Very tasty franchise opportunity in Cardiff

Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest soft pretzel retailer, has just announced a tasty proposition to the city’s business savvy investors. The company, which has over 1,400 outlets across 24 countries (28 in the UK), is seeking a new franchise partner to own and manage its busy store in St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff.

With huge brands from John Lewis to Apple, Auntie Anne’s say St David’s is the retail address in Cardiff, and with a fantastic location beside the entrance to John Lewis and practically opposite the Apple Store, it’s not surprising this outlet has posted strong profits since it opened in October 2011.

All of Auntie Anne’s pretzels are baked freshly on the premises and guaranteed to never be more than 30 minutes out of the oven. Adding to the allure of the freshly baked smell, the staff are well known for offering samples of the many flavours and styles to entice hungry shoppers over to the counter.

Mahasti Yavari, co-owner of the outlet said: “This is the largest regional shopping centre in South Wales with footfall of more than 20 million each year. We have always done very well here and have a great team of staff that is more than capable of driving the business forward for the new owner.

I think this will really appeal to a food entrepreneur who wants to add an International brand to their portfolio.” UK Franchise Director Max Burton said: “Along with a business model that has been proven for 25 years, the new owner will immediately benefit from being part of a global network with the power of a nationwide marketing campaign. This is an incredible opportunity to own and build what could easily become one of Auntie Anne’s top performing franchises in the UK, so we want to ensure the business is operated by a professional and experienced franchisee!”

A good franchise in the hands of the right franchise owner, can produce incredible results, and offers people the opportunity to run their own business with an inbuilt recipe for success and a support team to train and guide them all the way. All the joys and freedoms of business ownership with dramatically reduced risk.

Around 80 per cent of new independent businesses fail within the first couple of years, whereas with a franchise more than 90 per cent are still profitable and going strong after five!