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December is shaping up to be a really busy month with 3 international store openings, the operations team are packing their bags with extra warm clothing in readiness for opening Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, Obninsk in Russia and finally a visit to Malta where we hope it will be slightly warmer than – 30 degrees.
January is looking good too with two more stores ready to open in French Guiana and Siberia.
Building work in Malta is nearly finished and the store is starting to take shape.Read more
To better support our franchisees we have uploaded the English language manuals and wall charts, more will follow in the coming days. Contact Tony at Tonym@ffsbrands.co.uk if you are having problems accessing the download area.Read more
Southern Fried Chicken are continuing investing in additional photography for our image library, so we recently spent a day with Richard Pinches who produced our slow motion videos and Kostas Stavrinos, our home economist. It was a busy day take over 10 shots! Which in food photography is quite a lot. These new products will be released to the market over the coming months.
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Our partner in Kazakhstan has created some really great videos for use in her five restaurants and on TV screens in the shopping centre.
They show how are food is freshly prepared by friendly staff and look… just great!
Thank you Saltanat
Have a look at the first video. This shows off the popular SFC Tortilla
This second video shows off the iconic SFC Fillet Sandwich
and finally here is the SFC Burger
We love sharing great ideas with our partners around the world, if you have an idea that you would like to share with other Southern Fried Chicken franchisees email us at Tonym@ffsbrands.co.ukRead more
Everybody here at Southern Fried Chicken would like to congratulate Chris on his promotion to President. This will put Chris in day to day charge of the company, however, he will retain his role of developing our brand internationally through our network of master franchises. Andrew will take on the role of Chairman looking at our development strategy both in franchising and our other business areas at group level.
Meet Chris in this short video.
Over the past couple of years Zaki has been upgrading the appearance of his shop. This has had very positive results and has increased his turnover by nearly 40% . Zaki talks about his experience and the opportunity re-branding provided in the short interview below.
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Have you a proposition for our friendly dragons?
This year we have a new and very exciting event taking place during the lead up to carnival day itself. The friendly dragons will be made up of a cross section of industry and all come with a wealth of knowledge.
Organising the event are members from the Woodley Business Club, an informal monthly meeting point for businesses and business owners in Woodley.
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Entrepreneurs announced Woodley means business when executives gathered for an inaugural festival celebrating a legacy of trade in the town.
More than 150 companies were represented at the first Woodley Festival of Business last Thursday when the town was showcased in an evening of entertainment, advice and networking.
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One of the business chiefs from Channel 4’s ‘Under Cover Boss’ has headed to our region
Andrew Withers Managing Director of Southern Fried Chicken has been in Swansea for the launch of its new site – the first in Wales.
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Growing your business in another country isn’t as simple as duplicating everything that has been done previously. Andrew Withers, managing director of Southern Fried Chicken, which operates franchises in 70 countries, provides 10 tips for making that international step up.
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Today we were fortunate enough to have ‘The Undercover Boss’ Andrew Withers on our show Chips and Chatter. Andrew took his father ( Arthur Withers ) recipe for Southern Fried Chicken and launched an international Franchise.
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Last years Buy Brand Exhibition in Moscow was one of the most successful shows for Southern Fried Chicken so far. Andrew Withers the MD talks about the show.Read more
Read Andrew’s 10 point plan for setting up an international business at http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/expanding-your-business-overseas-10-point-checklist/55873 This informative article explains the pitfalls and opportunities for your business when taking that big step to go global, something Andrew knows well.Read more
Barely back from one exhibition in Paris, our intrepid team are getting ready for the International Franchise Exhibition, being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Andrew Withers the Managing Director of Southern Fried Chicken and Chris Gibson VP International Sales will be on stand D8 at the Sandton Convention Centre between 10th April and 12th April.
If you think Southern Fried Chicken is the business for you they are looking forward to speaking to you.
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Meet Andrew Withers the Managing Director of Southern Fried Chicken and Chris Gibson VP International Sales on stand M78 at the Paris Franchise Expo between March 23 to 26 at Porte De Versailles Paris.
We have been asked recently whether there is room for SFC in the UK market? Our answer is a simple yes! Why are we so confident? Because we know that the quality of our freshly prepared menu, the five start food standards and general appearance of our new style franchised stores is a match for any brand in the UK and indeed the rest of the world. People are more fickle than say 20 years ago, they expect high standards and the days of the greasy old takeaway are numbered. Perhaps the end is further away than we are suggesting but the gradual move to recognised quality brands is certainly evident and those that ignore the growing needs of their customers face declining sales. Indeed with every rebranded location in the UK we have seen takings increase by at least 50% overnight and in some cases over 100%.Read more
SFC is looking to expand the global network of franchised locations this year and will be attending specific franchise exhibitions to demonstrate the real potential of the SFC brand which is now in its fifth decade of operations. The series of exhibitions starts with the British and International Franchise Exhibition at London Olympia, March 14-15th before attending the Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles, March 23-26th and then onto South Africa for the International Franchise Expo at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, April 10-12th. Anyone who is interested in discussing multi site operations is welcome to arrange to meet up with Andrew Withers or Chris Gibson at any of the events if they wish.Read more
Interest is growing in the Middle East and North Africa after the announcement of a new Master Franchise for Kuwait. Michel Al Hage, in December 2013. This is part of the expansion of the SFC Brand into new markets but with really serious business investors looking for multi-site restaurants while maintaining the sole rights for a country or region. With this emphasis on the developing markets 2014 looks to be a great year for the brand and already final stages of negotiation are underway for Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Bahrain and Morocco and a great deal of interest from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Yemen and Jordan.Read more