New Launches - August/September
As many consultants will tell you, investing in a new launch franchise has multiple advantages, not least the extra attention that accompanies being one of the original franchise owners for a business. Here The Franchise Magazine identifies three new franchises that we believe are set to do big things in the industry over the next twelve months.
SanondafSector: Food and Beverages
A unique new offering to the British franchise market, Sanondaf is a brand that is built on that inexhaustible commodity that so many successful businesses have used as the basis for growth – convenience. The franchise is the first European disinfection and decontamination franchise. Franchise owners buy into a business whereby they are tasking with managing a business to deliver touch-less disinfection solution, which is sprayed onto bacteria-ridden surfaces to kill 99.99 per cent of all bacteria, mould, fungus and hazardous germs. Investors benefit from an extremely large audience too, as the Sanondaf service has application in the healthcare, education, transport, farming and catering and hospitality sectors.
The Sanondaf franchise package provides comprehensive training and support to ensure investors are able to establish a successful business delivering touch-less disinfectant solutions to a wide range of clients and customer locations. Product training is included in the package. What’s more, a Sanondaf franchise can be operated from home or an office location. The business is looking for franchise owners with a demonstrable track record of success who can recognise an exceptional business. Entrepreneurial enthusiasm is the driving force behind the growth of this innovative concept, which has an impressive gross profit margin of more than 80 per cent.
Pan chaiSector: Food The food and beverage area of franchising has seen another addition recently in the form of Pan-Asian cuisine providers, Pan Chai – of Harrods. The business has long held a prestigious spot in London’s world famous department store and decided, in 2013, to begin offering investors the chance to become part of the quality brand through franchising.
Saturated in gorgeous imagery of delicious-looking sushi and Asian-inspired dishes, the brand’s web site profiles the high quality food and level of service that customers can expect when visiting the Harrods Food Halls branch. The company is looking for investors, preferably with previous business experience, to buy into the business model in various locations across the UK.
Owner Eddie Lim explains: “It has long been my ambition to bring high-end, luxurious pan-Asian food to the UK market and I can already see its influence growing. Creating a Pan Chai franchise brings Asian fine dining across the UK, and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to become involved with a luxury Asian brand. We offer franchisees all the support they need, making this a great opportunity.”
HotchaSector: Food Let’s face it when it comes to choosing a takeaway food franchise, there are plenty to select from. Some of the most successful and best-loved brands in the world are food franchises, many of which have been around for a very long time.
James Liang founded Hotcha two years ago with the aim of creating Britain’s first national chain of Chinese takeaways and has recruited expert Andrew Emmerson, who has held a number of senior roles with successful franchised catering chains in the past, as a non-executive director to advise them on the overall business strategy.
The business, which has grown from a single store in Bristol in 2011 to a successful chain of 10 in three short years, has considerable expansion ambitions and is determined to be the UK’s number one choice for takeaway with a service culture that is fast, friendly and fresh.