Sandwich bar launches first franchise in England

Baguette Express, a sandwich bar franchise, has opened its first outlet in England.

The new outlet has been launched in Halifax by franchisees Chris Charalambous, Nick Charalambous and Gavin Pearson. Based in Scotland, Baguette Express currently has 16 sandwich bars and aims to have 30 branches throughout the UK by the end of the year.

'We're delighted that such successful entrepreneurs as Gavin, Chris and Nick have realised the business potential inherent in our healthy fast food franchise and are keen to spread the word about Baguette Express throughout England,' says Billy Stenhouse, joint founder of Baguette Express. 'We regard it as a testament to the popularity of our snacks and the appeal of our franchising model that a number of our franchisees have taken up more than one license and sought to build their own portfolio under the Baguette Express brand.'