Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular and busy sandwich shop/café/delicatessen business, ideally located within the town of Yarm.
The well-established business has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2009, only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s other business interests. The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £251,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 58%. (audited accounts)
Our client offers a wide variety of fayre including full breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, salads, hot meals, Sunday lunches and chilled ready meals, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages. Our client also offers an outside catering service which includes finger food, hot food and buffets. The business benefits from an A5 takeaway licence (and is able to be open until 8pm.)
The premises boasts 48 square metres and offers a spacious sales and service area, a well equipped kitchen and a small rear office. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business also has a chilled van with an insulated hot box which delivers 5 mornings a week to an established round of businesses within the area.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the goods and services offered and further develop a delivery service to the businesses and households within the area. The business already has a very informative website in place at www.croftersyarm.co.uk.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business
Crofters Farm Kitchen occupies ground floor premises, ideally located within the small town of Yarm. The business is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The popular business further benefits from free on street parking facilities to the front of the premises.
Yarm is a small town and civil parish in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in North East England. The oldest part of the town around High Street is situated in a loop of the river Tees and the newer parts of the town extend to the point where the River Leven meets the River Tees. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 9,745.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Yarm railway station is approximately 1½ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A67 and A19 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Middleborough is approximately 8½ miles away and Darlington11½ miles away.
Ground floor premises in an superb trading location, briefly comprising:
Main shop entrance with a small seating area to the left.
Main serving area to the right with a hot plate, display cabinets and serve over counter.
Preparation table and electronic cash register to rear of counter.
Well equipped kitchen with storage.
Small office with computer equipment and labelling machine.
Coffee machine (on free loan).
Walk-in chiller unit.
2 x freezers.
Meat chiller unit.
Gas convection oven.
Gas range oven.
2 x microwave ovens.
Stainless steel workbenches.
Window display chiller unit.
Multi-deck chiller unit.
Sandwich serve over display cabinet.
Drink display refrigerator.
Hot plate counter.
Labelling machine and software.
Electronic cash register.
Very well signed.
External seating with 2 x tables.
CCTV with 2 x cameras.
We are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 7 years
Remaining lease length: 4 years (a longer lease can be arranged to a suitable applicant)
Rent: £14,000 per annum
The business is open:
Monday – Saturday: 7.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 3.00pm
The business is managed with 4 x full time and 2 x part time staff members.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £251,000 per annum (audited accounts), with a gross profit of approximately 58%.
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