Harry Ramsden’s

About the Franchise

  • Est. 1928
  • £200,000
  • Est. time to break even: Undisclosed
  • No. of Franchises: Undisclosed

Key details

Franchise: Harry Ramsden’s
Established: 1928
No. of franchises: Undisclosed

Harry Ramsden's franchise opportunity

As Britain’s most iconic restaurant chain, for over 85 years Harry Ramsden’s has been the brand most closely associated with ‘Fish and Chips’ in the UK and globally.

We’re expanding: Our aim is to increase our food service sales tenfold within the next five years. With excellent franchise opportunities available, which means now is the perfect time to become a Harry Ramsden’s Franchisee.


Harry Ramsden’s began serving fish and chips on 20th December 1928 from a small striped wooden hut beside a tram stop in Guiseley, West Yorkshire – and his legacy grew from there. Harry was a stickler for quality and attention to detail, and over 85 years later we are proud to continue his same high standard, serving the world’s finest fish and chips.

Harry Ramsden’s have a proud heritage and history of success that speaks for itself, known not only for our world famous fish and chips but as a destination and great place to eat.

As a nation, Britain spends in the region of £1.2 billion on fish and chips every year. Our prominence in the fish and chip industry means that we are a dominant force in the food service sales league. We have a growing presence across the UK and internationally, with franchises successfully operating in the UK and our first International franchise opening soon in Doha, Qatar.

Customers are often more comfortable purchasing from a brand that they already know. Harry Ramsden’s recent inclusion in the CGA Peach Brand Track Survey of The Nation’s

Top Brands 2015, beating many high street brands for customer satisfaction is an official vote of confidence.

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  • One stop shop Franchise Team assuring support for your success

  • Cost affordable franchise food options with competitive ROI

  • Assistance with Finance Arrangement

  • Selection of excellent territories available within the UK and Internationally

  • Advice and assistance in finding your site

  • Comprehensive Start-Up Support, including up to 10 Weeks of Bespoke Staff Training

  • Launch and Ongoing Marketing & Promotional Support

  • Step by Step Guidance Support – Operations, Brand and Franchise Manuals

  • Ongoing Director Level Input from our Franchise Team

  • Access to Harry Ramsden’s Supplier Base with purchasing benefits from our buying powerHarry Ramsden's restaurant franchise opportunity food


Local Take Away Franchises are best suited to residential and high-footfall areas and provide an excellent value way of joining the Harry’s family with an attractive return on investment.

Restaurant Franchises are perfect for seaside locations and major cities, focusing on full service dining, often with a separate takeaway counter to maximise passing trade

While the total investment may vary depending on the size and location of your restaurant, the typical investment ranges from £150k – £250k with £70k liquid funds required for Locals and £300k – £500k for Restaurants.

Both levels of investment cover all aspects of the start-up process, from sourcing your location to the fit out of your restaurant, staff recruitment and training and beyond. We would be delighted to talk to you and provide support in all aspects of finance.


A comprehensive training programme of up to 10 weeks is provided for all Franchise Owners and their staff, in addition to ongoing assistance – the Franchise Team always there to support you each step of the way.

Marketing support starts from the very beginning and is ongoing; from launch campaign through to seasonal offerings, with continued promotion and brand awareness locally and nationally.

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Harry Ramsden’s are looking for entrepreneurial franchisees, confident in running a successful business and as passionate about the Harry Ramsden’s brand potential as we are.

We are looking for individuals, partnerships, couples and businesses who:

  • Are customer focused

  • Are honest, with integrity and commitment

  • Are proven multi-unit operators

  • Have a net worth and liquidity to fund a multi-unit launch

  • Have strong regional/local market knowledge


Opportunities currently exist in many key locations around the UK. Get in touch TODAY to secure yours – and find out how you can enjoy success with a Harry Ramsden’s food franchise.

Use the enquiry form below to find out if Harry Ramsden’s has a franchise for sale in your area.

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