Cake Box FranchiseFood Franchise
Many of us lead busy lives and have little time to bake or order cakes in advance. Luckily, Cake Box has got you covered. We specialise in creating high-quality, eggless, and vegetarian cream cakes for all occasions. Our shops on the High Street offer an inviting and bright ... Read More atmosphere where you can find a wide range of freshly made cakes and slices. Our customers love our new line of eggless cheesecakes, luxury tea time cakes, and cupcakes. You can even personalise your cake with a handwritten message while you wait! Read Less
Opportunities available across the UK
Our Continuing Success Is Such Sweet News
Our busy modern lifestyles mean very few of us have time to bake our own or even pre-order cakes, which is where the Cake Box comes in.
Cake Box is dedicated to producing the highest quality eggless, vegetarian cream cakes for all occasions.
You will be amazed and delighted at the selection of freshly made cakes and slices ready to go, on display in our bright and inviting shops on the High Street. Our new range of eggless cheesecakes, luxury tea time cakes and a wide range of cupcakes are also proving very popular with our customers. Pick a cake and have it personalised with a handwritten message, while you wait!
Cake Box has brought an exciting and unique franchise concept to the High Street. We are the leading company supplying Eggfree Cakes in the country and we are seeking likeminded, committed and enthusiastic Business Partners, to join in our success. We already have 220+ shops open and operating successfully in the United Kingdom, working towards our goal of 400.
We welcome applications from all over the United Kingdom but especially from the areas of Scotland, South Wales and the South West of England.
These are exciting times for the company, which entered the Stock Exchange in 2018 as a PLC. Prospects for the right people are excellent.
If you are interested in the opportunity of becoming a Franchisee for the Cake Box Brand, please read the following information and submit the application form.
Why choose us
What is The Eggfree Cakebox Franchise Opportunity?
The Eggfree Cakebox Franchise is an exciting opportunity for suitable investors in the production and sales of Eggfree Celebration Cakes and associated products to customers.
We are dedicated to making delicious, high quality, individually-crafted celebration fresh cream cakes instore. All our cakes are egg free and suitable for any individuals following a lacto-vegetarian or egg free diet for personal reasons or because of an allergy. You can pick up a cake and have it personalised with a handwritten message while you wait!
As the leading Celebration Cake Operator within the United Kingdom, we are always researching new products and methods in our quest to remain ahead of our competitors.
We have a wealth of talent and expertise within our organisation and this gives us the ability to maintain and monitor the strict standards and systems we follow - guaranteeing an exceptional level of quality and customer service.
Are you looking for your own business?
Would you like to join the Eggfree Cake Box and operate your very own High Street cake shop?
If so, the Franchising system operated by us is probably the easiest and most profitable way for you to open your business operation.
Our Franchise arrangement involves the Eggfree Cake Box (Franchisor) granting you (Franchisee) the right to use our trademark, business systems and processes in the production and marketing of our products to our Brand specifications.
Our Franchisees benefit from managing their own business with full access to training and extensive support system that offers help and advice to all of our Franchisees.
Do you want to be your own boss?
Would you like a life where you could live on your own terms, having the freedom to choose how you spend your time and the projects you wish to work on?
With enough planning, patience, and determination, this freedom can be yours. While self-employment can be tough, as it comes with its own problems, stresses, and setbacks, the sense of accomplishment, enjoyment and pride you will derive from it, is worth the investment.
The Eggfree Cake Box offer a product that is in high demand and the security of joining a proven Franchise model that has stood the test of time is evident by our consistent growth over the last 10 years.
Our experienced project management team will design and fit out your operation whilst you are training, giving you the opportunity to concentrate fully on your business.
Franchisee Support and Training
To ensure that you start off your new business venture with the best possible impact on your customers, we provide you and your staff with the comprehensive training.
You will receive 3 weeks full training on all aspects of operating your Eggfree Cake Box Franchise prior to opening.
This will be at our Head Office Training Academy in Enfield and in one of our Centre of Excellence training academies.
On opening your operation, you will have in attendance our Training Manager and Regional Business Development Manager for help and advice to ensure the smooth opening of your business.
You will also receive regular training, guidance, and full support every step of the way to ensure your success.
You will receive the full support of the Franchise Team in helping you succeed in your Franchise venture.
As an Eggfree Cake Box Franchisee, you will benefit from attending our Franchise Forums every 2 months to be trained and updated on new developments and products within the company.
The first Eggfree Cake Box shop opened in July 2008 in East London. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and we currently have 215+ Franchises up and running Nationwide, click here to see locations.
Following a strong year of new openings in 2022, the company envisages opening 2 to 3 new stores per month nationally, in 2023/2024.
Investment Level From: £159,995+vat
To receive further details, please complete the application form and submit. A member of our Franchise Support Team will be in contact shortly upon receipt of your application.
Who are we looking for?
To successfully expand, it is very important that we recruit the right people to work with our Brand. We are looking for people with the right attitude who must be prepared to follow an established business model and be flexible as changes arise. As well as the usual business acumen, we are looking for:
- A genuine commitment to providing the highest quality Eggfree cakes to a diverse range of customers and communities
- Individual Franchisees, not partnerships
- Dedicated and motivated to providing the highest levels of customer service in a retail environment
- Leaders - You will have to manage your employees
- Team players - franchising is all about the wider network and you will become part of a supportive 'family' of Franchise Owners
- Well organised and disciplined
- People who will follow systems and set procedures
- Previous food or cake knowledge is not required as full training will be provided.
