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Buying a Sandwich Shop with Hilton Smythe

Best thing since sliced bread – the sandwich!

Before sandwiches were so readily available, only the elite enjoyed them. In fact as a recipe, the sandwich has a very interesting history! It was formally invented in 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich requested something to eat while playing cards. He was given a beef, cheese and horseradish sandwich. Afternoon tea came in 1840, a light meal consisting of tea and sandwiches – a British institution!

The French adopted the sandwich in 1910 and in 1980, M&S invented the packaged sandwich. Today, it is estimated that at least 60% of Brits buy a sandwich at least once a year. Many of us buy fresh or pre-made sandwiches once a week or more.

The sandwich industry is worth about £2.8 billion. You’ll find sandwich bars on local high streets, shopping parades, retail parks and in commercial areas to cater for workers.

Opportunities to boost revenue

With so much competition in the market, it’s a good idea to consider opportunities to increase revenue streams. You could also advertise catering services in addition to serving customers in the shop. Team up with local offices to offer corporate catering at their meetings – who can resist a selection of fresh sandwiches? Catering services can also be hired for private events which require a cold buffet.

Financing your sandwich shop

If you’ve decided on your next career move, then nothing should stand in your way. Especially a lack of finances. Applying for a commercial loan can be daunting. Business brokers can point you in the right direction though. At Hilton Smythe we’ve established a team to deal with all your financial enquiries – so ask us anything!

Hilton Smythe Financial Services will help you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a business owner. We’ll make sure your loan application is approved so you can get on with planning the business launch. We offer open and honest jargon-free advice and pride ourselves on being approachable – so even if you’re a first time buyer you’ll feel comfortable chatting to us.

Are you ready to become a sandwich artist?

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Everybody loves a good butty don’t they?

Whether it’s a breakfast sarnie or a baguette for lunch, the sandwich remains one of the most popular meals and snacks to eat on-the-go. That’s why running a sandwich shop can be such a great business venture! Find out more about buying your dream sandwich shop the Hilton Smythe Way and the exciting opportunities below.

Some of our sandwich shop businesses for sale

For SaleBusy & Well Established Sandwich BarBarnetby, Lincolnshire
For SaleWell Known Sandwich ShopHertfordshire
For SaleHighly Desirable Subway Franchise OpportunityWembley, Middlesex
For SaleWell Known Sandwich ShopHertfordshire


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