Hilton Smythe is proud to present to the market The Food Hamper.
The Food Hamper is a well-known local café which specialises in breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, tea and coffee and cold drinks to local and passing trade. Our client established the café 10 years ago but now has reluctantly decided to sell due to wanting to move abroad. The business is currently turning over £46,000 per annum and has a gross profit of 64%.
Although this is a good and healthy turnover we feel as though the new owner could improve it by extending the opening hours on weekends, possibly start outside catering and delivering to local residents and business and extend the menu.
The café has been awarded the 5 star hygiene award as is also completed with a Facebook page which is posted on daily with new additions to the menu and daily meal deals. The café has 8 covers has a very modern day feel to it. The businesses accommodation is large and spacious, this is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The Food Hamper is located in Ashton-on-Ribble near Preston, Lancashire.
Preston is a prominent location as it continues to grow as a busy, vibrant area and is also home to one of the largest universities. The café is in proximity to schools and an industrial unit.
The café is situated at a crossroads in a densely populated area on the end of a residential street. The shop is surrounded by residential homes and other thriving businesses that include a convenience store, hair salon and a car dealership.
The nearest bus stop is a short walk from the business on the main road. Preston train station is a 10 minute drive from the business or a half an hour walk.
The business premise is a single fronted 3 story terrace property and is very well signed and this stands out on the busy street.
The café is fitted with a serving area and chiller which is currently home to the cold drinks, chocolate bars, cakes, cold pies and sandwich fillings that they have to offer. Above the serving area is a chalkboard which displays the menu. There are two tables in the café fitted with 3 chairs each and there is also a breakfast bar that sits 2.
To the rear of the premise is a very spacious, fully equipped kitchen and staff toilet fitted with a hand wash basin. There is also a rear entrance to the property and this leads to an enclosed gated yard.
The business is freehold and does has superb accommodation included.
Internal staircase to landing
Large spacious lounge
Large double master bedroom
Lovely tiled 4 piece bathroom with shower over bath
Modern equipped kitchen
Internal stairs to large double attic bedroom, Velux window and eaves storage.
Equipment included in the sale:
All Tables and Chairs | Deli Style
5 Burner Cooker
4 Pan Bain Marie
Stainless Steel Prep Table
2 Deep Fat Fryers
Domestic Furniture that may be left includes:
2x Coffee Tables
Fridge and Freezer
2x Double Beds
2x Bedside Cabinets
2 Sets of Draws
We are advised that the business is Freehold.
The business is open from:
Monday – Friday: 7:00am -1:30pm | 2:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
The business is currently run by 1 part time staff member.
The business reports an annual turnover of £46,000 per annum and has a gross profit of 64%.
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