Starting a Fast Food Takeaway

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: January 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Fast food takeaways are part of the highly competitive 'food-to-go' sector, which serve popular menu items and snacks including burgers, kebabs, chips and pizza, as well as a selection of cold drinks for consumption off the premises. They specialise in serving customers immediately or within a few minutes of ordering. Takeaways are typically located in town centres or near to transport hubs and are usually open late in the evening and into the early hours. Many accept orders over the phone or online for collection and some also offer a local delivery service.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a fast food takeaway. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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