At a Glance


International Presence:
84 UK & International Locations

Development Type:
Seeking Multi-Unit Partners

Weekly Sales: £35k

Capex: £770k

Sales 2022: £91M

itsu Franchise UK

itsu looking for experienced partners across the UK

reated in 1997 by Pret A Manger founder, itsu serves Asian inspired healthy dishes at lightning speed. Itsu is both a take-away and dine-in restaurant, and also benefits from home delivery. 

Much healthier than traditional fast food, the company offers exceptional quality and value across 74 UK sites, supported by a fast-growing delivery and grocery business. Sales 2022: £91m. 

itsu combines a high number of transactions with a mid-market ATV, making it the perfect partnership model with high gross profit, simple operations, affordable capex and handsome return on capital. 

We are not a restaurant as such as we steam and re-heat as opposed to doing primary cooking. We don’t use flame or require commercial ventilation. This innovation allows us to thrive in sensitive areas like busy travel hubs and densely populated forecourts as well as airports, shopping centres and prime office buildings. This dramatically reduces our capex and maintenance bills. 

itsu joins famous fashion brands in locations such as Heathrow, Bicester Village, Westfield, Gatwick & Kings Road. 

We offer two formats: 

  • Cafe: Major travel hubs, shopping centres, high streets (400-4000sq.f) 
  • Mon – Fri: Business districts, office centres and smaller formats (400-1800sq.f) 

The itsu formula guarantees simple, consistent, operational excellence, the result of 20 years of development. The company is now robust and ready to grow in new territories with carefully selected quality partners. 

Ideal Partner:

itsu are seeking :

Single Unit Franchisees

Multi-Unit Franchisees


Interested in itsu? Contact Johnny Sellyn

Johnny is the Founder of whichfranchise and one of the most well-known and connected people in franchising. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing itsu in the UK.


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