Cake Box said it has made “sustained recovery” since the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic when its stores were closed for six weeks.
During the six months to 30 September, EBITDA slightly edged up 0.5% to £1.98m, although pre-tax profit fell by 4% to £1.66m.
The company also said that trading during the first six weeks of its second half has been “encouraging”, and that like-for-like sales across its 139 franchise stores in October rose by 12.7%.
Sukh Chamdal, Cake Box’s chief executive, said: “We have shown considerable resilience during an unprecedented half year period and have emerged a stronger business for it.
“This is demonstrated by the strength of our trading momentum since reopening the business, with our franchisee like-for-like sales up by 12.1%, including a 51% increase in online franchisee sales, six new franchise stores opened and a record number of new store applications.”
He added: “This gives us confidence that the momentum in our national rollout will return to pre-Covid levels.
“This has all been the result of a monumental effort from our franchisees, who have continued to focus on giving customers the very best service, and a delicious product, in difficult times.”