Franchise Spotlight: Food Services
Foodservice franchises offer entrepreneurs the confidence to start a new business.
Takeaway and food delivery businesses have continued to perform strongly over the years. Owning a franchise can help you succeed in a competitive sector with an established and recognised brand. In 2018, foodservice sales grew by more than 5% totalling close to $90 billion, showing a healthy industry growth rate.
With 47% of Canadians regularly ordering takeaway food to counterbalance their busy lives, sales in the foodservice industry remained healthy.
Foodservice industry opportunities
There are many niche business opportunities within the foodservice sector; Speaking Roses offers its customers the chance to write personalised messages on fresh flowers, fruits, and edible products, using unique printing technology. This global brand costs less than CA$9,000 to set up, with no other business offering the same service.
Perhaps you have always had your heart set on owning a pizzeria but have always been put off by the competition, with pizzerias taking a 9% slice of the foodservice industry. Owning a Pizza Forno franchise offers a 24/7 machine-baked pizza service, allowing franchise owners to own a low-operation food vending franchise.
There are also numerous bricks-and-mortar franchises, such as Deville Coffee, a member of 98 Food Co. Between the company’s four brands – including Dirtbelly, ChaChi’s and Hula – there are close to 50 locations in Western Canada and more than 10 sites in development.
Second Cup has been operating across the Great North for 46 years, growing to be one of Canada’s largest speciality coffee retailers, with 325 cafes across the country. The investment price can range up to CA£550,000 depending on location and store size. Second Cup is offering aspiring franchisees the chance to own a new redesigned, rebranded neighbourhood café.