Fast food chain Burger & Sauce has confirmed “unprecedented” interest from potential franchisees since it launched as a franchise earlier this year, with the brand aiming to scale up its UK expansion with more than 300 stores.
The burger restaurant chain, which was set up two years ago during the height of the pandemic, began inviting applications for potential franchisees last month after the launch of its first UK site in Birmingham turned over £1.5 million in its first year.
Company founder Saad Masood said: “Since then, our experienced franchise team led by Anthony Round has worked hard and taken time to put all the necessary elements in place to develop a compelling franchise opportunity from setting up new franchisee training, operations manual, a site sourcing team to marketing.
“We have recognised the opportunity and now invite other like-minded people to leverage our brand’s success to create their own Burger & Sauce restaurant with our full back-up and support.”
Every one of Burger & Sauce’s existing franchisees has now signed multi-store agreements and the franchise is already on target for double-digit store openings by the end of this year.
Anthony Round, Franchise Director at Burger & Sauce, said: “We know the brand is going to be big. Once the franchise concept was proven and all the operational details in place, we began to invite applications from more potential franchisees a few weeks ago. Within days, we had received 30 or so valid enquiries. Interest has been unprecedented.
“Currently, we are looking for ambitious individuals to grow our brand around two hours’ drive from Birmingham. This will ensure our ingredient delivery processes and cost base remains competitive for franchisees.
“We are also considering master franchisees who are interested in larger multi-store development agreements slightly further afield too. More opportunities will become available for locations all over the UK as we grow.”
Exclusive Burger & Sauce territories include a ten-year franchise licence for £15,000 plus store and fit-out costs, planning and legal fees, as well as a management service fee and marketing contribution.
Multi-site development licences are also available for approved franchisees.
Founded by Saad Masood in 2020, the Burger & Sauce brand currently has four franchised stores and is recruiting for new franchisees across the UK.