Join The UK’s Leading Hog Roast Franchise
With over 25 years experience and 28 franchisees trading across the UK, Spitting Pig are offering an opportunity to become a part of the UK’s leading hog roast franchise network.
Established in 1994 by MD Stephen Marsden, Spitting Pig is offering opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to become a part of a leading outdoor catering franchise network. A standout brand, Spitting Pig have a strong track record of franchising and franchisees will benefit from experience no other hog roast business model can offer. Regardless of whether you have any past catering experience, franchisees come from all walks of life and you will be fully trained in all aspects of the business. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved within the food and beverage sector.
The Spitting Pig Franchise Opportunity
You don’t need any past experience working with food. Spitting Pig franchisees come from all walks of life, and full training and support will be given. Franchisees benefit from a strong size territory which offers a healthy provision of both domestic and business / corporate catering clients. You can expect to cater for parties, weddings, corporate events, community events, to name just a few.
Offering flexibility, whilst the head office team do guarantee £150,000 worth of bookings in year one, its also possible to achieve a sustainable turnover even when the business is run on a part time basis. Fantastic for those looking to run either full or part time alongside other commitments (such as part time employment).
You can expect a gross profit of between 30%-40% on a £110,000 yearly turnover.
You don’t have to worry about attracting clients or securing bookings, because the head office team will take care of this for you, leaving you free to focus on doing what you love – providing fantastic food and customer service.
The Franchise Package
One of the biggest benefits of the Spitting Pig franchise is the “business in a box”. With a guaranteed £150K’s worth of bookings in year one, you benefit from an established and recognised business brand. Trading under a brand with over 25 years experience, you’ll benefit from immediate brand recognition and a proven business model. Therefore you’re not wasting time and money reinventing the wheel.
The Spitting Pig franchise costs £12,500+VAT and this includes:
- Full Training and Support – benefit from over 25 years experience with initial training and ongoing support from our experienced team. This includes training at our purpose built hog roast training centre.
- Everything You Need – for the investment, we’re not just showing you how to run a business, we’re giving you the tools as well. Your investment also includes hog roast machines, gazebos, equipment, uniforms, tables, plus a 5 year agreement to use the Spitting Pig name (renewable).
- A Supply Chain – No finding your own suppliers, benefit from franchise buying power from our trusted suppliers.
- Mentorship and Membership – Ongoing access to head office support plus membership to the Nationwide Caterers Association. We’re also full members of the British Franchise Association.
Why is the Spitting Pig Franchise a Good Investment?
There are many hog roast businesses out there. Some of which are also franchised. But what they lack is the experience Spitting Pig have. Where others have 10 maybe 15 franchisees, Spitting Pig are nearing 30. What makes Spitting Pig a great investment is this experience and reputation. A solid brand, Spitting Pig is a well-known name within hog roast catering and by using a brand people are familiar of, you can expect to surpass this competition.
With a guaranteed £150,000 worth of bookings in year one, you’ll achieve a very fast return on investment. Serving private parties, corporate catering, weddings and other events, you will benefit from a sizeable territory with year round business.
Spitting Pig Frequently Asked Questions
The Spitting Pig franchise costs £12,500+VAT and this includes full training, ongoing support, plus equipment. That includes hog roast machines, tables, gazebos, uniforms.
No experience is needed, just a passion for fantastic customer service. Our franchisees come from all walks of life, and benefit from training at the purpose built hog roasting facility.
As a member of the British Franchise Association, Spitting Pig work with a number of banks who can lend up to 70% of the franchise investment. This means running your own hog roast business could be more affordable than you think.
Spitting Pig do not charge recurring monthly fees. A 25% fee is taken on the total cost of any bookings, which means you only pay when you’re earning. This fee goes towards marketing your business.
Spitting Pig guarantee £150,000 worth of bookings in year one, and franchisees achieve £110,000 turnover yearly by year two. Profit is between 30-40% with some franchisees achieving more. Ultimately the earning potential is unlimited and the more you put in, the more you get out. Take on more staff, more bookings and see greater turnover. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a six figure turnover with the potential to scale.
What Do Existing Franchisees Think?
Buying into a franchise at 19 was quite daunting to us. We didn’t know how the first year would go as we established a new area and got familiar with the different menus. Fortunately, Steve and the team at head office have fully supported us, we could completely trust them in accomplishing a great result in marketing, sales and even with help on the jobs.
Despite it being work and sometimes rather stressful; it is quite a sociable and enjoyable experience since you meet different kinds of people from all walks of life, even sometimes celebrities! This past summer we catered at an event where David Neilson (Roy Cropper in Coronation Street) was a guest, and the summer before we catered for an event organised by Feargal Sharkey. Additionally, we have catered at some amazing venues, even castles! It makes the experience more intriguing and fun as you never know where you will end up.
Thanks to the hard work of the entire team, both in the office and our catering teams, Beth and I have been able to achieve a successful and well established franchise area. And best thing is we get to work together.Ben and Beth, Spitting Pig Northamptonshire
Having been self employed my whole life, in 2019 I was looking for a complete life change and looked into franchises.
I came across the Spitting Pig franchise and am so glad I did! I got an immediate call back and all information provided and arranged to go to head office to meet the team within a week.
The difference with this franchise compared to many, was you really are part of a team with Spitting Pig working with and for you to develop your business, but at the same time it’s still your business to run yourself. So many franchises you pay your money then you’re left in your own. Spitting Pig is very different with access at all times to head office who do an amazing job for you on marketing, sales, accounts – literally everything.
Even with the pandemic hitting us hard in 2020, the team have been right behind us in all aspects helping us out and bookings for 2021 & 2022 are phenomenal.
Best decision I’ve made to be part of a great team of head office, fellow franchisees, it’s a great fun business giving people great food at a huge variety of events and venues and nicest way to make a living – would highly recommend.Alistair, Spitting Pig Somerset
If you’d like to learn more about the Spitting Pig hog roast franchise, get in touch with our team. We’ll send you a copy of our franchise prospectus, plus the opportunity to book a discovery call. Our franchisees come from many different backgrounds, and you don’t need any past business ownership or catering experience. If you have a passion for great service and dream of running your own business – now is a fantastic time to get involved.
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