Having considered this opportunity I have to say I wouldn't back this venture with my own money, so I wouldn't recommend putting much or any of yours into it, piemanbg.
I think some of the people who have replied so far are ignoring (or at least underestimating) the many, many pitfalls of starting up a small business and then growing it enough to make a decent living for the 70 or 80 hours a week you will have to put in. Especially pioneering in a foreign country where you will have to learn almost everything except the art of pie making, from scratch.
I think your enthusiasm and talent might be better directed elsewhere.
Just an opinion, but based on SME experience in the UK.