Cook

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Retail
Contact:
David Dobson
Email:
david.dobson@cookfood.net
Website:
Cook  
Tel:
01732 759031
Location:
The Cook Kitchen, Eurolink Way, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HH, England

About Cook

Company Overview

At Cook, we make remarkable food for your freezer, prepared by hand at our kitchen in Kent, using the same ingredients and techniques you would use at home. The core range of our menu is 1-, 2- and 4-portion meals, as well as starters, puddings, cakes, family meals and seasonal lines.

Our Cook shops are located across the UK. In addition to our shops, we have many concessions in other independent retailers and an online national home delivery service. 

Franchise Overview

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW FRANCHISEES.

We currently have more than 30 operating franchises. This is in addition to our 34 company-owned stores. All stores are located within the UK. 

We have been franchising since 2009.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £128,000 (includes shop fitted to open)
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £0
  • Franchise Location: Retail unit
  • Market: B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).

Training

The franchise training programme lasts for up to 3 weeks and includes time spent in our kitchen, head office, logistics centre and our shops. The franchisee(s) spends 2 weeks in one of our training stores with an experienced Cook manager, where a training schedule is followed to ensure operational competence. Cook has become known for exceptional customer service levels, which would be demonstrated and coached thoroughly throughout the training programme.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

The franchisee is responsible for all daily tasks in store as well as full responsibility for running the business. Within store on a daily basis the franchisee is accountable for driving sales, managing the team and delivering excellent customer service. The franchisee will need to be a hands-on member of the team, serving customers and replenishing stock to ensure the best possible sales environment.

 
 
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