Bella Italia are an established and successful restaurant business who work tirelessly to create the ultimate Italian dining experience for clients. With franchise opportunities available worldwide, they are now looking for ambitious franchisees with a passion for excellent food.

Bella Italia

In the UK
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“We are pleased to have the opportunity to invite like-minded partners, who share our values, and the passion for what we do to become part of the Casual Dining Group family of brands.” Steve Richards, CEO.

Bella Italia has a history spanning over 40 years, and during 2017 we gave the brand a complete refresh. The great news is… our customers love it!

Our contemporary design, all-day Italian menu, and welcoming personality prove to be a winning formula for an ever-growing army of loyal customers. Now with over 100 restaurants, and more opening all the time, we’re familiar and loved – with each customer visit ending with a full belly and a massive smile.

With franchises due to open in Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa and Ireland, the appeal of the brand is set to increase. There has never been a better time to join the Bella family!

Our dedicated food development team work tirelessly to create the most authentic Italian dining experience- keeping dishes simple so that every customer is wowed. Open all day, with a wide appeal, Bella Italia has the widest range of dishes of any UK Italian branded restaurant. These are all prepared with the most authentic of Italian ingredients.

  • The UK’s favourite authentic Italian dining experience, delivered with warmth and style.
  • Nationwide presence.
  • Suited to a range of locations, and appealing to a wide audience.
  • We are looking for experienced operators looking to expand their portfolio across the UK, Europe and beyond, and who want to offer an unrivalled franchise support package. The franchisee will have access to one of the UKs largest restaurant supply chains, with no cost passed on to them.

    Franchising with Bella Italia Means:

    Site Selection and Restaurant DesignBenefit from our extensive experience in property requirements and store design, with access to both external and internal design teams. Innovative restaurant designs ensure our estate sets trends and maintains its position in the casual dining market place.

    Award Winning Menus

    Recreate the dishes that bring millions of customers to Bella Italia each year, and receive guidance and assistance on how to localise our menus for your chosen territory. Tap into our widely accredited UK supply chain, one of the largest in the industry, and enjoy pricing at the same price as our own restaurants.

    State of the Art Operations Portals

    Keep up to date with brand developments with our online, mobile optimised operations portal and applications, and receive the complete guide on how to start and continue on the journey of operational excellence.

    Restaurant Visits and Business Reviews

    Quarterly business reviews to ensure your Bella Italia business delivers maximum customer satisfaction and financial performance, coached by your dedicated business development manager.

    Pre and Post Opening Training Support

    Enjoy both pre and post opening training for both front and back of house teams, from a dedicated training team with extensive, UK, international and brand experience. Our team will support all stages of the process ensuring our brand standards are delivered for new openings.

    Marketing Support

    Access our brand marketing collateral and menu designs on your online marketing toolkit site, where all branded point of sale and marketing collateral is readily available for you to customise and download, ready for print. We are also on hand to help with website and digital presences including social media and PR, help you build annual marketing plans and review progress against it.

    If you would like to learn more about a Bella Italia franchise opportunity, please submit an enquiry form below!

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    Business Type
    Home Based
    Training Provided
    Min Investment
    Part Time
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