With Harry Ramsden's long established and iconic fish & chip shop brand, you can open your own local takeaway or restaurant franchise. With our popularity only strengthening, and our franchise expansion gaining speed, now is the right time to join us.

Harry Ramsden’s

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Harry Ramsden's World Famous Fish & Chips

Harry Ramsden’s – proud to be Britain’s longest established, iconic, restaurant chain
& world famous for our fish & chips.


Britain's Favourite Takeaway FoodHARRY RAMSDEN’S 

As Britain’s most iconic restaurant chain, for over 85 years Harry Ramsden’s has been the brand most closely associated with ‘fish and chips’ in the UK and globally.

We’re expanding: Our aim is to increase our food service sales tenfold within the next five years. With excellent franchise opportunities available, which means now is the perfect time to become a Harry Ramsden’s franchisee.


As a nation, Britain spends in the region of £1.2 billion on fish and chips every year. Our prominence in the fish and chip industry means that we are a dominant force in the food service sales league. We have a growing presence across the UK and internationally, with 20 sites opened in the past 12 months across the UK and our first international franchise opening soon in Doha, Qatar.

£1.2 billion spent on fish & chips every year in BritainCustomers are often more comfortable purchasing from a brand that they already know. Harry Ramsden’s recent inclusion in the CGA Peach Brand Track Survey of The Nation’s Top Brands 2015, beating many high street brands for customer satisfaction is an official vote of confidence! But don’t just take it from us – the success that our current franchisees are enjoying is a testament to the proven success of our business model. (link to case studies on Franchise Direct)


  • One stop shop Franchise Team assuring support for your success
  • Comprehensive start-up support, including up to 10 Weeks of bespoke staff training
  • Cost affordable franchise food options with competitive ROI
  • Launch and ongoing marketing & promotional support
  • Assistance with finance arrangement
  • Step by step guidance support – operations, brand and franchise manuals
  • Selection of excellent territories available within the UK and internationally
  • Ongoing Director level input from our Franchise Team
  • Advice and assistance in finding your site
  • Access to Harry Ramsden’s supplier base with purchasing benefits from our buying power 


We have a proud heritage and history of success that speaks for itself, known not only for our world famous fish and chips but as a destination and great place to eat.

Over 85 years of fish & chipsHarry Ramsden began serving fish and chips on 20th December 1928 from a small striped wooden hut beside a tram stop in Guiseley, West Yorkshire – and his legacy grew from there. Harry was a stickler for quality and attention to detail, and over 85 years later we are proud to continue his same high standard, serving the world’s finest fish and chips.

Harry Ramsden's restaurant

Harry Ramsden's fish & chip shopHARRY’S FRANCHISE OPTIONS

Local takeaway franchises are best suited to residential and high-footfall areas and provide an excellent value way of joining the Harry’s family with an attractive return on investment. 

Restaurant franchises are perfect for seaside locations and major cities, focusing on full service dining, often with a separate takeaway counter to maximise passing trade.

A Harry Ramsden’s franchise in the UK can cost between £150,000 and £250,000 for a local takeaway and £300,000 to £500,000 for a restaurant. In making the investment, a franchisee will need to provide at least 30% of the investment in liquid funds.

Both levels of investment cover all aspects of the start-up process, from sourcing your location to the fit out of your restaurant, staff recruitment and training and beyond. We would be delighted to talk to you and provide support in all aspects of finance.

Harry Ramsden's tableTRAINING & SUPPORT

A comprehensive training programme of up to 10 weeks is provided for all Franchise Owners and their staff, in addition to ongoing assistance – the Franchise Team always there to support you each step of the way.

Marketing support starts from the very beginning and is ongoing; from launch campaign through to seasonal offerings, with continued promotion and brand awareness locally and nationally.

Be a part of Harry Ramsden's future


We’re looking for entrepreneurial franchisees, confident in running a successful business and as passionate about the Harry Ramsden’s brand potential as we are.

We are looking for individuals, partnerships, couples and businesses who:

  • Are customer focused
  • Are honest, with integrity and commitment
  • Are proven multi-unit operators
  • Have a net worth and liquidity to fund a  multi-unit launch
  • Have strong regional/local market knowledge


Opportunities currently exist in many key locations around the UK. Get in touch today to secure yours – and find out how you can enjoy success with a Harry Ramsden’s food franchise.

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