Franchise Spotlight: Food Services
Food Service industry trends show that this is a sector teeming with franchise opportunity.
With statistics showing $6.2 trillion worth of sales in retail and food services in 2019, this is an exciting and profitable business in which to become a franchisee. Food Services include food suppliers, cafes and restaurants and mobile and events catering, amongst others businesses. They come with a diverse range of franchise brands available.
This is an industry which was hit hard by the Covid-19 health pandemic, with events being cancelled and businesses having to close. Food Services are an industry with great bounce-back appeal, however, with so many US businesses choosing to outsource catering.
For those interested in mobile catering, franchises like The Rusty Dog - a mobile food van chain selling “America’s Corndog” prides itself on being “a 100% socially-distanced-friendly” model. Or for the more health conscious franchisee, a business such as Healthy Break Systems offers the opportunity to work from home with low start-up costs.
Food Services Industry Analysis
The Food Service sector in the US has always been a highly competitive market - Americans love their food! For those looking to break into this market, a franchise can be a great option for anyone ready for a new challenge. The marketing tools and banner of a recognized brand will help attract customers as you build your client base.
The hours can be long and, if you choose to run your own mobile or events catering, you might find yourself on your feet for the majority of the day. The satisfaction of a hard day’s work running your own franchise will more than make up for the effort.
Experience in the food industry is not necessarily needed, although certainly helpful! Rather enthusiasm, sales experience and a drive to ensure customer satisfaction are great starting points. Many franchise opportunities come with full training and support to set up. There is no doubt that this is a market full of possibilities for franchisees and one which is sure to bounce back from any knocks, offering a profitable future.