Jasper's Corporate Catering has broadened its national reach with the planned opening of new franchises in Derby and Manchester.
Founded in Birmingham in 2003, the first Jasper's franchise opened in Northampton in 2007. It has since expanded to include further franchises in Birmingham, Coventry, Kent, Kidderminster, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Newcastle.
The new additions to the network are Anne and Jimmy Coppen who open in Derby in October, and Mark Blunt, opening in Manchester in November.
Founder and director of Jasper's Nathan Siekierski explained the reason behind growing the business through franchising: "We believe franchisees are more accountable than managers. They have a vested opportunity in making their business succeed and will ensure that standards and customer service levels remain high.
"Our continued expansion is testimony to our robust systems and processes. We are also British Franchise Association and Investors in People approved and the only contract catering company accredited by the Vegetarian Society.
"Our strong business associations and constant focus on putting the customer first means there are lots of opportunities for our existing and new franchisees."
He added that Jasper's aims to open at least 10 more franchised kitchens over the next 18 months.
By Janie Stamford
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