Warrens Bakery has started a second franchise partnership with the opening of a new bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.

Warrens Bakery has teamed up with local businessman Farhat Abbiss to open the store, which is set to start trading on 30 May.

The new Eastleigh store opens hot on the heels of the Cornish bakery’s first franchise store, which recently opened in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham.

Commenting on the Eastleigh opening, Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan said: “After a hugely successful few months since the Mere Green opening, we are delighted that we can now cater for Eastleigh. 

“With a track record of running successful franchises in the area, we are looking forward to working with Farhat and his team in the next stage of our development.”

He added the company was now “moving rapidly” into franchise, with a store pipeline of 100 new stores in the next five years, with 20 more signed to open this year.