The Stottie Company
£25,000 Minimum Investment
The Stottie Company Food and Drink Retail Catering Coffee Shop Franchise
The Stottie Company was established in 2013 by current managing director Sharon Olivero-Chapman. The company began its life as a catering company before Sharon branched out into outlets selling her delicious dishes directly to the public.
A stottie – or parmo – is a flat, white loaf of bread, baked on the bottom of the oven, which originated in the north east of England. The Stottie Company, which has evolved and adapted the stottie, opened its first shopping centre outlet in 2014 and soon branched out from serving purely sandwiches and stotties to a unique British menu with hot meals including gourmet burgers served in stotties and a range of mouth-watering cakes and hot drinks. The menu also includes healthy options and popular breakfast dishes. There are now branches throughout the north east of England with a vision to expand further.
Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, from the pork sausages to the coffee beans which are roasted locally.
Catering is still very much part of the business and The Stottie Company offers contract catering for breakfast and lunch buffets with menus created to suit a customer’s budget with just 24 hours’ notice. The company has many corporate customers and can also cater for parties and weddings with cold finger buffets.
Coffee Shop Franchises
As the British cafe culture grows last year the UK spent over £7.9bn in coffee shops.
The number of coffee shops grew to well past 20,000 in 2015, driven by a 12% increase in the number of branded coffee shop chains, according to the Project Cafe 2016 UK report from Allegra World Coffee Portal.
Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, which when combined control more than half of the branded coffee shop market, led the coffee shop sector with a growth of 15% to an annual turnover of an amazing £3.3bn
With this sort of grow you can see why some many successful coffee businesses decided to franchise to enable them to compete with the major brands and take a slice of this ever growing market. Some of these coffee franchises are the traditional coffee shop like the above major brands but some have also been innovative and even made mobile coffee shop franchises, a coffee shop on wheels by converting vans to deliver to offices, industrial estates etc which both lower the businesses overheads and also brings coffee shops to more people that maybe would work too far away from a traditional coffee shop.