading from over 1,000 restaurants in the US and Canada, the brand was lesser known in the UK. London’s ‘better burger’ market was booming, with the likes of Byron and […]

Salad Box opens second UK store

A brand-new healthy fast food outlet is coming to Birmingham next month. Global franchise Salad Box will open on Great Charles Street Queensway in October, serving up an array of fresh and nutritious meals and snacks, made using ingredients of the highest quality. With a focus on fresh vegetables and fruits, Salad Box offers salads, […]

Local sports enthusiast is all set to clean up in Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding areas

Nigel Ackrell is launching his own Oven Cleaning Business as part of the Oven Wizards Franchise. Nigel has lived in the local area most of his life, and, as he knows the area really well, he believes there will be a strong demand for his services. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory   […]

Rochdale business delivers global success

A growing family business set up from a bedroom in Rochdale is now a global company trading in 14 countries worldwide. With an office at the Lock 50 Business Centre on Oldham Road, InXpress is part of one of the largest shipping franchise networks in the world, now celebrating 20 years in business. Top Franchises […]

Co-op and NUS agree exclusive retail franchise partnership

The Co-op has become the exclusive retail grocery store franchise partner for the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of a deal which could see it serving seven million students over the next five years, as more Co-op franchise stores open on NUS member campuses. The expansion programme aims to create a significant number […]

KFC to open hundreds of new outlets ­­— including one in Bolton

KFC has plans to open dozens of new outlets across the North West — including one in Bolton. The fast food giant has published a list of target areas to open restaurants across the country, with Bolton East among the 543 places named for a potential franchise. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory […]

Xponential Fitness appoints Michael Abramson as chief operating officer

Global boutique fitness giant Xponential Fitness has appointed Michael Abramson, president of D1 Sports Training, as its chief operating officer. Abramson will be tasked with spearheading the international expansion of Xponential’s eight boutique brands – Club Pilates, CycleBar, StretchLab, Row House, AKT, YogaSix, Pure Barre and Stride. Top Franchises for 2019 – Search our Directory […]

F45 Training Cambridge Station to officially launch this Saturday

F45 Training, located at 60 Station Road, CB1, will be hosting an opening event from 11am to 3pm. A new style of fitness training originating in Australia, F45 (the F stands for ‘functional’) is fitness training with a strong emphasis on team training, with 45-minute classes that deliver life-changing results. Top Franchises for 2019 – […]

Vodafone to open 24 new stores in franchise expansion

Vodafone plans to expand its retail presence with the opening of 24 new high street stores in premises that were previously vacant. The Newbury-based operator is expanding its franchise programme, inviting local entrepreneurs to manage stores with no up-front costs involved. Franchisees will be provided with devices to sell and will earn commission on sales. […]

Yoga brand flexible for growth with new premises

The third franchise of Midlands-based Sandstone Yoga & Pilates has opened its doors in Bearwood, Sandwell, following funding from NatWest. Entrepreneur and yoga instructor Lis Sheridan and her partner Kayley Hall have used a £35,000 funding package from NatWest to set up and fit out the third Sandstone Yoga & Pilates studio, which is located […]

Anytime Fitness parent Self Esteem Brands acquires The Bar Method – reveals worldwide franchise plans

Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased The Bar Method – a low-impact fitness franchise with 123 studios across US and Canada – for an undisclosed sum. The Bar Method was developed by founder Burr Leonard and its flagship studio opened in San Francisco in 2001. Top Franchises for 2019 – […]

The TaxAssist Direct Group rolls out wellbeing support package across its UK and Irish franchise network

The Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme is now being offered to TaxAssist franchisees, staff and their immediate families in the UK and Ireland. The TaxAssist Direct Group is pleased to announce it has adopted the services of Health Assured, the UK and Ireland’s largest employee assistance programme (EAP), which has helped more than 9.5 million […]