Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise, has a fantastic opportunity to acquire and existing kiosk at The Elmsleigh Centre, Staines-Upon-Thames. Staines-Upon-Thames is west of London with great links to the capital. The Elmsleigh centre is a small but bustling shopping centre in the heart of the town. It currently has over 7.5 million visitors every year and the recent new Primark store is expected to boost this further.
In the middle of the central area of the mall is the Auntie Anne’s kiosk, it’s just over 2 years old and due to personal reasons, the current franchisee is looking to sell the store.
The asking price is £30,000 and therefore much lower than a new store would cost (c£145,000) and would be perfect for an owner-operator style franchisee looking to work in the store themselves.
Auntie Anne’s have over 2000 stores in more than 25 countries. We have been in the UK since 2003 and have nearly 40 stores around the country with plans to keep on growing and bringing our pretzels to the people wherever they may be. To date we have opened stores in the UK inside shopping centres and travel hubs, including an airport. We are however exploring many new concepts, including semi-mobile containers, food trucks and high street café style stores.
Our differentiator is all our products are made from scratch, hand-rolled and baked in full view of our customers and guaranteed to be fresh out the oven. We only keep our products for 30 minutes to ensure they are of the highest quality for our customers.
We are however so much more than just pretzels. We’ve evolved from the classic original and cinnamon pretzels from 30 years ago (although these are still the most popular!) and now have a full bakery line-up including pretzel-based breakfast buns, pizzas, hot dogs and many more. Because all of our products are made by hand at each store from the same original pretzel mix, we can make an extensive range of products to cater for a wide range of customers and at any time of the day. We also have cold drinks including our homemade fresh lemonade, coffee and in some stores ice cream and milkshakes.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic franchisee for the Staines store who has the perfect mix of staff and retail management, who is operationally focused and passionate about the brand to turn these simple ingredients into a great business.
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