The journey began in 2008 with 1 small store . . .
The Eggfree Cake Box opened its first store in the heart of East London in 2008. Its mission was to provide the UK market with a new concept; delicious fresh cream Celebration Cakes made without using eggs and an ‘on demand’ service. By eliminating the egg, without compromising on taste and texture, ECB cakes were an instant success; and a favourite amongst many who have certain religious, dietary and/or lifestyle choices.
The cakes are so light and fluffy and made to a high end recipe that we still use today. Our commitment to quality and value means that you will receive a fantastic, delicious product, every time. ECB began to increase in popularity and opened its first franchise a year later and has never looked back.
Here at ECB we like to think of each other as family, and our success is due to our commitment to the brand and extending our family circle to include our customers. We pride ourselves on using only the finest quality ingredients, and taking the utmost care in the production of our cakes.
All our products are 100% egg free. Many of the founders' family members follow a strict lacto-vegetarian diet and that is how they came up with the idea for the company. Whilst our cakes are egg free, you really can’t taste the difference, which makes them a perfect choice for any occasion.
Following a strong year of new openings in 2022, the company envisages opening 2 to 3 new stores per month nationally, in 2023. The success of ECB lies in its founder’s vision to restore Britain’s long standing traditional cake bakeries, with a modern twist. All stores work on the principal of offering fresh cream cakes on demand.
In 2017, a ‘Click and Collect’ service was introduced, alongside a new website, where personalised cakes can be ordered online and collected within the hour.
We offer a diverse range of exceptional celebration cakes in fresh cream.
We also offer 100% pure buffalo milk barfi, egg free cheesecakes and our new Mini Bakes gift box.
Our Bakers are constantly developing and expanding our product range – so watch this space !
Meet The Franchisees
“I had been thinking about investing some money into a business whilst I was working as a social worker for a local authority. As luck would have it, I was told about this new up and coming company called Cake Box. I contacted them and had a great conversation with the directors about the company and the potential in which they felt Cake Box offered. I then attended the opening of the Welling Branch and dragged my fiancé along. Strangely I had a fantastic rapport and connection with Sukh and Pardip. We drank bubbles and talked business for hours.
I tasted the cake and was really surprised how good it tasted. I left feeling uplifted. I was then invited along to a presentation at the Walthamstow branch (they didn’t have a head office back then). I left with all the financial figures and I already knew that I wanted to open a shop in Hayes, Middlesex. My dad already had a mini supermarket and hardware store here and so I just knew this would be the ‘place’. After I discussed it with my dad, mum and fiancé, they all agreed to help me open my own Cake Box.
With blessings and luck on my side my dad agreed to let me have a section of his hardware store and lent me some money. I did not have much back then, but with the love and support of my family and friends and supportive Cake Box Directors I opened my first branch on 9th November 2011. It was not easy to begin with, I kept working a full time job, took on extra hours and watched as the business slowly grew. Hayes is now one of the top five leading branches within the group. I now also own Hounslow West and Feltham Branches.
I am extremely proud of what my husband, our families and I have achieved together. After the birth of my daughter in 2016, my husband and I were able to leave work and have quality time with our daughter. I believe this wouldn’t have been possible if we did not have our businesses. With Cake Box I have never looked back and neither am I finished in my growth.
Nothing can beat becoming a mother but I can safely say I have fulfilled more of my life’s ambitions. I own an extensive champagne collection and 3 of my own businesses. I can now proudly say I did this and then some!”
I have been baking since I was 16 years old when I got my first job as an apprentice in a bakery in Walthamstow. I soon advanced to becoming a bakery manager in East London, by the time I was 21. I learnt all the skills required to run a business from kneading the dough, to sourcing suppliers, to producing business growth forecasts. I knew then that I wanted to run my own business.
8 years after starting as an apprentice, I opened my first bakery in Seven Kings in Essex producing and wholesaling iced cakes to shops who resold them to the public, made to order only, with a lead time of 2 weeks.
I had an opportunity to buy a sandwich bar in Ilford Essex, which I ran for a year before deciding to turn it into a cakeshop. In 2006, I started to expand and by 2010 I had five branches and a small bakery unit in Essex to supply them. The amount of hard work it took to run these shops and the bakery unit started taking a toll on my health as I was working virtually 7 days a week, 15 hours a day leading to 2 failed marriages.
In 2010 I started to notice the Cake Box branches opening everywhere. By 2015, I decided to look into their model as they had opened more branches in a few years than I had managed to in the previous 10 years.
In 2016, I had a meeting with the founders Mr Sukh Ram Chamdal and Mr Pardip Dass. I was quite surprised they agreed to meet with me, as I was potentially a competitor. Following that original meeting, I went to a further presentation and realised that the Cake Box offered me a much better work life balance with all the benefits of being my own boss
We struck a deal to convert all my shops to the Cake Box brand and I have since bought and sold additional branches. Cake Box has allowed me to work ‘normal’ hours. I am now happily married to Ieva, my wife, who joins me in running our branches.