Fish and chip restaurant Harry Ramsden’s is planning a franchising push across the UK.
The company, owned by Boparan Restaurant Group, is looking for franchisees to run the brand in over 30 towns and cities across the UK following investment in its existing menu and interiors.
Judd Williams, international development director of Boparan Restaurant group said, ‘Given the increasing importance consumers are placing on provenance, quality and taste when making their dining choices, and the growing popularity of convenience, we see this as the perfect time to expand the brand.’
The restaurant says it has different formats available such as quick service and assisted service models and says a typical investment will cost between £300,000-£450,000, which covers fitout and upfront fees. It is targeting locations in Britain’s coastal regions and cities.
Harry Ramsden’s is the UK’s oldest fish and chip brand and celebrated its 90 year anniversary this year. Its most popular fish-cod-is sourced from the North East Atlantic.
Boom in UK franchising
According to a 2015 survey by the British Franchising Association, franchising has risen 70 per cent over the last decade and now contributes £15.1 billion to the UK economy.
Source: Growth Business