There has been a food based business on this position for at least twenty years and the current owner has run it successfully for the last 12 months. This is a reluctant sale made necessary only by the owners wish to concentrate on her other catering businesses.
The business sells freshly made food using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible; including breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes with a choice of hot and cold fillings, toasties, boxed breakfasts, burgers and daily specials.
The business has good visibility on the internet and has a 4 star hygiene rating and lots of regular customers.
Scope to improve
Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media
Extend the opening hours, this business could be incredibly lucrative if it stayed open until late in the evenings to serve students, clubbers and people returning from the pub.
Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme
Improve the exterior signage perhaps with illumination (subject to normal planning permissions)
Develop outside catering particularly corporate i.e. Business buffets etc.
Demand in this area for a Dessert offering i.e. Cakes, ice creams, puddings, milkshakes etc.
TENUREWe are advised this is a leasehold sale.
The current lease being a rolling lease although we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a suitable lease for the new purchaser.
The rent is a very reasonable £3,900 per annum
There are currently no business rates payable.
HOURSMonday to Friday: 7.30am - 2pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
STAFFThe business is run with the help of 4 full time staff but would ideally be owner managed.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business reports a turnover of roughly £130,000 per annum.
This is increasing month on month and JustEat has just been introduced which has already had a noticeable effect on the takings and should continue as word spreads.
EXTRA NOTESReasons to buy
Well known business with an enviable reputation and many regular customers.
Owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business.
Priced to sell needs to be viewed to ensure that an interested and ambitious potential owner doesn't miss out.
Real opportunity to increase turnover and profits significantly particularly if the opening hours are extended.
Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business.
Minimal running costs with low rent, no business rates and low utility bills.
Ideal trading position on a busy main road in a densely populated area.
The business is perfectly situated in an attractive grade 2 listed, period building in a main road position with high levels of footfall and passing trade and with an inexpensive car park just to the rear of the premises. The business is surrounded by complimentary retail businesses and a large number of other food based businesses which makes this a destination venue for customers looking for freshly prepared and reasonably priced traditional food.
Over 90 bus routes operate in Walsall. Walsall railway station is on Station Street in the town and there are 4 trains per hour to Birmingham and one per hour to Rugeley.
Walsall is close to the M6 with three junctions (J7, J9 and J10). The town is also served by the A34 road which connects Manchester and the M42 motorway towards London and is connected regionally by the A454.
The business occupies part of the ground floor of an impressive period property and is presented in immaculate order following a recent renovation.
Newly decorated with suspended ceiling and concealed lighting, new vinyl flooring, brick effect feature wall and window to rear with Venetian blind. Serving hatch and doorway leads to the rear kitchen.
Double glass fronted drinks chiller
Glass topped ice cream freezer
Beech effect table
Faux leather seats currently providing 4 covers but room for more.
Glass fronted serve over counter
Run of worktop with space for till
Under counter fridge
Under counter freezer
Swan stainless steel urn
Hand wash basin
3 x under counter fridges
Stainless steel sink and drainer
Free standing Beko cooker with 4 electric rings and oven beneath
3 pot Bain Marie
Twin basket fryer
Stainless steel splash backs
Staff WC -
With hand wash basin.